Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma’s a bit skunky, hiding some sweet malt and floral & herbal hopping. Light-bodied, it’s got a similar taste to Bitburger’s Pils, perhaps a bit sweeter, more lightly hopped, and not as refreshing. Neither "low-calorie" nor "low-alcohol" (2.8% abv) is a selling point for me, so I’ll pass on this in the future.
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Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I lived right down the hill from the Bitburger brewery from 1999-2002, but never had a Bitburger Light until I found a 12-pack on sale for $6.49 in Omaha, Nebraska in 2005. Go figure. Anyway ... this is bright yellow with a average if slightly impressive white head. For a "light" beer this gives an impressively robust malt and light hop aroma. The flavor is far beyond any American light beer and only a tad off the mark of the better German pilsners ... grassy malts and a nice little bitter finish. I think this bumps Amstel as the best light lager out there.
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light is the main word for this brew. Cold and refreshing with a very short finish. More character compared to other low alcohol light brews.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of these ended up in a six pack of regular Bitburger I bought recently. Pours a light gold color I could definitely taste a hint of maltiness, but otherwise didn’t think too much of this beer. If I want low ABV beer in the future, I’ll definitely stick to Berliner Kindle Weisse.
PorterPounder (5338) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grapevine Market - Austin, Tx - 12 oz bottle - Pours a pale straw color, with a thin snow white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma has some wort-like essence to it with a bit of Saaz hoppiness funk. Similar to some American low carb lagers, has a tonic water taste and feel to it very spritzy and not that refreshing in a beer. Detect a slight trace of malt and some peppery notes as well. Takes your breath away - in a bad way.
Kevin (2046) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2004
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
hazy yellow with an anemic albino head. aroma of bile and skunk feces. acidic flavors that flog my tongue. moldy mouthfeel. finish tastes like Kilz smells.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Vegue vegetable-like aroma. Vegetable-bitter flavor, not overwhelming in any way, but enough to be a bit annoying. Thin.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad for a light beer. One of the better offerings within the style. I would definitely buy this one again.
Jacko (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good lager for a low calorie. Perfect for those looking for a full taste but less on the waist.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An obviously lighter version of Bitburger. All of the same characteristics, just less of it. Aroma is still dusty, but not as pronounced. One detractor is the thinner body and sharper carbonation. While they do tend to help emphasize the hop presence, they leave my tongue feeling empty. Not bad for a light beer. (Trader Joes - 7.99 a 12 pack!) Get some for the superbowl if your weight concious friends are coming over!