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Bitburger 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
Ranking:
#42,205
Reviews:
828
Ratings:
1,852
pDev:
16.18%
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can with a date: 5.16.2012. Not sure if it's a best by or canned on date.

Pours a pale yellow with a 2-finger head and plenty of uneven suspended sediment. Smell is skunky grain, lemon, banana. Taste follows: hay, banana, clove, spice, bitter medicinal hops. The bitter isn't too enjoyable in my opinion, otherwise the taste is good.

Decent for the price, maybe I need to try a fresher can..

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Bottle poured into weizen

Three finger head

Dark yellow

leaves good lacing, carbonation moderate

Smells like skunk, but not as bad as Heineken.

Tastes like pilsner malt, great hops, and fine grains.

Overall, I am having this beer again on tap. It was a fine example of the style. This is a good one for beginners as well.

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Aromas of hops/dough.

Taste is refreshing and hop-driven, some sweetness on palate, moderately firm bitter finish ensuring difference between a Pilsener and Euro Pale lager.

Mouthfeel light and carbonated

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16.9oz can served into Das boot glass.

A - 3 fingers of snow white head, active bubbles stream through a clear golden body. Splotchy lacing patterns.

S - Sulfuric lager yeast, heavy dose of spicy noble hops, earthy.

T - Sweet grain, chalky yeast, noble hops bring spicy and grassiness, slight lemon peel, sweet floral flavors come through. Clean and crisp finish.

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, clean finish.

Pretty fun drinking this out of Das Boot glass. Good amount of hops against clean pilsner malts and plenty of yeast characters. Very good all around.

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L - clear bright yellow color with a fluffy white head that thinned to a light layer leaving a few spots of lacing.

S - grassy hops with a touch of grain in the background.

T - good balance of malt and hops most of the way through with a dry and bitter finish.

F - light/medium bodied with easy drinkability and a crisp feel.

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,852 ratings
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