Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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Brewed by:
Bitburger Brauerei
Germany
bitburger.de

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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1,814
Reviews:
816
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
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Photo of Matthew3K
4.66/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Disclaimer, this is review is the domestic German version of the beer. As with almost all European beers, the exported version in the U.S. is not that good and all the best qualities have been lost in the pasteurization and transport. Having lived near the brewery in Bitburg Germany, I've drank this beer many times and it is best from tap. Golden color, malty, great body and great bitter finish, this is the best and most consistant mass produced pils in the world. This is not for you IPA or stout aficionados who like your beer metallic and thin. A local German told be that the best way to drink this is room temperature and he was right, it's more complex bringing out the green, herbal taste of the hops and roastiness of the malt.

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Photo of JustCamIt
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 0.3l can into a plastic cup at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. Thick white head with lots of bubbles traveling through a goldenrod body. Aroma of toasted wheat bread, cracked green peppercorns and a touch of dry oak wood. Tastes of honey and bread. Mild hop presence. Overall a decent lager. I didn't expect free beer on a US carrier!

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Photo of ironhorse123
2.56/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dazka
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ewpass
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden with reasonable head. Mild taste, very light delicate feel. Disappears quickly!

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMan95
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karl1990
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review here. This is my favorite beer other than MAYBE Spaten. Love the taste it is extremely refreshing German pils is the best style IMO and this is the best one I've have drank

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Photo of Macamah
1.86/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Squeezyq
4.38/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moose1980
4.56/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Perfect appearance. Crystal clear, with a big, foamy, pure white head that has the best retention you could ask for in a Pils. Has the aroma of toast spread with hop marmalade, if there was such a thing. Taste is noble hops throughout, with the cracker-like malts winning the Oscar for supporting role. The bitterness plays evenly from beginning to end making for a smooth finish, and with good carbonation, it makes it both subtly complex and easy drinking.
Overall, you can't ask for much more from the style.

Edit: Much better slightly cooled as to when it warms up. Gives meaning to 'sessionable.' Drink fast ;-)

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Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleSan
1.9/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Crystal clear straw, with rising bubbles, and a fluffy, foamy white head that dies down into a thin white layer, and leaves spotty lacing.

S: Honey, grass, cracker, clover, white bread, white pepper.

T: Sweet cracker and honey, white bread, moderately grainy, gently balanced with a touch of grass and white pepper bite. Finishes lightly dry from that beginning sweetness. Somewhat sweet overall, but light, and somewhat balanced.

F: Light, but not quite watery. Medium-well carbonated.

O: This is probably my Americanization showing its bias, but I prefer my pilsners much hoppier than this. This is sweet, with very little hop character. However, this is an older German interpretation of the pilsner, and worthy of respect. It still beats almost any imaginable American adjunct/light lager, and at $5 a four pack of pints, you can't beat that for a quality beer.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
3.49 out of 5 based on 1,814 ratings.
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