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Licher Pils - Licher Privatbrauerei

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BA SCORE
82
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003)
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Photo of bsp77
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in August shipment of my BOTM club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Very pale yellow with fluffy stark white head and some nice lacing lines.

Smell: Apple, straw and dry spiciness. Too light overall.

Taste: Light sweet apple and straw predominates. Some pleasant spice characteristics but the bitterness seems low for a German Pilsner.

Feel: Moderate carbonation (lower than other Pils), light body, somewhat dry finish (but less so than others).

Drinkability: Nice and refreshing simple Pilsner. Could have used a little more bite or, alternatively, a little more body. But definitely enjoyable and good after a hard week at work.

bsp77, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of elBecko
4/5  rDev +10.5%

elBecko, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is great on tap. We sell it at my store in 6pks, and it is still good, but it doesn't do this beer justice. I went to a German restaurant/pub and they served this beer on tap, and of course I had to try it out. I loved it! It drinks like one of the best Pilsners I have ever had. It competes with some of the traditional East European style Pilsners from Czech, and gave me a surprise. A nice pale golden body, crisp, and refreshing.

StevenBilodeau, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of dacrza1
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Situation: School's officially out--and this pilsener may be just the celebratory champagne for the evening...
Glassware: Jever stemmed pilsener...
Appearance: clear, light yellow body; pillowy white traces of a frothy head; a bit too light but sports zesty effervescence...
Aroma: light scents of banan and soft lager malts; not nearly as metallic as expected...
Palate: crisp early, fizzy and deceptively heavier than expected (more Eastern European)--not wimpy at all...
Taste: as expected, crisp and thin, with no hop or malt influences to speak of (could pass as a light beer)... the aftertaste doesn't balance either...
Overall: becomes more refreshing as the glass drains--as German pilseners go, this is an interesting representation in that it's a bit more than expected, with a bit of undesirable notes too...

dacrza1, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of pmcadamis
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Licher? I don't even know her! Hardee-har-har.

A - Vibrant gold brew with a nice big fluffy cap of crackling white foam. Lots of champagne bubbles stream towards the long lasting cap, and as the head does eventually recede it leaves behind big swaths of sticky and crusty lace.

S - Fresh salt sea air, salted wheat crackers, and a whiff of white pepper. Maybe a hint of spicy hops in there somewhere.

T - Fresh saltine crackers with a tang of lemon spritz on the finish. Lively lemon pepper and salt make this brew really 'pop' as they say on those crappy fashion TV shows my wife watches.

M - Light, crisp, effervescent with carbonation; this one is amazingly refreshing and thirst quenching with a long lasting, but far from distracting finish.

D - This G-pils screams session! I wanna pour two of these in my giant Oktoberfest mug and grill up some brats while enjoying this fine spring weather!

pmcadamis, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev +10.5%

astebelton, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of marcobrau
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Recovering from a bad cold and easing back into beer with this German pils.

This slightly hazy, yellow lager generates plenty of foam when poured into a fluted pilsener glass. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves some bits of lace as bubbles stream up from the stem of the glass. Notable grassy, spicy hop aroma. Tastes a bit sweet at first, before a little burst of peppery hops that lead to a bitter finish. A fairly full-bodied pils which isn't as dry as I expected. Always happy to find another northern German pils to try! Thanks go to RedBaron for the bottle.

marcobrau, May 02, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass L 1 09 printed on label.

A - Licher poured a clear straw yellow color with a medium loose, white, fluffy head. Maintained itself well for a bit before reducing to a thin layer while coating the glass in lacing.

S - Noble hops spring from the aroma right away with a good backbone of sweet smelling, possibly crystal malts.

T - Sweet mallow malts dominate the flavor til the end when the hops come through and provide a balanced finish with very slight bitterness add a dry touch.

M - Crisp and clean. Light bodied and mellow overall. Soft too.

D - Easily drinkable as most Pilsners are. Good for a session beer. Not really much to say. Its a little better than average.

BeerFMAndy, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of Cresant
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a pils glass. Coded: LIA 09 12 28??? Picked up a 6-pack of this at the local grocery. I'd never seen/heard of it before but the price was right and it was in brown bottles with packaging cover the bottles. It looked like it was protected from light damage pretty well so for $5.99 I took a chance. I'm glad I did. The body was clear pale yellow with a crisp white, whispy head. The tall brittle head left clump lace down the glass.

Smell was citrus. Fresh grains. hints of detergent. clean.

Taste was herbal. Minty?. Crisp light bittering linger. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel was bright and zesty. Medium to light body. Short finish. Very nice inexpensive pils.

Cresant, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of this months selection from a beer of the month club...

