Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
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#43,777
Reviews:
836
Ratings:
1,882
pDev:
16.18%
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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

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light yellow with a thick white pillow of a head that leaves great lacing. The aroma is light bread and European hops. The flavor is a great combo of sweet malt and slightly bitter hops. The feel is light and decently carbonated. Nice beer.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a tight white head that has decent retention.
Aroma: Floral with some fresh cut grass. Pretty floral approaching perfume, colonge.
Taste: Get some malts that are bread, biscuits. Dry hops
Thin on the palate.
Crisp, clean, refreshing.

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

Photo of ilikebeer03
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty gold color. Nicely carbonated. Small white head, a little bit of lace.
Grain and grassy aroma.
Taste of grain with a late hit of hops.
Light and easy to drink.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gvickery
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am surprised the rating isn't higher. Smell is grain followed by a neutral hop that was perfect for the style. Taste was similar to the smell with neither the grain or hops overpowering the other. Finished very clean with just a little bitter aftertaste. It is much more flavorful than Heineken. I drank it from a 500 ml can and poured out a small amount and saw it to be medium yellow/gold, the carbonation was moderately high. Very good, enjoyed it and will buy again.

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