König Pilsener
König-Brauerei GmbH

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From:
König-Brauerei GmbH
 
Germany
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #200
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,495
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 14.02%
Ratings:
793
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 08, 2022
Added:
Apr 24, 2002
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  147
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Photo of Treyliff
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

16oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear pale golden yellow with a one finger foamy white head that has great retention

S- smells of toasted grains, honey, biscuit malt, grassy, floral and peppery hops, clean and inviting

T- slightly sweet with honey and caramel up front, followed by toasted malt notes that give biscuit and crackers. Mid palate gives undertones of grassy and peppery hops. The finish is clean with crackers and peppery hops on the linger

M- light-medium body with medium carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a clean crisp finish

O- Clean, well balanced and highly drinkable, Chris all of the boxes for a German pils

May 08, 2022
 
3.46 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Feb 16, 2022
 
4.18 by CountyWine from Connecticut on Dec 26, 2021
Photo of Singlefinpin
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at The Parsons Pub in downtown Murphy NC.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Looks golden yellow with a rocky white head that dropped quickly to a very thin cap.
Smells lightly biscuity, floral, spicy.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice Pilsener that I would definitely order again.
Cheers!

Nov 24, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled in dark glass and purchased from The Epicurean in West Didsbury
Pours a clear golden body with good white head
Aroma is dry semolina and crisp bitter lemon
Flavour is that aroma but so clean

Nov 10, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear yellow ith fine head.

Smell is bready and crackery with notes of citrus, wheat dough and some floral hints.

Taste is bready with some snappy crackery hints. Very clean and crisp with notes of citrus, wheat dough and some peppery rye and some floral hints.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, clean, snappy pilsner.

Oct 10, 2021
 
4 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Oct 08, 2021
 
2.97 by dm771 from Canada (ON) on Aug 23, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jonphisher from New Jersey

A really nice looking pils, crystal clear light gold with a nice perfect white head. Settled into a nice pretty thick sheet of rocky white, really nice retention and decent lacing as well.

It has a very snappy aroma to it. Reminds me of those water crackers mixed with some nice spice/peppery and grassy hops. Also maybe the slightest hint of citrus. All aromas in this project a very refreshing beer.

The nose didn’t deceive, this beer tastes much like I thought it would based on aroma. The one thing I didn’t expect was it started out softer than I thought it would, almost white bread like, but then quickly turns to spicy/peppery hops that I expected.

Mouthfeel is what I’d expect from a good German pils. It is light body, super clean and dry with a really nice bitterness to it.

Aug 08, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

500mL canned 02.08.2021 BB 02.08.2022 poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild with semisweet pils malt, honey, bread, grass and has a taint mineral note. The taste is semisweet pale malt with more of that grassy & mineral presence and moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average plus carbonation and a dry finish. Cleanly lagered. Overall, very good.

Aug 08, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BigIronH from Michigan

Pours a crystal clear gold. A finger of white head dissipating to some stringy lacing. Smell crisp, some grass, some lemon, light hop. Taste follows suit. Very crisp with a lemon/floral quality and a bready finish. Good beer. Will drink more.

Jul 11, 2021
 
4 by Jass74 from Alabama on Jul 08, 2021
Photo of mnrider
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mnrider from Connecticut

500 ML White Can - Best Before 2021/9/16

A: Bright clear and golden yellow. A little on the pale side. Extreme carbonation. One finger of white fluffy head. Nice layer of retention with some sticky lacing.

S: Sweet and floral. Typical Pilsner. Dry and crisp to the nose.

T/M: Dry. Hops. Floral is light. Slight bitterness. Grains. Sweet and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly dry. Light bodied.

O: A classic German Pilsner. Has all the typical qualities you want. Nice and refreshing. Easy to drink. Could use some better hop flavoring.

Cheers!!

Jun 08, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by datstankadank from New Jersey

great pils, sweetness into slight bitterness, dry finish with lingering minerality

Jun 01, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

L: Pours a classic pilsner pale yellow with a tall white head that grows in the glass.
S: Smells rich of yeast, bready, floral hops.
T: Follows the nose, nice balance between sweet gain malts & hoppy bitterness, skunky on the tail-end.
F: Light-bodied, high carbonation, smooth, crisp, crushable...
O: A rather bitchin' pilsner, certainly will purchase again.

May 16, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

On draft at Laschet's Inn, served in a half liter mug.

Bright gold with a dense layer of creamy foam and spotty lacing, visible carb trails.

Aroma is crackery and herbal, grassy noble hops and honeyed malt.

Taste is lightly malty with a moderate noble hop bitterness, crisp and effervescent feel. Crackers, honey, herbal hops.

Feel is light, crisp, and dry, very easy drinking. Overall this is fresh and excellent, a solid example of a German Pils.

May 15, 2021
Photo of Nass
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

The pour is straw colored. The taste is bready malts & white cracker. Cheers! B-

May 02, 2021
 
4.19 by edzo22 from Massachusetts on Apr 26, 2021
 
3.43 by Beerbegone from Louisiana on Apr 23, 2021
 
4.19 by joe12pk from Michigan on Feb 02, 2021
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Pale gold appearance with a medium size white head and little lacing. Grassy, straw-like aroma. Biscuity taste, crisp and clean, with a respectable hop profile. Medium-to-light bodied mouthfeel with good carbonation, leading to a short lived finish.

