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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 505
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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snaotheus

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:12:02 | More by snaotheus
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lostinfla

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-26-2014 03:39:31 | More by lostinfla
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-19-2014 04:34:17 | More by Lehighace06
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curewhatalesu

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-15-2014 23:56:41 | More by curewhatalesu
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utopiajane

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:32:44 | More by utopiajane
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Saind

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-06-2014 22:51:27 | More by Saind
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2013 16:19:42 | More by rudabegga9
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safaricook

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-26-2013 21:26:05 | More by safaricook
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-22-2013 15:17:13 | More by hellhammermario
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-12-2013 09:37:06 | More by BeerCanuck
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nygannon

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

12-12-2013 03:11:16 | More by nygannon
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fourstringer

Maryland

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...

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:47:48 | More by fourstringer
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-07-2013 06:57:32 | More by trytoketchup
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-05-2013 01:29:35 | More by BillRoth
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-04-2013 04:13:19 | More by RochefortChris
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williamsgodfrey

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-17-2013 05:20:05 | More by williamsgodfrey
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-16-2013 23:17:09 | More by brandonld23
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2013 15:19:09 | More by TeachChefs
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CeasarB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

11-09-2013 01:51:45 | More by CeasarB
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-05-2013 16:37:47 | More by dcmchew
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DirkNachbar

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-29-2013 12:07:18 | More by DirkNachbar
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-27-2013 00:09:43 | More by Tschnab
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma was bright and spritz with perhaps hallertau hops. It was also spicy and pungent. Pale malts along with pils makes a good balance. Smells alot better then most of the German pils I've had lately.
The appearance was clear but not brilliantly clear since there was a very slight haze. The color was golden yellow with a tall bright white head. Interesting to watch the oversized bubbles float to the top.
The tall head receeded quickly to a thick collar. Lots of lacing around the glass. The lack of retention and hazy body was the reason for the lower appearance score.
The taste is very good, it's big and bold. It drinks dry and crisp with a bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Hop flavor for a pilsner is bold and sassy with a floral/piney taste. Malts have a crisp sharp taste.
On the palate it drinks a thin med.
I liked this beer it was good and full flavored. With big hoppy IPA'S and RIS these days it's easy to think these beers flavorless and bland.
Jever is not and if you like prima pils from Victory you will like Jever's pils beacause it has a similar taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 11:56:40 | More by micromaniac129
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.