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Joe's Premium American Pilsner - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

516 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 08-07-2010

"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."
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Photo of Fatehunter
3.37/5  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.

Photo of Reggie1982
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SamN
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of swaghawk
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jwc215
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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%

Photo of FLima
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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%

Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.