dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An easy drinking pilsner, offering little divergeance from the usual german lagers. Quality is the clear emphasis here.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good pilsener: golden colour with a soon disappearing head. The flavour is really hoppy and bitter, with a persistent aftertaste. Good and refreshing!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a clear, golden yellow color with a small white head that rapidly dissipates into nothing. The aroma is mildly hoppy with a slight sweetness from the malts. Light bodied, the flavor is malty up front, with a clean and crisp finish that is slightly bitter from the hops. This is a nice pilsner, just enough hops to make it interesting. Smooth and very thirst quenching.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suprising flowery and pleasing aroma for a pilsener. Pours a light yellow, low carbonation, thin head. Not much in the way of flavour, but maybe that's the point. Has a dry, crisp finish. Lacks character and complexity.
presario (4729) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2006 Pale yellow, light or slightly better head. Very light aroma. Noticable hops. Lasting bitterness, although I would not say VERY bitter. Crisp clean hop flavour.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright gold with medium body and bitterness. Vibrant hop aroma with some sweetness. Smooth and dry.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another German that my Father turned me onto. It is not something that I would want to try again. It is very smooth and dry, but I just could not get past the aroma.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When it comes to Pilseners, I generally lean towards the Czech versions as this style of beer generally doesn't do too much for me. Having said that, the Bitburger Pils is a giant amongst the style and is worthy of some attention.
An surprisingly enjoyable Pilsener which is far smoother than most on the market. While the traditional hoppy characteristics of the Pils are still weigh heavily on the palette, Bitburger has an exceptional clean, almost mellow, maltiness in both its aroma and taste. Quite dry, in the same lines as the Asahi Super Dry, but far more refined.
Pours a very clear, bright yellow sunshine tone, with a thick frothy head. No collar forms on this and the lacing is minimal, but that's to be expected with this style. Certainly an enjoyable brew and I can sense this one being popular sitting on the sundeck come spring and summer.