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Konig Pilsener - Das Kleine Brauhaus Zu Bergedorf Luitbräu

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Konig Pilsener
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Das Kleine Brauhaus Zu Bergedorf Luitbräu
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RoBotGod on 02-09-2006)
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
Photo of pmcadamis
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This will be my first "real" pilsner. I have probably avoided them in the past due to their reputation being ruined by BMC crap. So I thought that I would be fair and try a German Pilsner ...they have to be way better than the swill that passes for beer here in the states.

Ok, this is the clearest beer I have ever seen. Looking through the glass is like wearing orange "Blue-Blocker" sunglasses! The head is light and fluffy and goes down in about a minute while leaving foamy lace along the rim of the glass. This has an effervescent string of bubbles continuously rising from the bottom of the glass...much like champagne. The color is pale straw and somewhat dull like watered down apple juice.

The nose is bready with hints of spice, fruit (mainly apple), and raw pasta. Not extremely complex, but pleasant nonetheless.

Oh wow! That is amazing! I taste sweet caramel, warm spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), powdered sugar, warm home made bread, chewy taffy candy, maybe a little toffee. Man o man! There is quite alot going on here. This is much more complex than I would have imagined! The mouthfell however lacks something in structure. It's pretty thin, but I think that is maybe appropriate for the style?

I'm amazed at how complex this pils is while still being extremely drinkable and refreshing. This very enjoyable brew has totally floored me! My prejudice against pilsners was completely unfounded! This is the furthest thing from BMC that I could have imagined, and I will have to try other pilsners in the future. But, I will surely come back to this one!

This is a formative moment in my beer tasting quest, and I can't say how much this changed my "ales only please" philosophy! Also, this could be a candidate for some serious sessioning in the summer!

pmcadamis, Aug 28, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fine German pilsner. Served ice cold out of the fridge, it tastes good without having to warm up. It's a standard golden yellow with a little white head. The is a complex with of herbal hops, lager funk, and grains. The taste starts with a dry, earthy hop bite and is backed up more mellow bready malts. Try this pilsner, it's worth it.

tempest, Apr 17, 2007
Photo of BeerZack
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale golden straw color, lighter than most pilsners with a brilliant fluffy head that sinks but hangs around a bit. The smell here is very average- almost like Im smelling a big-name American beer- very "beery" with a metallic alcohol twing.

Taste is better than the nose, but you can predict it well- light grainy maltness with a quick hit of hops that come off as steely or minerally.

The mouthfeel is very mediocre, but Im not sure if its the only thing giving this beer the flavor impression it needs, definately not as smooth as some good pilsners can be. I can drink this beer, but why would I when there are many other better pilsners available?? oh, yeah- because it's on special around here for only $5 or $6 a 6-pack!

BeerZack, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of GeoffRizzo
2.63/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Murky and watery yellow in color, tiny 1/8th inch head. Faint aroma of grains, and grassy hops. Grainy malts, apple juice and tender hops are noted up front. The overly powered carbonation distracts from any sort of flavoring; medium bodied, and very dull. Skip.

GeoffRizzo, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a doughy soft grain with a light noble hop.

The taste consisted of a balanced biscuitiness and subtle hop spice.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness and slightly creamy.

Overall a good middle of the road pils.

plaid75, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of mwalters
4.95/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was not to excited about having this Pisner, tainted with the idea of Bud or Miler Light, but was very surprised by how much flavor it had. It was poured on tap at the Hofbrau Haus in Peoria IL with the Thuringer Platter. The pour was a very light golden tone with a very distinct head of pure white. The smell was different and made me think of what original pilsners must have been like long ago. This wasn't your domestic style of pilsner. I asked the owner about it and he told me that in Germany it is very prestigious to have Konig on draft. Only the best houses have it on draft in Germany... interesting.
The mouthfeel was light and crisp with a slight mineral edge that I found delightful.
It draank smooth and refreshing and went perfectly with my dinner. As much as I wanted to try something different, I was lured back for a second one and enjoyed it just as much.
I highly reccomend this beer and think it stands apart for your typical pilsner. Try one, you wont be dissapointed! Cheers!!!

mwalters, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of CrazyMike
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light gold appearance with a bit of a sweet hoppy smell. Nothing to significant.

The taste is crisp and malty. A bit sweet with a good mixture of hops. The aftertaste is just as good, the taste stays almost the same going down. Drinkability, very carbonated and drinkable, it's kind of light but with a full bodied taste.

Would recommend and wouldn't mind stocking up on a few cans.

CrazyMike, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of Suds
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 50 cl can, this brew is a crystal-clear golden colored liquid. Its head is frothy and white, leaving a beautiful trail of lace through to the bottom of the glass. The aroma is notably perfumy...there's a little bready malt and a bit of herbal hops. The taste is subtle and just slightly sweet. The hop flavor comes through nicely, with just a touch of bitterness. It's a fine German Pilsener, but a touch more hop bitterness would have done the beer well. The mouthfeel is soft, but this is not a light-bodied brew. It's medium bodied and moderately carbonated. It's a solid pilsener.

