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Old 03-04-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
Feb 2007
Tipp City, OH
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Recently tried this from our local spirits store, he's got a great beer cooler.

German pilsner, got it in the 8 pack can - half liter packaging.

Not bad. It was a little bitey at first I thought. I'm wondering it might be because of the cans. Half liter cans make for a fun time trying find a glass that'll take it. While I wouldn't want to drink this all the time, I think picking up a pack every now and then would be good.

Anyone else try this?

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Old 03-04-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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Bitte, ein Bit!!

It was probably just the Bitburger itself. I always found it to be too bitter for my tastes...even in Germany.
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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Yeah, Bitburger has a 3 bottle rule too. After 3 bottles they start to taste good.

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Old 03-04-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Bitburger is one of the three big 'national' beers in Germany, along with Warsteiner and Becks. Tastes pretty good- after one too many Jever.

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Old 03-04-2007, 07:12 PM   #5
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I used to drink Bitburger all the time when I was living in Germany. Loved the stuff. But I was 14 and hadn't yet been introduced to stouts.
Planning: Agave Witbock, Raisin Beer
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Tertiary: Cranberry-Pom pLambic (est. bottle date: 03/01/08)
Drinking: Cab.Sav/Merlot Wine, Grand Cru, Hazelnut Stout #3, Ordinary Bitter

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Old 03-05-2007, 06:09 AM   #6
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Not a fan of the bitburger, much rather grab a paulaner or franziskaner. Seems like the budweiser of Germany... its EVERYWHERE!

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Old 03-06-2007, 01:12 PM   #7
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Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

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