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

Poured from a 500 mL can into a tall antique Czech pilsner glass.

Pours with a huge bone-white three finger head over a filtered clear very light yellow body.

Smells of sweet light grains, a touch of grass, and a side of sweet corn. A little swirl brings up a bit of noble hop aroma, but only a bit.

Sweet light grains (not nessasarily only malted barley) and a light, tame overlay of noble-type hops makes up the primary flavor. The malts have a bit of depth and some nice crackery dryness at the end. The malts are the best part of the flavor, and they do have a bit of luster that is lacking in American mass-produced light colored lagers.

The mouthfeel is smooth, with slightly lower carbonation than usual, which is nice.

Conclusion: Hmm... well this is an alright beer. Is it a great German Pilsener? No not really. There are many much finer examples. Is it better than anything that huge American breweries churn out in mass production? Yes. A fine beer, but not up to the level of almost all the other excellent German beer I have consumed.

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A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thick, white, 3-finger head that quickly dissipates in to a wispy lace.

S: Pilsner aroma with a lemon and herbal hop background.

T: Slightly tart flavor with a herbal hop middle and dry finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

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