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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: 1924   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tba (1) - LAW COURTS VIC, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Aroma: floral Appearance: pale Palate: sparkling, light body, thin feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Golden yellow with diminishing head. Gorgeous fresh hop aroma, oily, herbal, grassy. Spritzy mouthfeel with bags of hop in the dry long finish. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (351) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 LOVED IT...BIG BOTTLE FROM LOCAL SUPERMARKET HERE IN SCOTLAND...FULL MOUTHFEEL, LOVELY HEAD...YUMMY POUR AND ENJOY...I AGREE WITH OTHER RATERS WHO SAID YOU CAN SIP IT OR YOU CAN CHUG IT IN LARGE AMOUNTS...WILL NOT OVERPOWER FOOD..GOD THE GERMANS CAN MAKE LAGERED BEER.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Retasted 15/03/2007. 330ml bottle shared with 4 others at Island Bay. Very very tired. No head, sweet aroma, all the hop character is gone except for a mild bitterness. A shame to see these German beers in such a manner. Dropped everything a little but not as low as it should be - I know this is a better beer (even if only slightly better). Tasted 29/09/2005. 330ml bottle at Cellar-Vate tasting, Backbencher. Pale gold, crystal clear, low carbonation and a thin, white, head. Lovely honey-ish malt and herbacious nose. Flavour is slightly more hop angled - restrained sweetness up front and a bitter herbal, rosemary-like, lemony, hop flavour. A bit short but easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
660ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pale gold with thin white head. Lemon, pale malt Saaz/Hallertau hop aromas. Good pilsener flavour in mouth and then good hoppy finish. I like it.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
Very pale in colour, average size head that slowly dissipates. Unremarkable aroma but some decent hop character and carbonation give it a bit of crispness and mean it goes down nicely enough. A fair share of maltyness as well mean it is wel balanced, however, a slight wateryness is evident and it is ultimately rather on the boring side.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
500 mL CAN! Very large bright white head with almost no lingering carbonation. Reduces to a scatterbrained mess. Very sticky. Looks like the inside of my young daughters nose during cold season. Light smartie aroma with a bit of corn and hops. Color is a light gold. Dry bitter palate with more corn and cardboard. Nice hops bitterness keeps this one afloat. Some straw and yeast in for good measure. Finish is dry and a little bitter. Decent but nothing special.

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 (9267) - 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.


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