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Bitburger Premium Pils - Bitburger Brauerei

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Ratings: 1,277
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 18
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
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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 Siriusfisherman


3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this at a pub in germany over spring break my senior year, it was the first beer that I ever got drunk off of, so I felt it deserved a review.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsener glass, a nice pilsner gold with a decent head.

Smell: Not much in the way of depth, a nice fresh crispness though, maybe a little hop aroma. I also get a nice malt scent as well, to give a little breadiness in the mix.

Taste: Much different than I remember, very sweet and very smooth. Not much flavor, but very pleasing none the less. The flavor that is there is very refined and well mixed.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and the sweetness lingers away after a little while revealing very little of anything else. Extremely light bodied, sort of just begs to be swilled down.

Overall: This is a nice pilsener, not as good as I remember but I didn't know anything about beer back then. I could see some college kids getting a hold of it and thinking they found the best beer in the world. I may not ever drink it again for the taste but I will for the memories.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 21:06:52 | More by Siriusfisherman
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-28-2011 19:26:15 | More by gkangas
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-28-2011 14:32:14 | More by touchmeimsac
Photo of BeerFMAndy


3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can poured into a pilsner glass.
08.19.2011 on the can, no info.

A - Pale straw yellow in color and faintly hazy, Bitburger has a billowing but short-lived white head. Thick lace cakes the glass afterward.

S - Initial dry straw and hard graininess is swept to the side by soft water, light mineral notes, and sulfate. Pilsner malt is showcased while light spice attributes of the hops come out.

T - Crisp and clean, the sulfates in the water are forward with accents of noble hops and a faint pils malt backing. Fairly plain though.

M - Crisp and clean once again, the mouthfeel is light with a highly carbonated finish. A bit slick but also soft.

T - Refreshing and drinkable but very light and note at all too flavorful, this Pilsner makes a good brew to have a boot of at your local German bierstube.

Serving type: can

11-27-2011 15:58:56 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-27-2011 01:07:00 | More by supermeniscus
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-25-2011 17:39:32 | More by mdillon86
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

11-25-2011 04:06:24 | More by rab53
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-25-2011 02:57:15 | More by barnzy78
Photo of benfons


3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: fluorescent yellow colour, small but dense head

S: typical lager smell : something floral, some hops, nothing bad

T: floral hops, something metallic, nut overall all very light

M: a bit thin even for a lager, under-carbonated

O: not bad, not great

Serving type: can

11-24-2011 21:10:38 | More by benfons
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-24-2011 02:16:53 | More by oldp0rt
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-20-2011 20:06:05 | More by chickenm
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-20-2011 10:57:33 | More by vsls
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-18-2011 15:57:23 | More by jonb5
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New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-17-2011 20:47:07 | More by Digitallama
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-17-2011 05:49:02 | More by codynevels
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 23:14:43 | More by mentaltraveller

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-14-2011 17:46:10 | More by TEAMHOLT
Photo of PEBKAC

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$9 for a 500ml 4-pack from KeyFood. 04.30.2012 date on the bottom of the cans.

Rare vos tumbler. Delicate white head grows like a soapy lather. Pale straw color with just a touch of haze.

Smell upfront is moderate leafy/minerally hops, dry grain & chalk.

Creamy, sourdough flavor. Mild to moderate earthy hops & aspirin.

Solid carbonation. Dry, bittergreen & iron-y finish. Crispy.

Not great, but a really easy beer to get familiar with.

Serving type: can

11-03-2011 06:34:50 | More by PEBKAC
Photo of pBRale


3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale gold pour with a thin, 1-finger white head that quickly fades and has no retention and very little lace.

Smell: Crisp an clean, some sweet malt. Very crisp, clean smelling beer. Quite appealing.

Taste: A bit of sweet malt at the fore, followed by a strong almost earthy of bitter taste that lingers to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin feel, medium carbonation and a crisp dry finish.

Overall: A decent pilsener from quality ingredients that shows in the quality of the smell and feel.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 01:20:53 | More by pBRale
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from Tesco, reviewed at home:

Crystal clear, quite light yellowish-gold colour. The beer forms a pinky-sized bubbly head which goes fast.

Basic smelling pilsener, there is some light hops that is drowned out by the grain & biscuit aromas. The smell is quite sweet.

Straight away there is a taste of grain and an overall
sweetness that the nose suggested would be the case. There is some corn & biscuit along with some faint, spicy hops. The finish has a slightly bitter taste.

Light to medium bodied which is a bit thicker feeling than I would have imagined. It has medium carbonation levels and quite smooth throughout with a crisp, slightly dry finish.

This one wasn't a bad beer at all but to be honest I was expecting a little bit more from it, it seemed to be safety first & didn't differ to much to most other pilseners. Still a nice beer though.

Full review @ http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 23:50:24 | More by flyingpig
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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Typical for a pilsner that I am used to, it is a haystack-yellow color with a crisp, bright, white head on top.

S: Very grainy on the nose, no hops at all, slight fruit and slightly skunky.

T: Tastes like it smells, very grainy and bread-like. It carries a very light earthy hop flavor on the backend.

M: It's carbonated on the low end, and a light body - almost a little thin. That could be the part of me that doesn't drink a lot of lager though.

D: Very drinkable, this is a beer that would be a go-to beer in a party situation for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 01:02:43 | More by tlazaroff
Photo of gopens44


4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale effervescence in yellow beneath a stark white and frothy head with great lacing

S - Fresh and clean barley aroma like walking about in a brewhouse with just the perfect amount of hop sharpness hanging around

T - Hop bitterness at first followed quickly with a mild and pleasant malty backbone.

M -- Just a touch oily with a mild bitter aftertaste.

O -- Very pleasant and refreshing. Low ABV ensures a good time to tip back a few without getting sideways.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 20:24:02 | More by gopens44
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2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale golden color with a 1 finger foamy white head that disappears pretty quickly.

S: Pale malt, grain, lemon zest, lime and some faint grassy hops.

T: A slight hop sourness upfront with some cracker-like malt, lemon, and some floral hop resin on the finish. There wasn't enough of a hit from the hops for me. It kind of just tasted like a slightly better bud light.

Serving type: can

10-16-2011 22:18:03 | More by notchucknorris
Photo of depechemode1983


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy and golden in color. Seeing specs of debris. Head is white an has badass retention. Tons of lacing. Not bad looking at all.

S - The nose is slightly metallic and grainy with just underlying floral hops character. Finish is somewhat sweet and clean.

T - Grainy mainly. Getting a bit of lemon and maybe some hay or grass. Very earthy. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied. Carbonation is high. Lots of fine bubbles make for a champagne like body.

O - Slightly above average. Ill keep buy this at 3.99 for 4 pints. A good starter beer to get you ready for a night of amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 01:52:25 | More by depechemode1983
Photo of kilustration


4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice, head does not last very long.
Very clear yellow. Rising small bubbles that continue on forever.
Malty smell, a bit yeasty.
Taste is exceptional, clean and crisp.
Not much of a "wow" factor really, but just a great pilsner.
Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 04:36:52 | More by kilustration
Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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