felsenpils (84) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 I can remember drinking König Pils as a kid in Germany. There was a chain of pubs around the country called "König City" which featured this beer. And you know, it was pretty tasty. But nowadays, it tastes like a watered down Pils with low bitterness, no hop aroma and very little body. I mean, they even admit to an original gravity of 11.3°Plato which is just a joke. Too bad really, but this is a general trend in Germany and there is no hope in sight. Clean, drinkable, but totally boring. How do you make a low quality beer, but still follow the German Purity Law of 1516? Just use less of everything.
NaturalIce (142) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I?ll have to say that German "domestic" pils is much more flavorful than what we have in the states. That said, this was more for entertainment than anything. Not really that good but after slamming a tall boy in 10 minutes I?m glad I drank it.
lawman834 (206) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy, highly carbonated, thick head, really nice lacing. I was in the mood for a Pils and this was at a pretty low price, so I figured it was worth a shot. Floral and Grassy. Too sweet and fruity. Almost a champagne like quality. Not what I have come to expect in a Pils. Not bad overall, just not what I am looking for in the style.
Shanebrews (122) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a classic pilsner. It could serve as a baseline for the style. The aroma is both malty and hoppy. The appearance is pale with high carbonation but a thin head. The taste is excellent, rather grainy with the distinctive pilsner bite on the end and a long finish.
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Day 3 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, bottle from Rewe Bamberg shared on the train from Nuremberg to Freising, 26/01/14.
Pale golden with a moderate white swirl.
Nose is pale malts, vanilla, light floral notes, straw, citric tinges.
Taste comprises light floral notes, paper, grass, bread dough, light citric notes.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi dry close.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 3. Train swig. Lightly hazy pale gold beer, big white head. Palaten is light and airy. Floral malt, touch of spice. Little sweetness. Semi dry finish. Not bad.
AndySnow (2243) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, hops. Bitter finish.
Lowenbrau (1636) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Hipercor.
In short: a hoppy pilsener.
Pours quite clear bright gold, with nice white head, poor retention, some lacing. Malty, sweet, grasy aromas. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malty sweet, some honey, herbal, grassy, mild bitter. Dry finish. Correct one.
Beerhunter111 (3112) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Pils mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch herb, grasig, leicht getreidig. Geschmack startet bitter hopfig, grasig.
Silvan7 (535) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap @ König LÜBECK. Schiuma bianca fine poco persistente. Gialla dorata cristallina. Aroma debole, malto , cereali , su tutto riso bollito, miele d’acacia e poco erbaceo da luppolo. Gusto dolce abboccato all ingresso, miele e malto riconoscibili, sul finale vira all amaro. Erbacea, un filo resinosa. Watery, poco carbonata, poco calda. Equilibrata, poco amara per lo stile, abbastanza armonica.
djoeye (752) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/3L can 4.9abv, b@systembolaget, thanks to Angela im Deutschland & Fredrik i Sverige.
Foam willingly, off white pale head, making lacings. Very light straw yellow body.
Scents of pale malts, yellow apples, sweet mild grass, fruity fresh hops.
Taste; bread malts, caramel malts, grassy hops, faint hint of butter toffee,
Nice to palate and swallow. Ends with malts, bread, undefined fruits or berries.
Compared to Bitburger Premium (same company) this is lighter, but really fresh.