King Vienna Lager from the King Brewery in Nobleton, Ontario pours a clear golden-amber colour with a hefty and frothy white head that burns off after a few minutes, leaving a small collar and film. The beer smells of toasted, caramel-sweetened malts, with a wildflower tone and a hint of soapy hops.
The taste of King Vienna Lager is simple, but clean and well-balanced. Bready malts are prevalent, but the beer has a nice crisp bite. A sweet caramel flavour with a fresh grain backing comes through on the tongue. The beer is medium-bodied with an overall light carbonation level and has a bit of a syrupy quality as it passes the tongue. A slight fatty or nutty taste comes through on the back of the tongue.
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.