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

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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The king of the beers - Unique in the taste. The Premium-Pilsener of highest quality.


Chrilly's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chrilly (20) - Stockholm, - AUG 23, 2012
God Tyrreplisner, med beska. Rekomenderas. "Alkoholhalt 4,9 % Användning Serveras vid 6-8°C till kryddstarka rätter, eller som sällskapsdryck. Smak Maltig smak med inslag av rågbröd och humle. Råvaror Kornmalt och humle. Doft Brödig doft med inslag av malt, humle och citrus." (från systembolaget)


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Crystal clear golden pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Good, but a bit weak, nose of light lemon and a touch of bready malt. Yeast and very light hops are present but are in the background. Slightly sweet. Light body that is smooth but very similar to water. World class carbonation / body balance. Light effervescence is present in the middle while the finish becomes slightly prickly. The carbonation may appear light but is spot on for the light body. The flavor profile is very good. Intensity and complexity are a bit lacking...hop flavor in particular. The primary flavor component is light biscuit sweetness. This pairs very well with the mid-palate fairly mild bitterness. What hop flavor there is tends to a mix of floral and herbal. The finish is crisp and clean.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DraftDodger (1006) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Olhão 18/7 2016. 50 cl can from Oriente Modelo Supermarket. Can has a couple of the usual metals, a Kings Crown and the German Rheinheitsgebot printed on the front of the can. You certainly need to think that this is an autenticitet German beer. Pours clear yellow with small white head. Disappears fairly fast leaving what looks like a carbonated urin sample. Aroma is medium sweet with malts, grains and corn. Light sour notes. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Taste is medium sweet balanced by medium bitterness apparant in the aftertaste. Not very complicated - but certainly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from BV Liquor: Poured a clear golden liquid and had a small development of film foam for the head. Aroma smells sweet yet tart and almost smells fruity similar to a cider while a whiff of wet grains lurks in the background. Flavor of the beer is a bit off and brings about wet cardboard and old stale cereal or corn mush flavorings. Not that great tasting and it said it expired over a month ago but wow did it really fall apart fast. Won’t be buying this from the bottles again. Still had a rocking carbonation level but it taste like cornflakes with water.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8296) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Keg @ Bleeding Heart Tavern, Farringdon, London. Golden with a very thin head and a mid carbonation. Easy-drinking but very malty within both its Pilsener aroma and taste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gripweed57 (1326) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
500 ml can. Pale yellow gold color. Small bubbly white head. Metallic grainy malt nose. Light grainy malt flavor. Slight grassy hops with lemony notes. A German lawnmower beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (445) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
0.5 l can, thanks to my aunt for getting me this from Germany. Golden color, thick white head that doesnt remain for long. Hay, grass, some hoppy notes in aroma. Bitter taste with short bitterish finish, light body, lively carbonation. Not too complex, but well made.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Nothing special, nothing wrong, aroma of grain and grass, pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Medium body, light bitter taste with hints of grain and grass with a bitter finish. Typical of the style and well worth drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (630) - München, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
The Köpi or König Pilsener is a straight up no nonscense Pils. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is bitter it is herbal, it takes 7-8 minutes to pour properly. A good but not excellent beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jury (99) - RUSSIA - JUN 8, 2016
Хороший пилс, хмелева& горчинк& есть, пить легко и приятно, легкое свежее послевк&

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (1792) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle Aroma-bread, grass, Appearance-pale, clear, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, long finish, Overall-very refreshing


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