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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener

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524 Ratings

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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

GreesyFizeek, May 31, 2014
Photo of walkinginplace
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

walkinginplace, May 30, 2014
Photo of parintele
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

parintele, May 28, 2014
Photo of Pacioli1445
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pacioli1445, May 26, 2014
Photo of Gottesverachter
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of mpf
4/5  rDev +12.4%

mpf, May 23, 2014
Photo of jasc15
4/5  rDev +12.4%

jasc15, May 22, 2014
Photo of Bralis
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Bralis, May 21, 2014
Photo of ipa2014
3/5  rDev -15.7%

ipa2014, May 18, 2014
Photo of silverking
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- golden straw with a pure white head. Not as lively looking as other Pilseners I've had. Anyway, nice head retention and great lacing.

S- biscuity grain, a little skunky. Not a good start here.

T- better than the smell. A little sweeter than expected, with a decent herbal/spicy hop bitterness. Really pleasant actually.

M- light, gentle carbonation, refreshing. The finish is watery.

O- aside from being light struck, it wasn't bad.

silverking, May 14, 2014
Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Durge, May 13, 2014
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +12.4%

PatGreer, May 11, 2014
Photo of Savaseri
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Savaseri, May 08, 2014
Photo of dacrza1
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: April 26, 2014... GLASSWARE: Jever pokal... OCCASION: revisiting an old favorite... APPEARANCE: misty, murky golden yellow body; rocky, sporadic white head laces with wispy tentacles; medium effervescence... AROMA: holy Hallertau! metallic iron hammer a la Thor or a nine-iron to the nostrils--subtler hints of fragrant apple and pear with a bit of dough...a stronger, more forceful pilsner... PALATE: medium-bodied, crisp, almost biting mouthfeel--softens at the finish; highly drinkable, with a more lagerish body than expected...TASTE: apple/pear and good ol' Hallertau; a rather simple formula that also gives off fragrant waves of other fruits... OVERALL: a pleasant variation on the Bavarian theme--a pilsner that is a bit less clean and crisp, but retains enough of its style to cleanse and pucker; refreshing yet substantial...

dacrza1, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Skunky lager yeast, pilsner malts, some sweetness, herbal, and grassy.

Taste: Pilsner malts, layer yeast, herbal, spicy, grassy, a little sweet, and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, a little dry, light, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking and traditional pilsner. A little more skunkiness than I would like, but still and enjoyable beer.

Flounder57, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of mroberts1204
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

mroberts1204, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ToadiesForCody, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Coronaeus
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Coronaeus, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of teak
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

teak, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

bckayaalp, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JoeMans, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

YeastEnthusiast, Apr 05, 2014
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.