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Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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Bitburger Brauerei

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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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great price; clear taste of hops, refreshing, no adjuncts, refreshing, lower ABV - so it's sessionable, slightly lower carbs, available in cans- Nothing beats this beer on a long day

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I originally gave this beer a 4.3 drinking it ice cold but at cellar temp this beer is a whole lot better. So malty and delicious for a pilsner with a crisp, dry finish. This beer needs to be drunk cellared at 50 degrees to fully enjoy it. For a pilsner style I rate it a 5.

Good, nice straw body with bubbly head. Has a malt flavor that is similar to its 0.0 drive beer. Not much difference going on, tastes like Stella but I'd prefer this. In comparison to Stella this has better malt character and more crisp.

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Photo of Karl1990
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review here. This is my favorite beer other than MAYBE Spaten. Love the taste it is extremely refreshing German pils is the best style IMO and this is the best one I've have drank

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great German beer.

Best smell ever.

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4.9/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the best lagers in the world with no doubt in my opinion (the other one is Leffe Blonde)!!!. It has a beautiful gold appearance and it is served in a beautiful BITburger glass. Refreshing taste and perfect smell. This German Lager is simply REAL BEER. Keep up the good work at BITburger!!!

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4.84/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My hands-down go-to brew, when I can get a hold of it. For some reason, there are times when no stores have this in stock. My feeling is that there is a good reason for the shortage - this is what beer is supposed to taste like.

Crisp, light, and oh-so drinkable. The instructions on the can say to serve cool, not cold. This may only matter the purest purist. I enjoy this anytime and any temperature.

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4.83/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The first time i discovered this beer was in Hamburg and i was very skeptical at first as i was only 18 and i had never had a beer with the now familiar pilsner taste. I drank this beer every day the three weeks i was there and after the first week I had fallen in love with its golden color and i could drink it for nights on end. Drinking this beer in america is much different because, coming from the midwest, it is usually very old and kind of has a stale taste. Even with this though this beer is still amazing and i would drink this beer every single day if given the chance. It is hard to find in the liquor stores but when i can get ahold of it, it always makes things that much better especially during finals weeks. This beer is by far my favorite beer and the best beer i have ever tasted thus far.

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4.77/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a pint can, light amber golden body with a white head, leaving a nice lace.

Aromas of caramel graininess mingle with a solid noble hoppiness.

Sweet grains up front, followed by a smooth balance of malt sweetness and bitterness on the back of the tongue. LEaves a clean, assertive bitterness.

Very nice pils, probably the best German pils I've had. Easy drinking and very cheap, but still a flavorful, high quality beverage.

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4.76/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best session beers from anywhere, the amount of bite is perfect.
Crisp and clean, an excellent choice with or without food
Bitburger is so well balanced they can go down quickly, sometimes too quickly.
I have a long lists of favorites with a couple of picks per style and this is one of my top 2 in German Pilsners.

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. Brown bottle (out of boxed 6pack), poured into Tipping Point pub glass.

Light clear golden appearance, nice white head. Fades off to just a lining ring pretty quickly.

Smells fresh (thanks to proper packaging), nice and malty, grassy, some farm hay, slightly floral - very fine.

Taste follows aromas, and just as clean and fresh, perfectly carbonated for enjoying at a quick pace. Clean dry finish.

Feels nice and light, but with enough body to satisfy the desire for a real beer.

Happily satisfied that its taste lives up to the reputation. Best traditional import Pils I've had in a long time, if not ever.

Every beer lover should try this.

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.74/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This a great tasting beer. Real subliminal taste to it. Bitburger is way better then most lagers out there even Germany lagers.

Appearance : e yellow with lots of carbonation.

Smell : some grains e with a noble hoppys.

taste : It is verry well balanced . It has an evanescent taste to it The weight of the beer is ideal; not ludicrously heavy, not too light. Linger noble hops to it.

Overall : Drinkability is astronomically high. Meaning very session able beer. I would buy this beer again. One of the good find for the year

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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