König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

very good
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König PilsenerKönig Pilsener

Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Beer with yellow liquid and a little foaming with short-lived.
Malt aroma and mouth a light beer with good carbonation.
Bitter in aftertaste. good drinkability
This is a beer that we can drink a lot in hot days. It´s a pilsen with bittering hops.
I liked it

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

What appears to be a best by date of 2/2014, so reasonable fresh and it tastes so.
Attractive, of course. Classic white head and golden body. Clear, but not brilliantly so.
Doughy malt aroma with soft yeasty character and very mild spice.
Taste is classic as well. Very nice balance between malt and a clear almost sharp hoppiness. Seems to have a rather dry finish, but that could just be the hopping too, as the hop flavors lay on the tongue for a nice finish. Nice mix of flavors.
Clean, of course and fine drinking body.
Really enjoyable and a classic sample

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml can into a half stein.

Pours a brilliantly clear, very pale yellow color with a thin white head. Very high apparent carbonation. Aroma is very clean, with mild noble hop aroma and slight sulfur. Taste is very clean, hop bitterness right up front that lingers nicely, fading to a crisp, dry finish. High carbonation, very smooth. Overall this is a classic example of a German Pilsner. Hoppy, clean, crisp, and refreshing. Perfect summer beer. Will definitely have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml can (1 pint 9 fl oz.) with best by date of 02/02/2014 printed on the bottom of the can. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery; acquired at the local Binny's as part of a mixed six pack. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields just over a finger of fluffy bone white head on top of a clear transparent gold colored body with some bubbles slowly floating topside and some yeast sediment floating around.

S - Smell is nice: cooked grains, corn / corn husk, earthy lemongrass, malts, and some yeast presence. Smell fades quickly and leaves us with some sweetness & wet cardboard smell.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisply carbonated body, strong malt presence, cooked corn / grains, and even some dirty herbal hop presence in there somewhere, but it isn't exactly pleasing. The twiggy hop presence kind of throws everything off balance, for me. More about the dirty bitterness than it is about the sweet grains. Decent carbonation, but not a lot of flavor happening.

M - Feel is dry, with a little bit of sugary graininess sticking to the palate.

Overall, glad to have tried it, but it's not a beer I would have again. More full bodied and earthy than a lot of American pilsners I've tried, which might be what some are looking for, but I guess it wasn't for me.

König Pilsener ---3/5.

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
3.76 out of 5 based on 669 ratings.
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