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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 19
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Moilovesu2
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I live on the east coast in the U.S. and I found a 4 can pack of this beer for 5 bucks and thought the price was wrong as it's imported beer which is usually way more expensive in my area. For some reason I can only keep down imported beer. I thought it was going to taste bad since it was so cheap...but I was surprised that it was quite pleasant tasting. My favorite beer is Stella ...and Sapporo (Japanese beer). This one rates somewhere in the middle, being very refreshing and has a kick to it that says... you are drinking beer!! not flavored water :-). I recommend drinking it very cold. It's great with comfort and fast foods and I will be looking for it again...I hope the price remains this low, as it will be my regular basic go to beer. Way way better than any U.S. beer I have tasted. Cheers!!

Moilovesu2, May 12, 2014
Photo of admiral
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

admiral, Today at 05:15 AM
Photo of argock
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 cl brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by 06.23.15 stamped on back label. 12-pack purchased cold at Harris Teeter (Charlottesville, VA) for $14.49.

A: Crystal clear honey-gold with disappointing 1/2-finger stark white head hat dissipated quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Clean crackery, grainy malt and grassy, noble hops with minerally quality

T: Great German pils flavor, clean and crisp, with slight grainy pale pilsner malt sweetness, not corny, which plays well off of the clean, grassy, spicy, and slightly floral moderate hop bitterness. There's a reason this a top example of the German pils style. Well-handled beer -- no skunkiness.

M: Very dry throughout, not a beer to drink for body, but slightly prickly carbonation enhances the dry finish.

O: Excellent beer which is inherently drinkable yet provides plenty of crackery maltiness, grasy hops bitterness, and the classic exquisitely dry finish. Comes off drier than Prima Pils but less hoppy - both are great.

argock, Today at 03:20 AM
Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

05/22/12 Not a fav. I found a bit of a piney aftertaste. I prefer a cleaner mouth-feel & beyond.

seedyone, Yesterday at 04:10 PM
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

demonspeed, Sunday at 09:43 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

redfox405, Sunday at 04:23 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

flagbearer, Sunday at 03:41 AM
Photo of WAbeerfiend
2/5  rDev -42%

Best by date of 08.26.14.
Poured from a pint bottle into a tumbler in mid-March, 2014.

A: See through light yellow.

S: Skunky.

T: Grain, malt. Some flower.

M: Creamy.

O: This did have balance, but it was too skunky. Drain pour.

WAbeerfiend, Friday at 01:32 AM
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2.36/5  rDev -31.6%

Alex-Alkis, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

JKG, Sep 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42%

HopliteWarrior, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Brams17, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

gatorlove, Sep 21, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2%

Nastydog911, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

KeyWestGator, Sep 19, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of JBlankenheim
4.39/5  rDev +27.2%

JBlankenheim, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of louisianajones
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

So I picked this up at Crazy Bruce's in Bristol, CT, as part of a mix-a-six. Poured it into a Guiness glass.

Way too cold (straight out of the fridge) when I first smelled and tasted it. No smell, lots of carbonation and a little bit of skunk. So I let it sit for 20 minutes. While it sat, I noticed very little head which dissipated in no time, and no lacing.

As it warmed, I got more of a typical pils aroma with a hint of skunk, not in a bad way. Very light, crisp, and...pilsener-ish. Not a fan of pilseners, but this one actually seemed to have more body as it got warmer.

For a guy who thinks all pilseners taste the same, I actually kinda enjoyed this one. The skunkiness was just enough to make it interesting. If you're into pilseners, you'll like this one well enough. I'll be going back to my ales, stouts, and porters.

louisianajones, Sep 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Glenney67, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

HeyMarkRoss, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of cottonkoozie
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Nice color, clear slightly golden yellow. Pours a 2 finger head and keeps a thin cap. Very smooth and easy drinking, with a present but light hop bitterness. Slight skunkiness. Overall it is an alright beer that I would drink again (and have had before), but not seek out to buy. A 3.5 for a little better than okay.

cottonkoozie, Sep 11, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -15.4%

Pedropb, Sep 10, 2014
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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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