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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

282 Reviews
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Reviews: 282
Hads: 596
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 20.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH
Germany | website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener | 4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

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Reviews: 282 | Hads: 596
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice thick head. Very good nose too with the hops being super fresh and awakening. Pours quite golden, nice hops in the flavor. Excellent beer that has the hops and malt decently balanced. The mouthfeel is very smooth and ligh with a delicate texture. Very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of SaunaKing
4.57/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I saw that this was one of the most favorable reviewed pilsners and then to my delight it was on sale at the lcbo so i decided to try it out.

Love the smell, nothing better than popping a can and holding it to your nose and inhaling that sweet, sweet beer aroma.

The colour is nice, similar to most pilsners - the golden colour but slightly darker, with a hint of amber. A thin, light head and nice aroma.

I thought it was a nice fresh tasting smooth beer. It had only a slight bitter taste and nice sharp finsih. The smoothness is the strongest characteristic of this brew.

The finish combined with the smoothness makes it a very drinkable beer which is great if you are going to slam a bunch of them. Another solid session beer from the German Pilseners.

A nice, solid pilsner. One of my favorite styles and this is def. one of my go-tos.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my favorite pilsner! Has a distinctive, refreshing taste. Very fresh and extremely easy to drink (avoid the brown bottle version with the twist-off cap, however. It was stale and skunky. Stick with the original green bottles). In a style filled with so many taste-a-like beers, this one stands out.

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Photo of aracauna
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice fairly thick fluffy head. Straw body. Clean and fresh aroma with a whiff of typical pilsener hops. Flavor is light peppery hops. Fairly dry although I thought I might have detected esters.

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Photo of John
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the bar in our hotel in Reilingen, Germany...and a fine German pils it is. Served in dedicated glassware, it looks like your standard pilsner, but that's where the similarity ends. Fresh tasting and crisp with a reserved hop profile. Light enough to accompany a meal, flavorful enough on its own. Ein Prosit!

American (macro) yellow beer brewers should take note.

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Photo of sponberg
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampled: On tap. pint glass

Aroma: Clean maltiness with a bit of hoppy spiciness. Pale gold, the color of straw, with decent head retention. This is the beer Budeweiser wishes it could be - the combination of typically round, sweet decoction mash flavor combined with a nice firm bitterness and hoppiness that is near-perfect in balance. The lingering bitter-hop-malt-spiciness flavors at the back of your tongue after a long sip just screm "more!!" One of the best, if not the best, Pilsners I've yet tried. Good in bottle (if it hasn't been skunked), but better on tap.

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Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz euro style green bottle with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Pale yellow with the slightest chill haze, tight bubbly white lace leaves a few rings around the glass.

Smell: Faint lemon in the aroma hinting towards floral.

Taste: Medium bodied with a crisp malty palate, slightly restrained bitterness ... more subtle and flavourful than bitter, yet still helps to balance quite well with a spicy bite. The hops become more evident in the finish as they linger with some residual sweet grain.

Notes: Forget Becks or the similar ... a fine pils to be had any time of the year. A treat for either the veteran micro drinker or a macro drinker. Goes down well yet very tasty at the same time.

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.