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


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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The king of the beers - Unique in the taste. The Premium-Pilsener of highest quality.

chicagobears' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (442) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a pale straw yellow into Warsinter pils glass. Fresh hay and clean on the nose. Grass and lemon in the flavor. Delicate balance and floral on the finish. All around solid pilsner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (183) - Butzbach, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2016
Pours pale gold from the bottle with a decent if somewhat foamy head. Calls itself the King of Beers which, in my book, is usually not an auspicious sign. Aroma is lightly sweet and malty, with some old sock, and little discernable hops presence. The hops are more discernable in the taste, which is pleasant enough, and set against a lightly sweet malty background and mild carbonation. The palate is a bit watery, which distracts from the already rather mild flavors. Decent. Boring. Not a king.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2788) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2016
From the 500 ml. can with an expiration date of 05-13-2016. It pours pale yellow with a lot of bubbly carbonation leading up to a lingering white foamy head. The aroma is bready, clean, and grassy. Light, easy drinking body. Overall just a clean, crisp quaffable Pilsener with toasty sweetness and mildly dry finish. I see nothing wrong with it. It depicts the style well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (867) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2016
the aroma is malty and herbal with shades of grain, hops and spicy grasses... the taste is clear and refreshening, malty and hoppy with notes of grain and spicy herbs... the aftertaste is bitter and dry...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdrinker79 (1867) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle from pilsner tasting, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours golden with small head. Aroma is grassy and lightly sweet. The taste is grassy, light hops, sweet, tastes old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - DEC 31, 2015
Oft getrunken. Aus irgendeinem Grund gibts Köpi in Schleswig-Holstein gefühlt an jedem zweitem Hahn. Flaches, etwas süßliches Pils mit hohem Kohlensäuregehalt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (249) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle nearing its expiration date. L: poured in a Pilsner flute it showcases great carbonation in a clear straw body, a finger of white fluffy head, nice lacing. S: a full bready malt aroma, deep and rich. Perhaps a little one-dimensional due to age. T: deliciously full-flavoured malt, bread and biscuit with a light citrus tang or gentle spice. F: superb feel, spritzy start that rounds off nicely into a full malt with a clean dry end. O: a great no frills German pils, one of my old faves that never disappoints, even when a tad unfresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2244) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Large can.

Yellow pour, white head, modest carbonation. A bit sweet, a bit cardboardy, not really the fresh grassy hop snap one would be looking for. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared on the train from Nuremberg to Freising during day 3 of the Bamberg Jolly of January 2015. Pours perfectly clear pale yellow with a frothy, white head. Nice and drinkable, with sugary pale cereal, biscuits, mellow bitter straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, simple, with lightly toasted cereal, hay. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (516) - PORTUGAL - NOV 13, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 5D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 07:01. AROMA: medium-low grainy-sweet aroma with a faint herbal hop presence on the background. APPEARANCE: straw color and translucent. small moussy white head with poor retention. TASTE: moderate grainy-sweet flavour with slight herbal hop notes. medium bitterness and a semi-dry and bitter aftertaste. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate-low carbonation. OVERALL: an average comercial german pils with less hop intensity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3779) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Jumbo supermarket, Portimao, Portugal. Pale straw coloured with a sweet malty and grassy flavour with gentle floral fruity notes on the smooth vanilla finish.

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