Dec 18, 2020
 
3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Nov 24, 2020
 
4.09 by Hophazzard from California on Nov 20, 2020
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1.75/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza de color dorado con un mínimo cordón espumoso que se evapora rápidamente. Ligera y de carbonatación media. Aromas débiles a cereales y herbáceos. En boca es acuosa, plana y olvidable.

Oct 22, 2020
 
3.79 by BaconFingers from Washington on Aug 26, 2020
 
3.92 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Aug 19, 2020
 
4.03 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Aug 17, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 16, 2020
Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt and floral hints
The taste follows the nose with slight malt and floral flavors
A light bodied very well carbonated crisp beer
A good Pilsner

Jul 12, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Steve555 from Wales

Darkish yellow colour, one finger head, ready aroma soft malts, smooth spicy hops, medium bitterness. Very balanced nd smooth with enough hop bitterness to keep you interested. A classic smooth pilsner and one to recommend to those wanting try try a classic in the style..

Jul 01, 2020
 
3.78 by Fr33man from Maryland on Jun 23, 2020
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

somehow i have missed this one in the past, but will do my best not to miss it again in the future, a really fine import can here, crackling dry, enlivening with the carbonation, and with all the classic flavors in a really sort of toned down and drinkable vibe, i could seriously drink 20 of these, maybe 50 with a gun to my head, and this was an awesome accompaniment to some spicy panang curry. more and more lately i am liking authentic old world beers but that are blast worthy, and this is that. golden and clear and light, holds its head, almost pours overly foamy but settles back to appropriate, smells and tastes like german pils malt and traditional lager yeast, maybe unremarkable except for its cleanness and light mineral profile, like the water this is made with has character that comes through, making it somewhat distinct even if the rest of the ingredients and the recipe are common. very light on the hops, faint bittering, seemingly more fresh than others that come over, maybe the cans help with that. snappy and clean, best when coldest but warms up better than its peers, and really stands out to me as an awfully good pale lager for summer. the palate is so clean on the swallow i taste it new again each pull, no complaints at all here, could drink these by the dozen, wish i could even, a quintessential example of the style on the lighter side of this category. keep them coming!

Jun 18, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by laquebrada from California

Poured from .5L can to 20 oz. Pilsner glass, canned 11/19 [6 months old, purchased yesterday]
Look: Crystal clear, gold color, very few carbonation bubbles, white head dissipates to a thin layer.
Smell: Pleasant but subtle woody hop aroma
Taste: Malty up front, smooth, some hop bite in the finish, could use more.
Feel: Lacks the expected carbonation level, but otherwise very nice, not too thin.
Overall: Need a fresher sample for a fair evaluation, but highly quaffable, and a classic style example.

May 30, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ncvillain from North Carolina

L=Very light gold and very clear. I think when an American says "beer" this is the color they think of.
S=Some bready aromas, but also a hint of that hop bitterness to come.
T=This is my favorite part of beer, the drinking. And that's my favorite part of this beer. Konig Pils seems to straddle the line between German Pils and Bohemian Pils. This is not the best beer you'll ever drink, not even the best pils you'll ever drink, but when I finish the glass, I always want another. Just about the perfect amount of bitterness to the finish as well.
F=Another really enjoyable part of the Konig Pils, again, almost straddling the line between the harder water German pils, and the creamy mouthfeel of a Pilsner Urquell, and maybe just leaning toward the creamy mouthfeel of the Pilsner Urquell. Delicious.
Overall=Quaffable. Just a classic. In my mind there was a time when you didn't make beer if you weren't going to try and make it this good. Again, this isn't the gold medal of beers, but maybe its the gold medal of the everyday pils. Just outstanding for an above average beer. Pray that none of the giants every get a hold of this brewery. This is a beer we all deserve after a long summer Saturday in the yard.

May 15, 2020
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4.67/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by TexasVodnik from Texas

This is the perfect for the Friday after work. Light pilsener with a good buzz. Comes in a pack of four cans as one serving. Lightly sweet and bitter.
Highly recommend.

Jan 17, 2020
 
2.75 by godawgs from Louisiana on Jan 03, 2020
 
3.93 by bigstar87 from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

Serving: Can
Canned: Apr-18-2019 (Consumed Dec-5)


Crystal clear brass with a nice-sized cap of lasting white foam, some lacing. Smell and flavor wise it is thoroughly in the middle. Lightly grainy, subdued earthy hops. There is an almost corny middle sweetness that doesn't begin to compare to North American pilsners but which makes this one feel a little less crisp and refreshing. The feel is par for the course. Pretty dry, effervescent, refreshing. This is a decent European pils, that falls sort of some of its brethren buy which is still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

4...3.75...3.5...4...3.75

Dec 09, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

16oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured the expected bright, clean, clear yellow that typifies the style, and had an ich of white head that OK retention and light lacing.

The aroma has solid base grains and gentle floral hops.

Same on the tongue, with a touch spiciness on the back.

The body is smooth and crisp, with a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability is very nice, easy and enjoyable.

Overall, a nice example of the style. try it if you see it.

Nov 10, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Nofoba

Poured from a 500ml bottle. It has a bright, clear, golden body with visible carbonation. Thick white head with good retention and lacing.

The aroma has grainy malts with grassy notes.

The taste is light, but crisp. Pale malts and hoppy bitterness with floral notes. The aftertaste has a light, lingering bitterness to it.

A solid pilsner.

Oct 30, 2019
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 793 ratings