König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

BA SCORE
85
very good
669 Ratings
König PilsenerKönig Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH
Germany
koenig.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
669
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 669 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of grumpygerman
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mjurney
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slight haze, straw color. Lots of bubbles rising up. Fairly nice frothy head. Leaves a nice lacing behind.

Spicy, grassy, peppery aroma, along with some sweet pale malts.

Spicy noble hops up front along with sweet pale malts. Grassy, wheaty, slight caramel, lemony, touch of black pepper. Crisp, refreshing and dry finish.

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Photo of pappetros
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Chokobo
1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of olmane
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Djenx
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Coastal_Brew
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tastybeer
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very light straw colored beer, super clear, and topped with a white bubbly head. Lots of rising carbonation bubbles are clearly visible.

S: Sweet and crisp. Bread dough, caramel drizzle, water crackers, and zesty lemon.

T: Good clean pilsener malt and lemon = pleasantly refreshing flavors. Lightly bitter with perky carbonation.

M: Slick, light bodied, dry, and stirred up by prickly carbonation.

O: This is better than the last one I reviewed, which was in a bottle. I think the other one I had (5 years ago) might have been a little out of whack. This time its more like a German Pilsener should be.

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Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of keithmurray
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - clear straw color with fluffy white head

Smell - grass, wheat, cracker, hint of black pepper

Taste - lemon zest, grassy flavor, wheat, cracker, malt, hint of black pepper

Mouthfeel - crisp, refreshing beer, light end of being medium bodied without being thin, medium carbonation, slightly sweet, hint of bitterness on the end to keep this balanced

Overall - this is an excellent pilsener, the best I've had thus far for consumption at home, I would suggest getting this in a can as this is probably the closest iteration to the true integrity of what this beer is supposed to taste like. Will make this a staple in my fridge

Price Point - $5.99/ 4pk 16.9 oz cans

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Photo of Garlicjosh
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light straw color, crystal clear, with a one-finger thick white head. Basic pilsener aroma: light grain, somewhat biscuit-like; earthy hop aroma. Taste is light, clean with a honey and grain character and a light bitterness at the finish.

A decent, slightly above average pilsener, but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of McStagger
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw with insane clarity. Aggressive pour leads to two finger bleached white head. Decent retention. Nice lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: Toasted grain, grass, touch of citrus. Very clean smelling. Good malt bill.

T: Toasted cracker malts with grassy notes transition into spicy lemon hops with an awesome floral presence. Crisp, dry finish with just the right amount of hop presence. Very balanced.

M: Good levels of carbonation, but mouthfeel is too light for my taste.

O: Disappointed in this brew. Definitely not a bad pilsner, just runs on the light side of what I enjoy.

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Photo of camhack
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of BierStein711
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into shaker pint

Three finger off-white head, massive carbonation.

Smells: Grassy hops, and malt

Taste: Grass, herbal smells, and malty warmth. Bitter finish to boot!

Mouthfeel: Thin, but not as thin as BL platinum.

Overall, I think I would only have this at a party where pilsners were served.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Jason1124
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tubeboy
4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic golden pilsner with about 1 finger of head that settles quickly with a nice lacing. A distinct aroma of grains with a slight hint of citrus. This is a very good tasting beer for the style. I taste perfectly malted grains. None of the skunk that I normally get with the mass market German or Dutch lagers. Probably the best of the German Pilsners I've tried. I really appreciate the creamy texture which is rare for a pilsner style. This is my new go to Pilsner. I wish that I'd found it sooner.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beaulabauve
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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