Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei
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3.28/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had this beer at noon on a Sunday, so maybe it was the first one they pulled today. I don't know for sure how long the draught lines are in this place, but I think they are direct draw rather than pulling from all the way back in the walk-in.
This beer is pale straw, about the same color and clarity as a common BMC. Aroma is a bit grassy - it really does not invite me to take that first sip, but I do anyway.
First sip is up front bitter, but not a clean, bright bitterness. This is more muddled and thuggish. There is a soapy charachter there that is not very pleasant.
Through this slow pint, things improved. The grassiness in the aroma faded to..well, nothing much, and the bitterness seemed less offensive. By the end of the pint, I was happy with it, but it took a while to grow on me.
Mouthfeel and body were both light and crisp. Not much sweetness - that might have helped with the rough bitterness.
Serving type: on-tap
09-19-2005 04:02:42 | More by bubrewer
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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
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