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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

517 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG visit their website
Germany

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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danipp

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

10-19-2012 15:10:03 | More by danipp
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kevinglin

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Poured from a green, .5l bottle, dated 10.08, into a tall pils glass. Pale yellow in color with a somewhat rocky, white head.

Musty, damp, green aroma was also reflected in the taste. Definitely a Eurolager, and I'm not sure if the green bottle contributes, but this beer had much more "greeness" to it than other Pils I've had that come in brown bottles. No real dominance of hops in the taste, just a slight hint of bitterness, but also no real malt profile.

I've had better pils and doubt I would pick up Jever again given there are other offerings readily available in my area.

06-07-2008 19:01:51 | More by kevinglin
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bob3701

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -21.7%

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Very clear pale yellow in color with a decent head and laced OK. The aroma says German pilsner but I found this to be a very dry and bland tasting beer. I had picked it up from seeing it in the '300 beers to drink' book but I really think there are a lot better brews out there than this one. It was drinkable.

12-12-2009 01:42:14 | More by bob3701
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soju6

Missouri

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

Jever pours a pale yellow with a light head. The aroma smells grainy and skunky Taste was not as I expected as it was a bit rough. It followed through with a bitter aftertaste. Not a beer I want to drink everyday.

Jever seems to be a typical Northen German beer. Primarily a local/regional pub beer.

03-22-2010 12:12:45 | More by soju6
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

Just can't get into these pilsners, the look of the beer isn't too bad. It looks like a a yellow bodied beer with a foamy white head that has light carbonation bubbles rising from the glass. The smell to me is not pleasent, makes me feel like it's gone bad or something. The taste is grassy, very much like fresh cut grass. Some earth and leafs may be in there too. The mouthfeel was light and easy to drink thankfully. I don't ever need to have this one again.

05-20-2011 03:46:23 | More by Knapp85
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Wonka

Maryland

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

12 fl. oz.
Best Before: 28.04.06

Appearance – gold/straw body with a few streams of carbonation; 1-finger thick, white wispy head at pour with reasonable retention; lace is also reasonable

Smell – skunk smacked me in the nose immediately; based on the ‘Best Before’ date, I wonder if it was mishandled; wheat, grass, spice and noble hop sneak through

Taste – thankfully, the skunk dissipated when taken past the tongue; wheat; slight metal; good floral hop in the close, but that Pepe Le Pew creeps back in the slightest measure between sips; without Pepe, it’d garner a 4

Mouthfeel – very even crispiness; light/moderate feel; really clean close; just a hair dry

Drinkability – easy drinker, but the damned skunk causes me to cut out the nose early in consumption in order to have the best experience

Jever would be a reasonable summer beer if the skunk didn’t ruin the picnic.

08-28-2005 21:14:38 | More by Wonka
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

Pours a clear pale straw color with a medium thick and fizzy white head that burns away rapidly. Patchy lacing. Aroma of mild hops and hay. Light-bodied and effervescent with a dry mouthfeel. Lightly bitter hops and sour fruit flavors are pretty much the only flavors. The finish is dry and hoppy with some sweetness coming through. Not as easy to drink as most Pilseners. Fairly average all around.

05-11-2007 19:34:10 | More by Dogbrick
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WesWes

New York

2.88/5  rDev -18.9%

The beer pours a very pale yellow color with a 1" white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a slightly grainy pale malt scent with a dry yeast finish and a bit of skunkiness. The taste is awful. It has a watery pale malt flavor with a little bitterness and a dry finish. It goes down cleanly, but has a horrible aftertaste. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an average pilsner. It lacks flavor and mouthfeel. It's one and done for me.

10-16-2004 23:25:04 | More by WesWes
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -18.9%

On tap at Calan Street in Reading, PA on 2/9/08.

A - Very light, clear golden body with an extremely bubbly head, about 1/2-finger in width. Very minimal carbonation for a pils. Lacing was decent and kind of spotty.

