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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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1,338 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 17
Gots: 68 | 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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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

1/5  rDev -71.1%

06-21-2014 15:40:40 | More by ONovoMexicano
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desint

Belgium

1/5  rDev -71.1%

05-24-2013 12:49:38 | More by desint
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Filabee

Michigan

1/5  rDev -71.1%

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

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -63.9%

08-18-2012 11:48:01 | More by crwrunner
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pin

Australia

1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

08-16-2012 04:49:38 | More by pin
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jujubeast6000

Texas

1.55/5  rDev -55.2%

Reviewed 12/4/2005 (12oz bottle from 24 variety pack):

Pours a fizzy pale yellow colored body. Has a malty aroma. A dry dusty taste, with a bitter aftertaste. Watery, and grainy. Similar to the domestic fizzy yellow in appearance, aroma, taste. Not good.

11-26-2008 04:28:33 | More by jujubeast6000
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

1.61/5  rDev -53.5%

Bitburger pours a straw golden color with a lot of bubbles and a small head. There is a an aroma like dirty dishwater. The taste is watery, soapish, and also tastes like dirty dish water. Very light, which helps it, but just undrinkable. Overall looks good, but tastes bad.

11-12-2013 02:11:13 | More by vette2006c5r
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decom

Brazil

1.63/5  rDev -52.9%

looks like an average german pilsener. smells like an average german pilsener. The bad news is that it doesn't taste like one.

Mouthfeel is just terrible, and combined with the taste, made me want to spit it out. And couldn't even finish a whole glass (and it was a small glass).

The marketing hype said a lot about this beer (I had it at a local beer festival), but it didn't quite live up to the expectations. It was said that this beer is really popular in Germany. I found it hard to believe.

Maybe it should've been at a lower temperature or something, but this beer just didn't do it for me.

04-21-2006 00:27:45 | More by decom
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Carlton1964

New York

1.69/5  rDev -51.2%

Sludge is the first word that comes to mind...swill is a close second. Almost no head, no lacing, a horrible stale taste that lingered in my mouth followed my trauma of drinking this stuff. Hard to believe this is made in Germany. I will note...Born on date on bottle says it was made 7 months ago. Not sure if this made it worse, but it sure didn't get better with age.

05-01-2013 02:59:15 | More by Carlton1964
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

02-26-2014 19:53:05 | More by JIMTRK16
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

12-25-2012 23:57:34 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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randomfits


1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

04-03-2012 17:06:52 | More by randomfits
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GiaLvo

Italy

1.86/5  rDev -46.2%

Totally disappointing!
I bought this beer cause I didn't know it but it seemed to have very good marketing (it says "Best German Beer" on the package) so I reckoned I'd give it a try.
When I did drink it though I was bitterly disappointed.
It's your typical grey, monotonous whydidIpayforthis lager beer.
No better than Heinekein. When you pour it it looks promising, with not-so-persistent head and hardly any smell.
But when you do drink it you'll be left wondering whether they were drunk or just in bad (wicked) faith when they called it a good beer, not to mention the "best" beer in Germany.

06-20-2014 08:32:38 | More by GiaLvo
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simonjohansson

Sweden

1.93/5  rDev -44.2%

Smell: malt (white bread, hay) slightly earthy hops, some citrus. Taste: watery sweet malt and almost no bitterness from the hops.
The taste is just too thin, and without the hops, the malt is too sweet.

I like german pilsner - this was, however, a disappointment. It is in no way near Jever, for example. It needs more hops.

06-17-2008 02:17:22 | More by simonjohansson
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LouT

Florida

1.96/5  rDev -43.4%

08-27-2014 13:51:39 | More by LouT
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Goatboy

Texas

2/5  rDev -42.2%

03-07-2014 22:46:56 | More by Goatboy
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Tron


2/5  rDev -42.2%

06-19-2012 04:35:42 | More by Tron
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KevMo84

California

2/5  rDev -42.2%

05-23-2014 05:57:15 | More by KevMo84
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starlight37

Korea (South)

2/5  rDev -42.2%

01-24-2012 16:48:13 | More by starlight37
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Hopinista

Nevada

2/5  rDev -42.2%

05-28-2013 02:08:05 | More by Hopinista
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jjarreau

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -42.2%

08-02-2013 21:48:15 | More by jjarreau
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Brew33

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.2%

06-12-2013 16:34:50 | More by Brew33
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rpbisaillon

New York

2/5  rDev -42.2%

08-16-2014 22:25:01 | More by rpbisaillon
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -42.2%

11-25-2011 04:06:24 | More by rab53
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GClarkage

California

2.03/5  rDev -41.3%

Had this beer on tap at the Toronado in September of 2004. Well, I was expecting a clone of Radenberger, but this fell far shot of it. I may need to re-review this one because I had it immediately after a flemish sour beer. Maybe my taste buds were shot at this point. Anyway, it was a very pale yellow color, left little or no head and next to no lace. Smelled very outdoorsy, like grass or maybe hay or something. Extremely light on the carbonation. It felt like I was drinking a cask conditioned beer, but it wasn't. Very flat and watery with very little aftertaste. Very disappointed in this one. Could have been a bad sample or my taste buds though. May try again sometime.

09-21-2004 23:39:25 | More by GClarkage
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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
79 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.