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


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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2624) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pale yellow with whitish head. Aroma is a bit of hops, easy drinking. Not a bad german pils, among the better ones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 27, 2007
White head. Pale golden colour. Aroma is hoppy, herbal with light grainy notes. Flavor is slightly malty with hoppy tones, a bit watery, ending in a watery hoppy finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adrock (16) - Shepparton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2007
Complex aroma of nuts, roasty, barnyard smells which form a nice smooth aroma altoghether. Nice golden colour with a rocky head (that didnt last long at all!) Nice strong feel across the palate but the malt flavor lingered a little too long to call it a ’smooth’ taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a large but quickly disappearing head. Aromas of musty malt and hops. Stale taste, with musty malt coming out on top. This isn’t bad per se, just way too much skunk with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 12, 2007
50 cl. bottle. Golden bright yellow clear colour with a nice white fluffy long lasting head. Good aroma of hops and some malt. A rather thin flavour of hops though with a touch of maltiness and a long bitterish aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
Tenerife 06. Golden with an OK head. Both aroma and flavour have notes of malt and hops, that has a nice bitterness, but is utterly boring... 1557

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Bought this in Ottawa, an assertive pilsener and not much else, oh well one could do worse. Page 264 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 349 of his classic brews to go.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Fizzy pale yellow body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet honey and corn aroma. Dry grainy flavor with some grassy hops in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2655) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2007
Aus der flasche @ Hotel Am Wehrhahn, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Damn thirsty after the train-ride from Köln. The hotel was a good mile from the Hauptbahnhof and our packs were now five-times their original weight. Cracked into this one straight away for breakfast - a balanced meal in liquid form. Poured into a glass mug. Big, messed-up, chunky white crown topped its sparkling, medium gold body. Head held well, due to the in-flux of fine, tight bubbles, and laced networks down the glass. A hint of fresh celery and damp grass blends with cracked pepper and toasted malt on the nose, very clean and cut. Quite frothy in the mouth. Dusty, fresh cracked grains and toasted malt give it a solid base. Sour malt and hops in back, Noble hop herbal spice and earthiness shows on the peak before a bitter end that shows little length. It is crisp and clean, slowly showing signs of sweetening as it warms but who would let it get to that stage. A firm mouthfeel, yet the body is light enough to be knocked back all Summer long. A no-nonsense Pilsner. Simple, balanced and tasty. (50cL, 29/12/06 [tried in June ’06])

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4330) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2006
0.5l bottle (damn overpriced at little less than 3 Euros) at a store in Split. Poured a yellow coloured body (maybe light light gold), with a big fluffy head that went away fast. Very lively carbonation at first, but that dies out fast. The nose is typical for the style, but more pleasant than most, nice clean maltiness and hops and some dusty notes. A nice, but not completely appealing hoppy bitterness surrounds a pleasant sweet malty body, slick and smooth, quite drinkable, long chewy hoppy bitter aftertaste. A good, solid German pils.

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