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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

497 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 33 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ZEB89, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Arsenal11, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

sephyrott, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

KeyWestGator, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

osupuck19, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of forsport
4.56/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best widely available German Pilsner. The real deal, great with some burgers off the grill or some charcuterie and fromage. I wish they would bring in kegs so we could drink it on tap. Unfortunately for the most part US craft brewers feel the need for too many hops or too much malt to make a classic session style German Pilsner

forsport, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Darthmaul, Jun 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

kmckinnon, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Sergio_Pereira, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Brac13, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

gtermi, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

hopmandu, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Jimmy_Pete
4.71/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp, clear, mouth feel.

Not overly carbonated.

Excellent permeation of pils flavor and good to last dreg.

Typically I find this beer on sale at the Piggly Wiggly, in 4 packs.

I consider an excellent pils like this a highly underated beer in a land flowing with mediocre to horrible lagers, and overpriced over ABV'd microbrews. This is the beer you need when you want a beer that goes right down the middle in excellent form.

Jimmy_Pete, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

JoeMans, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

da_beers, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

cam477, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rhettroactive, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Savaseri, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

thehooksman, May 07, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge fan of pilsners, so I'll try to rate for the style.

Poured into a pilsner glass and was amazed at just how crystal clear this was. Nice head with retention, such a clear bright yellow and you can read a book through a glass. Scent is sweet honey on toasted biscuits, only slightly grainy, very pleasant and dry on the palette. Refreshing and bubbly on the mouthfeel.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. Will keep a six pack of this on hand for guests or on hot days for myself. I would assume that as far as pilsners available in the US, this would be a top one.

Bonsall_Phil, May 04, 2014
Photo of 19SKHJR57
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear yellow bright gold into a stemmed German pils glass, with a fair amount of white head, and a little bit of lacing as the glass is emptied.

S - Slightly skunky, but not in a bad way. Aroma of bitter-sweet hops greets the senses, along with some grassy bitter butterscotch. Smells inviting.

T - Comes on strong with a herbal, slightly bitter and very pleasant hop snap married with balancing malt together in near perfect harmony. Residual flavor of bitter lemon. Wonderful, lingering after-taste that reminds me of dried cereal grains.

M - Coats the tongue with a nice fizz. Well carbonated and rightfully so for a pilsner. Light-to-medium body with an emphasis on medium.

O - The best example of an available, imported German pilsner anywhere in North America. The only German pilsners that would be as good, IMHO, are from SW Germany and generally cannot be found here. So...Prost Kamerad !!

19SKHJR57, May 03, 2014
König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.