Suds, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of Keitherduder
4.95/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It captures the idea of a pilsner beautifuly. In presance, color, aroma and flavor. Nice and crisp. creamy head. i'm not sure what the alcohol is but i imagine it's not too far from 4.5 which means you can have quite a few before the abuse sets in. For a Pilsner I honestly have to say I wish it was easier to find in the US. Top notch beer, that's for sure!

Keitherduder, May 17, 2007
Photo of tgbljb
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Selection of the beer-of-the-month club.
Poured a bright golden color with prominent white puffy head. Adequate retention.
Smell is light with a light fruity maltiness.
Taste starts off fruity and crisp, but a too strong bitterness shows through that pushes any other flavor sensation to the background.
The bitterness continues leaving a not altogether pleasant mouthfeel.
One is OK, more, forget it.

tgbljb, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A German goodie found on tap at M'Coul's in Greensboro, NC. This one has a clear straw yellow color with a fair white cover and similar lacing. The aroma is typical rice cereal with a sweet malt character. Not too unusual and not bad at all. The tongue picks up on it's spritely light feel with very fine carbonation, pretty much medium bodied. Refreshing and crisp as hoped. Very drinkable, of course. There's some apple and lemon fruitiness and a kiss of anise miked in with the cereal graininess to make this a bit more complex than the average pilsner. A nice constitution for a pilsner, more of a mouthful than most. Very decent.

Durge, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of vancurly
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 07/07/07. Poured into a tall Heineken tumbler.
Pale golden in colour, rocky white head that sinks. Good bubbles.
Appley, grainy nose, slightly metallic hop note.
Light malty flavour, floral hops, good length of flavour.
Medium body, full length mouthfeel. Nice refreshing bitterness at the back. Excellent summer afternoon drink.
For the price ($25 AU for 12), this is excellent value.

vancurly, Feb 04, 2007
Photo of hoggerdog
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Ultra clear straw color. Head dissipates fairly quickly leaving a thin ring that sticks to the glass.

Smell: Grassy, hay-like hops are the first thing to hit the nose followed by subtle, sweet honey, and caramel.

Taste: Light to medium body. A good balance of malt and dry biscuit flavors hit the tongue first followed by a tingly but very present crisp, bitter hop that gets stronger before subsiding. Finishes with a dry, husky, spent grain like flavor that is still pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety as a result of the small bubbles and more carbonated than it appears. Almost creamy just by the carbonation alone as it reveals itself at the front of the mouth and holds all the way to the back of the tongue.

Drinkability: Easily on of the most sessionable beers I have had in a while. I could have several of these at once without thinking about it. This beer is to be highly commended as it stands toe-to-toe with the best pilseners out there.

hoggerdog, Nov 17, 2006
Photo of shamus
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't usually drink from cans but it's realy hot and they chill faster than bottles. Also the LCBO is running out of interesting bottled beers to try.
This poured with a decent head and has a nice gold glow to it. There isn't a strong aroma and the taste is failry mild and surprisingly not tinny. It's vey carbonated. It has a decent crisp taste with a little bitter edge to the aftertaste.

shamus, May 31, 2006
Photo of Minkybut
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured this beer into tumbler at 45 degrees, Beer was pretty straw color as a pilsner should be with a big beautiful lumpy white head. true suds. fresh beer taste crisp and clean. nice fresh bready smell. Very good pilsner beer that I will purchase again I'm sure.

Minkybut, Feb 16, 2007
Photo of InandOutBeerGuys
2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Overall not a bad 20 dollar Euro Pils, there are better pils' available, but not many at 20 bucks! Very clear carbonated pour in a "beer clean" Pilsner glass with mild retention & minimal lacing. Very easy to drink especially directly from the fidge (the chill hides some off flavors). Mild biscut malt with decent hop note, a bit too straw/grassy tasting, and lingering aftertaste not especially what I call pleasant. All in all not a bad bang for the buck and would definatelly choose this over some domestic adjunct laden yellow fizz. Kinda reminded me of a full bodied Miller Lite or Pilsner Urquell.

InandOutBeerGuys, Nov 05, 2007
Photo of BryanEast
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A buddy and i picked this brew up at Specs, for no apparent reason what so ever just wanted to try something new. Poured a nice golden color with hardly any head. Has a nice light malty hopp smell also has a great mouth feel. . Overall it is a pretty good german pilsner.

BryanEast, Jan 22, 2008
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Michael-Poppe
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Michael-Poppe, May 29, 2014
Photo of Maerzen
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a nice, light Pilsner. A little bit lighter than most. My first impression was to check and make sure I wasn't given an American, large brewery Pilsner by mistake. Hint of floral on the nose and at the front of the mouth. A bit too carbonated in the mouth. However, if it's a hot day outside and you want a nice, refreshing, light beer don't hesistate to enjoy this.

Maerzen, May 10, 2007
Konig Pilsener from Das Kleine Brauhaus Zu Bergedorf Luitbräu
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