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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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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-19-2011 03:01:27 | More by DoctorB2B
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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can marked 1124581-10:46268. Sampled on November 18, 2011. The pour is a pale straw yellow with a burst of fizzy head that lingers longer than other pilseners but eventually goes to a ring. Grains, malts, and sugars are noted in the aroma right off with a clean hoppy character too. The body is thin to medium which is just about right. Grains and sugars in the taste are followed by a clean hopped ending. This is a likeable Pilsener and much more conducive to the style.

Serving type: can

11-18-2011 23:58:58 | More by puboflyons
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-16-2011 19:59:43 | More by thearsenal
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-16-2011 14:16:21 | More by Rollzroyce21
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-16-2011 04:27:35 | More by HopStoopid120
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-16-2011 00:41:55 | More by jheezee
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2011 18:11:05 | More by kkrez
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw color with a big, fluffy white head. Some visible carbonation.

Smell: Mild aroma of grasses and lemon.

Taste: Grassy malt flavor with mild bitterness coming in halfway through. Hints of lemon at the finish, and a bitter, lemony aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with quite a lot of carbonation.

Drinkability: Low ABV, and pretty easy to drink.

A decent American pilsner, a bit strong in the carbonation and lemon.

Serving type: can

11-14-2011 02:37:00 | More by mithrascruor
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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is part of my quest to broaden my beer horizons. I don't want to dismiss Pilsners/Pale Lagers because that's what the Macros brew. So getting to know this style from quality craft brewers has been fun.

A: Pale yellow straw, fluffy two fingered head, nice lacing, but not great retention - gets the job done.

S: Smells of lemon/citrus rind, straw, and bread-like aromas.

T: Nice hop smack to start this beer, but falls off with typical lemony and bready flavors that are good but not anything special. I do appreciate the hops, though.

M: Pretty fizzy, but not obscenely so. I do note some astringency on the finish, but it's in check.

O: A nice drinking Pilsner, but not one of my favorites thus far. The overall flavor profile is a bit lacking in depth, but perhaps that was the style from these olden times that this beer harkens back to, so who knows?

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 18:53:35 | More by fox227
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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very light yellow color with slight head and lacing.

Smell: Slightly grainy.

Taste: A slight hop taste with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and moderate hops.

Overall: I guess I expected more out of this beer. Could use a little more sweetness and hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 01:28:54 | More by ejimhof
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- One inch tall white fluffy head on a pale golden beer. tons of effervescence. Excellent head retention and lacing. For the style...beautiful!

S- Big whiffs of a mixture of beard and faint hops.

T- More bread and some grass perhaps. Clean, bright noble hops.

M- Crisp carbonation. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

D/O- Reviewed to style. Very drinkable with just enough of a hop profile to keep it interesting for the style. Would recommend to a BMC-type loyalist.

Serving type: can

10-24-2011 02:20:07 | More by Duff27
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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very yellow. Not attractive at all.
Smell. Very skunk. Again not attractive
Taste is great. By this point I was very surprised. Thought itwasgreat though. It ISA classic pils with a light refreshing flavor.
Mouthfeel- little high on the activity. But it is alright
Overall it is a nice beer.

Grabbed at beerforia in Boise id.

Serving type: can

10-15-2011 02:00:23 | More by isualum12
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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Lots of foamy head, and some minor lacing, but only at the top of the glass. Very clear looking. Straw color. Pretty boring overall.

S- You can smell some hops in there, mixed with kind of malty breadish smell.

T Dry, but satisfying. Much hoppier then the average pilsner, for this I give them credit for trying something creative. And in this I think it works well.

M- Overall a bit watery, but otherwise, the carbonation is good and it works for the beer.

O- The taste is the main area this beer scores, and it's mainly due to the creativity. Glad to see a twist on a traditional style.

Serving type: can

10-13-2011 05:23:29 | More by ely2000k
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3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

It's very hoppy but isn't too bitter. It has a nice, distinct taste. It's almost like berries. It's also crisp.

For a beer that looked so terrible (albeit, it was dark) and had such a poor mouthfeel, it sure tasted good.

