König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

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3.78/5
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685 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:
#20,073
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
685
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TigerSoul
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love reading some reviews of pilsners, lagers and other forlorn styles amidst all of the hop-hammers, Imperial-this's and double- and triple-that's. They are almost considered "guilty pleasures". I've complained before on this forum about how we've lost all subtlety when it comes to beer. In my view, nothing beats an honest to goodness, well made pilsner, and Konig is one of the best out there. Lovely light straw color in the glass (a classic pilsner one, of course), clean taste, with nothing to get in the way of the simplicity of the ingredients. Nice finish as well, with none of the 'stickiness' I detect from some pilsners. Great on tap as well.

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.99/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've got to admit I like Pilsner, as the beer my Dad raved about after being in the occupation forces, but so long as it's decent quality, it's tough to tease the clear, mass pilsners apart. liked this one the deeper I got into it.
a) Mine is crystal clear, pale yellow that above a champagne bubble stream, pumps a good head that rings and lastingly laces a wine glass.
s) Too faint. Germanic hops, lemony, grassy, grainy/crackery/ biscuity.
t) lemon candy drop with sudsy cleansing hops. Lemony clean with a cracker malt flavor; with the mid palate lemon, grass, and bright floral hops.
f) Super light, right, nicely carbonated and clear, clean finish. Sharp. Sessionable.

As bros wrote: " Forget Becks ... a fine pils to be had any time of the year. "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 685 ratings