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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

460 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | 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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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-26-2014 23:14:31 | More by bigpoppa67
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-17-2014 14:34:52 | More by LXIXME
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SnifterLifter

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2014 22:56:44 | More by SnifterLifter
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-16-2014 11:32:31 | More by Fettpopps
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silverevo9

California

4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First pour I wasn't so sure, head was not there. I realized then I had a terrible pour. The second pour into a pilsner glass was excellent. A beer needs a good head for aroma and presentation, this fit the bill nicely. Head is excellent, it charges the liguid forming from the head. Nice bright white head with pervasive lacing. Nice deep grainy notes on the nose. For a mass produced beer this is impressive. Quality is top notch, no cutting corners here. I find myself keeping my nose nailed to the glass. Aroma keeps you stationary. Good sign when I habitually keep doing that. The color rendition is beautiful, nice light straw color that doesn't deceive you. Very smooth with light carbonation.There is plenty of desirability here. This is another pilsner on the top.

Awesome beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:12:44 | More by silverevo9
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

03-11-2014 12:30:09 | More by Ciocanelu
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-08-2014 20:36:21 | More by JoshuaShort13
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Extol

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-26-2014 01:23:27 | More by Extol
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wc94wc

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-23-2014 09:02:46 | More by wc94wc
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2014 14:42:41 | More by NorbertB1974
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javlin624

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2014 07:34:24 | More by javlin624
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KeeganRabelhofer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-07-2014 21:48:58 | More by KeeganRabelhofer
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-01-2014 21:47:51 | More by Texasfan549
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steveh

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Haven't been able to land this old favorite for a long time. Saw it and took advantage. Best by 02.14.2014 clearly marked on the label.

A -- Billowy, thick white head that holds up very well and leaves good lacing. Clear straw gold -- perfect Pils appearance.

S -- Spicy, herbal Noble Hops up front, mild DMS back. Very enticing.

T -- Good balance of bready, melanoidin malt and spicy hops up front, the hops take over the show afterward and into the finish. Herbal, grassy bitterness lingers through the aftertaste, even very light citrus.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft up front to crisp and near dry in the finish with a light to medium-light body.

O -- My German friends will call this a "macro" to them, but it's hardly fair to stand this up against any U.S. macro. This is a terrific, to-style Pilsner that doesn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 22:31:53 | More by steveh
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-28-2014 14:41:30 | More by BJSmit
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-26-2014 16:17:34 | More by PhillyStyle
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moochmonster

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-19-2014 22:58:47 | More by moochmonster
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-15-2014 04:14:39 | More by foghornleghorn22
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-13-2014 19:56:11 | More by DC_Brah
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BCash

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +33%

01-10-2014 03:11:48 | More by BCash
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Saind

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 22:51:38 | More by Saind
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bls949

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-29-2013 18:41:54 | More by bls949
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Dialectical

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-29-2013 01:27:00 | More by Dialectical
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Konig Pilsener
On tap @ Wirtshaus zum Nussbaum, Berlin, Germany. .31 L @ 2.80 €

A fine German Pilsner, very refined. Crystal clear, light straw-gold body beneath a massive head of white that offers excellent retention and lacing. The aroma offers a mild blend of straightforward Pilsner malt and soft, smooth noble hops. It's subtly floral with a hint of lemongrass in its mainly grassy character. Although the bitterness is there from the beginning, it doesn't really make itself known until midway, and then it bows out, simply stepping aside to make up the background of the finish. It's quite nicely rounded and polished to the point of being remarkably drinkable. Absolutely worth trying, particularly if you can find it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2013 10:10:46 | More by NeroFiddled
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blackjack33

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-09-2013 06:24:50 | More by blackjack33
König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.