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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils

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Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%
Wants: 23
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 4/26/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good clean balance of pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice clean balance and solid robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice German pilsener style. All around clean balance and solid robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of ColorMeBaddFann
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BeerSnobery
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of PhiloFox
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timoteo833
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of PedroNasser
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of dacrza1
2.64/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

DATE TASTED: November 22, 2014... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: Cavs STILL trying to figure "it" out... APPEARANCE: sallow yellow, mostly clear body with large, consistent bubbles; three-finger sudsy head settles to a chunky consistency; lacing is sparse and filmy... AROMA: lightly aromatic, almost flowery at first; secondary malts are subtler like warm toast... PALATE: reasonably stable backbone, with some fizzle in the throat--a bit dry, oily and elusive....TASTE: a rather fruity pilsner, with some lemongrass and toast mixed in; an unassuming, apologetically soft rinser... OVERALL: a good prelude for nachos and salsa, but the initial experience is shallow, aftertaste is slight, and the rest is generally ho-hum example of the genre ...

Photo of jskosman
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of 777
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Gajo74
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hard to properly rate the look considering I'm drinking it at a dark bar, however, from what I can see it is a very pale straw color. I detect a nice hop aroma at first, however, as the thin white lace subsides and I get further along in the drink its a mostly malty aroma. Taste and feel are very clean, malty, bready but very little hops bite or bitterness. Low carbonation. Has neither the spicy quality or the hops kick of other continental pilsners I enjoy. An uncomplicated, very clean and smooth pilsner but ultimately a bit bland for my tastes.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Myotus
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a very small white head. Is golden in color. Has aromas of hops and malts that create a sweet, floral scent. The hops give it a sweet citrus taste and has a slightly bitter finish. Goes down incredibly smooth

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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.9%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Grainy pils malts on the nose with light spice and a hint of earthiness. Presents a very clean and crisp palate with light grain flavors leading to a crisp, spicy, clean hop finish. Light and dry.

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.