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


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RATINGS: 1699   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.

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (1225) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2014
Golden with a white head - Malty aroma with hops - Malty body that is crisp and olso has a nice hop bitterness in the end - Bother hte malt and hops goes into a nice long finish - This was nice and refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Argonian (277) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 27, 2014
Can. Pours a golden body, with an average white head that diminishes fairly quickly, leaving a fair lace. Malty aroma, with light bitter taste, very tasty and malty. Watery texure, light to medium body, average carbonation. A very nice pils, especially for it’s price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestlake (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pretty good Pilsener. A little bland and generic but good for the price. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (3136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of cooked corn, grass. Taste is astringent bitter and sugar sweet. Clashing, not integrated. Astringent finish too. Didn’t enjoy this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
remALUS (2) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Kartus, geltonas skystis...Šis alus ne man. Gerti galima.. bet geriau lietuviški alūs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niller (583) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Tap@Rügen-Hotel, Sassnitz. Pours golden with a white head. Sweet taste of malt, grain, hops. Light body. Lively carbonation. Bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wouterlip (30) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Mooie bitter en mineralen. Fris en lekkere koolzuur. Smaak Is ook aardig. Geen slechte pilsener

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Jaune pâle avec une petite tête blanche. L’arôme des céréales et un peu d’houblon en la finale. C’est pareille en bouche, très rafraîchissant, facile à boire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Cane. Poured in muge. Consumed while grillin br@s. Clean fresh minerally fog air must. Soft honey kissed wet farm hay. THIS BEER ROCKS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mep3222 (477) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Light malty aroma, with the lager foot funk ish smell in there. Light in appearance and taste, but there is some flavor. Crisp finish, slight bitterness. Ok. Wouldn’t drink much or buy it, but descent. In the Budweiser flavor category, but better made and probably with better ingredients and a cleaner taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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