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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

478 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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Philousa

California

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours super pale and clear, like liquid sunlight, without much head. Not much to see, really. Pale, sweet malt aroma is reminiscent of hay. Mildly tangy yeast backs up the malt. No hops to speak of. A flash of the sweet pale malt you just smelled goes bitter in an instant, leaving you with the nuttiness of this particular strain of yeast. The flavors are very mild despite coating the tongue. This is a quality I've never really had in a beer. Bitterness lingers quite a while. Great, balanced mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish.

This beer is, in a word, clear. While all the flavors were mild, they were very distinct. I wish I had more descriptors to use, but I couldn't really pin anything down with a good comparison. There was nothing clouding these distinct flavors, they came through clear as a bell. While I like the taste and mouthfeel, I still think there is a little something lacking. Perhaps I had it too cold, I don't know. A great Pilsener none the less.

02-09-2012 05:03:54 | More by Philousa
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Millski7

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2012 04:58:29 | More by Millski7
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-04-2012 19:38:59 | More by ThirstyBird
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Cozzatoad

Italy

2.73/5  rDev -27.4%

500ml can

A- Pale golden colour with lot of carbonation visible. One finger of nice white head, decently thick and persistent. Some hints of lacing are left on the glass

S- Restrained and slighty metallic aroma of bready malts and noble hops. Faint citrus/lemon note

T- Crisp grainy/crackery malts, with some vague butter feel to them. Some light floral and lemon notes show up on the tongue. Quite bitter, even for the style and expecially in the aftertaste, but with some kind of metallic, flavourless bitterness that does not feel that pleasant

M- Light in body but highly carbonated. Watery on the tongue and harsh on the palate. Unpleasant, bitter/metallic aftertaste

O- Overall decently flavourful, with some subtle notes showing up and a bit of complexity. Not that refreshing or very well balanced though, and i'm again blaming that metallic bitterness for this

02-01-2012 15:06:17 | More by Cozzatoad
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4.72/5  rDev +25.5%

I love this beer - and I'm not just saying that because it was being sold at my local grocer in 500ML can four-packs (that's two liters of actual european pilsner beer people!) for the princely sum of $4.57. Let me try to explain why this beer rocks: it rocks because it has something other lesser beers typically lack. It has staying power. By that I mean it goes down extremely well on the first luscious gulp, but continues to go down just like that throughout the whole half-liter can. Very few beers manage to achieve that. And for me, it has one of the best combinations of taste and "refrenshing-ness" (if I can coin a term) that I have ever experienced in a pilsner. So, to summarize: go out and get this beer and see for yourself if it isn't really pleasing. I'm pretty confident you'll agree.

01-30-2012 04:07:55 | More by
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +17%

Pours a pale, yellow color with some haziness and evident particulate. Grows a 2-finger thick, white creamy head that dissipates quickly, though leaving some intricate lace on the glass.

Aroma has that distinct sulfur character with a dominate floral, noble hop presence and a touch of bread crust to round things out.

The flavor starts with a very nice flowery hop character, that is still relatively fresh tasting, though that may be due to the can packaging. There is mild sulfur note from the german lager yeast and the finish is crisp and clean, ending on a semi-bitter note.

This is a classic. The flavors are everything I look for in German Pils, and the drinkability if very nice. Price is excellent for an import. Really just hard to beat the value of this beer. I recommend buying the cans though (or on draft), as bottles are usually skunked, even with the brown glass.

01-21-2012 22:49:04 | More by Soneast
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-15-2012 21:45:57 | More by AndrewMichael
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-15-2012 20:37:15 | More by y2jrock60
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-14-2012 16:23:03 | More by kevgod
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RollTide05

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-11-2012 06:06:52 | More by RollTide05
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rbthuffman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-11-2012 04:51:02 | More by rbthuffman
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2012 04:37:40 | More by Stoffel
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-31-2011 17:36:51 | More by Sachsenfreude
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 21:08:12 | More by cdwil
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SargeC

Japan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2011 09:15:43 | More by SargeC
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IPhantom

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +17%

Pours pale straw yellow with a finger and a half thick white cloud of a head which dissipates to a foam ring with fine layered lacing. Few carbonation bubbles can be seen flowing up the whole time you're drinking this one. Smell is to the herbal-citrusy end on the hops, with biscuity-corny malts. Bitter lemon and maybe a little anise. Taste is like a lemongrass-infused butter with fresh-cracked pepper on wheat toast. A slight medicinal hop note on the finish, along with more of that sweet, sweet grain. Mouthfeel is picture-perfect; medium-bodied, buttery, and evaporating off your tongue. If you know anybody who swears by Beck's, Amstel, or Heineken, hand 'em one of these and wait for them to ask where they can get more. A true Platonic ideal of a beer and a pleasure to session.

12-29-2011 01:00:55 | More by IPhantom
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%

Served in a flared pokal at Bauer's Brauhaus.

Watchin' Jeopardy! and drinkin' German brews. Good times. This one pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, light grass, and light flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though the wheat is definitely the star here, the flowers relegated to the background scenery. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp feel. Overall, a good, solid pils. 'Nuff said.

12-25-2011 22:48:49 | More by TMoney2591
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-24-2011 08:51:26 | More by jophish17
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Paincane

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

A: Clear golden yellow in color when poured into pint glass. Thin white head dissipates quickly and leaves behind a rim of lace.
S: Grain, hops and slight aroma of malt are present.
T: Predominantly grainy, with a malt backbone and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Light-medium bodied with good carbonation.
O: Decent Pils and I am glad I tried it. I do not need to have another though.

12-23-2011 21:14:21 | More by Paincane
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-18-2011 22:55:41 | More by Gregwa
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-18-2011 14:04:37 | More by valkyre65
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-16-2011 06:06:56 | More by VaterRoss
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -23.4%

I brought a 500ml can of Konig Pilsner home from a recent trip to Europe. The beer pours a clear pale yellow color with a white head that dissapates quickly. In the aroma is typical of most Pilsners....saaz hop with hint of sweet malt. The taste is grainy/barley with watery malt. A smooth and light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry to clean aftertaste and decent carbonation. Overall its typical, but drinkable.

12-11-2011 16:40:16 | More by WoodBrew
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +33%

12-10-2011 05:09:47 | More by Daveychu
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2011 19:21:31 | More by Rochefort10nh
König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.