Licher Pils | Licher Privatbrauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Licher Privatbrauerei
Germany
licher.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
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Photo of j_eastwood1
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of mnrider
2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. brown bottle--->Pilsener Glass

A: Pours a clear golden yellow. Large white fluffy head. Plenty of carbonation. Not the best retention but the lacing is very good.

S: pepper and salt? Weird and new to me. Not an overall pleasant aroma.

T/M: This could be a bad bottle as the taste is not that great. Other than the weird taste it's crisp and has a some interesting hops and malt sweetness mixed in. Finishes mostly clean.

O: If the bottle is good than I'm not really liking this brew. It's got a taste I just don't like. And to me is not really a good Pilsener.

Cheers

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Photo of remitrom
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of dacrza1
2.62/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Situation: School's officially out--and this pilsener may be just the celebratory champagne for the evening...
Glassware: Jever stemmed pilsener...
Appearance: clear, light yellow body; pillowy white traces of a frothy head; a bit too light but sports zesty effervescence...
Aroma: light scents of banan and soft lager malts; not nearly as metallic as expected...
Palate: crisp early, fizzy and deceptively heavier than expected (more Eastern European)--not wimpy at all...
Taste: as expected, crisp and thin, with no hop or malt influences to speak of (could pass as a light beer)... the aftertaste doesn't balance either...
Overall: becomes more refreshing as the glass drains--as German pilseners go, this is an interesting representation in that it's a bit more than expected, with a bit of undesirable notes too...

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Photo of Mike_Moe
2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A light golden color, with a white head.
Aroma: A non-distinct beer smell.
Flavor: A light malt flavor with a lightly carbonated , harsh finish.
Overall: This a “run of the mill” commercialized brew. The harsh finish is the “deal breaker”.

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Photo of stcules
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Greenish to yellow, very pale color. White, average foam.
In the smell malt, grassy hop. No defects, but quite banal.
Same notes for the taste, average, a bit of bitterness.
Quite banal, but, after all, drinkable and thirst-quenching.
Slightly grassy aftertaste.
Drinkable.

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Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of DrBobPierce
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of cedricwarner
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A beer new to Lexington and to me. I got quite excited at the price and packaging, as this looked like it might hit that cheap Liedl/Penny Markt pils flavor that I oddly miss. Of all the variations and nuances differentiating German pilseners, too few are represented (at least to the Lexington Market) here in the U.S.

Poured into a Champagne glass for lack of a proper pils tulip, it is quite the pale yellow, with decent head/lacing.

Some grassy hops and bread malts in the nose. Not quite the hopfenextrakt musty bomb I had anticipated, but still gave me a hint of what I was hoping for.

Flavor is a little more alcoholic in the finish than normal, bitterness appropriate and malt sweetness slightly more prominent than average.

Yeah I could drink a bunch of these. I drank plenty worse of the aforementioned Liedl plastic bottles. Still, this is far from satisfying the Herb aspect of a pils like Jever or the sweet malt/floral hop balance of Rothaus.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle served in a footed German Pilsener Glass

Smell, creamy nose, little bready, mostly a cream and banana smell

Taste, Wow, again, pretty creamy, big sweet malts up front, and in the middle. Almost sugary. Banana, bread(yeast) and sweet flavors dominate this one for sure. Also this one has a fairly thick body for the style, no dominant bitterness, not sure where this one was headed.

Overall, not a very good German Pilsener, or maybe I'm missing this one's "complexity." Off flavors, thick body, I won't be picking this one up again unless I'm assured it is a fresh bottle.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of stoutman
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labelled on the tap in Torino Italy as a lager, there were aromas of bread, pilsener, some lemon like citrus and a mild bread and malt sweetness with very faint floral, grass hops, the flavors were of pilsner malt and bread. Had a nice crispness with a touch of citrus, there was some hop bitterness at the finish, and a touch of metallic sulfur bitterness in the background. After the finish, the mouth feel was light, this beer had a nice nose and flavor, easily drinkable.

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Photo of Iztok
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml ordinary glass on tap @ Frankfurt airport.

A: Pours a pale yellow color forming a huge bubbled aired white head. Medium retention and very few lacings left

S: Traditional sweet grains smell with notes of citrus and flowery hops

T: As the nose, upfront is sweet and mainly composed of sweet malts. Metallic. Cardboard in the taste is a bit annoying and overwhelming. Hops are citrus and flowery

M: Very light and watery body. Good carbonation. Sweet upfront and mild bitter hoppy aftertaste

O: Medium drinkability. A bit annoying cardboard taste. Not a big German specimens

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rmargeson
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of KyeKeefe
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw color with white head. Aroma has the typical german bread and slight honey sweetness. Taste starts slightly sweet with a light honey flavor but finishes more bitter. Not as bitter as other pilsners though. Body is not really to style, it's medium and has a soft feel and carbonation. Not your typical pilsner but it's not a bad beer by any means.

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Photo of bsp77
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in August shipment of my BOTM club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Very pale yellow with fluffy stark white head and some nice lacing lines.

Smell: Apple, straw and dry spiciness. Too light overall.

Taste: Light sweet apple and straw predominates. Some pleasant spice characteristics but the bitterness seems low for a German Pilsner.

Feel: Moderate carbonation (lower than other Pils), light body, somewhat dry finish (but less so than others).

Drinkability: Nice and refreshing simple Pilsner. Could have used a little more bite or, alternatively, a little more body. But definitely enjoyable and good after a hard week at work.

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Photo of rmf55
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of haley744
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DougAppleby
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dmberger
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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