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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3.71/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear straw with plenty of effervescence. There is not quite a finger of head and it dissipates into nothingness very quickly. The nose has the distinct notes of pilsner malt. The flavor profile follows the nose. The body is light and the finish is clean, crisp, dry and bitter.
This is an enjoyable brew but not quite among the best of this style.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 03:49:12 | More by 57md
United Kingdom (England)
4.46/5 rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pale straw colour. More pale than most lagers. Very large amount of bubbles streaming up the tall pilsner glass. An ok head and good lacing left sticking to the sides to the end of the drink.
Lovely herbal hop aroma. Sweet and leafy smelling.
The taste, as with the aroma, is of herbal hops with and is very delicate and pleasant. The finish is very dry with a lingering bitterness at the end of the sip.
There is a great mineral water mouthfeel with light carbonation.
Overall this is a superb German pilsener. Ticks all the boxes for the style and is characterful enough to be considered interesting as well as thirst quenching.
My mark out of one hundred would 87.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 10:14:12 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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