König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

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3.78/5
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680 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH
Germany
koenig.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,516
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
680
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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41
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121
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Photo of pro45
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. pours a light gold. Small white head that disappears quickly. Nose is grass, sweet malts, a touch of hops, straw. Taste follow the nose. Light mouthfeel. Getting some sweetness, too. Well carbonated. Very easy drinking. $3.99 for a 4 pack of tall boys. Good bargain

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of grains, herbal hops, lots of hay and white bread.
Flavor with notes of grainy malt, herbal hops, lager yeast, a bit of metallic and some earthiness. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Average German Pilsner, not much excitement here. Still a better option to Adjunct Lagers.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDarcy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toddsschneider
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danflux
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
2.82/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

DATE: July 29, 2017... OCCASION: celebrating a beautiful summer Saturday and Will's basketball team's stunning OT upset... GLASSWARE: Konig-Pilsener pilsner... clear golden body, with traces of miniature bubbles augmenting quite a thick, foamy white head that stands fingers high... head settles to a half-finger blanket with reasonable consistency... some arches still remain above the beer line... noble hops are metallic, pingy, and as expected of a macro in this style... banana and bread malts are secondary to the Hallertau... not too abrupt or arresting... drinkable, slightly oily, with a quick whisk to the throat, where a comparatively longer finish is found... refreshing, almost to the consistency of water... the hops are not sharp, nor do they carve out a flavorful exchange... prognosis: another bland imported pilsner that at least doesn't come in a green bottle... not the King of Pilsners by a long shot, it at least represents its style in a distant, discernible way...

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Toynk
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cristoph
2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CNoj012
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a crystal clear pale straw color with a 3 finger, dense, foamy white head. Retention is excellent and there are some rings of lacing left around the glass.

Smell is grassy, floral, crackery malt and a touch of lemon.

Taste is similar. The floral and grassy hops come through in the beginning then there is a good amount of peppery spice on the finish.

Feel is crisp, but a bit too light with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a solid beer. $1 for a 16oz can so I couldn't pass it up. Very easy drinking and flavorful enough.

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2.14/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours clear, golden with lots of carbonation. A on-finger, bubbly white head.
S- Slight hops, grain, yeast.
T- Wonderful mix of yeast, German hop and slight fruit like lemongrass. This one does the German pilsner correctly.
F- Very balanced and good use if hops and all ingredients. Crisp and refreshing.
O- A wonderful rep of the style.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 680 ratings
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