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


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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2125) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3065) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
ha1ag (750) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
In a can all the way from Kenora, ON courtesy of my good pal Piscator (again). Nice for a Pils, not quite as zippy as Urquell, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 10, 2006
Another great German pilsener - grainy, hoppy, full bodied. Dry end, reasonable carbonation - definitely recommended among pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 Bright pale gold, crystal pils with some sweet honeyish notes at the front, and a pleasing bitterness/ breadiness at the end. Not a bad pils at all. Frosted mugs aplenty beside the pool in Corfu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 8/7/2006
500 ml can from a friend.
Yellow color, white head. Sweet malty scent, like maple syrup. Not much taste, but refreshing. Low to medium bitterness. Normal mouthfeel.

Second rating
Draught at K65, Schillerstrasse, Berlin.
On June 7, 2008
Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Malty fresh a bit acidic scent. Malty and bitter, very refreshing, taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

From a 5 liter party keg, thanks to my uncle! On February 7, 2014.
Light hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Sweet, malty, clean scent. Malty, cream, a bit fruity taste. Cream, malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some honey in the scent too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Pours bright clear gold with light fizzy carbonation and a nice sized white head. Aroma is smooth malt with only a hint of hops. Taste starts off clean and grainy - a hint of astringency, but not too bad. Carbonation gives way to the finish that has some hops coming into the mix - not as much as I’d like in a pils, but it is okay. the beer is medium bodied. Not bad for a pilsener. I’d have it again.

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