König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

very good
655 Ratings
König PilsenerKönig Pilsener

Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Haven't been able to land this old favorite for a long time. Saw it and took advantage. Best by 02.14.2014 clearly marked on the label.

A -- Billowy, thick white head that holds up very well and leaves good lacing. Clear straw gold -- perfect Pils appearance.

S -- Spicy, herbal Noble Hops up front, mild DMS back. Very enticing.

T -- Good balance of bready, melanoidin malt and spicy hops up front, the hops take over the show afterward and into the finish. Herbal, grassy bitterness lingers through the aftertaste, even very light citrus.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft up front to crisp and near dry in the finish with a light to medium-light body.

O -- My German friends will call this a "macro" to them, but it's hardly fair to stand this up against any U.S. macro. This is a terrific, to-style Pilsner that doesn't disappoint.

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Konig Pilsener
On tap @ Wirtshaus zum Nussbaum, Berlin, Germany. .31 L @ 2.80 €

A fine German Pilsner, very refined. Crystal clear, light straw-gold body beneath a massive head of white that offers excellent retention and lacing. The aroma offers a mild blend of straightforward Pilsner malt and soft, smooth noble hops. It's subtly floral with a hint of lemongrass in its mainly grassy character. Although the bitterness is there from the beginning, it doesn't really make itself known until midway, and then it bows out, simply stepping aside to make up the background of the finish. It's quite nicely rounded and polished to the point of being remarkably drinkable. Absolutely worth trying, particularly if you can find it on tap.

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Konig Pilsener was my introduction to the world of real Pilsner beers. I gathered with friends and enjoyed many wonderful nights at 50/50's in Erlangen Germany, where It always had Konig Pilsener on tap. It has a strong pilsener smell and bitter taste. There is a very nice head coming off the tap. Very Easy to drink. Good color. I've tried bottles a couple times and it is still good, but not the same. Enjoy.

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
3.76 out of 5 based on 655 ratings.
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