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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1783   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4723) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2002
Average descent pilsener. Not complex, hoppy bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Bottle. Straw gold, good white head and good condition. Gentle grassy hop and sweet malt in the nose, soft and slight in the mouth with some sweet grain and muted hops, low hop bitterness in the finish. Bitte ein Bit? Nein danke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2002
This pilsener is a extremely nice beer. It IS the classic great German. Very hoppy head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2002
A lighter pilesener that leaves something to be desired. Not very much flavor, but consumable.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
On tap at the Gold Dust: Holy friggin diacatyl! This was like sucking on a Werthers! I couldn’t get past the butterscotch. I’m not sure if this was intentional or not but this beer was close to undrinkable. Even though you can expect some diacetyl from a pils, this was way, way too much.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
A decent German brew that is not too overpowering. Very drinkable in my opinion, though not very complex. Very good with a nice dish of saurbraten and spatzel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Re-rated after doing a side by side comparison with "World Select". I love the aroma of this beer - I'd call it "Dusty Garage" - earthy, dirty and spicy. Body is not all that thick, but does have some nice bready malt character. The finish is crisp and refreshing, complete with a nice hop bite. Head and shoulders above the competition. Serve this to your non-beer-geek friends, it could be a good starting point for them. Original notes:light yellow. A short burst of sweetness, quickly followed by a sharp short shock of hoppity hops. unfortunately, the ginger-y aftertaste doesn't last, and the sweetness returns if you don't have another sip soon enough - I guess you just have to drink lots of this and quickly!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Yellow with a small white head that dosn’t stick around long. Quite bitter throughout with a light mouthfeel and a crisp ending. Not bad overall better than most pilseners I have had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Very light straw-colored, with a thick head, and ample carbonation. One of the cleaner smelling pilseners I’ve encountered, with a bit of a sour flair. Yes! this beer has a nice snap to it, with its distinctive hoppiness, lively texture, and high drinkability. Great lingering hop bitterness. I like it. My kind of pils.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Crisp pils with a little bitter finish. Not bad. A bit light tasting, really.


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