S - Light grassy hops with some lemon and faint biscuity malt. Kind of fruity. A little weak.

T - Quite watery, but still has some grassy hops and lemon tang in the flavor. Some fruity characteristics with sweet apples and pears.

M - Very thin and watery with flat carbonation. Very mild hop bitterness in the finish. Just a tad fruity in the finish.

D - Would definitely like to try this again. I think this one was tapped at the end of the keg. However, I didn't get charged for the beer, which was nice!

02-10-2008 21:23:42 | More by ffejherb
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%

On tap. Good lacing. Neutral aroma and appearance. a little yellow,drying.Below average mouthfeel. Nothing to write home about. Tad of hops, lawnmower.Wasn't horrible but flavour is minimal and not too drinkable. I wasn't getting much here, maybe on a different night.

08-20-2008 03:08:55 | More by Sammy
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HeavyCsOptician

Mississippi

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%

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.

12-01-2011 03:54:03 | More by HeavyCsOptician
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Tone

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -16.9%

Pours a clear, pale yellow. One inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of yeast cleanliness, very slight hops, and some pale malt. Fits the style of a German Pilsener. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, yeast cleanliness, and a slight metallic flavor. Overall, nothing I would try again, and not a good example of a German Pilsener.

03-09-2009 21:58:12 | More by Tone
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale gold with a at least 2 finger widths of poofy brite-white foam that sticks around for a fairly good sized retention that left big rings of lace. The aroma is sweetness, some citrus, light hoppiness, and I'm sad to say, a slightly skunky odor.

The taste is malt sweetness, a subdued breadiness, some citrus notes, and a light hoppiness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a clean, crisp feel.

Hmmmm. This wasn't a terrible Pils but everything just seemed kind of subdued at times. I'd definitely like to revisit this in a keg sometimes, as I don't think the green bottle did it any favors.

02-26-2008 17:51:30 | More by Kegatron
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a combination of sweetness and skunky. Taste is crisp, slightly sweet, finishing a tad bitter. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

02-14-2010 15:19:01 | More by tone77
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fionn13

Ireland

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-04-2012 14:58:40 | More by fionn13
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timontheroad

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-26-2013 18:27:37 | More by timontheroad
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15.5%

Originally reviwed September 23, 2005. Thin lemon yellow pour, with lots of carbonation and nice super white crisp creamy head. Plain wheaty malt aroma with so depth, but strong. Flavor is more plain malt, with lots of good texture and a few subtle nuances, but no real depth. Some smack of whole grain crackers. Palate is a little dry. Finishes smooth and clean. A little hoppy metallic taste that makes this beer a tinge off.

11-27-2006 23:43:16 | More by CharlesDarwin
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-12-2013 02:17:02 | More by civicm87
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bultrey

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

This is the other hipster-du-jour beer in Brooklyn, along with PBR. Everybody drinks it thinking they are drinking something exotic, but they are really just drinking Heineken with a cool sounding name and matching glassware. Clean, clear golden-yellow color. Classic pilsener nose: slightly skunky, cat-pee, herbal, and floral. Taste differs very little from the aroma. Heavy on the skunkiness, like a Heineken, but with a bit more character. Clean, crisp, lively finish, pretty decent German hops profile. Mouthfeel is quite carbonated with a bit more body than one might expect. Could be a good session brew if you're into this sort of thing, but it's best paired with some spicy food or sausages. Average in every way.

11-06-2004 03:40:17 | More by bultrey
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-14-2013 06:10:06 | More by DamageCase76
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-08-2013 23:10:12 | More by scottbrew4u
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-03-2013 10:10:41 | More by AnitaBrewski
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-23-2014 00:47:27 | More by cfalovo97
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HopOnPop


3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-07-2012 05:00:57 | More by HopOnPop
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TR0219

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-13-2013 18:37:33 | More by TR0219
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
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