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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener

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BA SCORE
81
good

454 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%


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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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden yellow color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-some floral and bready aromas with herbal notes

T-light malt flavor with bready and grassy admixed and crisp hop finish

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean feel

O-a decent, refreshing pils

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 22:27:40 | More by MDDMD
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random mix-a-six grab.

A- Poured from a green bottle into a pint glass with a translucent pale straw-golden body. Frothy white head builds to about two fingers in size. The cap has decent retention but doesn't leave any lace.

S- Herbal, grassy and floral up front. No detection of skunking and not a very strong aroma.

T- A bitter, grassy floral hop flavor up front. The taste also brings notes of bread, light malt, herbal hops and light fruit.

MF- Creamy light body with lots of bubbles. Crisp with a silky overall feel ending with a nice bitterness.

Refreshing and drinkable pils. Probably won't get it again but it was certainly worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 01:14:02 | More by cbutova
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330mL bottle into tulip. best before 4/20/12.

A: clear, bright gold. white bubbly head. not too impressive to start and neither is the retention, however the lacing looks pretty good.

S: the aroma is bursting with the very earthy and herbal hallertau hop aroma. noble and pleasant.

T: a flicker of honey sweetness, then the crisp, super dry finish w/ a minor herbal hallertau bitterness. could use a touch more body...

M: average carbonation on a light body. wouldnt hate a touch more bubbles.

D: had a few complaints, as i stated above, but overall a highly refreshing pils.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 01:26:17 | More by Jimmys
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RollBounce

New York

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 inch foam head with small carbonation bubbles, golden color, clear, hay, toast, sweet peas and honey can be found on the nose, tastes of subtle hay, white grapes, pink grapefruit, finish is a little dusty and bitter.

Overall; Was crisp and clean and went well with lemon custard.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 22:02:13 | More by RollBounce
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jever is a serious pilsner for those who enjoy crisp and well hopped pilsners. This is super dry and very hoppy, it's just awesome. A great session beer with plenty of carbonation and hoppy zip. I think this was prima pils inspiration...., ...,.A must try!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 22:23:02 | More by Fcip78
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BoitSansSoif

France

4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear yellow gold with nice head, decent retention and tracing.

S-Honey and floral notes, light malt, faint hop bitterness.

T&M-Even clean light malt notes, lightly sweet but not overly so, bitter and refreshing dry finish, floral hops and a taste of honey midway and in the aftertaste. Great balance, light-bodied and moderate carbonation.

D-A very enjoyable beer, easy to drink, sessionable brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 21:02:06 | More by BoitSansSoif
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle.

It pours a golden yellow colour, and a one finger head that quickly dissolves. Minimal bubbles.

Aroma is of malts and hops, not so strong though.

Taste is bitter, and leaves back an even more bitter once swallowed. Also, a bit metallic at the tip of the tongue.

Medium thickness on the body with an average carbonation.

Overall, a quite nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 13:25:55 | More by Douberd
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A-crystal clear golden straw color with a fluffy white, thick head. Lots of retention and lacing. A classic German pilsner look.

S-dry floral hop and light maltiness make for a clean aroma. Nothing sugary-sweet.

T-clean and malt forward with a dry hop bitter finish. Sharp and tart.

M-ligt body with good carbonation that tickles the tongue. Dry and tart aftertaste.

O-I like a pilsner with some hop bite and Jever delivers. Very drinkable at 4.9 abv.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 12:05:34 | More by NiceTaps
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance; fluffy bleached white head on a clear golden yellow body with lots bubbles rising at a moderate speed. Good retention with patchy chunks of lace left behind.

smell; fresh biscuty malts with honey. Hops are floral with a sting of bitter resin but generally mild.

taste; starts off with malts of stale bread growing warmer and raw dough-like in the finish before the bitter hops come in and take control. Rather nice, some alcohol is perceived in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; a very crisp and refreshing beer, great for drinking in quantity with a dry and smooth finish.

overall; a nicely done Pils, very clean and a joy to knock down after work.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 17:59:21 | More by Sachsenfreude
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yesyouam

