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


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RATINGS: 1794   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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.

49degrees' rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopwine (500) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Nose is grassy/spicy/floral hops, some minerality. Flavor is same plus some grainy sweetness mid palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1255) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
0.33 bottle at hotel machine dispenser in Dusseldorf (also at Air Berlin). Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (179) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Can poured into a shaker glass. The aroma was mildly malty with the flavor being bread and slight caramel malt. Just a tad of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazbion (72) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
Pours golden yellow with persistent white head. Aroma of pine and a bit of herbal hops. Taste is quite bitter with some sweet malts. Kinda watery with bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (753) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Flasche (50 cl) aus einem Rewe-Supermarkt. - Goldgelb, blank. - In der Nase etwas schmalspurige, „stumpfe“ Zitronenschale. - Antrunk angenehm herb und trocken aber ohne ausgeprägte Hopfenaromen. Erst beim zweiten oder dritten Schluck sind etwas Zitronenschale und ein klein wenig Heu zu erschmecken. Malzsüße kommt gar nicht vor. Durchschnittlich rezent, angenehm schlank und betont trocken. Im Abgang feine, aromatisch zurückhaltende Hopfenherbe. Blaß bitterer Nachtrunk. - Für ein Supermarktpils erstaunlich gut: angenehm herb, erfrischend trocken, rund und geradezu elegant, dazu ohne jegliche Fehlaromen. Ein richtig gutes Pilsener, auch ohne kräftige Hopfenaromen.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sebilinz (890) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from the minibar in my hotel. Golden body with nice white head. Aroma is mostly grains with hints of herbs. Taste is also grainy. Aftertaste is bitter and grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerguzzler88 (2) - - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
A bit sweeter after taste, notes of herbs a bit here and there. The palate is left with a bitter feeling but not very strong as hoppier ales have.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (90) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours golden straw color with very thick foamy head. Some lacing.

Smells a little like hay and hops sort of hiding in there. I’m not overly impressed.

Taste is slightly of lemon and grain. There’s some definite hops in there. I like that lingering bitterness, lasting well after swallow.

Mouthfeel is watery, yet finishes very dry. It’s light. It finishes bitter and crisp.

Overall it reminds me of Budweiser as far as taste goes. But this is better. I would consider buying it again. But only if price was competitive with Budweiser.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1380) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
A mid golden yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, metallic hop aroma, some evidence of pithy citrus fruit. Dry mouthfeel. The taste is hoppy, pithy citrus and metallic. This is followed by a mild, dry malt flavour that does balance the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mathieuc (1951) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
50cl can from the convenience store. Pours a clear yellow with a high white head that leaves impressive lacing. Nose is of hay, light cereals, pils and slight cardboard. Taste is dry and features some interesting cereals and a light earthy hops presence. Some cardboard as well but the can is not even past its best before date (05/06/2015)? Body is light and carbonation high, causing massive burps and feeling watery. Overall an OK pilsener, I think I need to try it fresher someday.

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