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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1703   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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2003
A really classic German Pils, with a strong hoppy character and a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bythe40 (64) - USA - MAR 30, 2003
I had a lable that said premium beer not pils but i think this is the same thing, anyways this is great, nice mouth feel, great bitterness, and no nasty after taste at all. Drink up!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2003
Pours a lovely golden color with minimal head. Bitter and tart, with strong hoppy skunky taste to it. Not my cup of tea though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Not as much skunk as some of the other German Pils macro's that we get here in the States. Nice color, not too sugary and real nice on a hot day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Pours a lovely perfect pilsner golden with a lovely pilsner head. Tiny but numerous bubbles of carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Nose of bread, freshly mowed hay, and hops with a mellow hint of sweetness. Pleasantly light mouthfeel with a creamy, finely carbonated edge. Flavor is slightly too light to get me going but tasty enough. Bready malts with a tinge of sweetness and some spicey, floral notes in the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Great beer. Those little mini-kegs are sweet. Way better than other crappy german beers.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Drank this from a 500ml plastic bottle.Mild dry hoppy aroma.Dry, watery, hop flavor with high carbonation.Didn't taste like plastic.Slight honey flavor at the finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chevboy (37) - Millgrove, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2003
A perfect full bodied pilsner. from appearnace to finish a very nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4416) - 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.


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