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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
678 Ratings
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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:
#17,981
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
678
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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41
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful classic German Pils at a great price. Nice golden color, fluffy white head, smells of fresh bread and sweet pilsner malt. Taste follows with a touch of hop spice, and finishes a little more dry than my ideal. Prost!

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Good, but a bit weak, nose of light lemon and a touch of bready malt. Yeast and very light hops are present but are in the background. Slightly sweet.

Light body that is smooth but very similar to water. World class carbonation / body balance. Light effervescence is present in the middle while the finish becomes slightly prickly. The carbonation may appear light but is spot on for the light body.

The flavor profile is very good. Intensity and complexity are a bit lacking...hop flavor in particular. The primary flavor component is light biscuit sweetness. This pairs very well with the mid-palate fairly mild bitterness. What hop flavor there is tends to a mix of floral and herbal. The finish is crisp and clean.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dper
4.71/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dave1999
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent straw colour with a bright foamy white head.

Smell is biscuit, grass, earth.

Taste is grassy, lightly bitter with a very light maltiness.

Mouthfeel is light with a prickly carbonation very easy drinking.

Very enjoyable easy drinking Pilsner would be good for a session.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz can 2017.01.26 L 2016.01.26 09:19
Poured into a pint glass a clear straw yellow and floats little white head.
Aroma is clean grassy hop with malt balance.
Classic bright lager taste with crisp hop bitterness.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormsBierTrinker
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I agree with the Brothers. After drinking Pils in Germany for 7 years, this is Very Good.

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Photo of TheBen5
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbeer40
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Squire123
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine one finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Classic pilsner aroma of biscuit malt, grassy hops and a hint of lemon. Flavor is biscuit malt with slight breadiness, grassy continental hops, a hint of lemon and wheat. Finishes with dry hop bitterness, biscuit and grain. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A classic, clean tasting German pilsner with a nice light lemon and grain finish. A bit light in flavor, but the grain malt flavor is pleasant throughout the taste. Looks good and tastes like a pilsner should.

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Photo of stella77artois
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of direwolf00
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utopiajane
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright gold and with a fat creamy head of white foam that lasted well. nose is breaddy malt. Soft baked bread with a golden crust. Soft cool herbal is like perfume to the nose and is strong but never dominates. No fruity esters form yest, no diacetyl, faint dms. Taste is firm malt. Breaddy and baked goldne. The hop is like a soft flower petal on the palate. Softness and then the cool sweet herbal. Clean bitterness finishes the beer and lingers sgtrong but it also doe snot overtake the finish or the flavor. All the malt stays firm until the end round. Aftertaste is like a hint of lemon. Classic, outstanding. Flawless. Mouthfeel is firm, swift. Carbonation is perfect bubble. No real bite but lots of texture.

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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 678 ratings
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