Bitburger Drive

Bitburger Drive

Rated 2.442 by BeerPals

Brewed by Bitburger Braugruppe GmbH / Brauerei Theobald Simon GmbH

Bitburg, Germany

Style:  Reduced Alcohol

0.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 595 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank46957
Overall Percentile1
Style Rank321 of 355
Style Percentile9.6
Lowest Score1.2
Highest Score4.4
Average Score2.256
Weighted Score2.442
Standard Deviation1.185

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  • CYBERCAT 10149 reviews
    rated 1.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    Pours a typical clear straw yellow with an eggshell head. Aroma is a little yeasty but not at all like a beer. Flavor is - hello! Earth to Bitburger! Water had more flavor. Texture is scarcely fizzy and thin as a schoolkid’s excuse for not doing homework. Nein, danke.

  • PAULCARDOM 548 reviews
    rated 2.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours a medium gold colour, clear, with a thin snow white head. Aroma is very similar to the regular Bitburger with cereal malt, herbal hops, and some yeast. Flavour is simply a weaker version of the Premium Pils, not offensively weak by any measure, but still weaker.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Trying to keep the abv down (a little) as I get back in shape, found a couple NA/low abv singles. This one was ok. I've had a couple better and many worse. Still quite grainy and generic. Sweet malt/corn, bubbly. Not skunky, though. Don't anybody know you can hop a beer that's NA?

  • MONKEYTURTLE 23 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I've been on the quest for a good low/non-alcohol beer, and I've tried close to 10 different offerings in the process. I keep coming back to Bitburger Drive as the best of the bunch. I generally like wheat beers, hefeweizens, wits, and the like, and generally dislike pale lagers. Bitburger Drive is more in the pale lager category than I would generally like, but compared to the competition, this one is hands down the most true beer-like one I've had. Looks, smells, feels and tastes like a genuine beer. I truly believe this one could pass as a full octane pale ale to the unsuspecting taster, and for that alone, it gets my respect.

  • SIGMUND 4279 reviews
    rated 1.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    330 ml brown twist-off crown cap bottle, from Safari, Lagunen, Bergen, as Bitburger Drive 0,0% Alkoholfrei. Golden colour, moderate white head. Fairly strong grainy aroma with notes of over-boiled vegetables. The flavour is bland and boring, with some unpleasant sourish notes, and a metallic hop extract bite in the finish.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    mmm! this is an awesome NA... poured with a medium head that faded to a sparse white ring .. light golden yellow .. very nice bitterness level.. clean, tastes like a usual pils .. a fantastic example of of what a NA pilsner/lager should be .. my new favourite NA beer ... damn, i want one of those bitburger glasses!...

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 1.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 3

    (as Bitburger Alcoholfreih). Yellowish golden colour with basically no head. Aroma is maize, malts and grass. Flavour is totally bad rubber and paper. Thin, watery and very bad.

  • WRIKOLAKAS 355 reviews
    rated 1.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Nothing good to say about this beer, if there is something to say at all. Skunky-grassy smell, absolutely light and clear yellowish color and poor head. Watery, thin and faceless. Some malty and corny traces can be noticed. And that's it. Almost undrinkable.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 1.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Ordered "Bitburger Alcoholfrei" because the waiter told me it was an alkoholfrei "weizen" bier. Right, sure. As soon as I smelled it, there was no doubt it was a skunky pilsner. Sure enough, I asked for the bottle and it was "Alcoholfrei - Pils." Give me a break. I don't like Pilsners with alcohol. This was no better. Maybe a decent NA option if you like Pilsners, but even in the brown bottle it had a skunky / grassy aroma and flavor. I won't return and will continue to amaze myself at the number of NA beers I have, even after vowing to stay away from them.

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