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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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453 Ratings

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002)
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Photo of McStagger


3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw with insane clarity. Aggressive pour leads to two finger bleached white head. Decent retention. Nice lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: Toasted grain, grass, touch of citrus. Very clean smelling. Good malt bill.

T: Toasted cracker malts with grassy notes transition into spicy lemon hops with an awesome floral presence. Crisp, dry finish with just the right amount of hop presence. Very balanced.

M: Good levels of carbonation, but mouthfeel is too light for my taste.

O: Disappointed in this brew. Definitely not a bad pilsner, just runs on the light side of what I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 05:21:49 | More by McStagger
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

06-14-2012 03:42:20 | More by camhack
Photo of BierStein711


3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into shaker pint

Three finger off-white head, massive carbonation.

Smells: Grassy hops, and malt

Taste: Grass, herbal smells, and malty warmth. Bitter finish to boot!

Mouthfeel: Thin, but not as thin as BL platinum.

Overall, I think I would only have this at a party where pilsners were served.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 21:39:35 | More by BierStein711
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

06-05-2012 20:41:21 | More by OriolesFan1008
Photo of Jason1124

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-05-2012 07:47:58 | More by Jason1124
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2012 00:52:06 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of tubeboy


4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic golden pilsner with about 1 finger of head that settles quickly with a nice lacing. A distinct aroma of grains with a slight hint of citrus. This is a very good tasting beer for the style. I taste perfectly malted grains. None of the skunk that I normally get with the mass market German or Dutch lagers. Probably the best of the German Pilsners I've tried. I really appreciate the creamy texture which is rare for a pilsner style. This is my new go to Pilsner. I wish that I'd found it sooner.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 22:38:54 | More by tubeboy
Photo of FriedGold2112

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-02-2012 03:23:48 | More by FriedGold2112
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-30-2012 22:42:28 | More by Eriktheipaman
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3/5  rDev -20%

04-30-2012 01:42:02 | More by beaulabauve
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-28-2012 15:42:20 | More by rale
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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Near pure-white frothy head. Leaves plenty of stringy lace. The broth is straw colored and crystal clear.

More grainy than malty with very little hop aroma. Still, it's attractive.

Much stronger hop presence. This still starts off with a grainy flavor, but it is very fresh. The swallow is well balanced while the aftertaste is a long lasting floral hop flavor. The body is quite full for the style.

Outside of the smell, this is a world class pils.

Serving type: can

04-14-2012 20:02:58 | More by smcolw
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-14-2012 11:12:11 | More by BigJaws
Photo of Brad007


4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw gold/yellow with a one-finger head into my glass. Some bubbles.

Crisp with grainy buttery malt and a kiss of hops. Just as a pils should be.

Somewhat sweeter than I expected upfront. Finishes clean at the back but has a cider-y finish. There's a good amount of hop bitterness to counter that.

Buttery, crisp malt with that sweet edge, muted by just the right amount of bitterness. Great mouthfeel or what?

Very authentic. Not the greatest but certainly up there!

Serving type: can

04-08-2012 00:50:18 | More by Brad007
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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 7/21/12.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a 1/2 inch fizzy off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, grass, and some grape-like fruity aromas. Taste is of grain, grape juice, grape jelly, and a grassy and herbal finish. There is a very mild bitterness that sits right on top of the tongue after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pilsener that is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 03:42:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-01-2012 18:58:20 | More by beagle75
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +33.3%

04-01-2012 13:05:36 | More by UncleWesticles
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-29-2012 01:30:49 | More by gleemonger
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale golden hue with a clear body and a nice effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy white foam. Decent.

Smell: light malty aroma with a light graininess. Some noble hops are discernable. Plain but free of flaws.

Taste: nice noble hop flavor on top of a grainy malt with a nice, balanced sweetness. Bitterness is low but works well for the style. Actually a damn fine Pilsner.

Mouthfeel: light body with an effervescent carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall: tasty and very refreshing; a real, authentic Pilsner. Extremely quaffable, I'd be glad to have this again.

Serving type: can

03-21-2012 20:21:28 | More by flagmantho
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 21DEC12

Pours a toasted straw with loose, white foam and lots of bubbles in the glass (dirty glass?). Anywho, the effect is pretty. Smells of sweet grain and a hint of noble hops. Classic and pleasant. Lovely pils with good grain and sweet corn hints followed with a bit of bitter subtlety. Thin with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer.

Serving type: can

03-10-2012 15:46:00 | More by harrymel
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

03-08-2012 00:42:05 | More by jdt
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

02-28-2012 11:29:39 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow into my Great Divide glass. Two fingers of bright white head that fades rapidly and leaves barely any lacing.

S- Slighty sweet and bready. Decently fruity German yeastiness. Nothing over the top, but you can tell it's going to be refreshing. Very mild on the hops.

T- Very crisp and light with a really nice fresh cut grass hop and yeastiness. An excellent and refreshing brew that can be enjoyed anytime. I can imagine pairing this with some fresh Brats and spicy mustard!

M- Crisp, fresh and grassy. Leaves your mouth clean and dry. Wish it had just a touch more carbonation.

O- Although not a huge fan of German Lagers, this is really nice and well put together! Really looking forward to working out in the yard this spring with a few dozen of these!

Serving type: can

02-26-2012 23:10:11 | More by Thickfreakness
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-13-2012 06:36:47 | More by vencad
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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Pours a pale (very clear) yellow color with a medium bubbled white head. Medium to low retention. A lot o bubbles are formed in the glass too. Some considerable lacings are formed too

S: Quite simple smell. Very malty and bready. A bit metallic and some citrus hops

T: Follows the nose. Crispy malts and hops, basically. Metallic. Not bad at all, pleasant beer. Aftertaste is dry hop. Nice bitterness is a point of strength

M: Very light body. Good carbonation. Nice dry, stingy hop aftertaste and mouthfeel

O: A beer made to be drinkable. Quite light body with a nice mild bitterness. Germans do simple beer very well...

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 17:20:10 | More by eduardolinhalis
König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.