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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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536 Ratings

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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 BlackHaddock
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

0.4 litre, on-tap in a lovely locals bar called 'Thomas Eck' in Charlottenburg, Berlin on 17th Jan 2014.

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.

In the mouth it is dry, crisp and refreshing, those herbal and grass notes in the smell also appear in the taste. There is an underlying malty base but the hops give the beer it's flavour.

Always been a better Pilsner than most, especially if you prefer a dry taste compared to some of the slightly sweeter ones.

BlackHaddock, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

javlin624, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

psoriasaurus, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of citrusydark
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

citrusydark, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Schmoog, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml green bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Fridge temp, probably in the vicinity of 40. Date on the bottle appears to be 06 14. Friend from work brought one back from a business trip to Germany.

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.

Taste is kind of pleasant. Nice bitter, slow aftertaste, finishes very slow. Sweetness, a hint of honey, up front. Slight lemon-rind bitterness. More of that grassy character.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Overall, I like it. I'm going to have to follow through on this half-assed plan to try more pilsners and see what they're all about.

snaotheus, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of lostinfla
3/5  rDev -15.7%

lostinfla, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of curewhatalesu
3/5  rDev -15.7%

curewhatalesu, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale straw color with 2 fingers of foam that falls quickly. leaves a ring and film on top. Nose is skunk. But that dissipates. Then you have a very light grain sweetness. grass and herbal and if you don't finish it too fast because I bet you might you will meet a touch of citrus. Lemon. Earthy. With some herbal and a spice that's truly herbal.

Taste is great. I love ti . it's coarse, it's established. It's bot some herbal and some grass and only a light touch of grain sweetness on a truly light and crisp body. This is clean. Flows like water and it should. It's a pils. It goes in a big pitcher on the table. To fill you glass again and again. it's not heavy. It's a bit leafy a bit coarse a bit earthy and it is semi astringent in the dry finish. I love this beer because it drinks like it should. Easily with plenty to engage the palate and no thing heavy or out of place. Leafy. Crisp.

utopiajane, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Saind
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rudabegga9, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev +12.4%

safaricook, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of hellhammermario
4/5  rDev +12.4%

hellhammermario, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -15.7%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of BeerCanuck
4/5  rDev +12.4%

BeerCanuck, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of nygannon
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

nygannon, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of fourstringer
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 330 mL bottle into a Becker pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. Label reads: Best before 05.20.14.

A: Slightly dull golden yellow with a nice burst of effervescence following the pour. 1/2 finger white head with ok retention. Light lacing. Nothing fancy.

S: Nice noble hops. Grassy. Light biscuit and mild bready sweetness. Really no off-scents to speak of.

T: Slightly sweet pilsner malt gives way to a classic, pretty fresh-tasting, German hop bitterness. Quite dry in the finish. No alcohol presence. Crisp and clean. Very nice for the style.

M: Smooth, moderate carbonation with appropriately light body. This drinks itself.

O: Really nice pilsner with a delightfully dry finish. Thoroughly enjoyed punishing these in triplicate. Would love if it came in tallboy cans...


fourstringer, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
3/5  rDev -15.7%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of williamsgodfrey
4/5  rDev +12.4%

williamsgodfrey, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

brandonld23, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -15.7%

civicm87, Nov 12, 2013
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.