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


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RATINGS: 779   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (370) - - 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

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cristobal37 (369) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
Malt und hop aroma. Pours straw coloured with a thick but very short-lived head. Delicious, lingering malt flavour and hop bitterness. A great pilsner

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
Good example of the style. moderate bitterness, almost bready, medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2001
Average german pilsner, on the bitter side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - OCT 24, 2004
Golden colour,light bodied,clean taste,bit bitterness.Another imported lager to Turkey.Classic lager.

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