Schloss Eggenberg Hopfenkönig

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 5.1%

Proof: 10.2°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Austria Austria

Brewed at the Schloss Eggenberg brewery, Hopfenkönig is a pils style beer with a mild flavour, fermented and matured for 12 weeks in the historic cellars of Eggenburg Pilsner.

Situated north of the Alps in Austria's Salzkammergut region, Eggenberg belonged to a Benedictine monastery and is one of Europe's oldest breweries with a history dating back to 1681. Since 1803, the Castle brewery has been in the hands of the Stöhr family and the seventh generation are now run the business.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 11/02/2012


Clear, pale golden with medium head with quickly subsides with minimal lacing.


Hoppy, grassy and slightly skunked nose with faint passion fruit and apricot jam.


Dry hay, grassy hopped lightly metallic palate.


Lightly bitter, hoppy, slightly metallic finish.

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