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


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RATINGS: 1896   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle; freshness code that's undecypherable to me appears on back. Appearance: light golden, no head. Smell: a bit grassy, but smooth and appealing. Nice taste... Has a good bitter twang. A bit thin in the mouth, but really not bad. I think this would make a great session beer. I actually enjoy it more at room temperature.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2004
A drier Pils. good clean crisp taste. something that one could enjoy with a meal or drink a lot of. would not be a bad everyday beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Decent Pilsener, you know what its all about. I buy this often because 12 packs go on sale for absurdly low prices with great frequency around here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (514) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Bottled. This isn't that much different from macro lagers in the States, but it really isn't watered down. Some nice hops in the back keep it pretty interesting. Crisp, clean beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 (Bottled) Standard pilsner colour with little head and little obvious carbonation. Rather tinny smell and only average hoppiness. Average pilsner, okay for drinking on a hot Summer’s day as a refresher. Unfortunately there’s two inches of snow outside!Score 2.5
Subsequent rating also scored 2.5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2004
A great beer for following a strong dark beer (Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout) or for while eating dinner (both of which I experienced). Great aroma--love the taste--hoppy and satisfying. The appearance was a nice change from the dark beers that I'm used to seeing--light and bubbly. Good stuff...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2004
12 oz bottle. Very, very pale yellow, big but weak head. Sweet, fresh, malty clean aroma. Solidly sweet upfront, with just enough hops at the back to qualify it as a pils. Easy quaffing, nothing spectacular, does what it's supposed to do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2004
This is a quality hoppy beer - one I might like to have with a meal once in a while. It looks beautiful, a light golden colour aesthetically pleasing. The taste is good and not overpowering - a lighter beer than Warsteiner Dunkel, one of my favourite German beers. Very different styles though. Read Braudog's informative review.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2004
US import version - crystal clear yellow with a poofy white head. Starchy with that import skunk and cheesy bitterness. Two years ago I lived just down the hill from the Bitburg brewery. The Premium pils brewed for domestic sales is without that cheesy mustiness. It is airier, maltier and more traditionally pils-y. Unfortunately the export brewing process with an additional round of fermentation completely spoils this otherwise sturdy German pilsner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2004
thin yellow color, bubbly, with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly yeasty, and . . . well that's about it. Flavor is bland, no real character. Palate is very thin. Blah.

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