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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The king of the beers - Unique in the taste. The Premium-Pilsener of highest quality.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2008
500ml can. Small white head with blonde color. Grassy, bland and very watery. Maybe the bottled one is better, but the one I had barely tasted something...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
spkevin (398) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. This one is also a typical German pilsener. Always nice for the evening. Hops, good balance. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cthulhu (398) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
50 cl bottle. Golden colout with small head. Average pilsener taste. Medium body and carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cristobal37 (392) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Easy sessioning pils but again, like Jever, it left much to be desired. A very simple pils with little bang, however fortunately not for much buck.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
50cl bottle, bought in Glasgow. A good pilsener all round. A thin fizzy white head, yellow body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
Golden with a nice white head. Light malt and grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor is more light malt with a touch of butter. Crisp finish. One of my favorite German pils.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Pours a bright, clear gold with some very attractive carbonation in the body and a decent snow white head. Some very nice white lacing as the glass gets lower. The aroma is of mostly straw with a bit of citrus, light bitter hops and mild malt sweetness. The flavor is classic pilsener - straw and grass with a clean, mild, and refreshing hop bite. There is also a hint of strange, earthy citrus in the flavor. The mouthfeel is light and foamy with a bit slight tingle of carbonation, very nicely balanced with the flavor. Overall a very solid brew (for a guy who enjoys a good pilsener), possibly my favorite example of the style.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2009
500 mL Can. Straw yellow body with a 2-finger white foamy head that quickly settles to a scanty ring leaving some lace. The aroma is an intriguing one like a field of wildflowers dominating over the malt/grains and hint of honey, like a field of wildflowers and grasses with a nearby pine forest being warmed by a summer morning sun in Northern Ontario. The flavor is a like a light pilsner, light sweet malt with a nutty note following in the aftertaste, and a mild nutty-hoppy finish. In German, "Koenig" means King, and this is my vision of a Pilsner of Kings. Shame on that outfit hailing from my continent for stealing that title.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (381) - - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a clear gold with almost no head. Lots of carbonation. Not much of a nose, but a touch of honey which carries through to the taste, along with some malt and a touch of bitterness. Not a great beer, but a very good pilsner (given that I am not a huge fan of the style). A little more complex and substantive than a typical pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Distinct pilsener malt aroma which is somewhat grassy, chlorine-like and green, a little bit of aquarium smell too. Pours clear and light golden from the can and with a little bit of loose forming white head that quickly dissipates, heavy carbonation is evident. Taste is slightly sugary sweet, and I really mean white sugar sweet. Fairly neutral malt flavors, slightly biscuity but leaning more toward a dry cracker. Leaves much to be desired and feels a bit one-dimensional. Hops are slightly grassy and not much else. Bittering however does balance this beer and the carbonations cleans up the finish. Considering that many bottled Pilseners from Germany are often slightly oxidized and or stale by the time they are sold in the US, the canned version may be quite different than the bottled. But for now even the canned version is ho-hum.


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