New York

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Jever Pilsener is a crystal clear, pale golden lager with a soft, fluffy, white head that has outstanding retention. It has a pilsner malt aroma. It smells light, fruity and grainy. In the mouth, it's light bodied and smooth. The finish is clean and dry. It has a light, clean pilsner malt flavor. It has a decent bitterness at the finish to zip up the taste and keep me thirsty for more. It tastes a little doughy and a little fruity. The bitterness is a little wooden and peppery with maybe a hint of juniper. I'm not much of a pilsner guy, but I found this to be quite pleasing and very refreshing. It's also nice to drink something from a green bottle that's not skunky. I would drink this on purpose in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 20:51:12 | More by yesyouam
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HeavyCsOptician

Mississippi

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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BigMike

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: POured a light amber yellow. A pretty substantial head thats almost snow white in color tops it off.

S: The predominant smell is skunk and light noble hops. Skunky to the point it reminds me of heineken. (Thats not a good thing)

T: Taste mimicks the nose. Skunky noble hops with a bread like malt sweetness on the finish.

M: Light bodied. Lots of carbonation dancing on the tongue.

Overall: Not a real good pils IMO. Too much skunk covering up and real aromas and flavors. COnsidering this was on draft, i'm surprised at said skunkiness.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2011 20:59:33 | More by BigMike
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seesnow3

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green bottle, Gaffel stange, freshness of March 2012, $2.49/11.2 oz.

Pour-Two finger pearl white head that begins to fade fairly quickly, incredibly active medium sized effervescence, just a bit of lacing, though thin and fizzy on the glass. Pale straw color.

Nose-The second I opened it, it was skunky grain awesomeness. Light skunky grains with a hint of citrus, seems pretty typical.

Palate-Sweet at first, a hint of sour, a good amount of bitter that transforms into a large wave of sweetness. Mostly a malty grain flavor with a little bit of skunk that isn’t too intense with just a touch of citrus, the sweetness is very strong.

Body-Medium light, fairly crisp with pretty active effervescence.

Final-Fairly easy drinking though much sweeter than I expected. Though very good, the sweetness makes it not quite as crisp as I’m used to for the style and a little bit heavy. The alcohol is actually slightly noticeable, but it is good overall. It’s just a little bit unbalanced IMO, though not too distracting

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 01:30:48 | More by seesnow3
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dansmcd

Australia

3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very clear pale yellow body capped by a finger of porous white head after an aggressive pour.

S - Strong aroma of vita wheat crackers takes me back to my childhood. Salt, sesame seeds, grass.

T - Same cracker character. A sweetness in the malt profile.

M - Moderate in carbonation and body.

O - Reasonably satisfying pilsener. Nothing exceptional here though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 00:03:23 | More by dansmcd
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dudelove7485

New York

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a transparent straw-yellow. It has a thin, bright white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma is very green bottle skunky at first, then earthy, malt and grass. At first, the taste is honey-sweet and then gives way to a strong, but not entirely unpleasant bitterness. There are hints of cracker and grainy malt with a bit of astringency. Medium body with good, zingy carbonation. The dry finish sort of sits on the back of your tongue. Pretty average.

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Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 02:42:53 | More by dudelove7485
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schlimenhaumer

New York

3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Radeberger flute at low altitude.

A: Pours a crystal clear yellow with a moderate amount of carbonation bubbles flowing up toward the top of the glass. The head is foamy and stark white with a decent amount of retention and a fair amount of lacing.

S: The smell is relatively strong overall, but malty notes overpower herbal hops on this one. Strangely, I can smell a slight bit of alcohol in the background.

T: Just as the nose would suggest, biscuity malts up front with a less prominent bitterness on the finish. Definitely a little lacking in terms of a hoppy punch.

M: Medium-bodied and dry, although surprisingly lacking in carbonation. No less, a good feel for the style.

D: I don't think this is anything too special, but at least the flavors are very clean.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 20:10:54 | More by schlimenhaumer
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canoehornpoint

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle, medium to lighter yellow. Has a nice noble hop aroma, grassy and slightly spicy, taste is the same, starting rather light and finishing a bit heavier with the pronounced earthy/spicy hop bite. A nice full flavored pilsner. Pretty well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 00:51:28 | More by canoehornpoint
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emerge077

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBD: 03.20.12

Into a 0,3l stange, it pours a bright gold with dense soapy foam. Slow trails of ascending carbonation. Great retention, with plenty of patchy lacing to boot.

