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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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The king of the beers - Unique in the taste. The Premium-Pilsener of highest quality.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Small white head quickly disappears entirely, leaving just an unattractive film. Very pale yellow body with a little carbonation. Faint, thin, mealy, apple-ish aroma with rubbery notes. Taste is clean and crisp, with a bitter, chalky apple-like aftertaste. Very little body. Surprisingly bitter, for a beer that is so low on taste in every other respect. Refreshing, and attractively crisp, but still not much of an achievement in my book. (0.33l bottle.)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 7, 2006
Golden with a good head. The hop is present both in the aroma and flavor. Average bitterness in this quite good pilsner

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle Nice light bitterness with a dry finish. A bit watery, but thirst quenching. Not my favorite, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2548) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
Canette de 500 ml. Couleur jaune paille, mince collet. Simple arome d’herbe avec un peu de malte. Goűt un peu pétillant, sec et amčre, peu de malte. C’est O.K.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (1958) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
500 mL can. Yellow with a touch of orange. Thin head. Aroma of grasses with a bit of malt. Taste is unobtrusive. Sweet, grasses, not as much cereal (corn?) as some pilseners. Not much bitterness. Fairly thin. Could be worse.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottled 0,50L. Compact head of medium persistence. Golden shining color, with good and long-lasting fizz. Herbaceous and fresh aroma with malty and grassy notes. Lightly prickly taste, rather bitter and with good malty and cereals notes. Not much alcoholic end, bitter and of medium duration. Enough balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
workerbee (5) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006 does not count
I appreciated the simplicity of this beverage. It was delicious, yet uncomplicated. I wanted more aroma yet had enough. Confused, I drank more. It had a dry after taste with a hit of caramel... or cinnamon... no. Definitely caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2006
Clear golden body with a good size fluffy white head. Grainy aroma, soft full carbonation. Pleasing bitterness, grain at the front with some hops on the finish. I have gone off pilseners of late but this one could bring me back soon.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
ha1ag (739) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2006
Not really my taste, tried frm bottle, from tap, the puching bitterness and the watery mouthfeel can’t be taken away.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2006
A great pils, nice bitterness, lots of carbonation, nice drinking brew, fuller body than most pils, some grain, but very nice.


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