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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1681   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.


3.1
   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.

3
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsniclas (5560) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2003
A freshlooking lager, not that freshtasting. A bit watery but also sweetish and could be some candy.

3.2
   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.

3
   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

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1270) - 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

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2003
I think the words "ewww" and "blegh" best described this drinking experience. It pours a very very light yellow with very active carbonation and an almost green hue to it...which scared me to say the least. The aroma was interesting in that i have described beers as smelling like ass before, but this is the first time i have ever meant it..my first whiff of this one reminded me of sitting on the john taking a dump!!! Luckily it got a tiny bit better as the corny sweetness took over. The flavor is horribly corny and a tad glassy/metallic. It also has hints of cigarettes, cardboard, stale hops, and a few fresher hops, and a corny artificial sweetness, that could be a potential for malt in this beer. Overall a fairly dry, corny sweet finish...over carbonated...and not balanced in any respect. Nor is it very appealing...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Light yellow, small head and lace. Subdued german malts, cereal, saaz in the nose. Light to medium bodied, soft, nice bitterness with some grassy dryness. Decent pils.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2003
Draft. Wenlock Arms. Pale gold, light white fluffy head. Farely one dimensional flavour. Didn't live up to its expectations at all.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2003
Every sip of this beer was like a train wreck in my mouth. It's almost like there are two distinct flavors that tried to get together and consummate their love, but both left angry and unfulfilled; much like I did after this beer.


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