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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener

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452 Ratings

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%

Brewed by:
Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 02-18-2002)
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Reviews by HeavyCsOptician:
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2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Again I am a pils guy so this one is in my comfort zone. I have stocked this one in my fridge also. A friend got me this brew as an experimental piece and have to say I am satisfied.

Appearance is a light shade with a small head.

The slinky smell and taste that was prominent to others does not seem that distinguished to me.
The taste is smooth and feeling is parallel to the smoothness.

The alcohol taste is not pronounced which I prefer. Very good brew to drink if it is going to be a high volume consumption night.

Would recommend Jever if a pilsner fan.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 03:54:03 | More by HeavyCsOptician
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jever Pilsener has the smogginess of a downtown core in summertime rush-hour but maintains a light and bright lemony complexion all the same. The beer looks somewhat blanched, as if it were left in the sun to dry out (what foreshadowing!). Its head is so soapy you'd think someone washed their hands in your glass; some of the suds stick while others don't.

Some of the bottles in this six-pack were so heavily light-struck you would have needed a forensics team to prove what they contained was in fact beer. My glass smells as though it were sprayed by a skunk. Somewhere in the backdrop of this particular sample, however, are the familiar scents of grainy pilsner malt and grassy hops. It may not be a lost cause after all...

Not entirely, anyhow. The flavour, likewise, doesn't stand tall with the hefty grain bill and zestful hoppiness of a proud German pilsner, but there's enough biscuity malt and grassiness to give some indication of its Lower Saxon roots. If not for that particularly off-putting combination of 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol, I reckon this could be a refreshing, very serviceable pils.

When car companies discover a defect in their parts or models they consult an actuary to calculate whether it'd be more financially advisable to recall the product or just pay out whatever lawsuits may ensue. Corporate owned breweries often have a similar discussion with their marketing departments: 'How much will green bottles affect our beer' versus 'how much extra beer will we sell if we use them'?

All too often unfortunately, the conclusion is to go ahead with it even despite the well-known fact that green glass can have awful consequences for delicate, light-bodied lagers. Sadly enough there's a good percentage of the population who, having only tried industrial import, actually perceive this skunkiness as a sign of quality! It's not. And Jever should know better.

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Very surprised I've never written about this Pilsner before: never mind, I've done it now.

Comes the usual pilsner way: light golden colour, clear and bright with a snowy white head that refuses to stay very long.

The nose is herbal and grassy with a trace of citrus.

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Pours very clear, very light yellow, with a medium sized, quickly dissipating head, and lots of fizzy carbonation. Smell blasts you with skunkiness when you open the bottle and start to pour. This fades somewhat, and lets me smell grassy, yeasty lager. Something slightly spicy about it. if it wasn't for the skunk blast, I'd give it a better aroma score.

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Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
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