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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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BA SCORE
79
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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
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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3/5  rDev -13%

MonkeyBread, Sep 27, 2014
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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, Sep 26, 2014
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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
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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
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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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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

LutherBrau, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

zestar, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ckirkg, Sep 09, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -3.5%

Overall enjoyable beer. I first had this during a trip to Germany many moons ago. The Germans don't serve it quite as cold as I like my beer, but it still holds up even at 42 degrees without tasting skunky.

Milchad, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

ruckus232, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

probert, Sep 06, 2014
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VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

IRONRakkasan, Sep 03, 2014
Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
79 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.