Königsbacher Pils - Königsbacher Brauerei
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2.98/5 rDev -6%
330mL can. Brew date: Feb. 17, 2011; best by May 17, 2012. 4.6% ABV, 10.5 degrees Plato.
Appearance: Deep golden yellow color, three fingers of dense white head with excellent retention. Left agenerous ring at the top of the glass, then small bits of lacing here and there down the glass.
Smell: Typical lager aroma of grains with a hint of aroma hops.
Taste: Not much bitterness at all. A little too sweet. Metallic bite from the can.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Just enough carbonation to tickle the tongue. Dry finish.
Overall: Relatively easy to quaff, but the metallic twang does interfere a bit. Get past that, and this is an okay beer. I'd try it again.
09-29-2011 13:56:41 | More by dbaker61
2.73/5 rDev -13.9%
Yellow grenish appearance, limpid, with a white foam, creamy on the top, some big bubbles onthe sides.
Decent smell with a fresh and dry hop.
In the taste the hop dominates again, with a good dryness, for a good drinkability.
Lightbody, some more maltiness in the aftertaste, along with a long bitterness.
07-12-2010 18:39:41 | More by stcules
3.15/5 rDev -0.6%
500 ml can picked up at a super market in Paris.
The description doesn't seem to list the ABV (can I modify that?), but my can says 4.8% ABV, which seems to be about average, or slightly below, for a mass market Euro pils/lager.
Speaking of which...if the can didn't say so, I'd have a hard time determining if this was a pils or a lager. It has characteristics of both, not being as hoppy, dry, or bitter as a good pils, but not being as foamy and soaping as a typical mass produced lager, either.
Overall, a decent beer, not great, not bad. Really nothing special or offensive about it. The most positive characteristic is that it's pretty crisp and drinkable. It'd probably be great on a hot day, although it's a bit of a mismatch for a cold October in Paris.
If I was outside in a stadium in the summer and this was offered, I'd certainly consider it.
10-07-2008 22:05:06 | More by watchnerd
3/5 rDev -5.4%
Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted 2001.
Appearance : yellow color, with white foam head (good persistence).
Smell: malty aroma
Taste and mouthfeel : good hoppy presence, bitterness, malted
Drinkability: an average beer (remains slight), in the style Pilsener
Review translated from french 6-11-2008.
11-20-2007 20:43:37 | More by thierrynantes
3.25/5 rDev +2.5%
I'll have to admit, the atmosphere of where I had this beer added to my affinity for it. Served at Johnnie's at 3425 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. A bit of a 1970's timewarp vibe to the place, only serving Old Style and random, obscure imports such as this.
Into a small "juice" glass, the 16 oz. beer pours a hazy golden tone with decent foaminess. Visible streams of tiny bubbles.
Aroma of weak grain, pretty basic. Taste is more of the same, grassy & grainy, dry tang of hops in the aftertaste. Watery feeling, ultimately quaffable and forgettable. Easy enough to drink a few without analyzing it's components. Try it at Johnnie's with a Hank Williams song on the jukebox.
11-04-2007 04:34:53 | More by emerge077
United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev +19.9%
Brown 33cl bottle drank one month after its best by date.
This beer used to be in every bar along the banks of the Rhine and Mosel all around Koblenz in the 1970's. I thought it wonderful then and still have a soft spot for it now.
It is seen less and less now, even in its old heartland, the evil Bitburger people have pushed the beers into supermarkets and you rarely see it on tap anymore.
It has the normal pilsner appearance, lighter than most, but still with than golden glow and crystal clear sparkle that all good pilsners have.
I have always struggled to find any true aroma within a pilsner, this is no different.
The taste is refreshingly dry with a slight hoppy feel, very more-ish.
Sparkling in its looks and sparkling in its mouthfeel, wonderful when drank in the sun looking at the river traffic in Germany. Almost as good drinking it in my livingroom with the fire on and watching the rain lash against the windows.
Few better pilsners on the market in my eyes.
09-26-2007 19:36:00 | More by BlackHaddock
3.48/5 rDev +9.8%
They were serving this at the castle on the cliff above Bacharach, Germany. It was good enough for me to hand-haul the empty bottle all the way back on the train to Cologne, and then on the airplane home to the US. Or maybe that was just because of the memories.
Overall, not overwhelming, but a pleasant refreshing beer, about average for a good Pils. It has a nice aroma, a bit hoppish and maybe a slight musty-odor, very little head when I poured it into the clean fresh Konigsbacher stein (which also came home with me for a few Euro).
It wasn't overly biting or bitter, and had a brief pleasant lingering sweet malts aftertaste. It's a very popular local beer around the Koblenz mid-Rhein region west of Frankfurt etc. I'd drink it again, but I don't think I'd drool in search of finding one. But I'm sure I'll drink it again, next trip.
12-07-2005 12:46:16 | More by therica
3.3/5 rDev +4.1%
A very pale beer of a pale yellow color, when poored I had an orgasm looking at the magnificient head. But the head slowly disspeared to leave a small lace over my glass. Smell a shy hop, with some fruity ester and with a fresh note. Taste fruity, with some banana esters, the hop is very shy in this beer. Good mouthfeel and easilly drinkable.
05-01-2005 07:01:03 | More by 3Vandoo
3.2/5 rDev +0.9%
I do not normally drink canned beer because of the metallic imparted attste, and this beer was not an exception. But it was part of our session, and my buddies thought it to be one of the best pils. I think it was better than average. I have observed German canned beer in Toronto to still taste quite fresh.
02-15-2004 02:38:03 | More by Sammy
3.85/5 rDev +21.5%
A couple friends and I had a pitcher at Brews in Granville, Oh.
An interesting looking brew. Understanding that it was a pilsener, i expected a blond beer, but got a light copper one instead. I typically drink IPAs or Strong Old Ales so I did not not note the smell. Tastewise the hops in the beer are very noticeable while not obscuring the typical grainy taste I associate with pilseners. This creates a two-stage taste as the beer rolls from front to back of the tongue. Overall it has a bittersweet taste, which combined with a healthy amount of carbonation, makes this an exceedingly drinkable brew. If Brews had not had Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on tap that night, we would have gotten another pitcher. This would also be a hell of beer for the long hot days of summer if one can find it.
01-30-2004 06:11:11 | More by StonedRugger
2.8/5 rDev -11.7%
Blech. This is a rather mediocre pilsner from Germany
Straw like bright golden colour with a medium (check it out! its ALL medium = mediocre!) white head. The smell, faint and somewhat metallic and hoppy, reflects much of the weakness in taste that is poor although manages to differ (what some dont) that it is truly a pilsner and not a poorly named lager.
10-28-2003 14:15:48 | More by Andreji
Königsbacher Pils from Königsbacher Brauerei
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