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Licher Pils - Licher Privatbrauerei

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 61
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003

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Photo of mnrider
2.3/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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 (585 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
2.62/5  rDev -29.4%
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... (819 characters)

Photo of Mike_Moe
2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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”. (259 characters)

Photo of stcules
2.68/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (273 characters)

Photo of cedricwarner
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
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. (961 characters)

Photo of leftmindedrighty
2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (594 characters)

Photo of stoutman
3/5  rDev -19.1%
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. (475 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 (584 characters)

Photo of bsp77
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
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. (680 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (669 characters)

Photo of abrand
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (543 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.6/5  rDev -3%
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. (717 characters)

Photo of tmoneyba
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Party Town.

A - Poured a clear pale color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing.

S- Moderate grassy hop aroma.

T - Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

M - Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation.

D - Refreshing brew that I would recommend as a session beer. (355 characters)

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (443 characters)

Photo of crossovert
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (833 characters)

Photo of scoobybrew
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsner flute.

A - super clear light straw color with a thick frothy head that is well retained

S - sweet grainy malt aroma with a touch of hops

T - balanced malt and hop flavor profile, somewhat bready in nature, mild bitterness

M - medium-light body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a decent German pils and goes down easy enough. It is well done, but fairly average by German standards. (418 characters)

Photo of yelterdow
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle served at fridge temperature in a Hennepin glass. I couldn't pass up a sixer on sale for under $4.75 at Bottle King... the weather's getting hot and a clean, German pils is what I'm after today.

Appearance- This beer pours a very light maize, with plenty of carbonation and a two finger white crown. There's plenty of lacing to admire here, sticking in horizontal patches inside the glass.

Smell- Grassy and clean, the hops and malt leave no guesswork as to their German character... a balanced, honest pilsener nose that beckons the first sip.

Taste- A very well balanced one-two punch of malt and hops, earthy and grassy with just the right touch of sweetness in the middle. A mild but enjoyable bitterness follows the swallow... hey that rhymes... nice overall.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The initial blistering texture quickly eases up and goes moderate on the tongue, allowing the ingredients to be fully realized. Pleasant without any hindrances, it should be a candidate for anyone looking for an inexpensive Summertime beer that can be enjoyed alone or with anything off the barbecue. (1,109 characters)

Photo of ATPete
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small slightly sticky white head. Pale malt, dry bitter hop spice as well as citrus fruits and a soapy mint note. Very simple in overall character. Light in body, bright in carbonation. Overall refreshing and highly drinkable. (283 characters)

Photo of RedBaron
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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". (918 characters)

Photo of armock
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt with mild hops

T - Is pretty good malt sweetness upfront backed by some hops

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Pilsners aren't a style that I go out of my way to try but after this one showed up at my door it was a pretty good example of the style worth a try sometime (401 characters)

Photo of ajmoody76
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bought at the local beer store. twelve ounce bottle pours straw yellow. crystal clear. tight one finger white head. some lacing. looks good.

pale malt aroma. sweet. herbal bouquet. no off odors.

sweet with a nice hoppy bite. herbal hops. dry and bitter aftertaste. balanced for style.

mid to light body. adequate carbonation. good beer. sixer will not last long. (365 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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! (904 characters)

Photo of Cresant
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (700 characters)

Photo of Yvaithe
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
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! (292 characters)

Photo of dionisio
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this at Bottle King on special for $4.24 for a 6-pack (!), and I'd never seen it before, so at that price I had to try it. I'm really glad I did. I've been in English ale mode for awhile recently, and was kind of shunning lagers as I thought I wasn't in the mood. But sipping this immediately reminded me how good a German beer can be. This has a really nice yeasty taste, and is very flavorful without overstepping in any way. Not to say that this is an amazing beer, but at this price, it's incredible. (512 characters)

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Licher Pils from Licher Privatbrauerei
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.