König Pilsener
König-Brauerei GmbH

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König-Brauerei GmbH
German Pilsner
Ranked #263
Ranked #21,377
3.78 | pDev: 14.02%
Oct 26, 2023
Apr 24, 2002
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Reviewed by Kubishark from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
It's not bad by any means, but it has a lot of competition on the German beer market. I'd say it's strong compared to most pilsners worldwide but weak compared to some other German rivals.
Oct 26, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by steverx8 from England

Sep 16, 2023
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Rated by NimaEbraNoor from Germany

3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
very bitter not my taste
Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this on draft 8/8/23 @ Laschet's Inn.

See-through orange appearance.

Big white head; frothy lacing remained.

Fresh flowers, soft caramel & faint banana notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Fresh flowers & mild soft wheat flavors up front; mild oak bite on the finish.

Balanced & delicious. I'd have another!
Aug 20, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Kind of surprised that I never saw this at a shop...until today ; ) Drinking in a Krombacher glass, possibly their biggest enemy.

Super smooth head. Perfect effervescence and look for a pilsner. Aroma is a bit faint. A little sweet marzipan.

Taste has some courageous bitterness, but mouth feel is not great. The bitterness disappears rather fast, and there is no complexity like in a Raderberger. A little watery, but the hops and flavour are pretty good. Just not as good as most other German pilsners.

This looks amazing, but the taste and feel don't match up. It needs to be stronger with more hops, and it could be great. Maybe this version exists somewhere? Not sure. Maybe most people don't want more bitterness and more hops.

Try this next to Raderberger. Raderberger always wins. By a long way. However this is superiour to every pilsner in every other country in the world except Czech and Germany. Ciao
Jun 26, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a completely clear, light golden color with a strong white head. SRM of 6-8. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of faint citrus and floral hops, pale bread malts, with a German yeast. (4.00)

Flavor: Strong flavors of pale malts, pale German bread malts, grassy and yeasty on the finish. Dry, yeast, and clean. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied, Strong carbonation. Yeasty, dry, and clean. (4.25)

Compared to Veltins Pilsner 5/2023: Pours similar, milder head. Milder aromas. More floral and yeasty notes. Less grassy and earthy. Dryer, more carbonated, and cleaner.

Overall: A pretty good German Pilsner. Rounded and dynamic flavors. Floral, yeasty, and balanced. Leans clean and dry. Going to have to pick up more of this one, but potentially very good here. (Rating: 4.08+)
May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9oz can stamped 2023/03/08 into a tall Pilsner glass.
L: Pours perfectly clear vibrant light yellow w steady carbo bubbles, a 1" rocky and creamy eggshell white head w OK retention, light lacing w very light sketchy banding.
S: Bready, spicy floral Noble hop note, grassy, lightly metallic, wet hay.
T: Taste follows aroma plus lemon zest, a hint of fruit, light yeast, melon rind, bitter and pale linger. It is gently rich w/out much after taste. Clean finishing.
F: Crisp, wet, med-light bodied w a fast, clean moderately dry finish.
O: Crisp and quickly full flavored with a fast finish. Excellent taste, very well balanced. Light fruitiness in the middle and leaves quickly. Very EZ drinking and quenching. It is excellent in its style.
May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by DMFF from New York

4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked this up per coworker recommendation on my journey to find the "Perfect German Pilsner". The price is right, now let's see if the beer is worth it!

L: Pours a clear, pale golden with a fluffy, 3 finger, white head with great retention. Delicate lacing forms as a result.

S: A strong aroma of spicy, floral noble hops fills the nose. There is a mild bit of lightly sweet malt at the end.

T: Flavors follow the nose. Mild, lightly sweet malt and crackers is quickly overtaken by the spicy, floral noble hops. By the finish, the noble hops trail off and the malt shines through for a fleeting moment. Definitely interesting, but not as well balanced as others of a higher price point.

F: Crisp, clean, refreshing! Moderate carbonation. Finishes a little dry and completely clean.

O: This is a pretty good Pilsner. It isn't as well balanced with the malt and hops as I like them to be; the noble hops profile definitely takes the spotlight. It makes me wish there was a bit more of that malt present, but it's definitely a good offering for the style!
Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by sentrytec from Pennsylvania

Apr 06, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Sed1917

Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 18, 2023
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Rated by Eriepa76 from Minnesota

4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Comparable to bitburger pils or paulaner pils but a little smoother. Tastes better at room temperature.
Dec 12, 2022
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Rated by Askgaard

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
crisp, clean and bitter. A good pilsner and this should be the standard for most pilsners.
Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by kuhndog from New York

Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 500ml single from TW-Greenville, SC 6-8-22 for $2.49. Canned 10-26-21; best by 10-26-22; consumed 8-11-22.

Beer poured a clear pale gold with a nice white head that has good hang time.

Nose is sweet malts and fresh noble hops.

Taste is really well done with a sweet crackers and bread malt base that is flavored nicely with an ample noble hop that balances out the initial sweetness and leaves a nice pepper bitterness; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and very refreshing.

Overall another very good pilsener with this one a touch sweeter than recent examples but having the crisp finish i enjoy in the style!
Aug 11, 2022
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 821 ratings