Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils
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Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils

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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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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lacing. A bit of skunk out of the brown bottle, which is disconcerting. Aroma in the glass is a more comforting grainy biscuit malt, grassy continental hops, a hint of lemon and skunk. Flavor is grainy biscuit hops, dry grassy hops, with a mellow husky grain and hop finish with a very sligth metallic note. Medium bodied with light creaminess and active carbonation. A pretty much staight arrow German pilsner that is able to balance some husk bitterness in the malt and classic hops into a quite mellow and integrated pilsner whole. Very easy to drink. It seems a little understated at first, but the overall balance and classic flavors are well done. Don't know what's up with the initial skunk, possibly poor storage of a older bottle, although the hops seem otherwise quite nice.

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Photo of BeerSnobsAreUglyLibs
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bajengurkan
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can served in my Spiegelau Pils glass. Pours a translucent straw gold with a rocky, two inch, bright white head. Nose expresses light, grassy notes, a trace of crackery malts and a kiss of noble hops towards the back. Taste consistent with nose - very subdued and clean flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. All and all, a refreshing, easy drinking Pils and a bargain at $4.99 for a 4-pack.

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Photo of hanuswalrus
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4 pack of 500 mL cans for $5 at the local shop. For the price and quality, it's hard to beat. Pours a nice pale, golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Laces the glass nicely and has good head retention. Nose is floral and spicy hops with some extremely clean, grainy pils malt. Flavor is lovely. Crisp as hell, nice firm bitterness and finishes dry. Even as it warms, the flavor is extremely enjoyable. Mouthfeel is soft and almost a little creamy, yet still has a slight prickly carbonation in the finish. This beer is almost 5 months old (canned 4/28/17), yet still tastes fresh. Overall, one of my personal favorites for the style and a new staple in my fridge.

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Photo of dustin22martin
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A great example of the style. I'm not the biggest Pils fan, but this one is everything you want from a German Pils. Bitter, spicy hops, clean malt bill, high attenuation, dry finish. It's refreshing and drinkable with enough character to keep it from being boring.

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Photo of sineone
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Makeitadouble
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

BitBurger Premium Pils is a tame and refreshing beer. Its not a very succulent and flavorful beer if you’re into IPA’s and Full Bodied Lagers, but the flavor is just right for a Pilsner. The flavor is mellow and very balanced and has just the right amount of sweetness to make it a goto anytime beer perfect for a session with friends or just sinking into your couch. at 4.8% you can enjoy quite a few without being in over your head , but this beer is somewhat filling.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a WIlli Becher glass. Canned on 4 January 2017. Best by same date 2018.
A semi-vigorous pour nets three fingers of churning head. Crystal-clear, light gold, moderate effervescence. Heavy lacing.
Smells lightly of powdered flowers and lager yeast. Not bad for the style.
The flavor is mild, the finish sulfuric, the maintaste watery and balanced. Grain sweetness is balanced by a dry, biscuity flavor. A hint of hop bitterness as well.
Quenching, but some of the moreishness is the desire the wash away the tang of the aftertaste.
If you're into pilsners, you could do worse. I'm not, and while I wouldn't object to this beer, I probably would not order it. Not the go-to summer beer I was hoping for.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 7.00 (including tax)/four pack of 500mL cans ($ 0.103/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Canned 2016.09.28, BB 2017.09.28. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – grainy and hoppy, fades to nothing by the end of the glass.
Head – large (Maximum 6.3 cm, controlled slow pour), white, low density froth, average retention time, diminishing to an irregular two to six mm frothy ring and thin partial layer. Small islands of lacing remain as the head withdraws.
Lacing – poor. Scattered small irregular islands.
Body – light yellow, clear.
Flavor – Begins slightly bitter with definite hops and a bit of fruitiness. Malt is beaten into submission by the hops, yet the hops don’t seem overly aggressive so I guess the malt provides some attenuation for the hops. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, dry, soft carbonation.

An excellent lawn mower beer! Well priced, easy to drink, and refreshing.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
1.43/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.25

Based on the previous ratings, I must have gotten a bad bottle. Too skunky to drink.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.14/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Perfect german pils

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Photo of bigbellysailor
4.11/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this beer and drink it ice cold. So malty and delicious for a pilsner with a crisp, dry finish. Good, nice straw body with bubbly head. Has a malt flavor. 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. Love it in the tall 16oz cans...yummy.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ferz
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a good beer. Very crisp, refreshing and clean. Used to be my go to beer because I can get it for less than 6 bucks for 4x16oz cans. It's always consistent and very drinkable. But these days I usually get Konig Pilsner. Interestingly enough, they taste very similar. It seems they are owned by the same company. Everything is very similar, packaging, pricing, taste. I just finished a can of Konig and popped Bitburger, it's very similar and hard to tell them apart.

There's nothing much to say about this beer. It's just a solid pilsner that you can drink all day while BBQing or watching football game. It's one of those beers where I don't need to think twice to get it. If I don't feel like getting anything particular, like an IPA or stout or some other style, I'll gladly get a Bitburger.

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Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of andrewh995
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw gold. Smells of malts and toast. Taste follows the nose with subtle fruits. Light body with medium carbonation. Overall its an ok beer but I wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of SmokySignals
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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