Bir Bintang Pilsner | Bintang

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
47
Avg:
2.65
pDev:
21.51%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
28
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0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jroof1
2.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of J30wang
3.65/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After my merry-go-round from Belgian Tripels, to handfuls of IPA/DIPAs from upstate NY to California, then German Weisse's and British Ale's, I found myself craving the standard. An idiot I hold close to my heart once told me: "Sometimes you just gotta have McDonalds, you know?"

How pretentious for me to say, and of course this is no Micky Ds, but for your basic adjunct lager/pilsner, this will do. I came across this easy-going gem on a trip to Bali, Indonesia, and was pleasantly surprised by how it filled exactly what I needed in that kind of humid, tropical weather; paired with local flavors, ofc (Babi guling!). Good fizz and fair amounts of malt. Very light beer that pours a lighter shade.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.87/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is crisp and sweet grain, vegetables, some floral and herbal notes. Taste is light to medium sweet boiled vegetables and crisp grain, light herbal bitterness. Light bodied, average carbonation.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.92/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nmann08
2.42/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Sabre311
2.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DylanBrkhff
1.82/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Very mediocre beer, unpleasent smell and tase.

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Photo of kwjd
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gypson
1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Average macro brew, other se Asian beers outclass it

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Photo of chubenzino
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of b22
2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On a hot day in bali, an ice cold bingtang is a go to and at like $1.50USD it's a steal

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Photo of AlexFields
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jsteez
3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Visited Indonesia 3 times over the past several years. This is the beer of choice while relaxing on the beach or a jungle hut. Just standard and boring, yet it's good when travelling in Indonesia.

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Photo of 22Blue
2.38/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PretzelCity
2.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Adita
4.2/5  rDev +58.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The best Indonesian pilsner I've tasted so far.

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Photo of poskok
3.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmashPants
2.54/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Format: a standard green 330mL bottle with a pretty ordinary macro label.

Appearance: pours out a pretty nasty yellow colour with a very thin white head that dissipates almost immediately.

Aroma: a very weak aroma of cheap grains and adjuncts with some florals or vegetal notes.

Taste: again very weak with cheap adjuncts. A nasty fug is evident -which turns out to be vegetal rather than the floral - however is still very light so doesn't impact too much.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away pretty quickly per the style. Just a throw-down, cheap macro lager.

Mouth feel: quite light in body which comes across as watery. The carbonation somehow is chunky and yet makes the beer feel a bit flat.

Overall: an okay throw-back lager but that's about it. It has been designed for the hottest of hot weather where flavour is not as important as refreshment. You can still find better for under AU$40 a case though.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

The taste is sweet at first, slightly bland - lacks some bubbles. Balanced body with a tiny amount of bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable,

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Photo of double2chin
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Experienced in : Yogyakarta
Appealing to me : taste is ok
Less appealing to me : appearance not so inviting, less foam

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of gaborcsupity
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of iftcoach
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bir Bintang Pilsner from Bintang
2.65 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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