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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1742   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2002
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Lemon-gold appearance with the expected corn/pilsner cloying sweetness in aroma and flavor. An off-balance, unenjoyable beer. Re-rate 4-27-06: Boring blonde color w. a small fluff top and artificial-looking carbonation. Aroma is clean w. a nice twinge of malt. Clean, but dull flavor. Actually an impressive import pils in terms of drinkability, but I am still not a fan of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoundTHEworld99 (3) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2002 does not count
THE good-time student beer. Iíve always liked it and found nothing similar so far. Never too strong or too weak and I like it in the smaller handy bottles. I had this one even in Sydney.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2002
Grassy, sweet malty aroma. Neutral, sweetish taste, bit grassy. Slight bitter, soapy aftertaste. There are much better German pilseners around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2002
Good old pilsner. Nothing fancy or distinguishing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2002
A decent pils with balanced taste and suitable amount of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Nicely hopped, slightly sweet pilsener. Good hops aroma. Golden yellow clear with small white lacing. Med carb & body. Nice hops taste with light malts. Bitter finish & after.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2002
Not bad, I guess this would be the German equivalent of asking for a Bud. The color and head are nice, though...clear, bright, shiny golden color and a huge foamy head. The taste is just as described in the ad: very bitter. It is sweet, quite hoppy, and finishes bitter. It isnít bad, as I said, and Iím sure itís pretty good for what it is. It just isnít for me, though I would certainly take this over any typical American counterpart.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
Way below average german pils.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 very light, very dry, smooth and grainy, with a tasty bitter herbal finish. definitely one of the better mainstream German pilses. rer8: very subtle, complex, spicy hop flavours make this a cut above most other German pilses. rer8 again: plenty of herbal, minty, aniseedy hop complexity. nice balance of bitterness and acidity in finish makes it very refreshing and crisp. dry and moreish. the malt is light but present - a nice hint of pencil shavings and just enough sweetness to balance.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
I like it better than Warsteiner. Iíve only had it in bottles. The German Pilsener style isnít as good as the boho, for me, but this will definitely do in a pinch.


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