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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

Gold in color, not a rich head as I expected, it quickly recedes and leaves wee lace, light carbonation.

Big bready malted with aromatic hops that yield notes of floral, spice yet herbal.

Upfront with malt sweetness which is slight biscuity then hops lend a pleasant bitterness touch that cling until the finish along with the flash of citrus.

Light-bodied, smooth with good crisp of carbonation, finish is dry.

Things here are above average except its appearance. Anyway, still pretty good and highly yet easy drinkable. A fan of German’s pils should never miss.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear straw to gold with a 1-finger white foamy head. Not very good retention. Not much lacing.

Grainy cracker aroma with a background of spicy herbal hops. Classic pilsner malt, though possibly some DMS.

Starts grainy sweet and finishes very dry and crisp. Mild earthy even bitterness throughout; it lingers on the roof of the mouth. Very balanced between initial sweetness and dry finish.

Light-medium body. Smooth but a bit oily mouthfeel. No alcohol warming. Crisp carbonation.

Overall, easy drinking decent pils.

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4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: Very light, pale straw in color. Did not pour much of a head and the head was not very long lasting.

s: Has a sweet, light malt aroma. Smells graham cracker like. The flowery aroma mixes in to give this graham cracker aroma. Picking up quite a bit of spice. Some honey notes

t: Very crisp. The aroma of the honey graham crackers is definitely apparent. Pleasant bittering that is long lasting. Nice noble hop character. Just a bit too much malt sweetness for the style.

m: Medium body with medium level of carbonation.

o: Really enjoyed this beer. I really like the honey graham cracker aroma and flavor. The hoppiness is pleasant and lingers in the mouth after the finish.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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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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