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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1978   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

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NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Not too bad. A definite euro lager. Not as hopped as the bohemians, but good. Fruity with some residual sweetness. Nice color, bready nose. Easy drinker.

FernandoBrasil (17) - SJCAMPOS-Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 3, 2005
Very good beer. Very goldy color, with aroma and taste worth the try. Cream is very rich, a little sour in the end. Very good mouthfeel

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Pours a light golden with a thin white head that quickly and fully recedes. Aroma of bready malt and grassy hops. Taste is surprising sweet and a bit chewy. Finish is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. There’s some quality in here. It might be mass-produced, but it’s not swill.

bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Minimal head which was around barely long enough to say boo. The classic hops/malt nose, with a hint of bananas. Flavour was okay, with a fairly thin body and slightly bitter finish, but of course it is a pilsener, so it is to be expected.

henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2005
The bottle poured a crystal clear golden beverage with a small fizzy white head that did not last long and left no lacing. The aroma was clean with floral hops and some malt noticeable. It had a light body with lively carbonation and thin texture. The carbonation and hops combine to give a sharp bitter edge in the beginning. This mellows and is rounded off by the growing presence of malt in the middle. The finish is long and somewhat bitter.

cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Bottle. This is a classic German Pisener. Complex but balanced flavour. A tiny bit sweet, fairly bitter, good hop bite, grainy too. A step up from some of the more widely available German pilseners.

pivnizub (10616) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
Pale golden coloured, medium-sized firm white head; light hoppy and grainy nose; light bitter flavour, light bodied; starts slightly sweetish, ends in a light bitter -sweet finish, a bit sourish; not unpleasant at all, but a bit thin and watery......

HogTownHarry (6834) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Can (500ml) Pours with a lot of not-quite-white bubbly foam, laced well - bright, clear gold, residual bubbling. Aroma is light, crisp, of wheat, mild hops, banana and a hint of lemon; faintly sweet. Taste is VERY lemony, tart/hoppy, hoppiness builds - still get a bit of sweet banana and tobacco in there too. Would be significantly better on tap. It’s hot, I’m on my balcony, so I’m feeling generous ...

OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 12 oz. bottle. 7/9/05 Pours a very clear light golden with a limited head. The aroma is hoppy and grassy. This one has a pleasing palate, crisp and refreshing with fine carbonation. The flavor is also satisfying if relatively straightforward: early sour notes, hay, a finishing snap of hop bitterness. A pleasant, easy-drinking summertime beer. 4/3/6/4/15=3.2

Revisit (after many previous revisits) a decade later. Wow, I think this rating was so early my rating scale hadn’t settled in. A 4 for aroma? WTF? Aha! I looked this up, and this was rating #3 for me on the site.

My original final score actually isn’t that far off. It’s a pretty decent pils, quite a rich amber pour, but a bit too grainy and sweet for my taste, with hop oils that sort of linger unpleasantly for too many hours afterwards. The aroma is actually one of the better elements. I’d tend go somethinglike 7/3/7/3/14=3.4. Will leave this one though, just for old times sake and misc. humor value.

nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Had this one on tap at the 2004 Oktoberfest in South Florida. Very much the German style of pils. Aroma is sweet and has a decent hops kick. The taste matches the aroma pretty closely. Maybe it has a hint of hay in the rather dry finish. Good with German meats and sour kraut. Worth a try even if you’re not into the pils style. Update 10/24/05 had this one in a bottle and it was disappointing. It’s much better on tap. Overall just weaker and rather average.

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