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Joe's Premium American Pilsner - Avery Brewing Company

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82
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493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
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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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.

damndirtyape, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of BillyLrsn
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

BillyLrsn, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of RhodyNative
4/5  rDev +9.9%

RhodyNative, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JohnK17, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

harpus, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -17.6%

thegerm87, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of anewlanguage
3.75/5  rDev +3%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dsshuck, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a lighter clear golden color with a small white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – Overall it was quite light. The aroma was of a bready nature with hints of a herbal nature as well as some citrus hop.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready taste mixed with some lemon citrus hop flavor. There is a lighter caramel sweetness up front that is soon lost more toward the middle of the taste as a herbal hop flavor greets the tongue. At the end, a grapefruit citrus hop takes over the herbal and blends with the bready flavors to leave a crisp and bitter flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to lighter side with a carbonation level that is slightly above average. Good for the style.

Overall - Rather flavorful for the lighter abv. but retaining a nice taste profile. Quite nice and easy drinking.

Darkmagus82, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of confer
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is pale yellow. Fluffy white head. It is a b it cloudy and has lots of carbonation. The smell and the taste are both sweet and bitter. The sweet in the smell is the citrus hops, lemon. The taste has only a small hop bite, it could use a bit more.Very light and easy to drink. This is a good conversion from macro beer.

confer, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, straw colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - A somewhat sour, grainy malt aroma with some herbal hops in the background.

T - Light, husky malt up front with a bit of malt. Any malt depth is lost behind dry, grainy character in the middle and a finish of herbal hops and a fairly strong bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This isn't doing much for me. I'm all for craft lagers, but American "pilsner" as a craft beer style just doesn't make sense to me. Pre-prohibition style or not, it's bland and kind of harsh and in the end it just isn't a very good beer.

nickfl, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with scattered lacing on a clear somewhat bright golden body.

S: pretty fruity with banana, some pineapple and lemon custard with barely and pale malts.

T: very clean, with sweet corn and also a little fruity up front but the sweetness is mild and its not sour or tart either, a very subdued sweetness. sharp grain notes, pale malts in the finish. the hops are mild providing a light bitter quality

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation

Overall: this one has a lot of nice flavors, they are just all understated which in turn really helps drinability.

kylehay2004, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +3%

HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of herman77
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a foamy white head. Looks a lot like a macro, but has a better looking head and decent retention and lacing.

S: German hops right off the bat with some of that classic pilsner malt in the mix too. A bit of sweet cereal grains as well.

T: Decent hop bit up front. Different kind of hop profile, probably from the German Noble hops. Some sweet cereal grains take over with just a touch of lemon. Fairly clean, crisp finish. Very flavorful for being 4.7% and it has some complexity to it too.

M: Lighter body, average carbonation. Fairly smooth though.

O: A great pilsner. One of the better ones I've had in a long time. Great drinkability.

herman77, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can into a 668 tulip. Thanks to von schplieffen for tossing one of these my way to review.

A: Clear straw colored body under a finger of frothy white head. Ok retention, spotty lace. Not bad.

S: Veyr clean and primarily yeasty. Flinty minerality and some lemony citrus notes. Bready malt comes through as it warms. Quite nice.

T: Follows the nose precisely. Good balance of malt, hops, and lager yeast. Veyr crisp finish. Good stuff.

M: Light body with carbonation to match. A bit lifeless, but not terrible.

O: Solid Pils. I'd happily drink this if I couldn't get fresh Elm City; much preferred to Mama's Little Yella, fwiw.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of mscott1975
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

mscott1975, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

AllHailBeercules, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, w/o freshness/bottling date info.

Pour is super light straw, slightly hazed, with some bubbles rising. The head is near white, loose and quickly departing. Leaves gauzy webs of lace and a fine bubble film

Light grassy notes and herbal hops on the nostrils.

Tasty and happy lager, with more herbal notes, along with some more grass notes. Quite dry in the mid section and in the finish.

Decent brew, worth a try, but don’t expect anything special. Hops and crispness add to the drinkability and the overall worthiness of this offering.

Billolick, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Dieck
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +3%

bluckbeyes, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of ccoff
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ccoff, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of ZorroMulder
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ZorroMulder, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Avery’s tap room in Boulder, CO. Pours clear-golden with white, long lasting head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of pale malt and perfume hops. Body is light and very crisp. Herbal, perfume hops are balanced on the palate by biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. Very nice Pilz.

mikeg67, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

t0rin0, Aug 19, 2012
Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.