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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1964   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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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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Klimaet (2280) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle thanks to Vestergaard. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma has pilsnery cracker notes, citrus, light mango ish, floral. Taste is pilsnery, sweet, crackers, light bitter, mandarin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vestergaard (2004) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
From bottle thanks to sviger. Pours a slight hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma has grassy hops, pilsner malts, slight pear, rather hoppy and fruity. Taste is rather light, watery and clean. more malty, pretty sweet, light bitterness. Average to low carbonation and a light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FBoekman (228) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Ljus med lite skum. Smakar inget vidare. Blaskig, med trtt efterbeska. Nej tack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mindwarp (238) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Pours a light gold with a small white head. Slight malt aroma and taste. Nothing great to say about this, just another pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NikitaDE (65) - Minsk / Schweinfurt, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2017
Clear yellow crystall color. Low carbonation and the foam that lasts few seconds. Smell is grainy and grasses. The taste is simple: sweet honey, a bit sourness in the end. Average carbonation and sweet finish for the palate. I would say - extremly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
labeerinthum (710) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 11, 2017
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso finisce sullorzo. Lintensit olfattiva normale e la persistenza olfattiva corta. Il cappello di schiuma ha una scarsa tenuta, dalla persistenza breve. La grandezza delle bollicine medio-fine. La carbonazione bassa. La consistenza del liquido limpida, attraversata da bollicine fini con carbonazione bassa. Il colore giallo dorato brillante. Il corpo snello, meno che medio. Il dolce medio. Lamaro moderato. Lintensit gustativa leggera. La persistenza gustativa sufficiente. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il retrogusto sfuggente. Laroma in bocca riporta sentori di cereali.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
koncert92 (394) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
puszka 500ml. Uzupełniam swj profil na ratebeer, piwo wypite jakiś czas temu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (704) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2017 Butelka 660ml. Blady slomkowy kolor. Piana biala,obfita utrzymuje sie dosc dlugo. W aromacie zbozowo-ziarniste nuty lekki chmiel i kukurydza w tle. W smaku ziarniste lekko slodkawe z goryczkowym posmakiem. Ok pils lecz bez fajerwerkow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumpelmies (171) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle. Yellow/gold with a big head. Aroma and taste are noble hoppy, bitter, grassy and grainy. Nice finish. Good carbonation. A german industry beer with at least some attitude and not as sloppy, weak and sweetish as most of its companions.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillemsUrenkel (1663) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Clear golden in the glass, mid white head. Taste is grainy grassy, little bit more hop bitterness than the other German mainstream Pilsener. Everything as expected, nothing wrong but to be honest, nothing really special.

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