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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2006
A very sessionable Pils, light and easy to drink... which is also its shortcoming. A good German Pilsener should have more energy - a bigger hop bite, especially in the finish. This has a pleasant, bready malt aroma with a gentle earthy hop bitterness. Both seem somewhat muted in the tasting. Fortunately, the bitterness asserts itself (although not strongly enough) in the finish. Definitely repeatable, but not if a Jever or Veltsin is available at the time.

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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Import bottle, stamped "BIT 05." As the bottle claims, "Das Konig der Biere." Well, we’ve heard this promise before and been way disappointed. Pours yellow, not deep but with some substance, under a foamy white head. Smell is strong with hints of skunk.Light streams of bubbles along the sides of the glass. Once the skunk smells clears, there’s actually a pleasant beer taste. Sharp noble hop bitterness against a light malt taste. Again, this might be much nicer closer to the source. Got it from the "loose bottle rack" at Sam’s Wines in Downers Grove.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (1490) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
This is a decent, but unexciting German Pils. It has a decent slightly sweet bready character, and light unobtrusive hop character, with a fine grassy finish. Pale yellow, it does sport a mid-sized, but quickly dissipating, head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
Good example of the style. moderate bitterness, almost bready, medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Konig Pilsner pours to a bright, golden color with a thick white head and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic. Aromas of pale malts and slightly grassy/herby aromatics marry in perfect harmony. The palate is crisp, with good pale malt flavors, and a lean, smooth, round body. Konig Pilsner finishes with a touch of malt up front, and ends with a slight grassy hop bitterness. It is balance that really defines this beer. This is the type of beer that is perfect for a hot summer day, or the type of beer to have, if you are having more than one. This beer is fantastic on draught, the flavors are a bit more vibrant, than the bottle, but fresh bottled Konig Pilsner is excellent as well. If you can to a Konig City location in Germany, it is well worth a visit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Tap/bottle. Light malt and light hops aroma. Golden yellow with nice head. Mild barley malt aroma - clean tasting with moderate carbonation. A nice typical German pils - not too hoppy and crisp and clean.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
500 ml can from LCBO- Sparkling yellow body, topped by a cloud of white foam. In the nose, are mixtures of grass, herbal hops, and a mild skunking. Bitter with nice bite, floral hops flavour, hay, with a mild malt finish. Highly carbonated. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Clear golden, little head. Sweet grainy malt aroma. Light carbonation. Sweet grainy malt flavor. Mildly bitter finish. Remarkably airy on the palate. Very clean but not very memorable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1047) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2005
Nice balance, ligt bitternes,..good german beer full "tarasse proof in a german city"

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2005
The appearance here was very intriguing... a lightly-hazed golden with constant effervescence and some drifting particulate, all under a white, steadfast head. Aromas were fairly weak, with some floral and caramel-malt. Flavorful biterness with no adversities, finishing crisp and dry.

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