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Jever Pilsener - Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

571 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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:
Beer added by: maxpower on 02-18-2002

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Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in the bottle while in Germany, and gave it a 3.5%. This rating is for the on-tap version, which I recently enjoyed at Redbones...hmm, I do like beers on-tap. Anyway, no surprise at the color, clear golden yellow when served, I was able to enjoy watching the slowly rising carbonation. I also liked the perfumey hop aroma it came with. Medium bodied, I found slight crispness and some sweetness from the malt. I also have written in my notes a bit of a woody note...over-all, more enjoyable on tap here in the US.

Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of stewart124
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of vancurly
2.16/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

a: Pale yellow/straw, white foamy head. Reasonable lace.
s: Spicy vegetatious hop firstly, but then stewed cabbage-like notes. Seems to skunk pretty quickly.
f: Swedish bitter herbs, aftertaste of iceberg lettuce, some pleasant malt notes, but a bit too vegetatious.
m: Light & sherbetty to start, becomes heavy and oily, with a strong extract bitterness at the back. Really unbalanced. The bitterness is more like coffee bitterness than hop.
d: Unbalanced and clumsy

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of nomad
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a bright yellow pils color, very little film of a head, and a little film for lace. Not much of a nose, just a trace of hallertauer scents and some toned down florals. Taste was definite Hallertauer and other hops and a little drop of sugar. Had a very thinned out malt and fairly long dry finish. Slid down easy like water. A plain old pilsener but luckily not as bad as an american one, but no czechvar either. Taste and finish weren't that appealing to me.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ToadiesForCody
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Boilerfood
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Samp01
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden with a bubbly white short lived head. Aroma of sweet malt, light fruitiness. Taste is sweet malts, corn, light cereal, and some light citrus hops. Palate is light to med body. good carbonation, and crisp mouth feel. Finish is sweet malt, cereal, ending with some good bittering hops. Overall a nice Pils, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dacrza1
3.88/5  rDev +9%
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...

Photo of Googs
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours a clear golden-yellow color, with a nice fluffy head.
Smell: malts, grains, grass and herbal hops.
Taste: Malts, grains, pepper and very low sweetness. Very dry for the style. Aftertaste is dry, long and very bitter
Mouthfeel: High-carbonation, thin body.
Overall: Very dry and hoppy for the style. Different, but nice!

Photo of logicalparadox
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a half finger of frothy foam. Aroma is grainy, husky, DMS-like cabbage aroma as well.

First sip is a quick burst of malt, quickly overshadowed by a brief hoppy flavor, and the finishing bone dry. Minimal bitterness, minimal sweetness. Has a grainy flavor, with noble hops poking their way in as well.

Overall, a good hot summer beer, thanks to the dry finish. Not something I'd particularly crave or seek out again. Perhaps this tastes better closer to the source.

Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

bright gold with a fluffy white head that held fairly well and left some nice lace. nose was hoppy. kind of funky and stinky and musty with a mildly sweet malt backbone. taste was the same. hops played the main role with a mild malty thing happening. nice dry, bitter finish. on the heavy side of light bodied. very food friendly and a great refresher.

Photo of LittleCreature
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - 3.5
Pours a thin white head over a clear, gold body.

Smell - 4.0
Very fresh and appetizing, sweetish pale malt with layers of grassy and lemony hops.

Taste - 3.5
Phwoar! I had heard that Jever was famous for its bitterness, but it still took me by surprise. Malt base is there, but is overwhelmed by the rough, dry bitterness that borders on astringency. Hops give a strong grass, herb and lemon flavour.

Mouthfeel - 3.0
Bitterness and dryness give the beer a rough mouthfeel which does nothing to aid drinkability, although the carbonation level is appropriate for style.

Drinkability - 2.5
Far from sessionable, I would drink this again, but never more than one.

OVERALL - 3.45
A worthwhile beer, but one that needs a lot more malt for balance and drinkability.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pils glass. Pours a golden clear hay color. Almost budweiser. Had a decen white head but it turned to a film. Slight lacing.

Aroma is that of heinekin. Vey pilsy and crisp but nothing else.

Taste is ok. It's more hoppy than other pils. Has more of a hop bite. It's crisp and refreshing though.

Mouthfeel is dry and semi high carb.

Overall it's an ok Lager. Not like the other German ones around but more like heinekin or something.

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My fiance picked this up for me.

Appearance- yellow color, thin head

Smell- bready malt

Taste- interesting flavor, malt, hops, sweetness in the beginning

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- pretty good, I thought it was good for a lighter beer

Photo of watermelonman
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This arrived in a nice gold color with a bit of deep amber. The head was small and lasted well, and the lacing was minor.

The smell is a nice combination of herb and hop. The taste brings out a lot of hops. The mouthfeel was heavier than expected but goes well with the taste.

This one seems to be unique for its color and the readily apparent hops.

Photo of mralphabet
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.

Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
81 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.