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


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RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The king of the beers - Unique in the taste. The Premium-Pilsener of highest quality.

felsenpils' rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
felsenpils (138) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - SEP 24, 2015
500ml can. Clear pale golden color with white head. Malty aroma, grainy, straw. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hens (722) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2015
0.5L bottle. Strong euro hop aroma. Yellow color with medium size white foam on top. Sweet, corny, malt is felt strongly. Not the worstest. Flavors are clearly highlighted. Malty aftertaste. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Good typical lager aroma of floral hops. Fresh bodied pilsner taste the hops and the balance is in great contrast to each other. Again a light floral nuance of hop bitterness is long and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Daanminator (334) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Mooi gouden pils met een mooie witte schuimkraag. Bier is licht bitter en verrassend zacht van smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (430) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
L: -pours a clear straw golden with a medium to bif,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -grassy,sharp spice,honey,apple T: -grassy ,spicy,sweet malt -medium to high bitterniss for the style F: -light to medium body -medium to high carbonation O: Almost on the Level of Jever in terms of hop bitterniss. Lacks some complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fantti (807) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin vaaleankullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksu on taattua pilsiä: olkea, viljaisuutta ja hunajaista makeutta. Ruohoakin on hennosti joukossa. Maussa on vahvempana hunajainen makeus, hieman taka-alalle jää olkisuus ja viljaisuus. Suutuntuma on alkuun makea, loppupuolella katkerot isekvät jonkin verran, mutta purenta saisi olla napakampi. Tyylissään ihan hyvä tuotos, mutta pilsissä kaipaan napakampaa katkeron puraisua. Tässä se jää vähän vaisuksi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ferrax (3) - New York City, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
I mean... this beer is SO much better than Rolling Rock, Budweiser, Coors, Pabst, and so on. May not be the best pilsner around but I don’t need to get the best all the time. This beer is a good beer. Currently enjoying a chilled one. Cheers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
josanguapo (394) - SPAIN - AUG 30, 2015
From Lidl. In can, poured on Ikea’s pilsner glass. Watching Breaking Bad 2x12. A bit more taste than the average pilsner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtu71 (323) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Big white foamy head. Chrystal clear pale golden. Malty, biscuit, sweetish, fruity. Pleasant, smooth.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cthulhu (496) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
50 cl bottle. Golden colout with small head. Average pilsener taste. Medium body and carbonation.

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