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


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RATINGS: 744   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
Another really enjoyable German pils, this had all the characteristics I like. A slightly sweet, malty, hoppy grassyness that was a touch spicy on the palate. A crisp clean finish and quite refreshing. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottled. Heavily carbonated yellow. White head laces well. Aroma of bread and sweet grassy hops. Bitterness mixes with sweet floral taste, the excellent bitterness lasts after the finish. Bread is weaker in the taste than in the aroma. Dry end. An interesting combination, somewhere between the two regional German pils styles with a dash of Helles (the bready malts) thrown in for measure. To think, I’d avoided this for its labelling - I really like this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Beer pours a clear, light golden-tellow color with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is lightly malty with a note of toasted grain, lightly hoppy with a note of chamomile, miscellaneous note of macro-like DMS. The flavor is moderately bitter and dry, lightly sweet with an average-length, lightly sweet, lightly bitter, husky finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not as clean in the nose as, say, Bitburger, but well-balanced and otherwise acceptable. Exceedingly average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Golden color to it with a nice small head. This had a nice hoppy aroma to it, with a nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (1545) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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