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Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,141
Reviews:
828
Ratings:
1,852
pDev:
16.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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46
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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Srecko
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bitburger canned on 11/29 poured into a shaker pint

A: Bright gold yellow body with perfect clarity. soapy huge bubbled white head that settles to a film.

S: light floral hops and gentle bready doughy hops.

T: Nice soft doughy breads led by some floral herbal hops.

M: Smooth nice carbonation light crisp but clings to the tongue just when you want to savor it.

O: This beer is fantastic, it's hops are lush and floral but it's bready doughy body comes in and the beer is so balanced.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

First had at FoodLoop, Europa Park, Germany, poured from 0,33l bottle, label stamped mindestans haltbar bis "06.11.18," into kölsch 0.2l stange. Been avoiding this one since '06 World Cup, but in its extreme dryness "ein Bit" actually manages to be rather enjoyable.

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Photo of dd53grif
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.24/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
1.65/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A pretty basic pilsner. It's light and easy drinkable (so easy I drink them too fast sometimes) and a good beer for it's style, just what I expected it to be.

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

Photo of thebeers
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale straw color, highly effervescent, with a thick, lush white head that lasts the whole beer, while leaving decent lacing.

Light corn, hay and floral hops in the nose and taste. The taste also has some bready malt, and a dull bitterness and slight skunkiness in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied for the style with good carbonation. A touch creamy. The bready, creamy character grew on me.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I originally gave this beer a 4.3 drinking it ice cold but at cellar temp this beer is a whole lot better. So malty and delicious for a pilsner with a crisp, dry finish. This beer needs to be drunk cellared at 50 degrees to fully enjoy it. For a pilsner style I rate it a 5.

Good, nice straw body with bubbly head. Has a malt flavor that is similar to its 0.0 drive beer. Not much difference going on, tastes like Stella but I'd prefer this. In comparison to Stella this has better malt character and more crisp.

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Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthew3K
4.66/5  rDev +34.7%
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 -9.8%
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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dazka
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ewpass
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,852 ratings
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