Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
4.78/5 rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
11.2 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a classic pale yellow with a light soapy head, spots of lace, good head retention.
S: Clean, vibrant smells of grass/lawn clippings, very minor malt.
T: Here we go, this what I've been looking for in a true German Pilsner. Incredibly flavourful, brilliantly floral noble hops, grass, matched with an understated but perfectly balanced bready malt makes this one work to perfection.
M: Crisp, clean and smooth, but a little soapy/light at times, minor quibble.
D: This beer is fantastic, glad I finally saw it show up in CA, I should have bought more than the one single. It could give the legendary Reality Czeck a run for its money, and that's saying something. A great surprise. The preeminent example of the German style.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2009 19:56:17 | More by Halcyondays
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml can into nonic pint. best before june 18, 2015. consumed on june 24, 2014
a: three and a half fingers of fast-dissipating off-white head on top of a transparent pale yellow body
s: grassy crackery malts, slight citrus. pretty strong and inviting aroma here
t: follows the nose. malts all around (bread, crackers), as well as a prominent herbal hop bitterness that's hard to ignore and nears being harsh. hints of lemony citrus notes. shy spice flavours. overall this is clean and very hoppy
m: light bodied, medium carbonation
o: a really bitter but great pilsener. i don't usually drink lagers but i enjoyed this
Serving type: can
06-25-2014 00:01:59 | More by kevinlater
3.56/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
500 mL can picked up at the LCBO; best before June 18 2015. Served well-chilled.
Pours a clear, pale straw-yellow colour, topped with one finger of sparkling, fizzy white head that wastes no time fizzling itself right out of existence. A narrow collar and a swath of lace remain - it's a pretty typical-looking Euro lager. The aroma is inviting enough, and certainly appropriate for the style - lots of grainy, crackery pale malts, some honey sweetness, and a wisp of grassy hops. Nothing fancy, but it works for me...
The same can be said of the flavour profile - this is a pretty standard pils with no real surprises or serious flaws to discuss. Grainy pale malts dominate at first; somewhat bready or biscuity, with a light note of lemon. The finish is where the undoubtedly noble hop bill starts to shine - quite grassy, almost herbaceous, with a mildly skunky feel about them. Finishes dry. Light-bodied and easy to drink, with crisp, biting carbonation of the sort you'd expect from a pale lager.
Final Grade: 3.56, a B grade. Jever Pilsener is refreshing, inoffensive, and highly sessionable - in essence, a prototypical German pils. An otherwise unremarkable beer, but like most German pilseners imported into this province, it's still pretty good value for the price point. That reason alone means I will probably return to it in the future. A middle-of-the-road lager that shouldn't ruffle too many feathers.
Serving type: can
06-15-2014 17:52:35 | More by thehyperduck
3.48/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle purchased and poured into a generic pint glass at Magpie Irish Pub in Rochester, NY.
After looking at the bottle, it looks like it best by last year. Uh oh. Let's see how it tastes anyway, and if it held up.
It pours a very clear light yellow, with some amber tinges. There is barely any head, and barely any lacing.
Smells very faint, like some grassy hops, some slight skunk, and a little bit of sweetness.
The taste is similar, and a bit stronger. There is a pleasant classic pilsner hop bite up front, slightly peppery and grassy, but the finish on the beer just doesn't quite work- the malt is a bit too sweet, and there's some slight skunk flavor.
Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, medium carbonation, very drinkable.
This was one was just ok- had some good elements up front- the hop flavors- but finished weak, with clearly old malt flavors and some skunkiness.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 15:11:27 | More by GreesyFizeek
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
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