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


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RATINGS: 698   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odannyob (71) - Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle (yah, where’d that .8 ounce go?) into a pilsner glass with a chipped foot, by the way. This has become a favorite bier of mein with a handful of sourdough pretzels and a dab of dark ground mustard. A true quencher o’ thirst, this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1168) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
On tap at pub in Berlin. Pours a clear straw colour with a medium, whipped eggwhite-like head. The aroma is filled with pale malt, hay and some sweet corn. The flavour is similar but light with additional tones of hops and some metal, and is a little sweet. Has a light and watery mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A malty but careful pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geiserich (3302) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle: Grainy, corny aroma, light bitterness. Golden color, white head. Flavor is malty/grainy, grassy hops. Light to medium hop bitterness, grass but mainly bitter hops. Weak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SilverfoX (215) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
smells vaguely like honeycomb, pale gold with no head quite a harsh bitter taste with a sweet aftertaste and quite fizzy. really quite horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Taboada (281) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 14, 2014
Tasted from the tap on 11/07/2014. Pured golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is little watery with malts and yeast. Aftertaste is a little dry. Not the kings of pilseners. Next one please!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2014
It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of honey, lemon and malts. The taste was grainy, with malts and grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2014
Can to glass. Heady aromas of wet straw and wheat. Off-gold with decent, lasting head. Fine carbonation. Quite bitter and dry, with a good bit of depth. Not exactly the king if pilsners, but not awful either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maakun (517) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden. Light malts, good strong vegetal bitterness, light fruits with some peach and apricot. Medium to light bodied. Nice pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lele (89) - ITALY - JUN 24, 2014
Classica pils...viene chiamata la birra dei re, ma io di regale ci ho visto ben poco

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SetauketBrewer (38) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Very light golden pour, appears almost watery. Strong pilsner malt aroma of hay with an undertone of fruit. Light flavor of cracker. No noticeable hops. A little watery on the mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottled, 500ml at Zum Anker, Rudenheim am Rhein, Hesse. Pale gold with white head. Dryish, malty but thin beer, light on the palate, little follow through flavour wise. Mostly bland, highly carbonated.

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