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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: 718   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Yellow colour, small white head. Flavour is malty with some hoppiness. Full mouthfeel for a pils.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2006 Canned sample. Medium gold in colour with high carbonation. Grainy malt aroma is dominant, with some very mild soapy notes on the back end. Malt dominated flavors as well, with some grassy noble hop contributions, and minerals. Solid bitterness with a slightly drying white flour quality on the finish. Nothing special, but fairly satisfying. You could do much worse.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Pours a clean golden color. Taste is about average with weak to moderate malt and hop character. Finish is slightly bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
Decent classic german pilsener. Served cold they are always thirst quenching.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2005
From the can: Pours clear gold with good white foamy head with a strong audible fizzing. Typical grassy, lemon citrus hoppy smell. slight soapy aromal. Nice thirst quenching back of the throat malty fizz. (hard to describe). Good mouthfeel. Thins a bit through the middle with a slight citrus transfer to a Hoppy finish with a bit of a metallic aftertaste. All in all perhaps a slightly above average German pils. Quite refreshing and would be MUCH better fresh on tap I imagine.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (8870) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle: Quite pale golden colour, huge, lacing off-white head; grassy hoppiness and some maltiness in the aroma, also traces of sulphur/ rotten vegetables...(?); sweetish begining, mild bitter sweet taste, short but distinctive bitter-aromatic finish; O.K., not unpleasant, but what does here mean "Premium"......?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle. I have a general prejudice against beer in a plastic bottle, but this wasn’t as bad as some. Not too much aroma, and tastes are on the malty side. Unoffensive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2005
Clear golden coloured. Hoppy aroma. Hopbitter flavour, some grain perhaps. Perhaps because i drank it on a holiday, but i really enjoyed this one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fukito (739) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle - June 2005 Typicall neutral pale lager ( although pure malt). All appareance, taste, bitternes and palate are neutral. The flavour is somewhat malty and sweet, but very unidimensional. Not awfull, but completely forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
Pale yellow-gold hue, big rocky lacy white head, floral hops, soft pale malt aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with soft pale malt character with a light citrusy note in a dry but mild bitter hop finish.


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