Brewed by König Brauerei (Bitburger)
Style: Pilsener
Duisburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The king of the beers - Unique in the taste. The Premium-Pilsener of highest quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (5088) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Older bottle, (B? 06 date code). Aroma a little skunky at the lid pop but clears to a cleaner mellow acceptable olfactory in the glass. Ubiquitous pale yellow. Straw, pilsner and some mild hoppy bite. Friendly for the most part, somewhat reminiscent of Lionshead light. Probably could pass as a pale lager. I thought budweiser was the king of beers. A mild bitter lingering pilsner bite on the finish. How about when brewers use superlatives ’like king or highest’ in their deScriptions?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1369) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12 oz. bottle poured into flute- poured transparent golden yellow, light carbonation, white head bubbled away. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Hits the mouth with a thin body, a little bite of malt, hops very noticeable on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (608) - SPAIN - JAN 6, 2008
500 ml can. Pale yellow colour, with a big foamy head that holds long enough, and leaves some rings of lace. Smell is floral, hops, a bit of lemon. Medium body, in the mouth is dry, bitter, a bit of lemon too. Refreshing. Though I’m not fond of cans, this is a very good pilsener, maybe it lacks of some more aroma, or maybe is just the can thing, but it’s a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kappldav123 (5810) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2008
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Aroma is very alcoholic. Flavor sweet and sourish, too less hoppy. An average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierFilz (9) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2007 does not count
Premium Pilsner that has gone from flavorful to just bitter yet refreshing like its parent co’s product. "The drier the better" is an unfortunate turn, while the truly world class Pilseners still cover a whole, complex taste spectrum. Exhibit A is Pilsner Urquell -- not that it is my one and only : there is a time and a place for a Camel or a Havana. But never for a clove stick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
I had this one in Italy, pour from bottle. This one was light and crisp which made it very refreshing in the warm evenings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (2435) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle. A typical dry crisp german pilsener. Pours a gold colour with a thick white head. Dry hoppy and body, with a very refined malt finish. The beer has a dry aftertaste. Good example of it type.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
500ml can
I tried this beer on October 18, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a very pale gold colour with a large foamy white head which quickly disappeared. The aroma was a combination of citrusy hops with some grainy backup. The mouthfeel was this, slightly watery, with ample carbonation. The flavour was slighty hoppy and a little bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
best beer I could find in Lanzarote. not bad. but there was some really bad beers there

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Re-Rate 12/13/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with a nice fizzy white head. Aroma has a nice clean malt background with a mild hop spiciness. Flavor is very much the same with a pleasant balanced bitter at then end. Light body with high carbonation. Not bad.

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