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Brewed by Brauerei Rittmayer Hallerndorf
Style: Pilsener
Hallerndorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bitter 42 ist die Antwort: Handwerklich eingebraut mit großen Mengen Aromahopfen.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (lemon oil, lemon cleaner, flowers, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather one-dimensional nose, huge dose of lemon oily hops, which even have some west coast US floor cleaner character. Gets a bit tiring quickly, but fairly clean and enjoyable. More bitter than the 42 IBU might make you think, and blinded I would honestly think this was made in the States. India Pale Lager, anyone? One of the more unusual breweries in Franconia...this and Smokey George seem to be aimed more at American beer geeks than Germans.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2016
330ml bottle (HBF2016)
Lovely crisp fresh malty beer, lots of grains. Light palate, drinkability very high. Super sessionable. Nice fresh bitter finish. Very decent pilsner.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tripleuwe (30) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2016
Schön herbes stark hopfenbetontes Pils. Optisch sind sowohl Flasche als auch Bier an sich sehr ansprechend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
33cl bottle. Somewhat hazy golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice crispy bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Caramel, malts, grain and hops. Good pilsener.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2016
sample, poured a nice deep golden colour with a white head. nose is grains, crisp mineral malts, citrus, cut grass, sweet tropical fruits, crisp mouthfeel, with nice sweet fruits in the back. nice

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moravius (1063) - Beijing, CHINA - MAY 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 Flasche (50 cl) von Grabsch, Berlin. - Goldgelb, blank; schwacher Schaum. - In der Nase nur schwache, ein klein wenig abgestandene fruchtige Herbe. - Im Antrunk gut grasige, schwach harzige Herbe, dazu schwache süßlich-fruchtige Noten. Durchschnittlich rezent. Im Abgang gut grasig herb. Trockener, etwas harter und bitterer Nachtrunk. - Bitter ist das schon, wenn auch nicht allzu sehr - aber wo sind die versprochenen „großen Mengen Aromahopfen“? Das ist kaum aromatischer gehopft als ein besseres süddeutsches Pilsener, und der großmäuligen Ankündigung auf dem Etikett „Die endgültige Antwort auf die Frage nach dem wahren Pils“ wird es in keiner Weise gerecht. Ein weiterer Beweis dafür, daß man bei Rittmayer nicht brauen kann.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foerdifuxx (205) - Franconia, GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
Clear golden coloured beer with a small white head. Aromas of grasy and citrus hops, tropical fruits (peach), grapefruit, sweet pale malt, caramel, . Taste is no too hoppy bitter, light acidic, light salty. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Good Pilsner.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2016
330ml bottle @HBF 2016. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, malty, spicy, acidic hops in aroma. Sweet malts and grassy hops in taste. Simple one. Pleasantly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
23-Apr-2016-0,33L Flasche. Goldgelb, klar, weisser Schaum. Aroma:Getreidig, grasig. Antrunk Getreidig, etwas brotig, weinig.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at HBF2016) The beer poured clear and golden. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, sweetness and honey. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A decent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6473) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2016
Tap @ In de Wildeman, medium sample. Clear yellow to golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of spicy and grassy hop, some grainy malt. Medium to high bitterness, grassy, spicy, herbal. Wonderful pilsener with big and bold crispy bitterness. Lovely.


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