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Brewed by:
Bitburger Brauerei
Germany
bitburger.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

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Photo of Wiffler27
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a clear straw gold with a pretty solid head

smell is a funky pils, straw and noble hops

taste is funky noble hops with a stronger Pils finish

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Photo of GreenMind
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of omahawk
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rapayn01
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had this many times. It's an inexpensive choice that I tend to drink in warmer months paired with pizza or Mexican food -- or sausages with roasted vegetables/potatoes. It's also a good session beer for poker night. Bitburger has a decent crispness and I prefer it to Warsteiner. I'm not sure that would hold up in a blind taste test....which I should probably try sometime. I usually purchase it in a tall boy can.

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Photo of Knickfan3
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear bright gold color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. The head slowly settles into a thin sheet, leaving plenty of splotchy lacing along the way. Very bubbly, lively carbonation makes this a beer you can stare at for hours. But don't do that because you need to drink it.

The nose is exceptionally grainy and full of notes of sweet bread and honey, as well as some citrus. The back end is grassy, floral, and spicy.

The flavor starts off following the nose: Sweet grains, honey, lemon and orange zest. There's a beautiful spicy hop character on the finish.

The feel is light bodied with moderately high carbonation. Crisp and dry on the finish. Very easy drinking.

Overall, a very good German pilsener that is perhaps a bit sweet for the style, but brings plenty of flavor and balance through its subtleties. This is not a beer that's going to blow you away, but it's one that's going to be easily enjoyed in any situation at any time of the year.

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Photo of dschwartz13
4.58/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baklo
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mr-Beer
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden color. Slightly Apple taste and smell. Light crisp and smooth drinkability. Slightly on the watery sign not too heavy

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Photo of harsley
4.42/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Review: 0,5l in a nice white can of Bitburger Premium Pils: ABV: 4.8% vol

Nice white can with the iconic logo from Bitburger, “Bitte ein Bit”, yeah sure why not!

On pour I got a very fluffy, very frothy white head, a pretty big head initially.
A good bit of carbonation going on, a million bubbles percolating throughout the beer, a nice sparkling yellow looking beer.

Some lacing left behind, head dies afterwards.

Very fluffy head, and a light clear yellow coloured beer with some slight lacing. Ok as a looker, not bad.

Had a nice faint lagery smell, a soft light malty smell and some grains, ok.

Initial taste was one of lovely big creamy mouthfuls.

Got a small bit of a skunky taste but its ok, not enough to be bothersome, and the beer has a small kick to it which I like.

This beer reminds me of an old style lager of yesterday, not too fancy or flashy and gets the basics right, plain and simple.
Has a nice tinge to it, bit lemony as well but I like it, gives it character.
Get a lot in the can. All good.

Second can:
Great big mouthfuls, nice and smooth.

“That” taste, has a bite to it and hoppy, but I like it, lingers.

Not a downer, something to saviour and slowly enjoy instead. Had a nice array of soft flavours and well balanced with the hops and malts. Yeah I liked it, a good beer to chill with and relax. Will buy again.

Could feel the alcohol. Had a bit of a head the next day.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear golden color with very little visible carbonation.Two and a half fingers of soapy white head in a pils ner glass poured from a 1 pint can.

Smells very clean slightly sweet and malty. A bit of grassiness coming out.

Taste was slightly astringent like mouthwash or listerene. That first hit of listerene like flavor kind of fades as I drink the beer. Under that flavor is a typical malty sweet pilsner with a touch of grassiness.

Mouth feel is pretty darn flat with a bit of wet slickness on the back of the mouth.

Lack of carbonation and that strange up front listerene flavor sure did not help this beer. Perhaps my example was a bit old. Has a date of 08/02/2018 on the bottom of the can. Figure that is a best buy date. I really find that a lot of these German beers don't seem to travel over here very well. Guess I will have to go to Germany to try some fresh, someday.

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Photo of heeyongk
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joflondon
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I’ve had a 660ml bottle sitting around for a few weeks now. Was part of a mixed multibuy offer at supermarket.
Poured in standard pint glass.
Mid yellow colour with small head with small bubbles that quickly disappeared leaving a small cloud on top.
Smell a little bit skunky, some hops presence.
Taste was okay. Bready and some hops. Nothing amazing but definitely better then a rice filled mass produced lager.
A little sweeness on the aftertaste after a few sips.

Overall, an okay drink but I wouldn’t go out of my way to seek it out.

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Photo of Giangio
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
2.71/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I wouldn’t exactly call this a Pepe Le Pew beer, but it has a lil bit of skunk to it. Along with that are dry, bready-like features that the Raul man is kind of into. Like a Sunday afternoon romp, no way he turns this beer down, but she ain’t the best cheerleader on the squad, either. Ya feel me?

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Photo of miwestcoaster
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trebbates
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.7/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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