thirstyrabbit (1190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale yellow body, tall white head. Aroma has herbal Pilsener hops. Sweet malty taste with crisp hops. Clean and refreshing, a good example of the style. Could be less watery though.
Chad9976 (1269) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
There was a time when I couldn’t stand pilsners. I could really differentiate between authentic, classically-brewed beers and modern American macro adjunct lagers. Now that I’ve honed my palate over the years I can definitely taste the difference and I find I’m really enjoying Old World styles brewed by Old World breweries and König Pilsener is a good example of that. It’s a no frills/by-the-book German pilsner and while it may not set the world on fire, it’s still a solid, drinkable and enjoyable beer.
I poured a 500ml can into a footed pilsner glass. It had an expiration date of 5/14/15 and cost $2.49 ($0.15 per ounce).
Appearance: Crystal clear body with a pale gold hue, nearly white. Carbonation visible, but not spastic. Pours to a large, white, frothy head which retains well but does not lace the glass (odd).
Smell: Strong pilsner malt aroma with subtle spicy hops. Overall a fairly generic lager aroma.
Taste: A lot of people may think pilsners are bland, but there’s actually a lot going on if you really pay attention. At first impression I get notes of pilsner malt, tea, spicy Noble hops and a light mineral character as well. The light malt dominates the palette (not surprisingly) and imparts a light lemonpeel flavor as well. A touch of earthy character reminiscent of tea, though that could be from the Noble hops. There’s a cracker taste to be found here as well, and it really bridges the gap between the malty front and the spicy, dry bitter finish. It’s quite tasty and satisfying if savored.
Drinkability: Before there was Bud Light (and others of its ilk), there were German pilsners (and others of its ilk). This is definitely a refreshing, quaffable, sessionable beer. The mouthfeel is, of course, light and crisp with consistent carbonation. There’s a slightly watery character to this brew that’s not quite as prominent as in others of the style, but it’s not all that detrimental. König Pilsener finishes smooth and clean and at only 4.9% ABV it’s quite tempting to session.
bax (1187) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle 10/11-2014) medium white head, clear yellow color, slightly sweet malty aroma, medium/soft co2, light bitter. BB date 27.01.15.
HopHeadMichael (6) - Gig Harbor, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer for relaxing on a hot and humid afternoon...serve slightly chilled 😆
inbirraveritas (1270) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned, 500 ml.
Clear golden yellow colour, broad pored white head.
Mild sweet biscuit malty base escorted by some citrusses, herbs.
Dry, citric, herbal hoppy finish with metallic and dusty undertones.
Lore (1267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale golden colour, one inch of white head; aroma and taste of grains, grassy-floral hops, hints of citruses and some cardboard - correct pilsener for low price
rockana (298) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
0,5 can from Lidl. Pours yellow with big white head. Grainy, corny, terrible all in all.
zimbo (618) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On opening the good fresh continental hop smell goes quickly. Medium yellow to gold in colour. Some decent lacing. A tad thinner than I last remember some 20 years ago without much complexity. Bit burpy. Bit dull. Was better, especially on draft at the source.
Bif (1580) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of citrus malt sweetness and bit of grain. Taste is similar with citrus , malt sweetness and light grain in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a pale (very clear) yellow color with a medium bubbled white head. Medium to low retention. A lot o bubbles are formed in the glass too. Some considerable lacings are formed too
S: Quite simple smell. Very malty and bready. A bit metallic and some citrus hops
T: Follows the nose. Crispy malts and hops, basically. Metallic. Not bad at all, pleasant beer. Aftertaste is dry hop. Nice bitterness is a point of strength
M: Very light body. Good carbonation. Nice dry, stingy hop aftertaste and mouthfeel
O: A beer made to be drinkable. Quite light body with a nice mild bitterness. Germans do simple beer very well...
[ BA Review @ 2/11/2012 ]