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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: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   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.


DJC's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJC (238) - USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pale yellow body and a head that diminished very quickly. No real lacing to speak of. The aroma is clean and bitter -- nice hop profile. The flavor resembles the aroma, yet some malts appear and keep the hops in check. Good balance for the style. Average carbonation, but what impressed me was how dry this beer was. Extremely drinkable, and I would definitely love to try this fresh from the tap someday.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (307) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Bière jaune soleil, incroyablement limpide, bonne effervescence, et surmonté d’un col blanc immaculé, pas tellement large, mais mousseux, dense et persistant. Arômes de malt pâle, grain, maïs, léger sucré générique (sucre brut…), quelques notes de houblon végétal, peut-être quelques traces de malt grillé voire fumé. Nez ordinaire, complexité moyenne-faible, intensité faible. En bouche, pétillement moyen-fort, onctuosité moyenne, le breuvage présente tout de même un corps d’une certaine rondeur intéressante. Au goût, entré en bouche plutôt malté et sucré (malt pâle, sucre brut, maïs, sirop de maïs), suivi d’un houblon plutôt végétal (branche, feuille verte…) et d’une finale à l’amertume modérément élevée. Équilibre malt/houblon intéressant, mais l’amertume me semble mal intégrée à ce breuvage somme toute plutôt léger. En bouche, complexité faible, intensité adéquate, goût ordinaire. Bière correcte, sans plus…

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (29) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2014
500ml can pours typically golden with a decent head that slowly disapates. aroma is malt & hops, taste is quite bitter with lingering hop & grassy flavours. $2.60 good price for a fine beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kacyper (247) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
500 ml, bottle. Aromaty niemieckich chmieli i słodowe. W smaku lekka goryczka, słodowe. Gładkie i pijalne.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBoom (92) - POLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. In aroma mostly malts. Very light, golden colour. In taste is sweet with low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines Comely Bank. Appearance - pale golden with gentle bubbles and a proportionate head. Nose - green beans and sweetcorn. Taste - pale malt and a green herb note that runs into a dry spicy finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall -good pils. Very refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derbeth (279) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Can. Very pale colour, medium head with fair lacing. Aroma is initially pleasant maltiness and herbal, not so dry as most German pilseners, but after some time the beer becomes boring and watery. Not so bad, but nothing special.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klas (246) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2014
Can bought in Germany. Light yellow. Limited aroma and taste. Some bitterness. Not so special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (3752) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle 50cl, a clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is on dry malt and grassy hops. Aroma is on the same, thin body, high carbonation, corn sugar background.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Clear straw, finger white head Smell sweet grainy lager Taste sweet grainy lager, cereal Light body Decent

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Calisky (549) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Couleur dorée, petite mousse blanche. Nez malté un peu épicé. Gout légerement houblonné, un peu amer, mais bière très aqueuse.


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