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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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A fabulous white head breaks apart ragged and chunky. Pale, brassy yellow in color.

Typical aroma with some grass, fresh grain and a twist of lemon.

Tastes lemony up front with some lemon peel thrown in, a bit of sweetness, some grain and green apple in the finish

Clean and dry going down and perfectly light bodied.

A couple of these and visions of summer are already dancing in my wintery head.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temperature.

L – Straw color with 4-finger white bubbly, frothy head. Really nice retention and patchy lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Biscuity and grainy malt with a good amount of floral and earthy noble hops.

T – Starts off sweet with bready and grainy malt. Bitterness builds with a solid dose of earthy, floral, and herbal hops and continues to build toward the finish. Really hoppy for a pilsner.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a creamy but crisp mouthfeel, and a spicy, bitter, and slightly dry finish. Spicy and floral hop bitterness lingers.

O – This is a pretty good pilsner. It’s a little too hoppy for my liking. Easing back on them would probably do the beer some good, balancing out the bitterness with the malty sweetness. Still, it’s a pretty tasty and drinkable beer. I probably wouldn’t seek it out again due to the offsetting hoppiness, but I can never really complain about using too many hops.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A big white head falls into a decent lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Sour grain malts, citrusy lemon and other hops in the aroma.

Lemony bitter hops with some lighter light grains taste.

A dry aftertaste with some of the citrus hops hanging around on this light bodied beer.

Seems like a basic pilsner style beer, nothing bad about it but not of the outstanding or noteworthy variety either.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Shaker pint glass. Date stamp on bottom of can is 12183B7 09:00272

Appearance: Light hazy yellow....beer glows a bit when held up to the light. When I first poured it I saw a bit of a Mountain-Dew yellow. Decent white head upon pouring that slowly died back to a persistent thin white foam across the top. Nice thick sheets of lacing.

Smell: Some malt and grain and a bit of lemon citrus. As the beer warms up you can finally smell the hops in full depth - and the lemon is still there as are the noble hops.

Taste: Crisp with quick transition into bitter hop finish. Hop finish is lemon, with some noble hops thrown in at the end as well with some malt underneath, but just barely. A beer definitely on the bitter side of things, but it's not excessively bitter.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, good thickness underneath. Hops definitely sticking to the teeth with this one.

Overall / Drinkability: A very interesting take on this style of American beer, and definitely quite hoppy. I'm not sure if it is as drinkable as the brewer claims, but I could see this beer pairing with a lot of American dishes as well, and I find it enjoyable enough that I wouldn't mind having another one another time....but not in one sitting. It's too hoppy and not light and refreshing enough. A good beer, but not a highly drinkable pilsener as described on the can.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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