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Hopfenkönig - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
77.6
okay

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-19-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Rhettroactive, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Sludgeman, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Burleigh, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On 28th Nov 13 I had a little Lager/Pilsner session: this 330ml green, rip-top bottle was my third one.

Pale golden in colour it showed bright, clean and clear: the snow white head even stayed and gave some lacing on my 'La Chouffe' tulip that I'd poured it into, very un-lager/pilsner like.

Both the nose and taste were leaning towards a sweet feel and grainy. The hop content gave it a crisp texture and added a bite to the brew.

I thought this was OK, a lot better than the two different Beck's offerings I'd had before anyway.

BlackHaddock, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

SonOfKyuss, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of MNishCT77
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling data and poured into my FFF glass, drank 11/16/13 over a half-hour.

A: 2/3 - straw yellow coloration, solid clarity (can read or see through), received with little head with very subtle glass lacing; moderate carbonation; no alcohol legs

S: 7/12 - classic German pilsner flavors...lemon zest, spice, lager yeast...there it is and not much else that I can detect

T: 14/20 - classic German pils flavors hit - mild noble hop aroma, lager yeast; settles into a moderate biscuity/bready character in the middle of the mouth and resolves quickly with little-to-no aftertatste, no alcohol detectable in the taste

M: 3/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation, little alcohol presence in the body

O: 6/10 - bleh, bland German pilsner; don't see the appeal

TOTAL = 32/50

MNishCT77, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Noelito76, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ronin926, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

safaricook, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

drt72, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

heerboth, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of wl0307
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 500ml can, BB 11/2013, served moderately chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

Appearance: pours a very pale straw colour, coming with a very tight and thick white foamy head which lasts particularly well, sitting on top of lively flows of tiny bubbles.
Smell: lightly astringent plastic/dusty notes precede faint lemony acidity, sweet-floral hops and clean grainy malts. Very text-book like. A few good swirls give rise to a faintly apple-ish aroma in support of the lemony acidity.
Taste: clean on the palate, only mildly carbonated, the foretaste is neutral, followed by mild grainy malts and a mildly floral hint of hops, while the random touches of restrained acidity suit a well-lagered pilsner just well, leaving behind restrained but still noticeable bitterness and a sufficiently dry palate. Again, text-book like.
Mouthfeel & Overall: the mouthfeel remains refreshing without being really fizzy, the body is medium-minus for its 5.1%abv. alc. content, all in all this is a dull but decently crafted take on the beer style… if only it could be drier and more bitter…

wl0307, Jun 30, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden color with a two finger head that has a short to medium retention but that leaves good laces.
Predominant strong aroma of Saaz hops.
Sweet biscuit malty taste, again with a good deal of Saaz hops, strong on grassy and floral notes. Dry and not as bitter as you would expect, its relatively massive hops are likely low on alpha acids.
Light body with a perfect carbonation.
I really like this pilsner. One of a few that I can easily identify on a blind test. Not boring as usual. I think this is usually underrated. Love the predominant Saaz that goes well with its malty base, while still keeping a high drinkability.

FLima, May 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

RaphaelSC, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Flavius, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of djura
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it in Romania.

A - Light orange,fizzy white foam,lasting couple of minutes. Medium carbonation.
S - High pleasant citrus notes with some sweet malt.
T/M - Medium bitterness,lemon aroma,crisp,drinkable. Maybe a bit watery.

O - Average Pils,drink it cold.

djura, Mar 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

NightINgale, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of FleeVT
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pop top 330ml bottle picked up from the International in Arlington.

Pours an extremely pale straw color with lots of effervescence. White thin cap on top. Looks right for the style.
Smells of faint noble hops with a hint of spice, which carry through to the palate. Hints of the yeast and grains in the form of bread. It has that classic euro pills taste but without the skunk. Mouth feel is thin, with a little extra from the carbonation. It is a refreshing finish and all around good example of the style.

FleeVT, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.33/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter straw color with fantastic clarity. The head is a one finger white color with okay retention. Basically, it's everything you'd expect a decent pilsner to look like.

S: I was really wary when I first popped open the weird pulltab and whiffed a MASSIVE amount of skunk, but in the glass it's calmed down well. Lots of zesty noble hops with no real malt aroma. Weak in general, but not bad.

T: There's almost a green pepper flavor that really catches me off guard - yeah, it definitely tastes like bell pepper. Not really a good thing. There's a bit of grass and sweet malts on the finish, but that off flavor really throws everything off guard.

M: Well carbonated and nicely light - there's no mouthfeel problems keeping it from going down easy, just the flavors.

O: This...doesn't work. The pepper character kills what could have been a good pilsner. At the very least, it would pair decently with Mexican food.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
Hopfenkönig from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
77.6 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.