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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1715   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.


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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
Pale/Gold in colour. Very refreshing. Has a fairly bitter finish, I enjoyed that aspect of it.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 April, 2003 Bottle The Bitburger brewery has been going since 1817, but it was in 1883 that they brewed their first Pilsener, claiming to be among the first in Germany to do so - and winning a court battle in 1913 to use the term Pilsener. In a country which prides itself on its distinctive regional breweries Bitburger achieved distinction by making a universal lager and selling it all over the place! There is some light sweetness and a pinch of salt. But a long developing hop finish is the key thing to this lager. Everything is quite soft and laid back, then the hops slowly assert themselves finishing with a long dry bitterness. Decent, and decent quality, but for this non-lager lout it remains simply a lager. [2.0]
Jan, 2006 On tap @ <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/33/339 Seven Stars, Fleet Street. This a clean, soft lager with a pleasing hop nip and gentle carbonation. [2.7]

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2003
Fine looking pils. Aroma of malt and lemongrass. The taste is very balanced with sweetness and bitterness from the hops. Fine after bitternes witch makes you want more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2003
This is a great Pilsner. Very crisp and refreshing. Has a combination of bitter and sweet flavors. Good hop flavoring. The draft I had was very fresh and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eirikur (370) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 This is a very nice Pilsener, it is well balanced and has a little hoppy aftertaste wich comes when you are half way down the glass. Like many German Pils this one is rich in taste but has low bitterness over the palate. I like this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
I didn't find this beer too interesting. it is a decent bitter, but I couldn't find anything special in the aroma or the flavor. It is a fairly enjoyable drink, but it doesn't have a lot of character.


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