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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1924   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2300) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Ok bought in the 12 oz brown bottle..like the simple gold "Bitburger" on the white label "Bitte ein Bit" Have to say after pouring this into a pilsner glass its pretty average for the style..medium yellowish /gold with a small bubbly pure white head..some good carbonation strings. The aroma is very well done for a pilsner..the sharp smell of the hops is present..like newlly mowed hay. I liked the taste of this beer,.started with a malty sweetness , which seemed to transition into a more honeyesque one . then buttery and followed by a good sharp bitterness from the hops very well done. Very nice feel on the tongue. Very drinkable lager beer IMHO..good summer beer..and i got it at a reasonable price $5.69 a sixer

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
The immediate impact of this beer is that there seems to be a real grassiness in the nose. The hop aroma is pleasant and reasonably bitter. Mouthfeel is not overly fat but there is enough balance to please. Pale colour that is typical of a pils and a good crisp head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
A good drinking beer, a good strong pilsener flavour without any harshness. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 16, 2003
This is what all the North American normal beers should aspire to be ... a light, flavorful, good-with-any-meal-during-anytime-of-year ... Bitburger Pils! The town of Bitburg would be happy to accomodate and the production/BIG beers we have over here would dry up and BLOW AWAY!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Watery, no head. Smells tangy, skunky. Metallic taste, dry, tiniest bit of bitterness. A little sweetness. Comparable to St Pauli Girl. Chalky? OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
A decent Pils. No unpleasant aftertaste; crisp, clean and refreshing going down. It has all the characteristics of a good pils, but if anything it is a bit undistinguished. Needs a little extra character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
Pale gold in colour, noticable carbonation. It smells like... well, it reminds me of my trip to Germany as a new-to-beer teenager. More smell than I'm used to from pilsners, at least pilsners that smell inoffensive. This pretty much smells like beer. Funny that. After taking a few sips I'm mostly suprised at how mild is tastes, but I'm guessing another word I should be using also is balanced. For the mild taste and the fact that it's a pilsener it's pretty full-bodied. It could do with more taste and definately more bitterness, but it's a good tasting little beer. Half a glass in I'm detecting the mild aftertaste, this is probably the most complex pilsner I've tasted since I started to demand more from my beer. This just might be my new standard all rounder...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2003
I did not know what this was at first. Looks like a perfect lager — clear golden with a great white head. Lightly malty, thin in the mouth, peppery spicy finish, with good bitterness. Not sure what the other flavors were — I can be convinced the call them leafy and hay, following the lead of the reviewers before me. Good enough, but not great, even as a Pils or a lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9379) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2003
Light-golden, clear; huge snow-white head, leaving good lace. Rather (pale) malty nose. Drying hay, even leafy. Just a shadow of a hint of hops. Quite bitter taste, but palate is much thinner, watery for a moment. Retronasal the (German) hops kick in with a vengeance. Nearly peppery finish. Light bodied, good carbonation. This is what a decent Pilsener is about. Nothing anybody could go wild about ever, nowt wrong.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2003
A pale yellow beer with a fantastic head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hay. The flavor is sweet and brewmashy ending on a slight bitterness. An average pilsener on my tastebuds - or did miss something - or maybe my expectations were just too high.


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