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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitburger Pils @ 4.8% , served from a 500 ml can purchased for $2

A-pour is a pale gold from can to glass with a big white head leaving a frothy lace along the pilsner glass

S-more classic German hops , malt , & barley

T-has that crispness that German pilsner are famous for

MF-low mild carbonation , weak medium body

Ov-ok beer , almost a one and done

prost LampertLand

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know what the deal is with the low scores for this beer; maybe not enough people have had this on tap, but I cannot stress enough how much of an improvement I saw between tap and bottle; it's almost like I was drinking a different beer. Granted, it's not a perfect beer, but for what it is, a relatively inexpensive pilsener, you cannot beat it.

This pours a nice golden straw color with a great deal of head; I needed to let some head dissipate before topping it off. As my beer connoisseur friend described it, this is a head beer, and needs a chance to foam up properly. The head dissipates at a moderate pace, and it was a drinkable level after about a minute. Clarity is great and the beer is nice and bubbly.

Smell is fairly standard; a little bit of bread and a good deal of hoppy citrus and pine without being overwhelming. Taste is close to perfect; sweet, light and crisp with enough hop bitterness and acetyl flavors to add some complexity. Mouthfeel is as close to perfect as you can get; this stuff goes down so smooth that I put down three pints before even realizing it. I will use the word "crisp" again, but this is smooth and refreshing, the perfect summer beer and a very nice break from the ales and stouts I've been knocking back lately.

The stuff in the bottle is pretty good, don't get me wrong, but the stuff in the keg just does not compare. I am giving this the high rating it deserves.

To good health and good beer.

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