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Bir Bintang Pilsner | Bintang

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Bir Bintang PilsnerBir Bintang Pilsner
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2.67/5
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131 Ratings
Bir Bintang PilsnerBir Bintang Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bintang
Indonesia

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,686
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
131
pDev:
21.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
28
Trade:
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Photo of monkist
3.6/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

American Adjunct seems to be popular in South-East Asia for some reason - and although beer lovers tend to criticize them for being poor, they do have a certain quality.
Imagine being somewhere in Indo-China during or after the monsoon with 100% humidity and tropical heat - there's nothing that quenches your thirst and cools you down than an ice cold American Adjunct!
No particular flavors, just a hoppy, light malty refreshing, easy to drink, light beer.
This is just like that, no outstanding features (couldn't tell the difference between a Chang, a Tiger or a Kingfisher perhaps) but does what it supposed to quite well.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From estucerveza. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Age. Completely standard pale lager, like many industrial ones from around here. Completely flavorless and boring.

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Photo of morrowd3
2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DutchGermanguy
2.91/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of varian7
2.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrsockless
3.86/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Okay. You're in Bali. Your other choices were Heineken or Tiger, so you went with the local beer.

It pours an unattractive straw, and seems a bit of the watered down side. It certainly doesn't smell like any hops you can recognize. But its hot, like really hot, and there's no shade in sight. Just you, on in an island paradise that doesn't really appreciate beer. You 'neck it' back like the Aussies you're surrounded by would do.

It tastes like a pre-made shandy, and you're not sure if the sugary sweetness is deliberate, or if its under attenuated... But strangely its the perfect thing for where you are. You go back stateside, but no one carries some random Indonesian beer... Even if every bottle is like a time capsule to island paradise.

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Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.67/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden and carbonated. Fairly well hopped and with the adjuncts not making their presence too obvious. Light bodied and refreshing it goes very well with spicy food in a very hot environment.

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Photo of hopnerd
2.56/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cfalls
2.93/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L - clear, light yellow, no head at all

S - malty, lager yeast, similar to Bud, Miller, etc.

T - sweet, bland, very slight bitter grassy note from the hops, slightly woody aftertaste

F - thin yet oily? medium carbonation

O - seems to be the only form of alcohol available on Sunday because of government regulations, so it's got that going for it

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Photo of Rocknrao
2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My understanding is that Bintang is basically identical to Heineken.

It's good for traveling in Bali but probably wouldn't be good enough outside of Indonesia.

Light flavor all around. Hint of pilsner sweetness and a very subtle hop bitterness. Might just be my imagination. Highly fizzy.

Good for the sweltering heat of Bali afternoons. Won't get you buzzed unless you have at least four of them. Maybe that's a byproduct of the sweatiness i experience here.

The only other beer I've tried here is Bali Hai, and that strikes me as a miller high life clone.

Glad there's at least beer to drink on my vacation in a predominantly Hindu society.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Green glass bottle purchased at a restaurant in Bali for 22000 rupiah.

Pilsener. No ABV listed on the label.

Inoffensive insipid taste of pilsner malts. Very minor grassy hop presence. Not metallic nor watery. No off-flavours.

Kind of refreshing. Smooth, wet, light-bodied, overcarbonated.

Forgettable fare from the big guy brewery in Indonesia. Cheap for Indonesia, though, and preferable to competing lowest common denominator lagers brewed in the country.

High D+ / NOT RECOMMENDED

***
Big bottle the night after the review above (since there's barely fuck else to drink on the island). +/- 4.70% ABV.

Crisply overcarbonated, with an imbalanced sweet malty taste. All pils and pale malts. No grassy hop character.

Serviceable for pairing with Indonesian rice dishes, I guess.

High D+

***
07/24/16: Another big bottle since this is the cheapest most ubiquitous beer in eateries across Bali. Cost this time was 40000 IDR per large bottle at a touristy Western joint.

Yup, still lackluster. But it's inoffensive enough to pair with food when almost ice cold, even in spite of its many shortcomings.

We've all had worse. At least this isn't watery like many U.S. brewed budget pale lagers.

High D+

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Photo of CBrodbeck
2.33/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Couz74
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 54V4G3
2.39/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billrustin
2.93/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TrilliumFan
2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spinrsx
2.79/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can from Maruhn. For a second world pale lager, this isn’t too bad. Decent grain flavor and frothy head. Faint aroma, but not unpleasant. Pretty good for SE Asia.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BdM
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jroof1
2.79/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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