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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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1,360 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,360
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 18
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
Photo of damndirtyape
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle in a pilsner glass. Well before (6+ months) stale/end-of-freshness date.

Appearance is your classic pilsner - golden yellow, carbonation constantly bubbling up from the bottom of the glass, thin white head upon pouring with a very minor amount of lacing on the glass as I drank it. Foam settled down to 1/16" layer across the top.

Smell at first is a hint of that hop skunkiness along with a mild amount of oranges.

Taste is crisp, nothing sweet but not exceedingly bitter. It doesn't dominate and the tastes present are fleeting.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated and prickly on the tongue, but refreshingly coating of the throat. That feeling of a long drink when you really needed one.

Drinkability - I plan to buy more soon and it went very well with the BBQ spare-rib dinner.

damndirtyape, Aug 22, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter golden color witha pretty nice blooming head that stays pretty well,a light grainy aroma with a light iron-like tinge to it.This beer has a sharp hop edge to it ecspecially in the finish there is a malt bready backbone with a iron flavor in there as well but the bitter finish is the main thing I get from this beer.A quaffer for sure something to drink when u want flavor and quanity.

oberon, Nov 27, 2003
Photo of Popsinc
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 500ml can. Pale yellow pour. Medium head.

Smell: Very light and floral. Only a hint of hoppiness.

Taste: Smooth and light. Moderate hop bitterness in the body. Nice hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp. Slightly dry towarsd the end.

Drinkablility: A little light for my liking. But still a decent pils.

Popsinc, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light straw yellow in color with a pure, white, full head and plenty of carbonation.

Smell – The grainy malt here was laden with refined sugar and lacked the aroma of Noble hops.

Taste – Thankfully the taste backed away from the sugary-sweet nose, but the grain was rather average and, again, lacked a good hop compliment.

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied Pils has some decent carbonation but otherwise was a bore.

Drinkability – This is a mediocre excuse for a German Pils.

RoyalT, Oct 06, 2004
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bright light gold with wonderful carbonation and a solid dollup of white cream. Aroma and flavor are rather on the sweet side of the German Pilsener style for me. I prefer quite a lot of dryness in my GPs that this beer lacks. Still, body is light and refreshing. Aroma is pleasing pilsner malts and spicy hops. This is in no way a bad beer, just not my style.

DaPeculierDane, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of brownbeer
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, hazy golden color with a creamy, white head.

Sweet-tart candyish malt nose with floral hops. Pretty nice overall.

Crisp, balanced flavor with a lemony backdrop. This is a refreshing pils, nothing too crazy going on, good with food, and better than I expected.

brownbeer, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of Joebraggot
3/5  rDev -13%

Joebraggot, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 8 fluid onz brown bottle

Appearance : pale yellow color with a small white head that goes away easily.

Smell: Hops are there ,very present>

Taste: some sourness, hops present and some kind of malt far away.

Mouthfeel:very easy to drink feels good on mouth.

Notes: A good beer but Nothing to write home about.

BeerDreadz, Nov 08, 2007
Photo of drinkofczars
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Normal looking pilsner beer. Bright golden and translucent.

S- Exactly how this type of beer should smell. Slight skunk smell, but I enjoy that in this type of beer. Hops are coming through as well.

T- Perfect light bitter bite. Crisp yet mellow on the taste buds.

M- Smooth, light, refreshing and perfectly carbonated. Gives your tongue a nice zing.

O- Goes down like a bud light, tastes better than a stella. A great beer to have at the beach or after mowing the lawn.

Stellar beer.

drinkofczars, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of twi1609372
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer at queen mary pub. this is definetly a flavorful german beer. the robust flavor and smooth taste i think were well blended. the smell and appearence are consistant with what you would expect from a beer of this genre. all in all a pretty good beer.

twi1609372, Sep 23, 2006
Photo of shapudding
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 05.2005, and coded LM3249
Poured this large bottle into my very tall Widmer bros pilsner glass to a perfect fit. Clear and golden with tons of carbination rising up to a ton of very thick, white head. The nice layering settled as a thick, frosty white cover. Surprised to find scents of sasafrass and cola... Bitey carbination, but not too much at all, from all that I can see, I thought there would be tons of it. Tastes like floral hops and nicely malty, with a tiny bit of honey sweetness towards the end of each sip. Just a bit of bitterness left on the back edges of your tongue. Nicely drinkable, goes down very easy.
Very nicely gifted to me by my workbud, Dennis, who gave up this single bottle carried over from Germany from his friend. This is his favorite, but he knows I am a beergeek, so this was lovingly carried in to me in an icepacked cooler for my enjoyment. Good friends!

shapudding, Jan 22, 2005
Photo of generallee
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2 into a Pilsener Glass. The back label has a "Best Before" date that reads 062911.

