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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


49degrees' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, - JAN 16, 2003
When it comes to Pilseners, I generally lean towards the Czech versions as this style of beer generally doesn't do too much for me. Having said that, the Bitburger Pils is a giant amongst the style and is worthy of some attention. An surprisingly enjoyable Pilsener which is far smoother than most on the market. While the traditional hoppy characteristics of the Pils are still weigh heavily on the palette, Bitburger has an exceptional clean, almost mellow, maltiness in both its aroma and taste. Quite dry, in the same lines as the Asahi Super Dry, but far more refined. Pours a very clear, bright yellow sunshine tone, with a thick frothy head. No collar forms on this and the lacing is minimal, but that's to be expected with this style. Certainly an enjoyable brew and I can sense this one being popular sitting on the sundeck come spring and summer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
David562 (8) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2016 does not count
This is a go to beer for me since I live in Germany. Its their standard pills beer.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fisler (383) - Bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2016
Na dann, ran an die Undustrieplörre: Optisch pissig hellgold. In der Nase reisig maischig. Im Trunk sehr maischig bitter. Herb im Abgang, da ganz okay, ebbt aber schnell ab. Zweifelhaftes Getränk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ysok02 (904) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2016
Robe blonde. Nez plus discret, agrumes et houblon. Bouche aussi plus simple, légère note acidulée, peu de longueur et de complexité. Basique et sans grand intérêt.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WarMan04 (81) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Can. Very soft malty aroma and clean. Pale golden, nice head. Taste: malty, dry and refreshing. Low to medium bitterness. Light texture and body, like water :). A classic german mass-beer. Good choice and good price but don’t expected so much.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bebum (744) - USA - JUL 18, 2016
Light gold, clear. Light body, faint flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, bitter finish. Bitter, dry. Bitter hops, not more to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1480) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2016
Can. Pours clear golden, small white head, stays. Aroma: malty, hay, paper. ash. Taste: slightly bitter, paper, metallic notes, dust. Thin body. Bitter finish. OK pilsner.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bijl (191) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
Blond, mooie witte schuimkraag. Aroma is fris,  zoete mouten. Smaak is zacht met een subtiele bitter. Goede pilsener!

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
s00sl (321) - - JUL 17, 2016
Disgusting beer, even not close to typical commercial German Pilsener. I’m really disappointed.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Michael27 (699) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2016
Frisch vom Fass (bei meinem Albaner) gut gekühlt, kann man es sogar trinken. Sah sogar besser aus, als in der Werbung.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lunarmountains (169) - - JUL 16, 2016
Aroma: malt. Appearance: pale, clear, rocky head. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate : light body, thin feel, lively CO2. Not bad Pils


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