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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rcasta (839) - - JAN 15, 2011
En el lago con brown es una birria similar a bitburger pero menos bitte ein bit. Das König der biere


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Boulder Liquor Mart. Clear golden appearance with an off white head. Skunk nose - some grain, lemon, sweet, husky grain. Moderate high bitterness. Moderate sweetness. A little metallic, slightly oxidized, sweet husky flavor. I’ve never found a fresh bottle of this in the US.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (383) - - MAY 3, 2015
Can 0,5l, bought at Lidl supermarket (Pula). Clear pale yellow liquid with unsteady head. Medium body and carbonation. Some corn in aroma. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Taste of grains. A hint of metal in aftertaste. Long finish. Ok. Drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (978) - HONG KONG - APR 28, 2015


330 ml bottle bought at Cheers in Yuen Long.

Clear light golden honey colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Small sticky lacing with active small carbonation; Fairly pungent smell of malt, with floral, sugar, light bread, lemon and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with strong molasses, light grape juice, biscuits, quite strong lemon, and fairly strong bitter grassy hops; Close to light body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is moderate malt in rather light body, good maltyness but sweet. Strong molasses is close to sugary. Not much floral, good tea biscuit, strong lemony hops to round. Fair enough… Hoppiness is light floral, strong and grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is increasingly strong with further sips for a lasting sweet-bitter finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a German Pils which is lacking on almost all fronts - aroma, maltyness, body and yeast. Pils bitterness is kinda okay but not enough to offset the sweetness. King of Pils? Cheap stuff really.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andy_ (887) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
tap @ Lübeck, rated 2015-04-18
Clear golden orange beer with big white head. Aroma has grainy and sweet malts, rubbery diacetyl and herbal hops. Flavor is herbally hoppy and malty. Palate is quite thin with strong carbonation and feel of bitterness. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste is bready and herbal. Clean german Pils with quite harsh herbalness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mathieuc (1897) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Can from the convenience store. Pours a clear golden with a thick white head that does recede but leave a nice pattern of lacings on the glass while doing so. Nose is of cereals and not really corny. Taste is of cereals again and honey but also has a light metallic bite to it that kind of ruins the experience. Moderate bitterness. Body is light, carbonation high and mouthfeel slightly watery. Overall an OK pils I would say, must be a lot better fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlfredoGarcia (92) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 20, 2015
330 ml bottle. Better look than most supermarket pilsener. Golden color with decent amount of foam that actually have a good form and carbonation. Smell is grassy and bread like. Taste is good has well, malty. with great overtaste. Much better than expected!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (341) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Good German pilsener. Malt and grassy hops aroma, malty taste, bitter finish. Typical drinkable beer without flaws

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1903) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Zum alten Markt, Roetgen. Blond colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Light sweet and malty, bitter hoppy finish. Easy drinkable and refreshing. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestlake (192) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Can pour. Clear golden with decent head. Grainy sweetness and a bit of bitterness. Average pilsner, I’ve had better.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aragh (30) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Kolor złotawo żółty, piana dosyć gęsta i umiarkowanie szybko opadająca. Zapach typowo chmielowy z nutą miodu. Łagodny smak soczystej trawy z przyjemną, lekko ziołową goryczką.


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