I'd recommend it to a friend who wants a fun, distinct, unique and drinkable beer with a bit of a kick.

Serving type: can

10-13-2011 04:26:11 | More by Vashtar
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4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As always, I rate to style.

A - Very nice big foamy white head. Brew is clear yellow, much like Bud Light, without the unnecessary carbonation... Some lacing too.

S - Very light lemon, amongst other citrus... Very pleasant for the style.

T - Very light and refreshing. Very light citrus.

M - Decent light bitterness. Awesome carbonation too.

O - Quickly becoming a hot weather go-to brew. Quite a nice beer at the end of a long weekend.

Serving type: can

10-09-2011 22:37:16 | More by chugalug06
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Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a schooner. No obvious best before date.

A - super-light yellow color, with a fluffy one finger head and a lot of lacing.

S - light citrus hops on the nose

T - quite light in character; some initial citrus hops that last a second and then really disappears; not much in the end

M - surprisingly dry in the finish - super light and carbonated

D - goes down too easy; lacks a bit of character

This is a decent beer but certainly not exceptional.

Serving type: can

10-08-2011 16:53:56 | More by DoktorZee
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice bubbling with a two finger head that recedes to a thin film of spotty foam. Lovely golden straw color.

Dry, lightly toasted and untoasted malt with clean, sot earthy bitterness.

The taste starts with soft toasted malts upfront with the hops making the mlats taste adjuncty and adding an off bitterness to the finish. The palate is bubbly, dry, and mildy bitter.

Drinkable and starts off great, but the finish is lacking indeed.

Serving type: can

10-07-2011 00:42:39 | More by scruffwhor
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3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly hard to describe this one. It doesn't taste like a pilsner to me or even the imperial versions which are like IPAs with a touch less malt and body. A boring looking pale yellow colored beer, marginal head and it doesn't last. The aroma of german hops, citrus lemon zest, some grass.

The beer is about the flavor. Bold and powerful hop profile backed by an equally thick and strong malt. it isn't nearly as crisp as expected or clean tasting either. Not that it isn't crisp and clean for say a pale ale or IPA, but for a pilsner it lacks. Still a solid flavor profile and plenty of it.

I'm glad to have this but it isn't a sessionable beer like it lays claim to.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 00:25:24 | More by bobhits
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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Super clear light yellow color. Three fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing.

3.5 S: Doughy, biscuity, and grainy malts, though quite clean overall. This doesn't appear to be as hoppy as the writing led on, but I'm not disappointed. Hops are more grassy and earthy than the "abundance of floral" advertised.

3.5 T: Clean biscuity and grainy. Mild to maybe a tad higher bitterness. Earthy, grassy, and herbal hop flavor. Straightfoward, but tasty.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier, but okay overall.

3.5 D: Pretty standard clean, refreshing pale lager. Good flavors, but nothing too impressive.

Serving type: can

10-05-2011 19:44:47 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a 2 inch fizzy white head that settles to a small cap. Random dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and some grassy hops. Taste is of sweet grain and some herbal and grassy hops on the finish. Medium hop bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good lager with a nice hop punch but nothing all that special.

Serving type: can

10-01-2011 03:10:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On to a cold beer after a hot shower:

Into the flute, this beer shows a pale straw yellow color with some bubbles racing through its body. The head on top is fluffy and is an inch thick, eventually putting some healthy rings around the glass. The nose is a simple aroma of mild mixed grasses. The package so far looks good.

Starts a little bitter with grassy and biscuit malt. It comes more grassy notes and a fresh green bite of hops. Sqeaky clean too. Faint honey and pinch of citrus arrives, and then the beer dries to a crisp grassy bitterness that is delectable. It isn't too bitter or over hopped, but make no mistake, there are enough hops in here to satisfy. All this makes for a super drinkable beer.

Moonlight's Reality Czeck cannot be bought in a 6-pack, and until it is, Joe's Premium American Pilsner is the best 6-pack American yellow lager that I can buy, and don't worry I didn't forget about Prima Pils. Avery didn't pussyfoot around this one, future 6-pack purchases await!

Serving type: can

09-29-2011 05:59:57 | More by DoubleJ
Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.