A - Straw yellow with fluffy and stiff white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Light balance of malts and hops. Slightly grassy. Faint apple scent. Some slight sulfury smell that acompanies many otherwise clean Pils.

T - Very mellow, but quality malts. Fresh and clean. Little bit of apple and faint hops. What american macros should try to taste like.

M - Uber light, Crisp and clean. Semi dry, ample carbonation.

D - Easy drinking, crisp and clean. As stated above, if a macro could produce something that tasted like this rather than adjucnt and impurity infused, they would be on to something.

rfgetz, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of Yvaithe
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite german beers. It goes down nicely and the taste isn't overwhelming for this pilsner. I've had this from tap and a bottle. Both are enjoyable and perfect on a thirsty summer day.I love it and I can't wait to have a few more when I go back to Germany in June. Cheers!

Yvaithe, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -24%

fisherbray, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of crossovert
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a case of this for only 13.99, perhaps the cheapest German Import out there. Imported by Bitburger. 11.2 oz bottle, best by: December 28 09.

A nice brown bottle pilsener, the way it should be. Pours into my Veltins glass with a very deep yellow/gold. Beautiful bubblage, and a nice mountainous white head. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Scent is textbook pils, the nice hop aroma is finely balanced with the bread-crusty malts.

It is a lot heavier on the mouthfeel than most pils and has an abundance of malts in the flavor. The hops are very earthy with a slight kiss of bitterness at the end. Not bad and a steal for the price point.

This is a solid pils and at the price you can't really go wrong with a German beer, the ultimate party pilsener, make your self look good with a case or two of rare German pils at your next party.

crossovert, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of TOMHONE
4.61/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I can say is this beer goes down as smoothly as any beer I've ever tasted. W/O a doubt a pleasure to drink. Absolutely no bite to it and the taste is so smooth and refreshing I can't really put it into words. Drink one of these beers and enjoy one of the better tasting beers on this planet.

TOMHONE, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of KuehneBe
4/5  rDev +10.5%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -17.1%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of j_eastwood1
2/5  rDev -44.8%

j_eastwood1, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of TEAMHOLT
4/5  rDev +10.5%

TEAMHOLT, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of cedricwarner
2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A beer new to Lexington and to me. I got quite excited at the price and packaging, as this looked like it might hit that cheap Liedl/Penny Markt pils flavor that I oddly miss. Of all the variations and nuances differentiating German pilseners, too few are represented (at least to the Lexington Market) here in the U.S.

Poured into a Champagne glass for lack of a proper pils tulip, it is quite the pale yellow, with decent head/lacing.

Some grassy hops and bread malts in the nose. Not quite the hopfenextrakt musty bomb I had anticipated, but still gave me a hint of what I was hoping for.

Flavor is a little more alcoholic in the finish than normal, bitterness appropriate and malt sweetness slightly more prominent than average.

Yeah I could drink a bunch of these. I drank plenty worse of the aforementioned Liedl plastic bottles. Still, this is far from satisfying the Herb aspect of a pils like Jever or the sweet malt/floral hop balance of Rothaus.

cedricwarner, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of WilstonOreo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

WilstonOreo, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +10.5%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of rmf55
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rmf55, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of stoutman
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labelled on the tap in Torino Italy as a lager, there were aromas of bread, pilsener, some lemon like citrus and a mild bread and malt sweetness with very faint floral, grass hops, the flavors were of pilsner malt and bread. Had a nice crispness with a touch of citrus, there was some hop bitterness at the finish, and a touch of metallic sulfur bitterness in the background. After the finish, the mouth feel was light, this beer had a nice nose and flavor, easily drinkable.

stoutman, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of RedBaron
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was at a local Binny's and, being one that is always on the lookout for new German pilsners/lagers, decided to give this one a try. Bought a sixer for $7.99.

Appearance: pale gold; good head pour and retention.
Smell: Faint grassy aroma. Nothing too pronounced.
Taste: Mmmm! Excellent hop bitterness combined with a refined, clean maltiness. Dry finish, with a fresh-loaf, pleasant breadiness lingering aftertaste. Very nice.
Mouthfeel: Proper balance throughout, never felt "light" or watery. For a 4.9% abv beer, it carries itself well.

I did a little research and the sixer I bought the other night, "Licher LAGER", is from what I can tell actually a pilsner beer.and based on the nice crisp, dry finish, I believe it. Brewed in the German state of Hesse (north-central Germany) this beer is a more bitter, dryish pilsner than its counterparts down south. I recommend it and would love to try it "vom Fass".

RedBaron, Apr 26, 2011
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Licher Pils from Licher Privatbrauerei
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