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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:
#41,903
Reviews:
828
Ratings:
1,848
pDev:
16.18%
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Can, 500 ml. Pale golden yellow colour against the light, one finger head, some bubbles on the side. The strong malts aroma hit me even as I opened the can. A bit grassy smell now that it's on the glass too. Great taste, perfect amount of bitterness, would have gotten a higher point if it wasn't that metallic, maybe it tastes even better from a bottle. Mouthfeel is medium thick, average carbonation.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into mug.

Pours a straw color with a little bit of froth. Can't really detect anything with the smell, as it smells somewhat plain. (although just getting over a cold).

To be honest, the beer is basically slightly above-average. The taste is not going to wow you, as it's very light and with very modest carbonation. However, it does make up for the "blandness" with its drink-ability factor. Not a bad beer, very refreshing and I wouldn't mind drinking it again if I'm just hanging out in the backyard. Not a beer I would actively suggesting though.

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Tall can into tall mug. Lovely. This stuff pours a clear straw topped by a healthy bit of white froth. The nose comprises light grass, sweet flowers, mild wheat, and a touch of cornmeal way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more corn tossed in for good measure. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a very solid pils, easy-going all the way.

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Poured from 500mL bottle into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with plenty of effervescence. Head is a single finger of frothy white foam without a great deal of retention.

Smell: slightly sweet, slightly grainy malt aroma with very little in the way of hops. The malt is really quite nice, though.

Taste: grainy and just a little sweet in the malt department; hops are low but noticeable as an earthy hint. Bitterness is quite low. I find myself actually quite liking this beer.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent level of carbonation. Nothing special, but not bad.

Overall: a nicely refreshing Pilsner. Usually I don't love really grainy lagers, but this one seems to work for me.

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,848 ratings
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