Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei
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Reviews by SurlyDuff:
3.8/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Okay, so another brew that suffers from the detrimental BA Syndrome: Harsh reviews assailing the flaws of its yellow fizzy wateriness, metallic, grainy, etc, etc. Maybe a good comment about the crispness, but bam, D score. Really? Check out the style guides before you review folks!
This brew turned out to be a solid pils, true to style in every respect. This will never be a match for an iipa or an impy stout, at least in this country, but if you can't appreciate a decent Pils for what it is, you're no better than the craftbeer oblivious macro drinker.
This pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow into my purty PrimaPils glass. It's a 500ml tallboy can, which is literally the perfect pour...or would have been if i went a little bit lighter on the pour. A good 4 finger head sat aloft for the first minute, then I added the rest of the can to the glass when it died down. Huge bubbles of foam rotted down leaving some spidery lacing. Plenty of carbonation bubbles coming up. There's a private beer commercial going on for me here at my desk, very tempting looking brew.
Some powerdy yeast, sweet honey, and malt took over the aroma. It's a bit sweeter than american macros, and a bit more complex with some sour apple.
Taste is spot on Pils. Absolutely no skunking, thanks to the can (often a problem with bottle imports), and a sweet mouthwatering honey and biscuity flavor that leads into a good noble hop profile that leaves just the expected amount of metallic twang. As with any canned brews in the past several decades, i've never gotten any inherent flavors, as the cans have a polyvinyl coating...love it when i read peoples reviews who don't know noble hops have that characteristic, and that it's desired. bah.
It's a very drinkable brew, low abv makes it uber-sessionable.
If you can find Bitburger, and it's a decent price, get it.
Serving type: can
09-27-2009 23:47:30 | More by SurlyDuff
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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
79 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.