Appearance: A super clear and bright yellow gold beer fills my glass and is capped by a bright white head of loose foam. This head settles quickly and sets up a thin wispy layer of slick lacing.

Smell: Grassy, hay like and lightly floral hops blend with light biscuity pale maltiness. It is simple but nice.

Taste: Just a slight malty sweetness seeks into a mostly dry pale biscuity malt character balanced by modest hay like and floral hops. The finish is fairly crisp feeling with mellow hop bitterness.

Notes: It's a solid clean and very drinkable lager.

generallee, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of EROCK83
4/5  rDev +15.9%

EROCK83, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Rifrafboy
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is better from the can. It pours dark straw, with a good head. Carbonation abounds. Taste is smooth, with a strong, sweet maltiness that pervades. Hops are present and perfectly accent the finish. This is an excellent example of a premium German pilsner/lager. I found a local store that sells this in tall cans and it is excellent. In bottles, I found it to be less enjoyable, but still quite good. In cans it is awsome. I'll leave it at that.

Rifrafboy, Jan 03, 2003
Photo of merlin48
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint .9 oz can is a good value in a wrapped pack at the Liquor Barn in Lexington, Ky. Pours into a tall pils glass a clear, pale yellow body with a large, fluffy, white head. The head retains most of the way through, leaving pits and clumps of snow hued lace. Very nice appearance.

Aroma fits the style quite well, leaving scents of sweet pils malt, spicy floral hop, old biscuit, and Lemon furniture wax(Pledge).

Mouthfeel is modest, as per style, with light to light medium body and bubbly carbonation.

Taste features some sweet grainy malt, baked wafers, lemonrind hop bitterness, and sticky breadiness, complimented with floral notes and a kiss of white pepper. Even finish is delightful.

An underrated German classic here. Extremely drinkable, and ideal for a session. Attractively priced.

merlin48, Oct 28, 2005
Photo of TedD
4/5  rDev +15.9%

TedD, May 12, 2014
Photo of nem2006
2.1/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer poured a pale yellow with a small white head that faded quickly, but maintained good carbonation in the glass.

The smell was an extremely strong skunky smell. I thought it would go away as the beer warmed but even after it came to room temperature, it still smelled of skunk. Somewhere in there I smelled hay or grass.

Not much flavor at the start, a bitter finish and even a little skunk at the end.

I was really disappointed with how skunky this was, it may have been one of the worst ones I have tried.

nem2006, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of bl400315
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into pilsner glass. pours golden with a thick head that dissolves in about 30 seconds, great clarity. smells grainy with sweeter hops. subtle hint of the hops, a very light, not too complex pilsner taste. lighter body in mouth, moderate carbonation. had this with pizza, complimented it very nicely. very smooth and affordable, drinkability is decent- have gone through two before i reviewed one.

bl400315, May 13, 2009
Photo of sydneyMTBdog
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

sydneyMTBdog, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Medium golden coloured brew, with about 2 inches of foamy head. Decent retention, some lacing. Took quite some time before all evidence of a head disappeared.

Light malts, floral hops, apple and pear to the nose.

A good, easy-drinking pilsner. Bready up front, with the hops taking a floral character before leaving with a crisp bitterness. Nothing too exciting, but it's certainly quite drinkable.

Light, spritzy carbonation. A little bit under-carbonated, actually, but the body is a bit heavier than most run-of-the-mill pilsners.

Cheap, well-made, goes down well. Not the greatest pilsner out there, but it's still a good patio drinking beer; it's mouthfeel is conducive for sessions.

JohnnyBarman, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

innominat, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

dankjohn, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of jcdiflorio
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a case of this for a vacation at the Outer Banks. Sampled this at the hotel halfway down from a pint glass. Would have used a pilsner glass if I hade one.
Drank from a 12oz brown bottle with crimped cap.

Clear golden color with a 2" creamy white head and fair retention a slight steady carbination.

Nice clean modererated noble German nose spicy,woody,grassy with a bisquity edge.

Clean taste lightly toasted grain and a touch of carmell nicley balanced with a good crisp snappy bitterness with a woody/earthy edge.

Light bodied with a zesty hop mouthfeel.
This is my go to German session beer could drink this beer all day long. Great summer beer.

jcdiflorio, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of NilocRellim
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Bamabrew22
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured like translucent, liquid gold out of the 12 oz bottle. Nice, foamy 2-finger head sitting atop a really light, but nice looking brew. Smell had a slight sweet tinge to it. The taste was good; light in both flavor and color, malty sweetness, reminiscent of pale euro macros, yet better. Just a touch of hop bitterness came through towards the swallow. Overall, nice beer. Not a huge fan of pilseners, but this one tasted like it was made well. Refreshing and clean finish.

Bamabrew22, Apr 16, 2008
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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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