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

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RATINGS: 1984   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.

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harrisoni (19536) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
660ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pale gold with thin white head. Lemon, pale malt Saaz/Hallertau hop aromas. Good pilsener flavour in mouth and then good hoppy finish. I like it.

2.8
kwik-lime (2116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
Very pale in colour, average size head that slowly dissipates. Unremarkable aroma but some decent hop character and carbonation give it a bit of crispness and mean it goes down nicely enough. A fair share of maltyness as well mean it is wel balanced, however, a slight wateryness is evident and it is ultimately rather on the boring side.

2.9
Dorwart (2614) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
500 mL CAN! Very large bright white head with almost no lingering carbonation. Reduces to a scatterbrained mess. Very sticky. Looks like the inside of my young daughters nose during cold season. Light smartie aroma with a bit of corn and hops. Color is a light gold. Dry bitter palate with more corn and cardboard. Nice hops bitterness keeps this one afloat. Some straw and yeast in for good measure. Finish is dry and a little bitter. Decent but nothing special.

3.1
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2005
This one’s definitely an acquired taste. Most Americans I know usually gag on their first sip of this one - the name sums it up - BITTER! Given time, it grows on you. IMMENSELY popular in Germany, quite good with Brats and Kraut. Light, thin bodied, and quite effervescent. Drank more than my fill while stationed at Ramstein AB.

3.2
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Sweet and somewhat toasted malt aroma. Crystal clear..golden with a limp head. Clean and refreshing fore with some mild malt sweetness and almost no hop presence to my taste buds. Still I would drink this again happily in warm weather.

3.3
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
The Lure:
Toasted malts and hay agree at every level. Citrusy undertones adopt the maltiness, and develop some sort of complexity. From the can, this smells aptly brewed.

The Festivities:
Suave hay-ish and honeyed malts are pricked by nagging salty nodules. These precede the pleasurable wooden hop bitterness which lingers smoothly. Light dryness ensues, making sure you follow up with another sip.

Transcendence:
Efficiency is certainly attainable if you follow the rules.

3.6
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Tap at Andy’s. Old stand by . Clean malty aroma. Crisp clean pale malts balanced with noble hops. Nice bitterness.

3.3
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2005
This was a classic German Pilsner. It had all the sytle characteristics. Rich with a complex hops to malt flavor. It was medium with a nice dry flavor at the end. Good German Pilsner.

1.8
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Amber, golden. Smells of urine and skunk. Light and watery. No finish what so ever. Wow, really not good.

3.8
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 09.06.05 Half liter can. Pale golden straw under pure white head, small, lacing, quickly fading. Aroma is mild cereals, sort of oaty, and hay. Soft and mineral flavors like a dead grass and hay stew with a touch of salt. Becomes herbal, softer, and lightly floral with temp, but it’s all to mild. Simple and lovely, but becoming tedious and plain.

I’ve been drinking enough of this stuff now to warrant a re-rate, and not because I’’ve had a revelation of new flavors or aromas, just because I really like the beer. It deserves more points.


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