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

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RATINGS: 694   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 Bottled
Lager color, very small white head. Slightly skunked hoppy aroma. Malty, hoppy, with sweet tones. Medium-bodied, good pilsener with bitter finish. (5/2/7/3/10 2.7)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 06/2006)
Golden color, quickly vanishing white head. Mild plastic hop aroma. Fruity, sweet malts and weak bitterness in aftertaste. Quite boring pilsener, a bit like Budvar. (3/2/4/2/8 1.9)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
Pours a nice pale golden colour with some lingering white head. Floral aroma of Saaz hops with a trace of maltiness. Slightly sweet tasting on the front, but not unpleasantly so. Floral taste with a crisp finish and a fairly long lasting bitterness. A lot better than I expected out of a cheap can.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2004
Blond beer with a small head. Light hop aroma. Fairly sweet-neutral taste. Nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Somewhat pale gold. Big foamy head. 500ml can. Hoppy floral nose, leafy and apple or pear. Decent hop bitters. Malts are noticeable but I detect some corn syrup. I'll let it go this time. Ricey, corny American Stanard adjuct-ish with apple juicey and late dry hop dry finish. A decent pilsener. And not bad from a company as "Iffy" as Holsten.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Canned. Pale straw colored with a white frothy head. Seems fairly yeasty. Not bad, not good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Roblikebeer (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004 does not count
Draft - There is nothing better in my view, but I am partial to German pilsners. My favorite during my last trip to Germany. Cannot get here in SW PA, but if your ever in S FLA, Old Heidelberg has it on draft in Ft. Lauderdale

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerSurfer (27) - Powell, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottle- by the smell of bananas, too much light or age. Great golden color, nicely carbonated, but I couldn't get past the poor flavor to get to the mouthfeel. Drain pour. Rating probably skewed by skunkiness, but there it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3859) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2004
Nice golden appearance with a much drier flavour than most pils.Hops dominate what all round is a pleasant and distinctive pils.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
Bottled. Golden. Perfumy hoparoma. Slight flowery flavour with a harsh bitter mouthfeel. Band-aid and estery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
Yellow/golden pilsner. Aroma and flavor from hops, but nothing special. Rather boring and with a quite flat finish.


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