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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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Cresant

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this 11.2 oz. green bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. DAted 15-05-09. The body was pale yellow with a bright white, pillowy head. This faded to a clotted film. A lazy bead rose to the top.

Smell was crisp earthy hops. Hay. Nice.

Taste was a soft green grassy bitterness. Earthy, spicy hops. There was some alcohol prickle before the finish. Husky grains peak as it warmed.

Mouthfeel was slightly thinner than expected. Soft carbonation.

I first became aware of Jever through Michael Jackson's book and I have sought this beer for years.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 14:04:42 | More by Cresant
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellowish gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bready lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste is bready with strong lager yeast and grain flavors that are quickly followed by a mild light malt sweetness. The hop presence is mild but complementary and provides a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there are others in the style that I would pick first but this is still a decent beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 03:06:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a typical German pilsener, complete with the typical look, smell, taste. This is not the best beer of this type I have had, but it does well. All 5 ratings slightly above average, beer has a very clean and crisp taste. This is definitely worth giving a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 21:59:37 | More by ronniebruner
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EPseja

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle in a pilsener glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Vibrant straw gold with a burst of initial carbonation and an inch-high fluffy white head. Nice lacing, and average head retention.

S - Metallic hoppiness sitting atop green, mellow semi-sweet malts.

T - Easy, gently sweet malts. Very light and airy. Tight, drying hop profile in the finish. Clean and crisp.

M - Tingly and active on the tongue, puffing up to a nice froth. Swallow is a touch gassy.

D - Very nice pilsener that would be welcome at any backyard barbecue. A tad shy on character, but that's what adds to the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 00:57:37 | More by EPseja
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Natural510

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml green bottle; best-by date listed as 21-04-10.

Pours a transparent straw color with a decent heading, all in-line with the style.
Scent of grain and corn with a light malt backing.
Flavor notes of barley, corn and assorted grain. A bit musty, which limits its appeal, but there is a dry bitterness in the finish to round out the flavor.

A basic pilsner; the crispness & refreshment factors are there, but flavor a bit basic and in the end, no different than the hundreds of other German & Czech pilsners on the market.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 16:54:22 | More by Natural510
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RoyalT

Ohio

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

Appearance - This is a nice, light, clear yellow in color with a gorgeous white head that left a nice film on top of the liquid.

Smell - The Hallertau jumps out of the glass and the grain is raw and fun. This is a big nose for a pils.

Taste - The hops are just as big at the taste and the grain is sharp and to the point. This is a very big beer.

Mouthfeel - This is a tad bigger than light-bodied with some nice, fresh carbonation.

Drinkability - This isn't traditional but was very tasty, more like a Czech pils than a German one.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:38:12 | More by RoyalT
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edchicma

Massachusetts

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

Extremely light yellow with good carbonation...nice white head tops this offering. Smell is lightly hoppy. Taste is lightly sweet initially then finishes in a sharp bitter hop presence. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a slight creaminess. Drinkability is what you woul dtypically expect in a Pils...crisp....good for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2004 22:51:56 | More by edchicma
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TheJudge

New York

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer had a very nice, pure golden color, actually more golden than most Pilsners. It had a nice bright white head, that laced nicely. It was a very carbonated beer

The thing that struck me most was the bitterness, both at the front and the back of the mouth, and it remained all the way through. This is too bitter to be a session beer, and struck me as heineiken on steroids. The hop taste is extreme, and very german/chech, although i cannot quite place it by name. A good beer, but not for everybody.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2004 20:25:20 | More by TheJudge
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mralphabet

Virginia

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

12oz bottle poured into Victory Pilsener glass.

A: Straw yellow with visable carbonation, good 2 fingers of foamy head that settles too a nice ring. Very nice lacing from start to finish.

S: There is a Metallic hoppiness very green, very slight yet bitter sweet malts.

T: Slightly sweet malts, with a very green oily hops. Clean and crisp, after taste is strong bitter and long.

M: Sharp very active carbonation on the tongue.

D: Very nice pilsener fits the style to a tee. Pils from the homeland.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 04:29:27 | More by mralphabet
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drperm

Virginia

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

12 oz bottle poured into a tall pilsener glass.

