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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2003 Bottle. Golden color with an airy head that leaves a lace on the glass. Not much carbonation. Scent of hops. Taste of bread and hops. Too bitter when cold, but mellows a little when allowed to warm slightly. A full bodied pilsner, friends were angry when I bought this and said I should have known with a name like Bitburger, it would be bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2003
DMS oozes out of this beer in unexpected quantities (fresh bottle in USA). The near unidimensionality of the hops bitterness leaves the malt severly lagging. The sweet-vegetal character of the DMS is not at all welcome, even though it is not in huge quantities.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopshead (24) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2003
This beer just does it all for me. Have tried numerable german pilsners but this one just hits my palate perfect. Rich and hoppy, too easy to drink. Have not had the pleasure of tasting it on tap, but it is awsome from the bottle. It roicks from the mini-keg as well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3035) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Had this on tap and was impressed by the huge creamy head. Nice mouthfeel that matched the creaminess of the head. Very reserved on the hops, but well balanced and refreshing. Had a slight bubblegumminess that gave it a little complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Had this right after a pisner urquell and immediately was away of much more dryness. the aroma is malty but accented with flowery hops, it was a very clean aroma. the very clear, light golden body held a creamy white head for quite some time. the malty flavor was accenteed, just like in the aroma by hops. on the second sip i got a lot more bitterness from the hops than in the first sip, probably had to cleanse my palate a bit better. the light-medium body was accompanied by moderate to high carbonation, this helped create the sensation of dryness in this beer. the very clean finish was very welcomed. i found this beer to be just a little thin feeling and tasting.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Pale yellow with a slight amount of carbonation. Thin white head that doesn't last. Slight hoppy aroma. Decent flavor for a pils and it's mildly bitter. Not bad for a pilsner and very refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Label says "Premium Beer," not "Premium Pils," but it appears to be the same thing. Small white head recedes quickly to nothing, very light straw-colored body, nose is slightly sweet. I didn't find this to be terribly hoppy or bitter as others have; medium bitterness, typical German light lager flavors. Some herbal notes and a slight spicy zing with an underlying malt sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - FEB 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 My first impression was very bad. I've been surprised by the bitterness. After a while, i discovered a quite interesting complexity in taste. But the bitterness is too strong for this kind of beer and there's still a strange taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
An easy drinking pilsner, offering little divergeance from the usual german lagers. Quality is the clear emphasis here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2003
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Good taste. Looks like a simple domestic light beer, though. Overall, pretty good beer, but a definetely weak finish. Great for a hot-working day.


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