Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils

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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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.62/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear, pale yellow with no head or lace. It's aroma is of lemons and dough. The flavor is lemony with a hint of sweet malt, balanced by a hop bitterness that increases as it warms. The mouthfeel is thin. Bitburger Premium Pils is only an ok beer but a good match for Wiener Schnitzel, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes. Recommended.

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2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle this Pils was a clear, golden color with an eggshell white head. The finger of foam left scattered lacing. The aroma was faint but what I did smell was a blend of dry grains, noble hops and crystal malt. The flavors were... well… boring. To my palate there wasn’t much going on here which surprised me given that this beer was a good reputation amongst beer drinkers. I mostly tasted wet malts, some floral hops and a hint of skunkiness. “Is this normal?” I wondered. The body was light, the mouthfeel a bit watery and the carbonation medium/high. Sub par in my opinion; I don’t really know what the fuss is about.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Looks like a standard yellow pilsener, good clarity with decent frothy head, smells very faintly of a pale malt, can't find any hops in the nose at all. Tastes of a strong 'hard water' aspect with its mineral overtones laid on top of a standard pilsner malt and whisper thin Saaz in the very background, that could have stood magnification IMHO. Body is light crisp and refreshingly carbonated. This is an "OK" sturdy workhorse of a German Pilsener, best used in sessions or as a palate recovery tool between other, more complex offerings.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this because I wanted to try something german, not a bad choice. Pretty decent beer, could be described as a good european budweiser. This pours a darker golden color with a nice head. It smells of malted barley and has a nice hint of hop in the taste. smooth beer, good, i'll buy it again, maybe not.

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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Bitburger beer is a good Euro style Pilsner. The beer poured a clear light yellow, with a thick fluffy white head, good retention with plenty of lacing. The smell is grainy with Saaz and grassy hops. The taste follows the nose. A well balanced pilsener with a nice amount of bitterness on the back end. This brew is light bodied with decent carbonation. This was better than I expected and was refreshing.

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3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 11.2oz bottle.

Pours a clear medium gold with a small fizzy head. Nothing spectacular.

Aroma is cooked vegetables along with some grain and a mild hop smell.

The flavor has a distinct biscuit taste along with grassyness that I attribute to the hops. The finish is very crisp and clean with moderate bitterness. Nice prickly carbonation. This has always been a favorite of mine. It is awesome on a hot day and tends to be priced pretty well.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,863 ratings