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Brewed by Bitburger Brauerei Th. Simon
Style: Low Alcohol
Bitburg, Germany

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Enjoy this low-calorie and low-alcohol Bitburger premium beer. Fresh and light but with the same delicious taste.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Soft, thin head, complements light body. Very smooth in appearance as well as taste. Not my favorite sytle of beer, but overall enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacko (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004 does not count
This is a very good lager for a low calorie. Perfect for those looking for a full taste but less on the waist.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Not bad for a light beer. One of the better offerings within the style. I would definitely buy this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5496) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
locarboy (129) - USA - AUG 18, 2005
Being restricted to low carb beers I have to say this is one of the better ones. More taste by far than any Am. lght and better balance than DAB low carb and Becks premium light. I picked up a 12 of regular Bit by mistake once and couldn’t really tell much difference. It is also cheaper ($8.99/12) than is Amstel light.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, bread), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Granted, there's not a whole lot here, but this is a very well executed light pils. Heck, this is better than a great many regular strength pilsners. Nice bright hop aroma and an excellent flavor balance. As you would expect, this is somewhere in between the Drive and the regular Bitburger. Like the other two, exceptionally clean tasting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Straw color with a fluffy white head. Light malt and light sharp hops aroma. Somewhat fizzy in feel. Water, but alot of grainy malt. Floral hops flavor with a decent underlying bite. A decent pils, light or not. Losses a bit as it warm, but this was meant to be cold.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Yellow with a slight, whitish haze. Sudzy-white head is not thick, but lasted much longer than I expected. "Beery" aroma. Smooth, with a surprising amount of texture up front ... but then the carbonation becomes crisp and thins things out. Light and grainy malts. Hops were -- surprisingly -- somewhat aromatic (herbal and grassy) and a little bitter. Finished dry and bitter. One of the better "light" beers I've had.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2004
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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2005
12 oz bottle - Label slightly different than pictured but it was the same beer. Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of light grains and some floral hops. Flavor is of grains and light hops as well. Palate is light and airy and easy to drink. I tried both Becks Premium Light and this side by side and this definitely won out. Not too bad for a low carb beer actually.


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