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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1698   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The classic Bitburger - a mature and most agreeable beer - is brewed with the best of ingredients in the same traditional way it has been for many, many years. The result is delicately tart and pleasantly bitter - with a strong hop taste.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Herbal/hop aroma. Clear golden color. A bit of malt in the flavor with a dry and bitter finish. Pretty average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2003
Bright white, frothy head with a good last. Dark straw colour. Lean hoppy note, with fruit, in the nose. Good (pale) malt, with some sweetness. Long, lasting hop finish. Simple, but great balence, well crafted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Actually picked this up for my wife, as she usually sticks with the dreaded American yellow water. Since they dont carry Budvar in this state, I got this or her to try, and poured one myself. I found it a very nice pils that had a pleasant bitterness to it, and shows how much is lacking in the fake pilsners of the megabrews. Went great with our bratwurst!!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 11/2/03. Poured out of 25 oz. bottle, bought at Liquorama in Upland, CA 10/5/03. Pours to crystal clear, pale gold color. Irregular, frothy white head that thins to a whisp. Active carbonation strings constantly and slowly rise from the bottom of the glass. Looks very clean. Aroma is pale malt and hay, slightly ashy, but still pretty clean (like a smoker's breath after they brush their teeth). Taste is similarly straightforward, but kind of startling at first-- strong, bitter hop with lightly sweet malts. Taste is surprisingly bitter. Somewhat antiseptic too, but somehow not offputting. Finish mellows out nicely as the carbonation fades. Light sweetness and a little papery. A nicely balanced and sensible brew, but not one of my favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1876) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Ok bought in the 12 oz brown bottle..like the simple gold "Bitburger" on the white label "Bitte ein Bit" Have to say after pouring this into a pilsner glass its pretty average for the style..medium yellowish /gold with a small bubbly pure white head..some good carbonation strings. The aroma is very well done for a pilsner..the sharp smell of the hops is present..like newlly mowed hay. I liked the taste of this beer,.started with a malty sweetness , which seemed to transition into a more honeyesque one . then buttery and followed by a good sharp bitterness from the hops very well done. Very nice feel on the tongue. Very drinkable lager beer IMHO..good summer beer..and i got it at a reasonable price $5.69 a sixer

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
The immediate impact of this beer is that there seems to be a real grassiness in the nose. The hop aroma is pleasant and reasonably bitter. Mouthfeel is not overly fat but there is enough balance to please. Pale colour that is typical of a pils and a good crisp head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
A good drinking beer, a good strong pilsener flavour without any harshness. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 16, 2003
This is what all the North American normal beers should aspire to be ... a light, flavorful, good-with-any-meal-during-anytime-of-year ... Bitburger Pils! The town of Bitburg would be happy to accomodate and the production/BIG beers we have over here would dry up and BLOW AWAY!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Watery, no head. Smells tangy, skunky. Metallic taste, dry, tiniest bit of bitterness. A little sweetness. Comparable to St Pauli Girl. Chalky? OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
A decent Pils. No unpleasant aftertaste; crisp, clean and refreshing going down. It has all the characteristics of a good pils, but if anything it is a bit undistinguished. Needs a little extra character.


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