König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

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3.78/5
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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:
#21,404
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
693
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Photo of wl2bill
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As an imported pilsener, one of the best for the money. As a German pilsener, the best I have had to date. A simple great tasting beer that is perfect in style.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale, gold colour with heavy lace that dissipates quick enough. Straw and malt make up most of the aroma as far as I can detect. I think the Biiter/hop tones while not over bearing is somewhat on the high end - especially if you're no used to pilsners. The hoppy taste is accompanied good carbonation. An overall crisp and good tasting pilsener.

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Photo of Tstromer
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a typical pilsner color with a white soapy one finger head into a footed pilsner glass. there is some lacing left on the glass. This is a very easy drinking and inoffensive beer, with a little hop bitterness in the finish.. A very well done beer that I would definitely recommend.

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

Beautiful and smooth beer. Medium bodied, balanced hops and fermentation, refreshing and inviting. Little to no aftertaste. Simple but well made and something to have always at hand. I vividly recommend this beer.

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Photo of kootenays88
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AAG
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

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
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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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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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

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 693 ratings