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German Pils recommendations
« on: February 06, 2015, 03:27:23 PM »
Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 03:44:09 PM »
Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

look for konig, spaten, Weihenstephaner Pils.

EDIT- and for a little more dry, crisp and bitter...give bitburger premium a try.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 03:44:35 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 03:48:28 PM »
you guys get Spaten Pils by you, Ken?  we only get the premium lager/helles.  never had the Pils.

Jever is also a good one, but the last time I bought it, it was unbelievably skunked.

nothing wrong with Bit.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 03:51:33 PM »
nothing wrong with Bit.

"Bitte ein Bit?" No thank you.

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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 03:51:55 PM »
I like all those when fairly fresh.  As always though, it's a crap shoot to get them in decent condition.  The last time I had Jever I felt like it was the best German pils I'd ever had.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 04:42:50 PM »

nothing wrong with Bit.

"Bitte ein Bit?" No thank you.

(caveat: I'm Belgian)

It's not for everyone. I like the really dry bitter finish that it has.

Like everything, fresh is the key...and that's hard to do sometimes here.


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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 04:43:27 PM »

you guys get Spaten Pils by you, Ken?  we only get the premium lager/helles.  never had the Pils.

Jever is also a good one, but the last time I bought it, it was unbelievably skunked.

nothing wrong with Bit.

Haven't looked here lately, but in nyc and Chicago when I travel I can always find it.


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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 04:44:10 PM »
Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

Bitburger's not bad...it's my go to, cheap summer beer.  My favorite German pils, by a long shot, is Trumer.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 05:19:53 PM »

Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

Bitburger's not bad...it's my go to, cheap summer beer.  My favorite German pils, by a long shot, is Trumer.

+1 on trumer.....one of the best German pils.. I would have mentioned it but OP said he wanted German brewed.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 05:21:36 PM »

Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

Bitburger's not bad...it's my go to, cheap summer beer.  My favorite German pils, by a long shot, is Trumer.

+1 on trumer.....one of the best German pils.. I would have mentioned it but OP said he wanted German brewed.

Is this one you guys can find in your area now ?  I've never seen it.  I'll definitely be looking if so.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 05:27:57 PM »

Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

Bitburger's not bad...it's my go to, cheap summer beer.  My favorite German pils, by a long shot, is Trumer.

+1 on trumer.....one of the best German pils.. I would have mentioned it but OP said he wanted German brewed.

I am confused. I see that it is brewed in Berkeley, CA. Are they German and just have a brewery in the US? It would probably be easier for me to find that nice and fresh I suppose.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2015, 05:35:27 PM »
I believe originally Austrian- Berkeley is usa production
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German Pils recommendations
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2015, 05:38:05 PM »

Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

Bitburger's not bad...it's my go to, cheap summer beer.  My favorite German pils, by a long shot, is Trumer.

+1 on trumer.....one of the best German pils.. I would have mentioned it but OP said he wanted German brewed.

Is this one you guys can find in your area now ?  I've never seen it.  I'll definitely be looking if so.

Not seen it in stores here. Chicago, Denver and Portland trips I can find it. That's the Berkeley ca production.
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Re: German Pils recommendations
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2015, 05:39:36 PM »
I believe originally Austrian- Berkeley is usa production

ok that makes sense. thanks
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