Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei
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Reviews by Caj1:
4.43/5 rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I don't know what the deal is with the low scores for this beer; maybe not enough people have had this on tap, but I cannot stress enough how much of an improvement I saw between tap and bottle; it's almost like I was drinking a different beer. Granted, it's not a perfect beer, but for what it is, a relatively inexpensive pilsener, you cannot beat it.
This pours a nice golden straw color with a great deal of head; I needed to let some head dissipate before topping it off. As my beer connoisseur friend described it, this is a head beer, and needs a chance to foam up properly. The head dissipates at a moderate pace, and it was a drinkable level after about a minute. Clarity is great and the beer is nice and bubbly.
Smell is fairly standard; a little bit of bread and a good deal of hoppy citrus and pine without being overwhelming. Taste is close to perfect; sweet, light and crisp with enough hop bitterness and acetyl flavors to add some complexity. Mouthfeel is as close to perfect as you can get; this stuff goes down so smooth that I put down three pints before even realizing it. I will use the word "crisp" again, but this is smooth and refreshing, the perfect summer beer and a very nice break from the ales and stouts I've been knocking back lately.
The stuff in the bottle is pretty good, don't get me wrong, but the stuff in the keg just does not compare. I am giving this the high rating it deserves.
To good health and good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2013 03:26:53 | More by Caj1
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3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Light straw. Good carbonation. Decent head that goes away rather quickly.
Smell: Light malt, light hops, and just the slightest hint of skunkiness.
Taste: Malt with a nice touch of bitterness from the hops on the finish. There is a flavor there that I can't quite place, but I find if rather appealing. Nothing off-putting.
Mouthfeel: Clean. Crisp. On the light side of medium bodied.
Overall: An enjoyable beer that is perfect for warmer temperatures. One that I would definitely buy again.
11.2 oz bottle
Best Before: 3/17/15
Served in a Pilsner Glass
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 07:52:47 | More by priwen
Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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