König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH
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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.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 00:12:44 | More by silverevo9
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
4.16/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.