Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils
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3.46/5
1,834 Ratings
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bitburger Brauerei
Germany
bitburger.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,337
Reviews:
824
Ratings:
1,834
pDev:
16.18%
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Photo of Sammy
2.51/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A nice appearance with lasting creme. Ok smell. But that's the end of this. Metalic in can taste. Strong carbonation and water. The type of beer you expect in the summer at a soccer game. Appreciation to the marketing rep who bought me a can to review in Toronro.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light yellow with a 2 inch puffy white head that settles to a small cap. A nice patchwork of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains, grass, and white grapes/grape juice. Taste is of grain and grass flavors with some grape juice as well. A pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good pilsener that I got on the cheap at Trader Joe's. Glad I picked one up.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Knapp85
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bitburger German Pilsner starts with a golden yellow pour that has a very white head on it. The head faded and you left with some lacing but hardly any. The smell is of fresh grains and cut grass, Not my favorite smells when it comes to beer. The Flavor is nearly the same as the aroma but with a little spark of bitterness in the end. It's a lighter brew so you can drink it easily. Not really what I want in a beer but I guess it's ok for whoever likes it.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 16 oz. can of this for $1.15

Oddly enough, the 12 oz variety was $1.40.. weird marketing going on there.

Anywho, for being cheaper than almost any other beer in the store it's pretty good. It's got a lot more taste than any American macro's which are higher in price and it's very drinkable. The next time I'm hanging out with my friends and wanna have some cheap beer I'm gonna go for a Bitburger.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and poured with a thin white head that quickly faded away leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some thin lacing in the center. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy malts in the nose along with some notes of floral hops.
T: The initial taste is rather malty, which transitions to becoming slightly bitter in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable, particularly on a hot summer day.

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

When considering a pilsner, is there really any better choice? With ultimate drinkability, bready malts, and spicy/floral hops, this crisp lager hits the spot time after time while avoiding many flaws that plague most.

The beer pours a bright golden-straw color with steady streams of carbonation that fuel an airy and froathy head. Moderate on retention and light on lace- the beer could show a touch better head character.

Dry bread maltiness adds a malty-grainy sweet scent that invites drink after drink. Floral hops with a sharp spicy note gives the perfect earthy balance to the grain/malt sweetness for a complex nose that seems effortless.

Flavor hold serve with a malty sweet upstart with a crisp grain flavor. Light notes of honey suckle and apple give a mild fruity note that's mostly yeast and hops. But the spicy- peppery bitterness gives a distinct crisp and refreshing finish to the beer that's remarkable compared to others of the style. Without screaming complexity, this pilsner has an exquisite balance of flavors without shying away from boldness.

The soft creamy upstart gets confidence from the sweeter taste upfront. But the beer makes quick work of the sweet maltier components and usher in a bitey, yet clean and crisp grain astringency, and minerally 'snappy' finish. Quite dry in the end, the beer defines what it is to be drinkable.

With one sip, the beer becomes spicy-sweet and floral. With the next- bitter, biting, and minerally. All the while, the beer keeps giving waves after wave of flavor for such a simple beer. It's actually quite nice and welcomed.

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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. Rather dapper image of the founder/spokesman for the brewery on the label.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with two hefty fingers of puffy, finely foamy bone-white head, which leaves some random snow rime lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of bready, semi-sweet cereal grain malt, a bit of soft lemon citrus, and prominent floral, grassy noble hops. The taste is more reservedly sweet, crackery, grainy cereals, a more acerbic lemon edginess, and spicy, herbal, wild grassy hops.

The carbonation is a bit peppy in its above average frothiness, the body a heady medium weight, mostly smooth, and maybe a tad creamy from the effervescence. It finishes rather dry, the malt going somewhat biscuity, as the lingering hops maintain their stature, perhaps getting a little bit skunky.

Not a bad German pils, with a number of pleasant enough assets working for it - would be a good candidate for a session, especially given the lower ABV, at the very least for a round or two.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Served from on-draught into a .51L Bitburger pint glass in the John Hewitt pub in Belfast.

A: Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a two finger head that reduces to a half finger head in about one and a half minutes.

Sm: Hops, barley. Quite strong, actually.

T: Barley. Grassy hops are stronger as it opens. Clean finish. Built a bit blandly.

Mf: Nicely coarse until the finish - exactly the opposite balance in texture of what it ought to be. If the coarseness were in the finish, I'd crave the next sip. Crisp on the finish. A bit too coarse on the open.

Dr: 3.50 pound a pint? Look elsewhere for great beer, lads, but give this a go if you come across it - just don't pay more than 2.50 quid. Fuck's sake.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden body with a beaten egg white head that leaves occasional splotches of lacing

Smell: Cracked barley malt and a bit of noble hops are present

Taste: Starts out with a grainy, malty taste that is joined by some noble hop flavors after the swallow; the finish is crisp and balanced but the overall impression is restrained

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with plenty of carbonation

Drinkability: What this beer lacks in flavor it makes up in drinkability; refreshing and inoffensive with just enough flavor to make it worth drinking

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Photo of zeff80
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out a light golden color, highly carbonated with a small (one finger) head. No lacing.

S - Smells of corn and yeast. There are also some floral aromas and hoppy notes.

T - It is slightly sweet and hoppy. There is a bitter aftertaste.

M - It is crisp and light bodied.

D - It is a nice pilsner and very affordable, too.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a golden color pils with a medium clear white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of floral malt with some grassy hops. Taste is quite refreshing with a nice sweet touch of malt and a floral hops ending. Definitely interesting for the style and something that always match well wit spicy food.

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 4/26/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good clean balance of pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice clean balance and solid robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice German pilsener style. All around clean balance and solid robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

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Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,834 ratings
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