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Joe's Premium American Pilsner - Avery Brewing Company

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Joe's Premium American PilsnerJoe's Premium American Pilsner

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485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"a contemporary rendition of a classic style. Hopped with purpose, Joe's is beautifully bitter and dry with an abundance of floral, Noble German hops. Uber-sessionable. Utterly American. This is Premium American Pilsner."

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 08-07-2010)
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-25-2014 15:25:08 | More by atrocity
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-23-2014 02:51:04 | More by IllicitEloquence
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-21-2014 17:37:40 | More by Andy_Luft
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 05:14:16 | More by HoppySeb
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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

04-19-2014 22:31:56 | More by SamN
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 23:50:36 | More by swaghawk
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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours very light golden - more towards pale straw yellow. A thin head soon collapses, but rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of mild grain with a touch of grass.

The taste is of a grainy sweet kiss soon followed by dry, lemony, floral hops.

It is light-bodied. It's more astringent than a lager should be, but the carbonation level fits.

It has a sharp bite to it. It does have a floral character in the finish that gives it a bitter dryness. It's a "different" pils/pale lager. A raw pils/pale lager. More hops doesn't necessarily make a better beer. Even still, it was "interesting". A fine choice for a hoppier lager.

04-07-2014 22:34:04 | More by jwc215
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-04-2014 04:02:09 | More by afsdan
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-12-2014 00:12:33 | More by Bsetz
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-28-2014 04:53:19 | More by Williaar
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

Golden yellow color with a thin head with low retention.
Aroma of herbal hops, pale malt and some lemony.
Flavor of sweet white bread malt with herbal hops, lemongrass, green apples and finishing with a crisp and refreshing orange lemon peel citrusy.
Light body with perfect carbonation.
Perfectly executed, balanced and utterly pleasant Pilsner, though I was expecting some extreme hopping. A Pils to have it always in the fridge when you are craving the style. I would not trade this one by relatively boring traditional Pils.

02-27-2014 17:18:41 | More by FLima
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2014 03:31:58 | More by appetiteforparis
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.01/5  rDev -17.3%

App: Pours a light yellow with a slight greenish hue. Two finger rocky white head that retains well. Constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, light grainy smell with a little bit of bittering hops aroma on the back of the nose. True to style and a little sweet smelling.

Taste: Mild and sweet malt flavors abound in the true taste. Fore taste is slightly hoppy but overall a little underwhelming. Hints at the special sweet character of some AALs, but without tasting adjuncty. Significant bitterness in the aftertaste that really cleans up the predominant malt flavors and makes for a lingering finish that makes you want to take another sip. Slight lemony citrus flavors, but by no means assertive. Not a whole lot going on but well balanced. Proof that this style can be crafted well. Would make a great session beer or lawnmower beer.

Mouth: Light bodied and heavily carbonated. Refreshing and effervescent. I think this can may have been slightly overcarbed, as it foamed when opened and is making me burp A LOT.

12-15-2013 20:51:29 | More by ZoomanCru
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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours pale pale yellow but with a very nice big billowy head. Some lace.

Faint grass and husk with light malt in the nose.

Light and grassy, modestly bitter. Light malt up front. Some bread and grain, light hop bitterness, some grassy notes in the finish. Very easy drinking.

Light bodied and well carbonated.

American pils that wants to be German. Light side without appearing watery. A bit too mild but highly drinkable just the same.

12-08-2013 06:27:17 | More by OtherShoe2
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

12 fl oz. can, with a smeared code of some kind printed on the bottom of the can. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Quite possibly my first review of a beer from Avery Brewing Co., and definitely my first canned beer of theirs.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours three big fingers of fluffy white head. Body is a very pale straw lemon color with some nice clarity.

S - Smell is nice, but faint. Crisp zesty lemongrass, musty yeast, some herbal grains, and some sourdough bread.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp bready malt, fresh grains, lemongrass, lemon zest, bitter pine, grapefruit, & green apples.

M - Smooth and clean, with a sticky, semi-dry finish. Very crisp and refreshing.

Overall, I quite enjoyed this one. Very clean, crisp, and refreshing, with good depth of flavor, and a nice hop twang. Low sessionable abv, and the convenient canned option would make this a perfect summer beer. Definitely recommended.

Avery Joe's Premium American Pilsner ---4/5.

11-30-2013 05:41:34 | More by mfnmbvp
Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.