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Licher Pils - Licher Privatbrauerei

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82
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Licher Privatbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003)
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j_eastwood1

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.4%

06-29-2012 18:53:13 | More by j_eastwood1
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mnrider

Connecticut

2.33/5  rDev -35.3%

11.2 oz. brown bottle--->Pilsener Glass

A: Pours a clear golden yellow. Large white fluffy head. Plenty of carbonation. Not the best retention but the lacing is very good.

S: pepper and salt? Weird and new to me. Not an overall pleasant aroma.

T/M: This could be a bad bottle as the taste is not that great. Other than the weird taste it's crisp and has a some interesting hops and malt sweetness mixed in. Finishes mostly clean.

O: If the bottle is good than I'm not really liking this brew. It's got a taste I just don't like. And to me is not really a good Pilsener.

Cheers

03-30-2011 02:03:07 | More by mnrider
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remitrom

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-07-2013 03:50:43 | More by remitrom
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.6/5  rDev -27.8%

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...

07-17-2009 18:41:56 | More by dacrza1
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

2.64/5  rDev -26.7%

Appearance: A light golden color, with a white head.
Aroma: A non-distinct beer smell.
Flavor: A light malt flavor with a lightly carbonated , harsh finish.
Overall: This a “run of the mill” commercialized brew. The harsh finish is the “deal breaker”.

01-16-2014 00:21:52 | More by Mike_Moe
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stcules

Italy

2.68/5  rDev -25.6%

Greenish to yellow, very pale color. White, average foam.
In the smell malt, grassy hop. No defects, but quite banal.
Same notes for the taste, average, a bit of bitterness.
Quite banal, but, after all, drinkable and thirst-quenching.
Slightly grassy aftertaste.
Drinkable.

10-15-2011 14:24:06 | More by stcules
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fisherbray

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-23-2012 17:41:20 | More by fisherbray
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DrBobPierce

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-20-2014 17:51:33 | More by DrBobPierce
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cedricwarner

New York

2.78/5  rDev -22.8%

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.

11-20-2008 23:49:46 | More by cedricwarner
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leftmindedrighty

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -22.2%

500ml bottle served in a footed German Pilsener Glass

Smell, creamy nose, little bready, mostly a cream and banana smell

Taste, Wow, again, pretty creamy, big sweet malts up front, and in the middle. Almost sugary. Banana, bread(yeast) and sweet flavors dominate this one for sure. Also this one has a fairly thick body for the style, no dominant bitterness, not sure where this one was headed.

Overall, not a very good German Pilsener, or maybe I'm missing this one's "complexity." Off flavors, thick body, I won't be picking this one up again unless I'm assured it is a fresh bottle.

06-11-2007 19:45:41 | More by leftmindedrighty
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-05-2012 21:14:34 | More by OriolesFan1008
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stoutman

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

02-10-2012 22:04:41 | More by stoutman
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Iztok

Slovenia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-16-2013 17:43:23 | More by Iztok
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atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-25-2014 15:35:18 | More by atrocity
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3/5  rDev -16.7%

500ml ordinary glass on tap @ Frankfurt airport.

A: Pours a pale yellow color forming a huge bubbled aired white head. Medium retention and very few lacings left

S: Traditional sweet grains smell with notes of citrus and flowery hops

T: As the nose, upfront is sweet and mainly composed of sweet malts. Metallic. Cardboard in the taste is a bit annoying and overwhelming. Hops are citrus and flowery

M: Very light and watery body. Good carbonation. Sweet upfront and mild bitter hoppy aftertaste

O: Medium drinkability. A bit annoying cardboard taste. Not a big German specimens

08-09-2012 00:07:03 | More by eduardolinhalis
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-21-2012 12:26:22 | More by t0rin0
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rmargeson

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-10-2013 19:43:09 | More by rmargeson
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-26-2014 21:28:37 | More by Latarnik
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

09-04-2009 22:31:16 | More by bsp77
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rmf55

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-07-2012 09:26:29 | More by rmf55
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haley744

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-24-2013 18:47:18 | More by haley744
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DougAppleby

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2013 04:39:29 | More by DougAppleby
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abrand

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into the german mug. No bottled date noted.

Pours a golden straw color. Minimal head and some stick lacing. Smell is very light but a sweet aroma is present with a enjoyable malts notes. The quaff is very floral and sweet. A hoppy aftertaste lingers on the mouth. Body is pretty thin and crispy. Overall a pretty solid beer. Taste isn't the best but for the price will look to buy more in the future. I could drink several of this pils with no problem at all. I am looking forward to sampling the hefe from Licher next.

10-13-2009 01:54:14 | More by abrand
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

08-26-2009 13:47:15 | More by rfgetz
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev 0%

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.

07-04-2009 14:37:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Licher Pils from Licher Privatbrauerei
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