König Pilsener | König-Brauerei GmbH

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3.78/5
Very Good
687 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:
#20,439
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
687
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Ratings: 687 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of OneTuffPony
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vane_loves_bubbles
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Typical euro pilsner, less bite than becks with a smoother taste. Golden color, good head but dissipates quickly. Full mounthfeel.

Serving type: 16oz can

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Photo of yaron73
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bongobeer
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pellusachilles
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No nonsense Pils. Comes in a European pint (500 mL) as a four pack.
Pours a Beautiful ripe Straw Color with a light, fluffy foam head about 3 cm.
Smells of sweet malt and light hops.
Tastes as you would expect a German Pils to, malty and sweet similar to a biscuit with a lingering bitter aftertaste that refreshes the palate.
Light refreshing carb, not overly carbonated like many American lagers.
Overall an excellent everyday beer for the price.

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Photo of bankboy66
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drinking out of tall boy can. Clean tasting lager. Somewhat under carbed. I was looking that that crisp bite which wasn't there. Some building bitterness on the back end. It's ok.

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Photo of SensorySupernova
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 687 ratings