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Licher Pils - Licher Privatbrauerei

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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 redleg411
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of KuehneBe
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Steedee
4.95/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ahhh yes... Licher, my second all time favorite Pilsner in the world.... behind Eichbaum.
I cant even count how many cases of this beer I have drank over a 4 year time period in Bad Naughiem.
Found only in the Giessen Germany area, this Pilsner will go down smooth one right after the next... all night long.
At first, it might not seem carbonated enough, but half way through the first bottle, you soon realize it has a nice clean, crisp, refreshing taste, and the carbonation fits it perfectly. This is a typical German Pilsner, with a slight twist of a grassy type hop flavor that you will not taste anywhere else in the world. Best served at room temps or cool at around 45 degrees. HIGHLY DRINKABLE and a must try for anyone visiting Germany. and as I've said so many times at the local bierhaus, Ich liebe Licher Bier!!!

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of stcules
2.68/5  rDev -26%
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.

Photo of bitzbach
4.88/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinkability is the key here. Having drunk several truckloads of this excellent beverage I can say it is legendary to all us boys that swam in it while serving on the Rock.

Details....use the proper glassware. It is delicate with beautiful lacing in a proper glass. Fill the mouth and drink it down, don't sip it. This is German beer at it's finest. Light, refreshing and again drinkable. Drinking just one is a sin.

Lastly, this is again German beer and truly should be enjoyed from a tap. This beer is from the Hessen state, Frankfurt area etc.. Go, find it and then you will know the truth. Licher IS one of the finest beers made. Ich liebe Licher Bier!!!

Photo of marcobrau
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of StaveHooks
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear pale straw with a 1.5 finger of white foam that retains very well.

S - Clean cracker malt, green grassy grain, hints of lemon pepper, lager yeast.

T - Follows the nose. Clean cracker malt with a kiss of lemon sweetness, fresh cut-grassy hops adds perfect balance. Finishes super clean with grassy hops and lager yeast lingering on the back of the tongue.

M - Light bodied, soft carbonation.

This is one the the most balanced German Pils I've ever had. It's near perfect.

Photo of RedBaron
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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".

Photo of mnrider
2.3/5  rDev -36.5%
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.


Photo of drpimento
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good pils here in Frankfurt. Looks exactly how a good pils should look. Poured with an impressive white, foamy, frothy, thick head that lasts a while and good lacing. Aroma is fresh beer, malt, grain, hop. Taste is similar, however in this one the malt sweetness comes out a tad more. Body is a little soft and carbonation is good. Finish is like flavor, but starts out sweet, goes bitter, and then slowly back to a fading bitter. Session beer.

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!

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of armock
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
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

Photo of crossovert
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of abrand
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of bsp77
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of ajmoody76
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of scoobybrew
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of rfgetz
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of Madigan
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have several of these whenever I visit my girlfriend's family in Hessen and am now a confirmed fan. To begin with, it's a good looking beer - a nice pale straw colour, a solid white head that stays till the end, and lots of lacing. It has a definite fresh, herbal aroma and taste and a very refreshing hop profile. There's also a certain something in there that I can't quite pin down but it's head and shoulders above the standard German commercial pils you see everywhere (Beck's, Warsteiner, Krombacher etc.). This is by no means the boldest tasting beer I've ever tried but it's an excellent example of the style and a cold one on a warm summer's evening is very hard to beat.

Photo of dacrza1
2.62/5  rDev -27.6%
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...

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.

Photo of vikingloki
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Swapped some homebrew for a mixed sixer from my beer buddy.

Yay! A German Pilsner, I love agood pils. Pours from a brown bottle into a pint glass with a good 1/2 inch of white foam sitting on top of a crystal clear bright as sunshine yellow beer. Surprised that there is some yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Beautiful, head collapses to a lacing.

Smells good, no off odors or skunk.No hop odor.

First sip - very nice. A balanced Pils! Good malty backbone, gives it a full mouthfeel, not watery at all. Nice level of carbonation. There is no real hop flavor, unusual and maybe out of style for a Pils. Faintly there in the background.

I really like it, it would be easy to down a six sitting around on a hot summer day. There isn't anything wrong with it, nor is it memorable. Pleasant and enjoyable.

Licher Pils from Licher Privatbrauerei
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.