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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1,821
Reviews:
818
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Transparent straw yellow color. Half of head on the pour. Average active carbonation for the style. Some sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Easy front of pleasant prairie grass, cloves, and some banana. Earthy grounded pils malt body. Light fruity hop tones round out the aroma.

Taste: The palate is greeted by some buttery yeast tones. The malt body is filled with heavy nutty tones, earthy grains, corn, and prairie grass. Dry straw meshes with some hop fruitiness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Light sweet front which transitions into a progressively building dry grainy finish. Carbonation is bright and contributes to the lingering dryness on the palate.

Overall: Solid german pilsner top to bottom. The taste is a bit of a different animal then I expected from the aroma but doesn't subtract from the overall enjoyability of this brew. Certainly something that any BA should try out especially for <$10 a sixer.

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A: Pours a golden straw color. The head is about a finger high and completely white in shade. It has decent retention for the style, too. A nice ring of lacing is left behind on the glass.

S: There's a good amount of noble hoppiness here, and while it's a bit sulfury, it stop short of being 'skunky'. I'm also getting hints of malt sweetness and butter. Very straightforward, but it works decently.

T: Again, this is a simplistic and straightforward beer. A touch of crackery malts hit the palate at first, before some earthen noble hops finish it off. It is what it is - not very interesting, but easily drunk and devoid of off notes.

M: Vibrantly carbonated and light on the palate, while a touch of lingering sweetness helps to keep it balance. One could chug this if so inclined.

O: If this is the German equivalent of Budweiser, I now know why ze Germans denigrate our macro lagers - this shits all over most of the BMC crew from a great height. No, it's not interesting or great, but it will get you by in a pinch. Good for parties, fishing, or any other activity that benefits from shutting your brain off.

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O: OK mass produced pilsner, not stellar but quite easy to drink and refreshing, serve cold

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Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
3.49 out of 5 based on 1,821 ratings.
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