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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,821
Reviews:
818
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
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44
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317
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw gold yellow

Honestly I had higher expectations for thus beer. Looking for a easily accessible, seasonable pilsner with some pleasing grassy characteristics.

What I got smelled of corn and cereal although it had no reason to do so, with a rounded flavor and sweetness emphasizing more of the same. I wasn't expecting greatness but I had been hoping for a little more spark and life from this one. Wondering if the hops have faded, or it’s normally this way. Meh.

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Enjoyed on tap in a classic pils glass at Bier Station in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City. I'm shocked the rating is so low on BA. I suspect that having it on tap makes a significant difference.

A - Bright, transparent golden body with traces of carbonation drifting up gently. Pour renders a lacy two-finger head that dissipates after a minute or two. Healthy lacing sticks to the side of the glass as I drink it down. That eventually yields to a faint silk.

S - Dominated by crisp grains, barley, a hint of light yeast.

T - Clean but subtly complex. Hints of phenol dance around bold, bready malts with just a suggestion of hops.

M - Effervescent and medium bodied. Aftertaste is pleasant and reminiscent of the primary original flavors

Overall a fantastic beer. Easily at the top of my list when it comes to pils. I may have to try some out of a can/bottle to see if that makes a big difference.

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