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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 treque
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: completely traslucent, pale yellow color, lots of carbonatation and permanet. White, 2 finger, consistent head. It neves dissapears at all, some waste is left behind

S: some sweetness and hops. A tiny baked bread is present

T: refreshing, what you need in a hot day. Ligth body, even there is some sweetness at the very beggining it ends with a nice bitter taste that claims to get another sip

I was a little bit worried to get a metalic taste, but i didnt find it at all

In summer or a hot day would take 2 or 3 without thinking

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Photo of TongoRad
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale gold with a thick long lasting white head.

The aroma is clean and fresh- a perfect balance between creamy malt character and strong grassy hops.

The flavor features a clean malty profile and a nice hop bite, crisp on the palate. The finish is of noble hops which ties in quite nicely with the aroma.

Do not overchill this beer and you will be rewarded with a good glimpse into how enjoyable a German Pilsner can be.

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Photo of saburky
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of tesguino
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A real and good german draft beer; more than american´s; this beer give much in its taste, clear, soft, sweet; smell like flowers, perfumed; good for all mexican food, try with chinese cuisine; serve in a pint glass for more enjoying; 95% recommended.

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Photo of sevopie
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly murky straw yellow with a fluffy slightly off-white head that laces decently.

Very light on the nose. Some sweet corn notes, a bit of another grain, and a bit of mustiness.

The taste is where this one shines. The initial attack is very sweet graininess, with a touch of corn and sugars. The finish adds the slight hop bitterness, but the sweet is what mostly lingers.

Fairly robust body for the style, and rather creamy. A little less carbonation than I would have anticipated, but works pleasantly with the sweetness.

Really easily drinkable, I could put back a few of these. The aftertastes are very pleasant, and the ABV keeps it in the sessionable range. Might be my new favorite pilsner.

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

Taken from notes. Reviewed under medium strength artificial light. Best before date: 23/07/2009. Poured into a Semi-balloon glass. Reviewed on 31 / 01 / 2009

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow-orange brew. Medium effervescence. One thinger white head that immediately collapses into a thin collar.

Aroma: Citrucy / lemony aroma and Saaz like hop aroma character. Slight smell of adjuncts.

Taste: Slight malty sweetness and hop like spyciness and citrus character. Adjuncty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Medium Bitterness. Finishes sweet then clean. Medium Carbonation. slightly Oily.

Drinkability: Alcohol barely noticeable. Its enjoyable as a session beer but the body seems to light and the oiliness hurts its drinkability.

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Photo of bob3701
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner style glass. Very light yellow in color. Produced a nice head that slowly disapated with some lacing. Has a nice light German lager taste. Back in the 70's my first year college roomate was a guy from Germany. This beer was brewed in his hometown and he always said we should try to import it to US. It is a good German lager, better than more well known brands. It is a much better buy too. Not sure why it is not bigger than other German beer in the states.

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Photo of pharmerdoc
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours into a pilsener glass a pale straw. Thin wispy head and very little visible carbonation bubbles apparent.

Freshly mowed lawn and spices make up the hop-centric nose of this beer, though it's gentle. Very clean.

The taste is sweet malty goodness. Crisp, clean, and with a hint of spicy Noble hops, a very nice example of a German Pilsener.
The body is medium, but with little carbonation. Very smooth and easily drinkable.

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

I had this at a pub in germany over spring break my senior year, it was the first beer that I ever got drunk off of, so I felt it deserved a review.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsener glass, a nice pilsner gold with a decent head.

Smell: Not much in the way of depth, a nice fresh crispness though, maybe a little hop aroma. I also get a nice malt scent as well, to give a little breadiness in the mix.

Taste: Much different than I remember, very sweet and very smooth. Not much flavor, but very pleasing none the less. The flavor that is there is very refined and well mixed.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and the sweetness lingers away after a little while revealing very little of anything else. Extremely light bodied, sort of just begs to be swilled down.

Overall: This is a nice pilsener, not as good as I remember but I didn't know anything about beer back then. I could see some college kids getting a hold of it and thinking they found the best beer in the world. I may not ever drink it again for the taste but I will for the memories.

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Photo of getbehindthemule
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Served on tap into a liter glass. Clear golden complexion, nice head. Hoppy, slightly floral aroma. Quite pleasent. Taste was crisp, somewhat hoppy and very "cleansing" in the finish. This is a great beer to have after having some malt monsters. Nice hop bitterness in the end. Average to above average mouthfeel. A very drinkable beer.

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Photo of JF1917
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Zachariah1978
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Rasmon
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rpbisaillon
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of Theheroguy
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very Bright noble hops up front. Smells like malty goodness. Oh wow is this a delicious beer. Previously I wasn't so impressed but I was wrong. This pils has a ton of flavor and goes down easy. So nourishing and refreshing. Head retention isn't so good but whatever you're supposed to drink to this fast anyway. This is an all around great pils.

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Photo of Krusader
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sooner961
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TheBrk
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MiguelMandingo
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend of mine brought this over the other night, and I thought it was pretty good. Pilseners are not my favorite style, but I liked this one better than most. Thanks Jesse.

Poured a (I am assuming) 16oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance - It is a straw yellow color that is completely transparent. It produced a solid 2 finger head that dissipated to a thin halo around the perimeter of the glass.

Smell - It had that pilsener malt scent - very crackery. It also had notes of hay, grass, and floral hops.

Taste - It tasted very similar to the way it smelled. It was crackery, hay and grass like, with a flowery hop flavor. Very crisp. There is a lemon flavor that is very pronounced as well, but mostly absent in the scent. Has a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - It is definitely light bodied. It has a watery mouthfeel, it is just about as easy to drink as sparkling water. The carbonation died very quickly, which left much to be desired.

Drinkability - This was a really easy drinking beer, and easily sessionable at 4.8 ABV. I normally desire something with more punch as far as beer is concerned, but this would make a fantastic lawnmower beer, or a great beer on a hot day outside.

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Photo of kgotcher
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml can.

SLightly hazy straw color with white foamy head and strong carbonation.

Aroma is fairly typical, noble hops, very clean and light cracker maltyness with a hint of fruit and grain.

Moutfeel is light, very carbonated with a tart dry finish. Bit overcabonated for me.

Taste is grainy and hoppy, lacking a bit in smoothness and with only a hint of maltyness it leaves me wanting more.

Overall a typical german pilsner, much better than the BMC trio have done. Nice overall in both color and taste. Very drinkable.

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Photo of MNJR
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light, crisp, refreshing, no heavy or off flavors. An all around winner in the Pilsener category. Better than many other Pilseners I've had (including Urquell). Clear, golden color, lemony, slightly spicy in the nose. Has a bit of a bite to it from the nice, sharp carbonation and spicy finish. Clean and very drinkable. I always remember enjoying this one. I've easily bought this 20 times over the years, but I rarely pick it up at the store because it's kind of hard to find. Whenever I bring it home and crack one open I am not disappointed.

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Photo of Longstaff
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great German lager but if compared to a Czech Pilsner it would be lacking some flavor. Nice golden color, somewhat flavorful, well balanced, and has a crisp finish with touch of hop bite. I have a hard time limiting myself to just couple of these. I have had this in a mini-keg also with good results. Try a bit of the Bit and you will not be let down.

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Photo of crisis44
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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