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 spoony
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormsBierTrinker
5/5  rDev +33%
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 -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbeer40
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ControlVolume
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MidloRapid
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utopiajane
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
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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Photo of RochefortChris
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesMN
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 5/13/15, best before 5/13/16. Very thorough can dating on this one.

Appearance: Very clear light golden/straw color with some very tiny suspended particles. Frothy white head that has decent stability.

Aroma: Hay and cider-sweetness. Not really much there, quite clean though.

Taste: Really good level of noble hop bitterness that hits the palate right away. The grain has a slightly sweet flavor. Some slight metallic off-flavors are detectable, but this is quite good for having left the canning line almost a year ago. Finish is on the smoother side of the style with a a gentle sweetness that fades quickly in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Although it looks a bit tepid, it's quite effervescent and the feel is light without being watery. Good drinkability and obviously session territory.

Final Thoughts: Any pilsener from Germany is going to be held to a higher standard. König Pilsener has definitely met that standard. This is just an impressive beer, especially considering the distance it's traveled and it's shelf-life. Would I drink it again? Yes, any self respecting BA knows a great fizzy yellow beer when they try it.

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Photo of CodeBlack7
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rangerred
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatrickCT
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moysauce
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent example of what a pilsener should be.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear pale gold with a white head. No lacing. Smells sweet and bright with the scents of grain and hops. The taste is toasted grain with a tiny bit of tartness that gives way to a pleasant but slight bitterness and hop flavor. This is a really tasty pilsener.

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Photo of Hrgomar
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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