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Bitburger Brauerei

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Also known as Premium Pils

Note first the bright, fresh golden colour and rich frothy head so typical of this elegant Pilsner beer. Its refined herbal notes are delicately poised, followed by a nutty and honeyed aftertaste. The overall impression of this gently sparkling beer is one of deep harmony, with the unmistakeable bitterness of the hops balanced and contained by an agreeable, mellow sweetness in the body.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of ckollias
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

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.

O: Very flavorful famous German pilsner. Just a “bit” as they say.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a straw yellow on tap somehwere in Frankfurt Germany.

S: It had a grassy scent with some light floral notes

T:.A little bit of sweet grain with grassy and light floral notes. Very tasty, clean and simple

M: Light body, crisp, airy and alight hop bitterness

O: Good

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Douberd
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mikeaji
3.01/5  rDev -13%
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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a mug at Bauer's Brauhaus.

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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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