Australian Brewing Corporation
Formerly brewed at Privatbrauerei Gießen

Style: Pale Lager
Little River, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
King Lager is brewed to an all Australian full strength formula in Germany, by the Giessener Brauhaus who have over 100 years of brewing knowledge. Made 100% naturally, King Lager complies with the strict German Purity Law of 1516 resulting in a superior tasting lager of world standing.

Only the highest quality barley malt, hops, water and yeast, have been combined to give King Lager its unique malt character and crisp, distinctive taste.

The sophisticated King Lager packaging reflects the quality of this exceptional, full flavoured beer. The sleek, contoured bottle, stylish 4 pack design and premium labelling makes this lager stand out amongst the best in any environment.

King Lager is full strength with 5.2% alc/vol, 20 beers to a case and 375ml of classic, crisp, clean beer in every bottle.

Make your move now to King Lager – it’s world class.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Free sample, from a little plastic cup outside the good beer store in Emmaus. Fairly standard yellow lager, boring.

ALLOVATE (3048) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2010
A rating from way back in 2006 found in an old notebook. Definitely the same beer, though I remember its bottle and label being a lot different from that shown on the left.
Sample given to me by an importer. Chilled, into a Pilsner glass. Looks half decent, a mass of highly charged carbonation inside a yellowish gold body, clear as day. Big soufflé of white caps it off, slowly rising in the centre to a peak, impressive. This holds ’til the end and laces the glass nicely. Grassy, dusty old bag of hops on the nose. Inoffensive on the palate, dull sourish malt with a mix of spicy, grassy and slightly sour hops in back. Hint of roasted peanut comes through, some herbal notes linger in the crispish . A little watery, body is light and it moves quickly across the tongue without great harm. Pretty average, nothing offensive at all. Easily quaffable, ’mind-turned-off’ lager! (33cL, 25/11/06, The Beer Store, Morley)

dashammer (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010 does not count
a pale amber color akin to apple juice, a big head to float a bottle cap, a strong malt aroma that grabs at the pit of your stomach, followed by a sweet carmel malt flavor. Just picked up a case at Shangy’s in Emmaus on a close out special for $13 so I shouldn’t bitch, but I will. Not really a summer brew, kind of heavy. Carbonation kind of went flat halfway through. I might use a bottle or two in my roasting pan to roast a couple of racks of ribs. I would skip this and get the Pigs Eye Pilsner for $13 in cans. Note: this was brewed and bottled in Australia, so maybe it should be paired with a Vegamite sandwich. 4.9% ABV.

mkel07 (6212) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2009
375ml bottle. Poured pale yellow in colour with a medium white head and malt aroma. Very thin and watery and lacking in flavour. Average at best.

NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a tarnished copper penny in color with a pure white head. The aroma is slightly musty with an odd malty note. The flavor is very watery with a metalic character to the hops. There really wasn’t much carbonation to speak of. The body is slightly thin and weak.

Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2008
Aroma: some light malt and hop with a touch of melon. Appearance: golden amber with a largish white head that flattens reasonably quickly. Flavour: malty and easy to drink but very little hop character. Palate: thin and gently carbonated easy to finish quickly finishes with a touch of the melon tasts.

grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle. Pale amber pour with a medium white head. Kind of bland flavor with a funny after taste.

AcctError2896 (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
This stuff was really horrible and I really can say that this was really not enjoyable...

TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Thin head and pale amber body. Decent malt character that feels good on the pallet. Hints of caramel. A very easy drinking simple beer and you can’t beat the price for a case.

moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
very foamy almost soapy head. amber/gold color. aroma of malts and caramel. lots of soapy lacing left behind and a lot of carbonation. tastes of malt and a bit floral with a bitter after thought. I must say that I’m not a pale lager fan but there is something about this I like. this is an easy drinker. I think I’m going to save what i have of this for the summer. this is going to taste real good in July!

afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
bottle. pours a pale amber with a thin head. a light aroma of caramel is detected. has a thick butterscotch/caramel flavor. no bitterness detected. has a Houdini like finish, that is to say it just disappears. still though I can’t complain, I only paid $14 for a case of it and it is very drinkable if lacking a little complexity.

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