Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils
BA SCORE
31.9%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 1,829 ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,985
Reviews:
823
Ratings:
1,829
Liked:
583
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
16.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
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45
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Photo of cosmicevan
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

thanks scott! enjoyed from a bitburger taster glass.

a - brew poured a transparent urine yellow with about 40% of the glass representing the head. as the head fizzled away there was some substantially chunky lacing on the glass. fizzy bubbles could be seen.

s - sweet pilsner malts. some honey. kind of floral. actually not bad. smells way better than i had expected. corn and grainy.

t - pretty decent pilsner. nice sweetness, some honey. grains. some fruitiness.

m - thin, light, easy drinker. a bit watery.

o - overall i didn't have high expectations, but this is a pretty nice sessionable beer (although i believe the true definition of sessionable is less ABV). definitely a step up from many of the macros out there. i could easily throw several of these back in an evening, but in the world of crazy crafted brews this is not a standout...but solid german pils.

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Photo of drinking12many
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Julian4077
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of dcbdc1
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of saburky
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of SierraDeuce
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jaimenavarrog
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Color amarillo brillante
Espuma blanca
Dura muy poco
Sin mucho aroma
Aroma nada espectacular
Medio cuerpo
Sin final
Didn't like it very much is just One more of bunch out there
Is a beach Beer for me, i like beers with more body and more smell
Clear yellow color
Foam dosn't last much

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Photo of TeamUgly
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light golden with well proportioned white head. The head is durable and leaves acceptable lacing.

Aroma & Taste: The unimpressive, light aroma is accompanied by a slightly better but still weak flavor. The body is thin but has good carbonation.

O: not really flawed, but too weak and unengaging.

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Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kevinhughes
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours clear and pale gold, with a thin head and minimal lacing.

S: Floral and citrus hops are the first things I notice. Grain with a hefty dose of hay mixed in are also present.

T: Sweet malt is minimal. The dominant flavor is grass-like. A tangy-bitter hops finish is strong enough, but there's not enough malt so it feels unbalanced.

M: Crisp enough, but carbonation (like the head) was rather lacking.

O: I might recommend it to a horse or another animal that likes the taste of grass, but just "OK" for the human palate. I was thirsty enough to finish it, but I wouldn't buy another.

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Photo of Mayhewbc
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We pour a pale golden colored brew. It holds a brief one finger head of big white bubbles. This boils down to a mere film across the head, with only specks of lacing to be seen. Carbonation is active, and no haze or sediment is noted. The nose is sickly with adjuncty grain. White baking flour is huge, with grassy and yeasty bites here and there. Very dry. A faint fruity sweetness comes on the way back, while an equally as distant juicy hop bitterness comes in for balance. Our first impression is that it is not as bitter as we were expecting. As we sip, pale and adjuncty grain hits first. Here the grain does give a thick metallic bite and bitterness, but this fades throughout the progression of the sip. White sugar adds a balance, and an additional lemon bitterness helps keep it on the fresher side. The middle peaks with grassy hop bitterness, acting synergistically with the dirty grain to deliver a puckering punch to the palate. The finish is creamy and metallic. The hops are gone by now, but the bittering grain persists in lesser quantities and strength. The aftertaste shares that same bitter quality, along with stone and mineral, baker’s yeast, flour, and thick adjuncty grain. The body is lighter to medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is puckered and left with bone dry astringency. Each sip carries nice froth and slurp, with a clean finishing pop. The abv is appropriate, and the beer goes down easily.

Overall, what we like best about this one was the drinkability. The flavoring never became overwhelmingly bitter, and actually loosens up quite a bit by the end of the sip, allowing for a cleaner, fresher finish. The nose seemed overly adjuncty, and was not entirely inviting, but we were happily surprised once we dug into the flavoring.

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

The first time I tried this beer I thought it was horrible. Tasted like I was drinking a cereal box. I gave it another shot a few years later and I am glad I did. I think it hits on all the characteristics a pilsner should have very well. Maybe I just had an old bottle or something last time.

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Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of DocG
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of kuestegg
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of throwerbri
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a pretty clear golden yellow, darker than most pilses I have been served, with a thick, fine-bubbled ivory head. Strong, malty aroma has an overtone of sweetish pear, almost like a cider. Crisp, malty flavor has a firm fruity note, mainly pear, and just a hint of hops. Smooth texture has good body and good fizz. Overall, a very good pilsner.

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Photo of Abel25
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Longtime favorite. My brother was stationed in Spicier-Efel and brought it to my attention in the 80's. For him, it was the local brew and they picked it up by the barrel for the weekend. Lucky bastard.

Grreat light tasting, drinkable beer. Thin head when poured, nice light white ring. Light yellow, wheat color.

Slight corn taste, but no one taste is overwhelming. Pairs with whatever you throw on a grill. I am going to have to visit there someday

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
Beer rating: 31.9% out of 100 with 1,829 ratings
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