jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I first experienced Konig en train from Paris to Mannheim before I realized how readily available it is in the US. I thoroughly enjoyed it then and I was inspired to closely review it again. This beer is everything I expect out of a fine pilsener, and then some. The right level of bitterness, pleasant aroma, and fulfilling aftertaste - needs a little more finish.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much to say about this. It’s a little better than average pilsner. Also lots of sediment floating around in it - an unfiltered pilsner? It’s a good beer for a hot day.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit skunky nose but also hoppy with a golden body and a little rocky head. It is nice to drink it but doesn’t knock you out of your shoes, more average but well balanced Pilsener
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sad to say this, but I was expecting much more from this German pilsener. I ’ve had better Canadian ones.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very nice pilsener with a good dry flavor. A good beer to cut the summer heat.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, crisp, and refreshing as any pilsener ought to be, but there were things that made this brew, in my mind, stand out for other pilseners. Was fairly malty and tasted grape-ish and sweet to start. Finished with a hint of hops, but didn’t finish as clean as I was hoping. Maybe it was a lack of carbo, but it just felt oily. A good pilsener, as far as they go.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nice clean looking and smelling pilsner, but without a strong character. just didn’t stand out.
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light golden, good head.
Some aroma from bitterhops, but it does not reappear in the taste.
Instead it has a rather sticky sweet malttaste which together with a rather low carbonation gives it a bad mouthfeeling.
pilsnerrogge (2271) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Colour is pale golden, head is weak. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of bread and herbs. Dry-ish, grainy flavour. Grassy bitterness, salty finish.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - JUN 4, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly sulfury nose and a light gold color. Pleasant malty taste and subtle bitter finish. Gritty mouth feel, but overall smooth. An OK German pils, but not spectacular.