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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2005
This one’s definitely an acquired taste. Most Americans I know usually gag on their first sip of this one - the name sums it up - BITTER! Given time, it grows on you. IMMENSELY popular in Germany, quite good with Brats and Kraut. Light, thin bodied, and quite effervescent. Drank more than my fill while stationed at Ramstein AB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Sweet and somewhat toasted malt aroma. Crystal clear..golden with a limp head. Clean and refreshing fore with some mild malt sweetness and almost no hop presence to my taste buds. Still I would drink this again happily in warm weather.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
The Lure:
Toasted malts and hay agree at every level. Citrusy undertones adopt the maltiness, and develop some sort of complexity. From the can, this smells aptly brewed.

The Festivities:
Suave hay-ish and honeyed malts are pricked by nagging salty nodules. These precede the pleasurable wooden hop bitterness which lingers smoothly. Light dryness ensues, making sure you follow up with another sip.

Transcendence:
Efficiency is certainly attainable if you follow the rules.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Tap at Andy’s. Old stand by . Clean malty aroma. Crisp clean pale malts balanced with noble hops. Nice bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2005
This was a classic German Pilsner. It had all the sytle characteristics. Rich with a complex hops to malt flavor. It was medium with a nice dry flavor at the end. Good German Pilsner.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Amber, golden. Smells of urine and skunk. Light and watery. No finish what so ever. Wow, really not good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 09.06.05 Half liter can. Pale golden straw under pure white head, small, lacing, quickly fading. Aroma is mild cereals, sort of oaty, and hay. Soft and mineral flavors like a dead grass and hay stew with a touch of salt. Becomes herbal, softer, and lightly floral with temp, but it’s all to mild. Simple and lovely, but becoming tedious and plain.

I’ve been drinking enough of this stuff now to warrant a re-rate, and not because I’’ve had a revelation of new flavors or aromas, just because I really like the beer. It deserves more points.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2005
some skunk in the aroma mixed with perfume. This beer is a great thirst quencher, finishing dry and hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Hoppy for a pilsner and very drinkable, infact very very drinkable. Thin though a decent amount of flavour, however aftertaste can hold u can slightly.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2005
[bottle from sainburys] pours pale yellow with a quickly diminishing fizzy head. nose has some herbal/grassy hop aromas, slightly skunked though. body is light, finish is a little bitter.


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