App: Pale gold straw or dandelion tea. Very thin white lace crown.

S: Classic clean pils nose: lots of grain, nuts, noble hops, artisan bread.

T: Subtlety here. It starts off much like a ho-hum international pils, but as it lingers it flirts with the tongue in some fun ways. There's *almost* (not quite) an ale-yeast complexity at work, before it finishes just like a true pilsener with a crispy-clean snap.

M: On the palate it's nearly too thin, but still worthy.

D: Overall, fair. I was hoping for amazing greatness, but such things are elusive here. Still, a nice pilsener that is something beyond the everyday. I see this great with roasted peanuts, light summer fare, or cheese pizza. I'm not going to run out and get more of this right now, but if I were looking for an easy pilsener I'd have it again without thinking twice.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 02:47:39 | More by drperm
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a nice clear golden color with a 1" off-white fluffy head, some sticky lacing and decent retention. Smell is hoppy and bitter. Taste is bitter noble hops up front, finishing smooth with nicely balanced malt backbone. Grainy taste as well, with a bit of a burnt taste, which gives it a bit of a skunky quality, although I think that is intentional so I'm not going to detract for it. Leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste, but is smooth and crisp on the palate. Not a bad German pilsener but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2007 00:31:26 | More by number1bum
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germanbeer1

Maine

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

This beer is can be identified by it's extremely herbal smell and taste. It has a nice golden color with a white head. The extremely herbal taste causes for a very bitter reaction. In order to maximize the taste from this beer it is strongly recommended that it be poured into a tulip or pilsener style glass.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2008 04:30:21 | More by germanbeer1
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argock

Virginia

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

Served on-tap in a slender clear glass cervoise at La Piazza (Berlin, Germany).

A: Clear golden with 1-finger of white-frothy head and substantial lacing.

S: Pale malty sweetness with herbal, noble hoppiness moderate in the background.

T: Sharp herbal hoppy bitterness dominates but the pale malt counters pretty effectively to leave a mineral sweetness in the finish

M: Light-to-medium bodied with sharp, mineral bitterness and a moderately dry finish without much aftertaste

O: Not a bad beer but not as substantial as Konig

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2011 03:44:58 | More by argock
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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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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Zum Schneider in New York, NY.

Straw yellow in color, very clear, with a medium white head. Slight lacing on the glass. Mild aroma with light floral hops. Crisp flavor, medium-dry finish, and light bodied. Did not pack the bitterness or flavor that I crave from a good pilsner. Nothing wrong with the beer, there are just way better versions of the style out there.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2013 14:54:14 | More by Jacobob10
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Zakk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-02-2012 23:19:04 | More by Zakk
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2014 20:57:01 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one's a clear yellow with a spongy, soapy white head that retains well and leaves light lacing on the glass.
The aromas in this one are very earthy and clean, with a light sweetness, perhaps some lemon, and a light hops presence. The aroma is fresh, but thin and mild with just a note of musk.
This one's got a clean taste as well, the hops standing out more in the flavor and balancing with a thin malt. Citrus zest and a note of sweetness are underlying. There's just the slightest note of rind and a mid astringency in the back.
The feel is quite crisp and the body is light.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 16:29:35 | More by Brenden
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javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-10-2014 07:34:01 | More by javlin624
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-21-2013 12:12:25 | More by Ciocanelu
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mikerems

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2013 21:59:21 | More by mikerems
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BeerSox

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear straw hue with a one finger white pillowy head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Rings of lacing along the glass.

Crisp toasty hops along with some light and spicy hops aromas.

Biscuity grains and a little bit of bitterness from the hops. Light bodied with higher carbonation. The finish is clean, with a touch of lingering hops.

Not a bad German Pilsner. I would like to see the beer get shipped in a brown bottle so when it sits on the shelf it's a little more protected from the light.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 17:32:19 | More by BeerSox
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-21-2014 18:42:58 | More by WillAndSarah
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-06-2013 16:05:16 | More by Liquoric3
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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-11-2013 11:40:26 | More by allstar255
Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.