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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils

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1,179 Ratings
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Ratings: 1179
Reviews: 706
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%


Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001)
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Reviews by kinger:
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kinger

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Stinging, biting aroma and taste. This one isn't terrible but it's a little rough around the edges. Aroma is sharp and noticeable. Decent pour, real light yellow with nice fluffy white top and good lacing. Thin and oh so watery the flavor is weak. A biting hoppiness overpowers a lacking malt content. It's drinkable but the finish is rough as well. For the buck it's a solid bargain but if you want a good pils keep looking.

Serving type: can

11-11-2008 02:59:53 | More by kinger
More User Reviews:
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ranger7

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-23-2014 02:08:57 | More by ranger7
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2014 20:44:03 | More by jroberts8811
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-17-2014 23:18:48 | More by OatmattStout
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin, yellow, no head to speak of. But this beer has a little more hoppiness and flavor than your average pilsner. I like the dry finish and the hop element. Also like that this is more full-bodied than other pilsners. But at the end of the day, it's still a pilsner, but you could do worse (or better--like, IMHO, Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner). I found this beer drinkable but not particularly enjoyable--I prefer something with more flavor and/or complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 03:41:03 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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silverevo9

California

3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found these cheap, 4.99 for four pints. If I can keep getting it at this price, this will be my go to beer. I drank this through a keg and didn't enjoy it as much as I do now. I would compare this to Konig pilsner, although Konig is much better, this is trying to keep pace. Nice cool refreshing beer. Smell some vanilla, grass, almost candy like. Beer changes in smell as it warms for the better. More of a hop odor to it.Very nice carbonation and straw like color. Lacing in the glass is prevalent and stays. Head created was thick and soapy. Great beer, great price, go for it!

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 20:50:48 | More by silverevo9
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-13-2014 20:21:21 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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TJP21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

04-13-2014 20:15:32 | More by TJP21
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EdTheEdge

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

04-13-2014 19:06:25 | More by EdTheEdge
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grittybrews

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2014 03:19:43 | More by grittybrews
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-10-2014 00:36:11 | More by lzepplin01
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Transparent straw yellow color. Half of head on the pour. Average active carbonation for the style. Some sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Easy front of pleasant prairie grass, cloves, and some banana. Earthy grounded pils malt body. Light fruity hop tones round out the aroma.

Taste: The palate is greeted by some buttery yeast tones. The malt body is filled with heavy nutty tones, earthy grains, corn, and prairie grass. Dry straw meshes with some hop fruitiness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Light sweet front which transitions into a progressively building dry grainy finish. Carbonation is bright and contributes to the lingering dryness on the palate.

Overall: Solid german pilsner top to bottom. The taste is a bit of a different animal then I expected from the aroma but doesn't subtract from the overall enjoyability of this brew. Certainly something that any BA should try out especially for <$10 a sixer.

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 01:06:06 | More by KFBR392
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longisland1983

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-06-2014 21:47:13 | More by longisland1983
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Filabee

Michigan

1/5  rDev -71.1%

04-05-2014 16:58:34 | More by Filabee
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kgrichards

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-30-2014 21:22:50 | More by kgrichards
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden straw color. The head is about a finger high and completely white in shade. It has decent retention for the style, too. A nice ring of lacing is left behind on the glass.

S: There's a good amount of noble hoppiness here, and while it's a bit sulfury, it stop short of being 'skunky'. I'm also getting hints of malt sweetness and butter. Very straightforward, but it works decently.

T: Again, this is a simplistic and straightforward beer. A touch of crackery malts hit the palate at first, before some earthen noble hops finish it off. It is what it is - not very interesting, but easily drunk and devoid of off notes.

M: Vibrantly carbonated and light on the palate, while a touch of lingering sweetness helps to keep it balance. One could chug this if so inclined.

O: If this is the German equivalent of Budweiser, I now know why ze Germans denigrate our macro lagers - this shits all over most of the BMC crew from a great height. No, it's not interesting or great, but it will get you by in a pinch. Good for parties, fishing, or any other activity that benefits from shutting your brain off.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 18:32:50 | More by ThisWangsChung
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BritCvS

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-30-2014 14:47:04 | More by BritCvS
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-29-2014 19:23:09 | More by polloenfuego
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O_gg_e

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-29-2014 18:00:12 | More by O_gg_e
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iannutter

Chile

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2014 23:11:23 | More by iannutter
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Gbone


4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

03-27-2014 22:25:13 | More by Gbone
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rohitsc

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-22-2014 16:23:57 | More by rohitsc
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 500 ml can into a pint glass, straw colored with a large foamy white head lat lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: slightly sweet, pale malt, grassy, grain, slight mineral water

T: slightly sweet up front, cereal grain, biscuit, slight grassy peppery hops at the finish

M: light with high carbonation, clean palate

O: OK mass produced pilsner, not stellar but quite easy to drink and refreshing, serve cold

Serving type: can

03-19-2014 01:36:38 | More by M_C_Hampton
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SnifterLifter

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-16-2014 22:56:24 | More by SnifterLifter
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Wolberjs

California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-16-2014 15:39:39 | More by Wolberjs
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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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