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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

531 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 23
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

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Ratings: 531 | Reviews: 265
Photo of Jsteez
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Great pils! One of the best I've had. From a 500 ml. can into a pilsner glass. Poured a nice fluffy and white bubbly head; yellow-gold color, typical for this style. Sticky lace on the glass; a nice cream ring around the edges. Smelled like citrus, light spice, peppery, and some malted barley grains. At first it is a bit sweet on my palate, but it finishes dry, slightly bitter, and peppery. There is a little lemon zest in there as well. It finishes smooth and crisp; balanced and light, yet fulfilling. Overall, this is a great German pils. It is especially great for an end-of-summer brew. Sad to see the transition into fall.

Photo of VirusQc
4.6/5  rDev +22%

Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Aug '13. On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Still strikes me as pretty much the same. Worth one or two.
At Rattle N Hum 11 months ago | Edit | Delete

08/16/12 On Tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A tad bitter, but not a distraction. Full bodied & bready on the tongue w/some herb/spice in the aroma. Solid character but a bit weighty for a session, Definitely worth a place at the table.

Photo of chinchill
2.85/5  rDev -24.4%

Pale clear golden color looks like a macro light bit tasting reveals some substance, especially worth the substantial herbal/Grassy hop load.
Near medium body.
A light but hop forward German pils.

Photo of FZR23
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Soto
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Maryobeerian
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

For a pilsner, you can't get much better than this. Full bodied mouth feel, touch of cream but crisp, clean finish. Don't have to wait for a hot day to drink. Solid on its own but great with food.

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of allengarvin
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear pale pale gold with a substantial head.
S: Pilsner malt aroma with a light floral hop scent.
T: Delicious bitterness up front, with earthy, vegetal hop taste. In reverse of aroma, it's the malt that comes across very light, with the hops the flavor to enjoy.
M: Light, well-carbonated.

Very good pils. There's been a new push towards session beers, but pils has always been the original great hoppy session beer.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw colour. Medium carbonation. Head fades quickly to healthy foam film and very good lacing is displayed.

Aroma is classic German pils with good herbal hops.

Taste is classic German herbal hop flavour with crisp biscuity light maltiness. The bitterness is high for the style with a lingering dry finish. Some mineral flavour is noticeably as if the water comes from a fine spring.

Overall a very good dry German pils. Similar to Bitburger. Really a good example of the style and a very dry and bitter, though subtle, pils.

87/100

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bassboneman
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

For the price... this one is hard to beat!
@ $6.99 for a 4pk of Pint cans...
For a hot summer day by the grill - this is the go to beer!
I care for the taste and the finish wayyy better than the smell.
This is my first encounter with this particular brew. I like it better than Pilsner Urquell!
No attacks please!
Sam

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.