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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

504 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-15-2014 22:27:34 | More by hunterjames
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can picked up at the LCBO; best before June 18 2015. Served well-chilled.

Pours a clear, pale straw-yellow colour, topped with one finger of sparkling, fizzy white head that wastes no time fizzling itself right out of existence. A narrow collar and a swath of lace remain - it's a pretty typical-looking Euro lager. The aroma is inviting enough, and certainly appropriate for the style - lots of grainy, crackery pale malts, some honey sweetness, and a wisp of grassy hops. Nothing fancy, but it works for me...

The same can be said of the flavour profile - this is a pretty standard pils with no real surprises or serious flaws to discuss. Grainy pale malts dominate at first; somewhat bready or biscuity, with a light note of lemon. The finish is where the undoubtedly noble hop bill starts to shine - quite grassy, almost herbaceous, with a mildly skunky feel about them. Finishes dry. Light-bodied and easy to drink, with crisp, biting carbonation of the sort you'd expect from a pale lager.

Final Grade: 3.56, a B grade. Jever Pilsener is refreshing, inoffensive, and highly sessionable - in essence, a prototypical German pils. An otherwise unremarkable beer, but like most German pilseners imported into this province, it's still pretty good value for the price point. That reason alone means I will probably return to it in the future. A middle-of-the-road lager that shouldn't ruffle too many feathers.

Serving type: can

06-15-2014 17:52:35 | More by thehyperduck
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-14-2014 22:49:16 | More by goalie35
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

06-10-2014 23:38:10 | More by thedifferencemaker
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-08-2014 14:35:26 | More by Bf_89
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GreesyFizeek

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 15:11:27 | More by GreesyFizeek
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walkinginplace

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-30-2014 22:07:25 | More by walkinginplace
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parintele

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2014 16:04:27 | More by parintele
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-26-2014 15:35:28 | More by Pacioli1445
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-26-2014 13:37:45 | More by Gottesverachter
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mpf

Germany

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-23-2014 16:34:49 | More by mpf
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jasc15

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-22-2014 20:49:20 | More by jasc15
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Bralis

Israel

2/5  rDev -43.8%

05-21-2014 05:12:25 | More by Bralis
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ipa2014

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-18-2014 21:44:48 | More by ipa2014
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silverking

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 16:44:27 | More by silverking
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Durge

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-13-2014 22:08:28 | More by Durge
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-11-2014 21:18:35 | More by PatGreer
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Savaseri

Turkey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-08-2014 15:37:40 | More by Savaseri
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Conserving_water_Aaron

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

05-07-2014 14:55:16 | More by Conserving_water_Aaron
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dacrza1

New Jersey

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...

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 21:09:42 | More by dacrza1
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atrocity

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

04-29-2014 14:59:56 | More by atrocity
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 20:48:22 | More by Flounder57
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mroberts1204

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-25-2014 01:08:13 | More by mroberts1204
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-22-2014 20:12:29 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Coronaeus

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2014 21:07:41 | More by Coronaeus
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.