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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Photo of DaltonOkinawa
5/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of Carlton1964
1.7/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Sludge is the first word that comes to mind...swill is a close second. Almost no head, no lacing, a horrible stale taste that lingered in my mouth followed my trauma of drinking this stuff. Hard to believe this is made in Germany. I will note...Born on date on bottle says it was made 7 months ago. Not sure if this made it worse, but it sure didn't get better with age.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted pilsener glass.

Look: Crystal clear straw color with rising bubbles. Foamy, soapy white head. Nice rings of lacing.

Aroma: Faintly sweet, grainy.

Taste: Sweet grains and malts lead into a subtle hop presence. Bright finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: Great session beer, clean and refreshing.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.81/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

"Germany's No. 1 draft beer" Poured from 1 pint can into a pilsner glass... One finger of snowtop over a dark yellow translucent beer. Aromas of pale malts and sweet grass barely hit the nose. Truly it smells like a gentlemens Keystone Ice. Somewhat grainy sweet, with bitterness towards the back and an acrid flavor reminiscent of a garden weed. The mouthfeel is extremely bubbly which masks the lighter body.

Overall it has flavor, which is good, and it is better than many mainstream Pilsners. I would choose it over any BMC.

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Photo of dar482
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In comes in a straw light yellow color.

The aroma has big grassy hops.

The flavor is quite refreshing. It has a gentle kick of grassy hops and then a clean malt finish. The hop bite actually stands out a bit compared to some other pilsners. There's a good amount of carbonation. The cleanness and the easy finish is where this beer stands out.

For me, it also comes extremely cheap. Somehow it's around $6 for four 16 oz. tall boys.

A stand out pilsner.

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Photo of J_Dub
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Whatup14
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nzerbe
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden, well carbonated, nice head, bitter German Pilsner.

Not a favorite of mine, but it is nice to slide them into the rotation. It is what you would expect from this type of beer, with the exception that it lives up to it's name. A little more bitter than you would expect.

When a beer is crisp and refreshing up front, followed by a bitter after taste... they always make me think they were designed that way to make you take another drink to get some relief from the bitter.

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Photo of Herky21
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of RD1163
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of wroywel
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Bpierso1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nuclearmeg
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of dubmax
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of plato
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of CDGoin
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Razr86
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DavidBart
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of FLima
2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pale golden color with a two finger head with low retention.
Aroma of malt and grassy hops. Although pure malt it has a hint of adjunct lagers smell.
Tastes like a German Pilsner, bitter taste from its grassy hops. Crisp and firm with a lingering bitter finish.
Light body with good carbonation.
Decent, not great, standard Pilsner.

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Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Bitburger Premium Pils from Bitburger Brauerei
3.48 out of 5 based on 1,796 ratings.
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