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


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RATINGS: 1675   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 11, 2003
Pale yellow in color; gorgeous head. Aroma is herbal and hoppy. It's a bit light on the palate, maybe, but shows a very nice bitterness and an excellent hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
My first tasting of Bitburger was while a very young 18 year old airman in Germany, while I thought it was a good bier, there were other Pils available to me that I would much rather have. That said, my most recent tasting some 20+ years later again repeated the same impression, just an okay pils, right even with Becks in my opinion. Pale and thin, lacks any complex tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Has a very watery taste to it. Very pale in color, needs a little more spice in the hops perhaps. It has a very thin taste to it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2003
pale yellow like a lemondrop, the head can be harassed and prodded into making an ephemeral show of ivory suds. saaz and celery nose, sour lemon and wet lumber are distant in the background. brisk and dry, and of course thin bodied--if it was a backyard dog, you'd assume it knew too much about hunger. it has a mousey tea-like bitterness, and the flavor of "cracker malts" toasted to a wan butter-colored hue. no fireworks, but reasonably tasty, the german accent in the hops is just a nibble in the finish, but still excites deep involuntary swallowing, reminescent of "gaping" baby birds when mother-bird appears.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
It has all the right things...but character. Like many German lagers of this type, its so "perfect" that its boring. I tcould use more characterful hops and a dash of other malts to give it depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Very light color. Not too bitter or hoppy. A bohemium-style lager?. Not much character. Still a good quenching beer for the summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2003
A freshlooking lager, not that freshtasting. A bit watery but also sweetish and could be some candy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2003
Pale yellow color with a white, foamy head. Hoppy aroma that is also evident in the flavor. Crisp and refreshing with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad, but not exceptional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Standard German pilz. Clean hop profile that only comes from saaz hops. Mild hop aroma little malt in the nose. Light bodied, refreshing a very pleasant but unexceptional beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 a nice pilsner.. slightly crispy with a bitter finish. A very good pils to have with dinner

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