Boom! Skunk. Lightstruck green bottle skunk you can smell from several feet away. Cooked cereal grains, pretty unappealing at first. Puffed rice and wheat, something vaguely smoky oddly enough. Vaguely floral and grassy as it warms.

Honey and butter crackers from the pale malt, grassy bitterness from a noble hop presence. Body is crisp but a little watery. Loses a bit of carbonation towards the end. Ok, not great. More bitter than many German Pils, but as skunky as Heineken. Go with the draft or minikeg version...

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 01:47:33 | More by emerge077
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DoubleJ

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good pilsner weather, isn't it? It's a 330 ml green bottle, pop the top, and on to the beer:

Yellow straw colored with a few bubbles running up. The foam settles to a small creamy lace and whips good amounts of itself onto the glass. The nose has some wildflower notes, soil, some sulfur, and a whisper of hay.

This is one bitter pilsner. It starts bittersweet with a little honeysuckle, then you start to feel the bitterness unleashed. There are some distinct notes in the pils, like the soil and flowery flavors. There's a sharp bitterness that stings the palate, and it lingers long into the aftertaste.

Jever is not a beginner's pilsner. If bitterness is your quest, then Jever should fullfill that. While sometimes a little too much, I did enjoy the bitterness in general.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 21:09:59 | More by DoubleJ
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stjaernstoft

Sweden

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Jever Pilsener, ABV: 4.9%.
330 ml bottle, 11.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: A clear, straw-coloured liquid, with a quite big white head - nice retention.

S: Big aromas of malt and grassy hops, with notes of day-old bread, herbs and lemons. It feels dry already on the nose.

T: Dry and bitter hops, big flavours of bread and grainy malt, and notes of citrus and hay.

M: The feel is notably dry and bitter. Medium-sized body.

O: A classic Pilsener, I expected something crisp and delicious, but the dryness and all the grainy flavours made it a bit harsh. The price is good, though, it's still a pretty tasty lager, and I think it would do well with tasty home cooking.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 18:25:16 | More by stjaernstoft
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alankwak

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden clear beer with decent head retention and lacing.

S: Great grainy/grassy smell along with Hallertau hop aroma. Grainy odor is wonderful with this beer.

T: Smooth, grainy taste. Medium hop bitterness and flavor. Very smooth.

M: Medium/full mouthfeel and good body.

O: Very nice Pils. They seem to use very good ingredients and water along with a quality brewing process.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:12:07 | More by alankwak
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A very skunky beer. It hits you the second you pop it open. Small traces of hops and malt, though.

T: Tasted of mild malt, grain, and a little citrus up front, with some hops in the finish. Like the smell, the skunky quality emerges as well. Overall, it's too harsh and badly done. Not a particularly great flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick, oily finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is an unmemorable, mass-produced beer with little to recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:05:10 | More by avalon07
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from green 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, golden/straw color, with a bright white, fluffy head of foam.
Aroma-Very faint skunkiness(green bottle syndrome), pilsner malt
Taste-Cracker, pilsner malt,short hop bite, very crisp, rather dry, light, quick finish. Crisp, light and refreshing. A fine example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 18:15:35 | More by hosehead83
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 2 inch white head that fades to a thin cap. Foamy splotches of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains, grass, and very slight skunk. Taste is of grains, grassy notes, with a bitter hop kick on the finish. There is an astringent bitterness on the palate that lingers after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a very crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pilsner with a very refreshing and authentic taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 05:43:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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stewart124

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dutches in East Hyde Park.

Straw to golden yellow with a fair amount of head and lace.

Nose is a musty hallertau. Plenty of spice.

The taste is crisp, subtle malt character with a heavy hand of hops. Quite tasty thoughout and finishes dry. There is a nice amount of spice but something just seems a bit muddied or rough. There really isn't anything wrong that I can point out as much as this isn't a great German Pils. Still a nice pilsener.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2011 21:08:15 | More by stewart124
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
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