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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1871   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 Bottle. Creamy barley malt and grass hops aroma. Golden yellow with a moderate head. Creamy malt flavor with a light grass hops finish. Probably the most reliable German pils that is available worldwide (along with Warsteiner).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4265) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle at Decoy, Birmingham. Iíve had this plenty of times before, especially in Germnay, and itís one of the most reliable Lagers. Crisp, tasty hops and a light, fresh bitterness. A good flavour, very refreshing and maintains itís quality across the palate. Excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Good solid performer. Bottled version wins no outstanding kudos, but preferred as a pils / lager over say Yuengling or Fosters. Nice almost deeper yellow coloring, expected hoppy nose decent+ body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2004
Strong, herbal hop nose. Clear golden coloured body with fine white head that recedes to cover. Crisp bitterness offsets sweet malt with some mild spicy hop flavours. Body is light but could use a bit higher carbonation to punch it up. Simple, straight-forward and well-made German Pils. Very drinkable. Bottle.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Choos (697) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
Bland lagery pils aroma that didnít show any particular characteristics. Yellow gold with a small head. Some hoppy notes that werenít Saaz spicey that I would have expected from A Classic German Pilsener.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
macsporran (1) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2004 does not count
Drinking it here in the US it reminds me, not surprisingly, of cheap draught pils Iíve had in German bars - nothing wrong with it, but not the best either. Good taste and aroma but a little flat.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This is a classic German Pilsner, just easy drinking and enjoyable, with decent flavor. Great for barbecues.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daytona00 (138) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
Gold color with a medium head. Distinct flavor with a strong after-taste. An average pils.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregClow (3037) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Mild herbal aroma. Thin, watery body. Mild flavour with a faint hint of malt and a very dry finish. Refreshing, but rather lifeless.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
As the deScription says, there is a good tart, hop bitterness in the first sip, but the finish was lacking. Ended up dry and watery with no flavor. Not bad overall, but not great.


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