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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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1,416 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 19
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
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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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Ericb336, Aug 02, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the best lagers in the world with no doubt in my opinion (the other one is Leffe Blonde)!!!. It has a beautiful gold appearance and it is served in a beautiful BITburger glass. Refreshing taste and perfect smell. This German Lager is simply REAL BEER. Keep up the good work at BITburger!!!

ipogios, Nov 11, 2002
Photo of DJSteadman
4.85/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The first time i discovered this beer was in Hamburg and i was very skeptical at first as i was only 18 and i had never had a beer with the now familiar pilsner taste. I drank this beer every day the three weeks i was there and after the first week I had fallen in love with its golden color and i could drink it for nights on end. Drinking this beer in america is much different because, coming from the midwest, it is usually very old and kind of has a stale taste. Even with this though this beer is still amazing and i would drink this beer every single day if given the chance. It is hard to find in the liquor stores but when i can get ahold of it, it always makes things that much better especially during finals weeks. This beer is by far my favorite beer and the best beer i have ever tasted thus far.

DJSteadman, May 17, 2010
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4.8/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a pint can, light amber golden body with a white head, leaving a nice lace.

Aromas of caramel graininess mingle with a solid noble hoppiness.

Sweet grains up front, followed by a smooth balance of malt sweetness and bitterness on the back of the tongue. LEaves a clean, assertive bitterness.

Very nice pils, probably the best German pils I've had. Easy drinking and very cheap, but still a flavorful, high quality beverage.

nortmand, Sep 18, 2006
Photo of Geiseman
4.8/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best session beers from anywhere, the amount of bite is perfect.
Crisp and clean, an excellent choice with or without food
Bitburger is so well balanced they can go down quickly, sometimes too quickly.
I have a long lists of favorites with a couple of picks per style and this is one of my top 2 in German Pilsners.

Geiseman, Nov 27, 2009
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4.78/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden-yellow beer with a head that started out big and white, but quickly diminished leaving a fine lace on both the surface as well as the glass. Smelled grainy with some spicy hops and a very, very faint trace of pale malt. It tasted exactly the way it smelled. Very clean tasting, too. Not as bitter as Jever, but more balanced. Very dry finish. Some astringency tightened up the back of my throat.

The best German pils I've had.

yen157, Dec 10, 2002
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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

kurgan3, Feb 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Kanewai, Jul 21, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This a great tasting beer. Real subliminal taste to it. Bitburger is way better then most lagers out there even Germany lagers.

Appearance : e yellow with lots of carbonation.

Smell : some grains e with a noble hoppys.

taste : It is verry well balanced . It has an evanescent taste to it The weight of the beer is ideal; not ludicrously heavy, not too light. Linger noble hops to it.

Overall : Drinkability is astronomically high. Meaning very session able beer. I would buy this beer again. One of the good find for the year

bbluemzbeer, Oct 31, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

serving: 500 ml (pint 0.9 oz) can ... bit of a "tall boy" poured into a glass mug

A: golden ... a perfect pilsner color with a great head that sticks hard; perhaps lighter yellow than golden but awesome.

S: huge biscuit sweet bread malt and loads of grass

T: could drink this beer everyday and never get tired of the perfect mix of green/bitter hops and light sweet malt.

F: lightweight but full of carbonation.

O: as underrated a brew as any you can name. it's full of good barley taste and stings your tongue with those wonderfuly spicy noble hops. and this one doesn't dry me out like other pilseners, making virtually a perfect German version. LOVE IT!

Premo88, Jan 18, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to see this in a can since I have only had it in the bottle previously. 16.9 fl. oz.

Pours a straw golden color with a rocky white head. Leaves a pretty lace around the glass.

Smells of grassy/floral hops with a slight malty aroma.

The taste is wonderful! It is really a great malty profile with a great bitterness and clean finish. The malt background is beautiful. Continental pilsner malt at its best. This is hoppy but just enough to balance the malts. Something spicy, maybe saaz here. Great mouth feel with a lingering sharp/clean bitterness.

Very easy to drink and I would encourage anyone that has had this in a bottle to try it against the can. It must handle the westward journey better in this 16.9oz can.

stewart124, Feb 01, 2008
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4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A fantastic beer and one of the best pilsners in the world, if not the best. Clear pale gold with large poufy head that leaves lace. Delicate aroma of spicy hops. A supremely appetizing beer. It is delicate but not weak, light but not insipid. The epitome of balance. If you don't like this beer then you don't like beer. I'm actually surprised that this beer isn't better reviewed; I guess most users on this site prefer bigger beers. Well this beer may be light but it is not bland. If you're still in doubt, pick up a fresh six of this and discover why pilsner is the most popular style of beer in the world.

Thrasher, Jul 22, 2003
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4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this at a new bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called The Richardson (on corner of Richardson and Graham). Off the tap it had a gorgeous pale yellow color. Nice grainy/hoppy scent to it.

It had a semi-sweet taste with a classic Pilsner bitterness to it. This beer is quite carbonated and very refreshing. To be honest the mix of bitter and sweet makes this one of my favorite Pilsners. Excellent beer.

Amalak, Jan 31, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This stuff's damn good. Smells really good and pours a nice pale golden colour with usual thin pilsner style head. I like the taste and could easily drink a bunch of these. Its smooth with a slight taste of malt maybe? and a little bitterness. A relatively dry beer. Not too much aftertaste.

I'll drink it again

SaunaKing, Dec 27, 2002
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4.64/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an awesome German Pils. I will say that it seems much fresher in other parts of the world. I drank a lot of this in Hong Kong an it had more of a fresh hop character and was certainly better than the bottles that I've had in the US. This is one of my favorite styles and I think that Bitburger is one of the best even though it is kinda run-of-the-mill. I really like that the hops come through so much in such a light beer.

RollTide05, Dec 08, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got to enjoy and love this beer in Mainz, Germany on vacation. This was the beer of choice on tap at my hotel bar and after getting used to the first which was a hoppier and slightly more bitter(but in a wonderful way) beer then I was used to fell in love with it and drank it almost exclusively. Two weeks on a Bitburger beer diet and I had a hard time adjusting to anything else.

Jhandy, Aug 24, 2010
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4.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear pale yellow with ample carbonation and a stark white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving nice lacing.

Nose is full of crisp grainy flavors with a kiss of euro hoppage.

Taste is, simply put, exactly what i want in a german pilsner. Great, crisp, grain bill perfectly balanced by minimal euro hoppage.

Mouthfeel is nice and light with ample carbonation and crisp dryness.

Drinkability is downright as good as it gets. I can drink about 12 of these things without breaking a sweat on a boat in 20 foot seas during a bout of food poisoning while lifting weights and studying for an exam and simultaneously swashbuckling with hoardes of mud goblins riding on the backs of man eating swans with my eyes closed.

Overall, IMO, the finest mass produced pilsner of any kind on the market. It's rare to find a beer of this quality within its given style that is so incredibly available. A fine beer, and one that will definitely be nearly everpresent in my refrigerator. The perfect lawnmower/anytime beer.

AKBelgianBeast, Jul 05, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +33.3%

Fury2005, Oct 27, 2014
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