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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Pilsener
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water; malt; Saaz hops; hop extract.
"Hopfenkonig has a crisp, clean dry, hoppy nose and aromatic flavours."


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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/25/2012. 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a lighter straw color with fantastic clarity. The head is a one finger white color with okay retention. Basically, it’s everything you’d expect a decent pilsner to look like. S: I was really wary when I first popped open the weird pulltab and whiffed a MASSIVE amount of skunk, but in the glass it’s calmed down well. Lots of zesty noble hops with no real malt aroma. Weak in general, but not bad. T: There’s almost a green pepper flavor that really catches me off guard - yeah, it definitely tastes like bell pepper. Not really a good thing. There’s a bit of grass and sweet malts on the finish, but that off flavor really throws everything off guard. M: Well carbonated and nicely light - there’s no mouthfeel problems keeping it from going down easy, just the flavors. O: This...doesn’t work. The pepper character kills what could have been a good pilsner. At the very least, it would pair decently with Mexican food.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Can. Pours light yellow, with a creamy head. Aroma is spicy hops, with sweet floral and citrusy notes, as well as pale malts with grainy notes. Medium body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is sharp hops, with herbal citrus and peppery spices, as well as sweet grainy malts, with bread and honey.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Werckmeister (504) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 1, 2015
green glass bottle with pull cap at home bought at a random Spar Supermarket. golden clear shiny color. very small white head. grainy smell, smells a bit ashy probably from oxidation, light malty sweetness, some grass notes, bread. light body, very bubbly, again some off-taste, tastes grainy, some malty sweetness, bread, some ash notes, citric. dry / light ashy / also light bitter finish. not very good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2637) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2015
went by the name, had hoped for better, but all together a pedestrian pilsener, lots of cereal notes, could have been more crisp

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tlind2 (1235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle@Schladming. Golden color, airy white head. Hoppy aroma with vegetable notes. Uneven malty flavor with vague hop bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nah.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
16erBlech (182) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 17, 2015
0,5l bottle. Mild, aromatic, tasty, refreshing, drinkable beer with a nice hoppy finish. A real hop-king. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkun (971) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden pour with half a finger of white head. Grass, wheat, grain. Light body with medium carbonation. Short crisp finish. Easy to drink but not interesting

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
voyageurmike (122) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Yellow with a trace of head, served in sampler. Bland and watery, paired decently with schnitzel but not a beer I would order again. Not a big pilsener fan in general, but this makes me wonder whether the Austrian variety is particularly uninteresting for an American craft beer drinker’s palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5135) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2014
Nettes Piwo mit einer trocken-herben Seele. Hopfigfrisch mit viel Gras im Aroma und einem leicht bitteren Schluss. Angenehm zu trinken und stellenweise sehr erfrischend.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (5152) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from the Interspar in Kufstein. The beer pours out in a clear golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of mild hops and bubble gum. Taste of mild hops, light grass, leaves, light malt, bread. High carbonation. Easy to drink, yet it lacks some character and deepness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (325) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
Para começar, muito interessante a forma de abrir a garrafa. Não conhecia o sistema. Mas vamos ao que interessa. O aroma já se manifestou logo após a abertura da garrafa. Bastante intenso e lupulado, algo de refrescante. O líquido apresentou a característica coloração "loura". E o creme se formou bem, com boa densidade e deixou marcas perfeitas ao longo do copo. Porém não manteve-se perene até o fim. No mais, um belo amargor, bastante densa ao paladar e bem carbonatada. O retrogosto foi de um amargo saboroso. Em resumo, uma das melhores pilsners que já tomei.


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