Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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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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3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this at a pub in germany over spring break my senior year, it was the first beer that I ever got drunk off of, so I felt it deserved a review.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsener glass, a nice pilsner gold with a decent head.

Smell: Not much in the way of depth, a nice fresh crispness though, maybe a little hop aroma. I also get a nice malt scent as well, to give a little breadiness in the mix.

Taste: Much different than I remember, very sweet and very smooth. Not much flavor, but very pleasing none the less. The flavor that is there is very refined and well mixed.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and the sweetness lingers away after a little while revealing very little of anything else. Extremely light bodied, sort of just begs to be swilled down.

Overall: This is a nice pilsener, not as good as I remember but I didn't know anything about beer back then. I could see some college kids getting a hold of it and thinking they found the best beer in the world. I may not ever drink it again for the taste but I will for the memories.

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3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can poured into a pilsner glass.
08.19.2011 on the can, no info.

A - Pale straw yellow in color and faintly hazy, Bitburger has a billowing but short-lived white head. Thick lace cakes the glass afterward.

S - Initial dry straw and hard graininess is swept to the side by soft water, light mineral notes, and sulfate. Pilsner malt is showcased while light spice attributes of the hops come out.

T - Crisp and clean, the sulfates in the water are forward with accents of noble hops and a faint pils malt backing. Fairly plain though.

M - Crisp and clean once again, the mouthfeel is light with a highly carbonated finish. A bit slick but also soft.

T - Refreshing and drinkable but very light and note at all too flavorful, this Pilsner makes a good brew to have a boot of at your local German bierstube.

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: fluorescent yellow colour, small but dense head

S: typical lager smell : something floral, some hops, nothing bad

T: floral hops, something metallic, nut overall all very light

M: a bit thin even for a lager, under-carbonated

O: not bad, not great

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$9 for a 500ml 4-pack from KeyFood. 04.30.2012 date on the bottom of the cans.

Rare vos tumbler. Delicate white head grows like a soapy lather. Pale straw color with just a touch of haze.

Smell upfront is moderate leafy/minerally hops, dry grain & chalk.

Creamy, sourdough flavor. Mild to moderate earthy hops & aspirin.

Solid carbonation. Dry, bittergreen & iron-y finish. Crispy.

Not great, but a really easy beer to get familiar with.

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3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale gold pour with a thin, 1-finger white head that quickly fades and has no retention and very little lace.

Smell: Crisp an clean, some sweet malt. Very crisp, clean smelling beer. Quite appealing.

Taste: A bit of sweet malt at the fore, followed by a strong almost earthy of bitter taste that lingers to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin feel, medium carbonation and a crisp dry finish.

Overall: A decent pilsener from quality ingredients that shows in the quality of the smell and feel.

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3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from Tesco, reviewed at home:

Crystal clear, quite light yellowish-gold colour. The beer forms a pinky-sized bubbly head which goes fast.

Basic smelling pilsener, there is some light hops that is drowned out by the grain & biscuit aromas. The smell is quite sweet.

Straight away there is a taste of grain and an overall
sweetness that the nose suggested would be the case. There is some corn & biscuit along with some faint, spicy hops. The finish has a slightly bitter taste.

Light to medium bodied which is a bit thicker feeling than I would have imagined. It has medium carbonation levels and quite smooth throughout with a crisp, slightly dry finish.

This one wasn't a bad beer at all but to be honest I was expecting a little bit more from it, it seemed to be safety first & didn't differ to much to most other pilseners. Still a nice beer though.

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
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