Reid (2300) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good drinking beer, a good strong pilsener flavour without any harshness. I like it.
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery, no head. Smells tangy, skunky. Metallic taste, dry, tiniest bit of bitterness. A little sweetness. Comparable to St Pauli Girl. Chalky? OK.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JorisPPattyn (9379) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Ungstrup (34215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.