Joe's Premium American Pilsner - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by kflorence:
2.6/5 rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Pours a clear, pale, golden color with a half inch of foamy head that dissipates to nothing and leaves little to no lacing around the glass. Carbonation looks a bit high.
S: Wow, this actually smells like your typical mass produced American lager. Sweet malts, grains, metal and even a bit of skunk. Not at all what I expected.
T: Much like the smell, this one is pretty typical on the palate. Super sweet malts and grains with a crisp, dry and very bitter finish. The hops come through a bit towards the finish, which was a bit of a surprise but did nothing to help combat the bitterness of this brew. I cannot believe this beer is so highly rated, perhaps I got a dud (though, to be fair, the entire 6 pack tasted pretty much the same). This is most definitely an American pale lager, not a pilsner, so I felt quite misleaded.
M: Light in body with higher than average carbonation. Very thin, a bit watery, not much substance. Your typical American lager. Quite drinkable, but not very palatable.
O: Very dissapointed with this brew, especially after trying out some of the other offerings from Avery. I definitely will not revisit this one and will steer others clear of it. I'm really not a fan of American pale lagers, but this was advertised as a German-style pilsener so I expected something quite different. Hopefully I just got a bad batch and it's not as bad as what I got. Cheers!
Serving type: can
09-10-2011 02:16:54 | More by kflorence
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3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours two fingers of head on a clear light straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is lemon with a little funk in the background. I'm not sure what that's about.
The taste is generally mild, some light to moderate lemon bitterness shows up midway through. The finish is shorter and a touch sweet with a dry bitter note at the very end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Nice, not great though.
Serving type: can
05-26-2014 20:21:05 | More by Fatehunter
4.05/5 rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Joe's pours a surprsingly hazy, light straw yellow with a very white, dimpled head. I can tell the lacing here will be great already. Smell is a wonderful, crisp, bright aroma, lots of floral aromas with a bready background. Strong smells, quite good, makes me qant to drink it.
Mmmm, that wonderful pilsner hops really translates well across the palette. Hops are front and center, with a more assertive bitterness than the typcial macro "pilsner"; complex and deep. Great hopping here; Avery are masters of hops here in Colorado. The light malt tastes are present, mostly a bready subtley, but essential to the robust strucutre of the beer. Lingering bitterness makes you want more of that crackling first tastes you get with each sip. The beer is lively, active and most of all, tasty.
Bottom line; a hoppier pilsner that is both sessionable and enjoyably complex. Bold tastes, much more here than your avergae pils. Good stuff.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 22:31:56 | More by SamN
Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.