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Hopfenkönig - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
80
good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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RaphaelSC

Brazil

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-26-2013 06:31:00 | More by RaphaelSC
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Flavius

Romania

3/5  rDev -14%

04-16-2013 18:38:18 | More by Flavius
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djura

Serbia

3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 20:27:54 | More by djura
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-03-2013 10:10:22 | More by grahamboudreaux
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-02-2013 13:31:54 | More by NightINgale
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FleeVT

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 22:25:38 | More by FleeVT
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.33/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 21:49:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-16-2012 23:35:18 | More by cliff1066
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Garenburg


3/5  rDev -14%

12-03-2012 03:43:39 | More by Garenburg
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kpartsch


2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

10-30-2012 00:51:19 | More by kpartsch
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-02-2012 03:33:35 | More by t0rin0
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Das feinherbe pils". .5l bottle served in a tall pilsner glass.

Light Golden color with little visible carbonation in between sips but a florish of bubbles with each tilt of the glass. The large white head is durable and coats the glass nicely.
M: near medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth. Not dry.
O: [3.75] A straightforward and very clean pilsner. Although it has a mildly bitter balance, it goes really well with cheese which, for me, made it sometimes taste a bit sweet (?).

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 00:51:40 | More by chinchill
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-31-2012 15:03:39 | More by NickyDee21
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-24-2012 14:29:13 | More by harpus
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jpworld

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-21-2012 22:16:50 | More by jpworld
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, with another of those hybrid pull-tab, cap enclosures, which, IMHO, are ripe for slicing your finger open when the pull-ring tears halfway through the cap. How do you say 'lawsuit' in German?

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden straw colour, with one finger of tight fizzy white head, which leaves a few grotto-like swaths of lace around the glass as it hastily recedes.

It smells of crisp, crackery, grainy malt, some wet hay, and grassy noble hops. The taste is semi-sweet grainy, bready malt, a hint of lemon oil, and grassy, earthy, and somewhat musty hops.

The carbonation is a tad gassy, but generally agreeable, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and rather smooth. It finishes with an uptick in the sweetness - the malt asserting itself, as opposed to the hops dropping off - they don't.

While I was afraid of, and ever so momentarily presented with, a Euro skunk bomb, this offering recovered swiftly, and with aplomb, showing off a decent German Pils emulation - the malt and hops exhibiting, if not a bulls-eye, exactly, than at least a firm grasp of the target. Worthy of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:59:31 | More by biboergosum
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

05-27-2012 01:23:32 | More by BellsFan
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330mL bottle into my hardywood tulip.

A: very clear, very bright golden body. bright white bubbly head. retention is good while the lacing is not so much.

S: so used to american versions of german pils makes this one seem tame. aroma is hoppy, but much more minor than american interpretations. white bread. a little bit of skunk.

T: at first you can taste a slight skunkyness, but it really doesnt last long. a little bit of cornyness, reminds me a little of a corn tortilla chip. bready even, saltine crackers. finish is very dry.

M: vibrant carbonation on a light body.

D: once you get past the light-struck, it is still a pretty average german pils. i think the coolest thing is the cap with the pull-off ring.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 10:31:04 | More by Jimmys
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carloskleber

Brazil

3/5  rDev -14%

04-10-2012 12:36:25 | More by carloskleber
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GZGMX


2/5  rDev -42.7%

03-09-2012 16:43:01 | More by GZGMX
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml green glass bottle with a BB of July 2011, so this one's well out of date. Acquired recently from a webshop.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A faintly hazy pale-golden colour with fine carbonation. Forms a nice fluffy head of white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Aroma of light, grainy malt with a hint of crisp noble hops. A subtle cardboard note in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp, refreshing bitterness. Dry and slightly sweet. Notes of aromatic noble hops and faint grain. A slightly harsh, stale hint in the background. Mouthfeel is light, tingly and dry. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of light malt and a hoppy bitterness.

A rather nice pilsner - light, dry body and crisp bitterness. The hops add a distinctive aromatic 'bite' that most lagers never have. It tastes above average despite the age on the bottle. Worth trying if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 21:41:23 | More by jazzyjeff13
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dansmcd

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers of sudsy white head cap a straw coloured body. Sticky lace follows.

S - Pils malt, crackers, lemon, grass, touch of honey.

T - Follows the nose with some grassy hops, lemon and honey. Slightly bitter in the finish.

M - High carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Really good summery sessioner.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 11:56:08 | More by dansmcd
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paulozanello

Brazil

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light yellow color with a thin white fizzy head with moderate retention.

Smell is mainly of cereal grain and bread combined with hop skunk with minor fruity notes.

Taste starts bready and grainy but with no residual sugar/ sweetness. Hops soon dominate mainly with the skunk bitterness. Not the most bitter german pilsener in the world but it has a decent amount of it. It finishes extremely dry with a light skunky aftertaste.

Body is light and mouthfeel is dry and astringent. Carbonation is high and sparkly.

Well crafted pilsener but a little too skunky for my taste. This could be due to transportation / storage (it came from Austria to Brazil), the green glass bottle or maybe they were just aiming for it.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 23:21:01 | More by paulozanello
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -14%

11-20-2011 15:27:48 | More by jenray
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droomyster

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfectly clear straw golden with a smallish white head with decent retention. Aromas smack of Euro-pale lager, lots of grains and honey, with a light grassy hop element -- not a lot to it. The taste and texture are real selling points. The flavor incorporates a light lemony hop that perfectly balances the light malts, and lends a refreshing quality to the beer. The mouthfeel is light and gently carbonated in a way that makes it easy to drink as many as a hot day might demand.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 01:06:46 | More by droomyster
Hopfenkönig from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
80 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.