This traditional Czech-style beer from the King Brewery in Nobleton, Ontario pours a typical golden colour that’s a bit on the pale or watery side. A sizable frothy white head lasts for a few minutes, leaving some minor lace and a collar. King Pilsner has a grassy, grainy aroma with floral notes, some soapiness and a faint honey sweetness. Wet, sweet malts start to come through about halfway through the glass.
King Pilsner has a nice crisp taste with a sweetness coming through on the tongue and a dry aftertaste. It’s simple, but quite clean and inoffensive. The beer is very light-bodied with a medium carbonation. It goes down very easily but it’s a bit too watery on the back end for me.
The packaging of King Pilsner has a black background with a green oval logo and uses a detailed golden lion’s head logo. The side of the six pack sleeve has a detailed description of the beer and the method by which it’s brewed and the bottle label has an ingredients list.
King Pilsner is not a bad effort at all and one of the better Ontario-brewed pilsners I’ve had the chance to review thus far. It works very well as an “ice cold on a hot day” beer, but seemed to have lost something when I tried it with a couple of different meals. This beer can be found at select LCBO and The Beer Store locations.
Type: Czech Pilsner
Region: Ontario, Nobleton
Brewery: King Brewery (Beer Barons)
Format Purchased: 6 x 341 mL
Alcohol Content: 4.8%