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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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very good

488 Ratings

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002)
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4.16/5  rDev +10.6%

k47k, Yesterday at 10:16 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Robloc303, Sunday at 02:57 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zestar, Sep 09, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -13.8%

Bumblebtna, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kevinmaher, Sep 08, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +18.1%

Avlgnar, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Great pils! One of the best I've had. From a 500 ml. can into a pilsner glass. Poured a nice fluffy and white bubbly head; yellow-gold color, typical for this style. Sticky lace on the glass; a nice cream ring around the edges. Smelled like citrus, light spice, peppery, and some malted barley grains. At first it is a bit sweet on my palate, but it finishes dry, slightly bitter, and peppery. There is a little lemon zest in there as well. It finishes smooth and crisp; balanced and light, yet fulfilling. Overall, this is a great German pils. It is especially great for an end-of-summer brew. Sad to see the transition into fall.

Jsteez, Sep 06, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Aug '13. On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Still strikes me as pretty much the same. Worth one or two.
At Rattle N Hum 11 months ago | Edit | Delete

08/16/12 On Tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A tad bitter, but not a distraction. Full bodied & bready on the tongue w/some herb/spice in the aroma. Solid character but a bit weighty for a session, Definitely worth a place at the table.

seedyone, Sep 03, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -24.2%

Pale clear golden color looks like a macro light bit tasting reveals some substance, especially worth the substantial herbal/Grassy hop load.
Near medium body.
A light but hop forward German pils.

chinchill, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

FZR23, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

For a pilsner, you can't get much better than this. Full bodied mouth feel, touch of cream but crisp, clean finish. Don't have to wait for a hot day to drink. Solid on its own but great with food.

Maryobeerian, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Dirtywaltzer80, Aug 14, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Crystal clear pale pale gold with a substantial head.
S: Pilsner malt aroma with a light floral hop scent.
T: Delicious bitterness up front, with earthy, vegetal hop taste. In reverse of aroma, it's the malt that comes across very light, with the hops the flavor to enjoy.
M: Light, well-carbonated.

Very good pils. There's been a new push towards session beers, but pils has always been the original great hoppy session beer.

allengarvin, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Pale straw colour. Medium carbonation. Head fades quickly to healthy foam film and very good lacing is displayed.

Aroma is classic German pils with good herbal hops.

Taste is classic German herbal hop flavour with crisp biscuity light maltiness. The bitterness is high for the style with a lingering dry finish. Some mineral flavour is noticeably as if the water comes from a fine spring.

Overall a very good dry German pils. Similar to Bitburger. Really a good example of the style and a very dry and bitter, though subtle, pils.


LagerCognoscenti, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tdm168, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Nikadaemus, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Peaches13, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

dingusrev, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

VictorR, Aug 02, 2014
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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.