felsenpils (156) - 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.
YantarCoast (967) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml can. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Small bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is grain, malt, grass. Taste is slightly bitter, grain, straw, grassy hops.
elosop (315) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ljusgul med fint vitt skum. Doftar lite bröd och hö. Smaken omedelbart besk med lite malt. Eftersmaken lång med markerad beska. Klassisk tysk pilsner.
Maits (173) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden beer with little white head. Malty and little bit hops in nose. Taste is light bitter malty and few notes of hops. Easy drinkable light body beer, actually quite descent pilsener.
thellgren (824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko Hakaniemi, Helsinki. Appearance is clear and golden. This is lightly malty and actually quite light as a whole but it is also nicely hopped. Quite nice but not exceptional.
kto (911) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l bottle from marktkauf/edeka. pours a clear pale golden with a frothy white head. nose of grass, bread, with a slight metallic touch. flavour of biscuit, herbs, citrus, pepper, metal. medium bitter finish. refreshing. a nice straightforward pilsner.
MasDen (129) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - AUG 27, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Golden clear beer with small head.
Taste: malt with hops bitterness.
kaserov (214) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Color de rubia, muy claro, sin capa de espuma. Carbonatación media tirando a baja. No me interesa el aroma, tan similar al de mil cervezas más (sobre todo muchas de mi país). El sabor es similar al aroma, pero algo más marcado, rancio, muy similar al de la Krombacher (pero algo mejor, indudable). Ni para refrescar.
60minuteman (1352) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In Klobenz. Clear yellow colour and lace. Went down easy like a kolsch with a bit of hay and pepper. Perfumey
wombat23 (761) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear straw color with a white head. Aroma and taste of pils malt, floral notes, and mild skunkiness. Underwhelming but drinkable.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.