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Bitburger Drive | Bitburger Brauerei

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2.81/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bitburger Brauerei
Germany
bitburger.de

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,866
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
58
pDev:
23.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of BenHoppy
3.96/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best N/A beer out there yet won't give it a perfect score because I wouldn't consider it world class but it's as good as it gets for an N/A beer. If I couldn't drink alcohol this would be my go-to...hope that day never comes. But must say its very malty and flavorful.

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Photo of davisrs
1.91/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Comparing only NA beers, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Very light straw yellow color.
Holds 2 finger head, diminishing to 1 finger after a few minutes.
The aroma is a slight one of hops!!
The taste is pure bitter boiled hops in seltzer ... not a pleasant piney/citrus bitter like ale. The bitterness continues all the way to the back of the palate and lingers.
The feel is light, very little apparent body.
This is something I could make myself by taking my boiled hops concentrate and adding to seltzer water.
This was a very disappointing taste test compared to other NA beers and full bodied ales (Clausthaler Dry Hopped) I won't be trying this beer again unless major changes are made.

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Photo of Bitburger
2.14/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Libeertarian
2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From notes taken 11/27/16:

Straw gold and very clear. Fine-foamed, somewhat chunky off-white head of good retention. Lacing is quite good. To the nose, honey, corn, light grass/grain, pinch of floral to rindy hops. Very much honey and corn on palate, a ton of balancing malt/grain tartness and mild bitterness with biscuity and floral aftertaste. Medium-bodied, not too watery, with suds first tingly then nearly creamy. I’ve not had many non-alcoholic beers, but this seems different from the ones I have had. A style that does not focus on quality, perhaps, but good to know some variety exists. Easily on par with Adjunct or even some Pale Lagers that have 3-5% alcohol. Just can’t get a buzz or warmth from it. Compare to Adjunct Lagers, but also to some German Pilsners.

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Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Banser521
3.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
1.34/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.16/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, pours a clear golden colour with a small finger of white head that disapates quickly. Aroma grass, grainey, honey. Taste malty and sweet, not to bad actually for a non alcoholic beverage.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of FLima
2.69/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with a thin one finger head with medium retention.
Predominant aroma with notes of crude grainy malt, honey and hay.
Flavor with notes of dry hay, crude malt and herbal hops. Dry aftertaste with mild bitterness.
Watery body with proper carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Not bad for a Non-alcoholic, body is rather thin, but they don't try to disguise it with excessive gaz. I had that after a difficult run and it went down like water, I mean better than water or any soda. I would though add more body and hops.

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Photo of ordybill
2.43/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
This is not a good beer. I know it is non-alcoholic but I find O'douls to be much better. With that said this is miles better than Coors N/A, which is downright unpleasant. This beer does have good coloration and and a decent aroma but I found the flavor to be bland and unappetizing.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.26/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I am drinking this because it is my 100th beer style. The clerk at South Lyndale Liquors takes one out of a box in the cooler. The bottle lists 0.0% abv.
L: It looks like a Bitburger, pouring brilliant straw under a 2” sudsy white foam cap that quickly descents to less than 1/4 of its original size.
S: Light grain on the nose with some hop spice and there is a little skunkiness which is suprising because it has not been in the light. Taking the alcohol out must have done something to the hops.
T: On entry it tastes like a beer but then by mid-palate it gets a little apple cidery lightly seasoned with skunk.
F: Light body and above average carbonation.
O: This is something to drink if you want other people to think you are drinking beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

During a recent foray to Pittsburgh, I saw a number of NA/Low-Alcohol beers and decided to bring them home and give them a try.

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a heavy-handed pour since it was only 11.2 fl. oz. (330 ml) and there seemed little chance of overflow. I still got two-plus fingers of foamy, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a sparkling Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-plus quality clarity. It was so beautiful that I was not at all surprised when Midas, Mammon and Croesus suddenly appeared for a taste, despite its being an NA beer. Nose had a solid malty smell, almost like being in the grain room! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste had a light, grassy bitterness, but light was the operative word. It was ephemeral in its taste and it was pretty boring as a result. Finish was semi-dry, refreshing, but not really satisfying. Oh well.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.51/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly tastes like actual beer! Nice bitter hoppy taste it's alone in this field there. Rated to style.

Likely the future go-to for the pregnant wife.

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.27/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best NA I've had to date.

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Photo of JTuomi
2.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of timontheroad
2.61/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kylehay2004
2.27/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PedroNasser
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of hakaiya
3.92/5  rDev +39.5%

Photo of WestHam973
3/5  rDev +6.8%

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