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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: 1757   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2003
I did not know what this was at first. Looks like a perfect lager — clear golden with a great white head. Lightly malty, thin in the mouth, peppery spicy finish, with good bitterness. Not sure what the other flavors were — I can be convinced the call them leafy and hay, following the lead of the reviewers before me. Good enough, but not great, even as a Pils or a lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2003
Light-golden, clear; huge snow-white head, leaving good lace. Rather (pale) malty nose. Drying hay, even leafy. Just a shadow of a hint of hops. Quite bitter taste, but palate is much thinner, watery for a moment. Retronasal the (German) hops kick in with a vengeance. Nearly peppery finish. Light bodied, good carbonation. This is what a decent Pilsener is about. Nothing anybody could go wild about ever, nowt wrong.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2003
A pale yellow beer with a fantastic head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hay. The flavor is sweet and brewmashy ending on a slight bitterness. An average pilsener on my tastebuds - or did miss something - or maybe my expectations were just too high.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
Golden, good thick foamy head. Dry bready aroma. Good balance beetwen malt and hops in flavour. In fact, hop bitterness dominates. Not very complex but it's an ok german pils.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ingevara (817) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
Not as dry as its reputation. A rather well balanced pilsener, hoppy and refreshing. A bit flat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (790) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
This is a very good Pilsner, with quite present hops and a smooth malt balance... it was quite the buy, as I purchased eight of the 500 ml cans in Covington, KY for $6.99 !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2003 Pale yellow, almost limpid. Small white head with fine lacing, but it leaves very fast and completely. Grassy/herbal aroma. As it enters the mouth, the malt is there and fades for nice bitter hops. Very dry finish. Under average medium mouthfeel. Tremendous balance overall and pretty cheap here at 7.99 for a six-pack. Good pick

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jimmyboy30 (11) - Telford, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2003
i tried this on draft in a Greek bar owned by a german guy who gets it imported!! he served it in a Bitburger large glass with handles!! and it looked the business couldnt wait to taste it smelled wonderfully dry and hoppy tasteda little malty fruity and ultra crisp as though it could quench the thirst forever, so more-ish i stoppd off there and had 3 large ones this guy knew how to serve it and served it as a beer to remember

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2003
Nice clear golden color. Mild, clean, malty aroma. Bland, somewhat malty flavor with a medium bitterness and a late hoppiness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2003
This beer pours decently with a nice pale golden color, and a thin frothy head that does not last. The taste is of a crisp pils with sufficient hops and a touch of citrus.


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