Bitburger Premium Pils | Bitburger Brauerei

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Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Premium Pils

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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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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rdeaton
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The main thing I have to say about this beer is that I love the smell of it. It has the most wonderful floral hops aroma I have ever smelled in a non-IPA. Not everyone agrees with me.

It is a nice mild light malt with a nice amount of bitterness. I see it as a well balanced beer.

This is what American domestic beer should be. Never have an American domestic after drinking this, unless you want to see what adding corn does to beer (I did this, very sad).

For a moderately priced beer, it is a good buy. If you have never had a beer before, I would start with this.

a-looks like beer, stronger head then a domestic, little bit of lacing

s-my favorite beer smell that is not an IPA

t-well balanced by the time you are half way through

m-a bit thicker than you would expect, fills me up

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Photo of mnrider
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. White/Gold Can. Freshness date on bottom.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a whipped looking white head.
Light carbonation. The head turns thin with little lacing.

S: Crisp sweet grains, malts and light dry hops. A little watery but
still pretty average.

T/M: Bitter hops, plenty of grain, malts. Good balance. Overall a
little subdued in the taste. Crisp, plenty of carbonation. The finish
is clean with a pleasant linger of hops and grains.

O: Light taste that needs more of a punch. Still has great drinkability
and stands up well to other Pils. Worth a try.


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Photo of Rmatuszak2
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mndlssphlsphr
2.89/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I cannot say that this was good, but good enough. This fits through the realm of anything in the grocery better than a lager. This beer has a good mouthfeel, otherwise you are able to taste a mix of hoppy malty tricks. The smell is a tad sour, but it still lasts me beyond the hour. This has a nice color, a color that tells me that everything is ok and that it is time to grow a little garden and spend my time studying the terms of an examined life.

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Photo of Premo88
4.71/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

serving: 500 ml (pint 0.9 oz) can ... bit of a "tall boy" poured into a glass mug

A: golden ... a perfect pilsner color with a great head that sticks hard; perhaps lighter yellow than golden but awesome.

S: huge biscuit sweet bread malt and loads of grass

T: could drink this beer everyday and never get tired of the perfect mix of green/bitter hops and light sweet malt.

F: lightweight but full of carbonation.

O: as underrated a brew as any you can name. it's full of good barley taste and stings your tongue with those wonderfuly spicy noble hops. and this one doesn't dry me out like other pilseners, making virtually a perfect German version

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Photo of JHoffman
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerNerd84
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ghisty
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

firstly, iam biased as a lover of all things pils. secondly our selection in eastern canada barely ranges to steigl. so i'll take what i can get. anyway. bitburger.

appearance: vigorous pour into regular barstock pintglass. very clear, cascades of bubbles, perfect 1.5" head, head stays nicely even after a few drinks down, laces show each drink.

smell: not alot of nose to this pils, got a slight hoppy funk near the start, not skunky almost a distant woodsmoke smell, mixed with a few grassy grainey notes, pretty awesome when you can actually catch a sniff, but youve gotta try.

taste: starts off sharp and crisp with a very strong pilsner style, *another drink*,smooth fluffy and easily drinkable after the first snap , i find it's almost to the halfway mark down the pint until i can really get a feel for this beer, at that point it levels out to a nice grainey pils .which might be why its a fave of mine, its understated, but it has depth. kind of a tough one define, think pilsner...but very clean, and foamy,almost dry at times, but thats in an endearing way.

mouthfeel-sharp to start, strong hop presence. levels out like nothing ive ever had, finish is clean with a bit of foamy dryness that just makes me want to drink more of it.

overall: if pils is what you are after this is a good choice, i personally love this beer, and could talk about it for as long as required,pairs up amazingly with just about anything spicey. cooked meats. whatever. its a great beer. and i find it cuts that hankering for a crispy pilsner like no other.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of beergoot
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow body with a lasting, one-finger thick white head. Grain-like aroma, slightly toasty.; hints of grass. Toasted malt flavor; slight caramel undertone; good hop bitterness to counterbalance things; very light citrus hint peeks through every few sips. Light bodied, crisp, dry finish; smooth mouthfeel.

Slightly better than the sum of its parts. I would like to taste a freshly packaged version, especially on tap. Nice balancing act between the malt and hop components.

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Photo of zac16125
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
no born on dates

A: Pours a rather unappealing light straw color yellow with just over 1 fingers width of white head. Its clear, but Im surprised to see tons of sedimentation suspending throughout the glass. Leaves zero lacing.

S: Not much on the nose. Some pale-like malt aromas, non-specific sweetness that is somewhat citrusy, and a touch of hop spice. Not a ton going on, but it actually smells pretty good for the style.

T: Similar to the nose. Not a lot going on. A generic sweetness, some very mild spiciness are the only hop notes.

M/D: Clean, crips, appropriate carbonation, drinkability is high.

O: Overall, not bad. The style in general is rather blah in my opinion, and this is no different. Minimal aroma and flavors, but what is there is pretty good. Certainly better than the BMC options that are out there, but not something I would choose to drink again. Pretty good for the style though.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer appeared a nice light golden color with visible carbonation rising to the top of the glass that had a nice 2 finger, white, foamy head that was retained nicely. The nose was a light malty sweetness, as expected from a good pils. The taste of the beer was good and it followed the nose, but with a hint of spice, which was probably attributed to the hops. The beer had a good feel to it, nicely carbonated and light. The beer was extremely easy to drink. The beer was clean, crisp, and one that I will definitely be drinking again.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JamesMN
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Translucent light golden/straw hue with visible carbonation rising quickly towards a pillowy off-white head.

Aroma: Not much there but clear hint of corn. A very small tinge of grassy hops.

Taste: Like a liquid corn chip but not in an entirely bad way as there is more flavor to it than the average American mass produced lager. Grassy hops leave a bit of flavor and a hint of bitterness in the finish, which is decently crisp. It's oddly likable but I have a feeling it would have tasted better when it was originally brewed in 1817.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent yet with a certain smoothness. Between thin and medium in body. Very good drinkability and refreshing.

Final Thoughts: "Germany's No. 1 Draft Beer" is pretty much what I expected. An average adjunct lager. Would I drink it again? Probably not, but it is cheap and would go nicely with pizza and a football game...

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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