Joe's Premium American Pilsner
Avery Brewing Company

Joe's Premium American PilsnerJoe's Premium American Pilsner
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Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #134
Ranked #25,843
3.63 | pDev: 13.5%
Oct 16, 2021
Aug 07, 2010
Joe's Premium American PilsnerJoe's Premium American Pilsner
Notes: "a contemporary rendition of a classic style. Hopped with purpose, Joe's is beautifully bitter and dry with an abundance of floral, Noble German hops. Uber-sessionable. Utterly American. This is Premium American Pilsner."
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4.03 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 16, 2021
3.78 by craigbelly from Iowa on Oct 17, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 11/9/12: Pours a clear pale straw producing 2 fingers of foamy, moderately lasting white heat that leaves pasty streaks of lacing. Aroma is Noble hops heavy with pilsner malt biscuit and cracker and a hint of sweet grain. Taste is fronted by floral, grassy and lemon hop notes backed by grains, biscuit and yeasty fruitiness; it finishes lightly dry, crisp and a little bitter with a faint mineral hint. Aftertaste is lemony, slightly bitter with the mineral from the finish being present and more prominent. Mouthfeel is light bodied, average carbonation, crisp, lightly dry, smooth but a little thin and quite drinkable.

Oct 15, 2019
3.61 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut on Apr 24, 2019
3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 15, 2018
3.6 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 4/19/17, so about a year old.

pale lemon yellow body, slightly hazy. big bright bubbly head leaving very good lacing.

only a very faint malt aroma.

odd tasting beer. all the flavors are muted. faintly bitter, a little touch of grapefruit. quite clean tasting, except in the finish.

mouth around medium, finish slightly sour.

overall, an interesting tasting beer, but not likely i would seek this out again.

Apr 15, 2018
2.81 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jan 04, 2018
3.18 by robebo44 from Virginia on Dec 28, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

L: Bubbly clear straw with a touch of chill haze, crowned by an enormous, rocky, pure white head. Excellent retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Chewy dough, white bread, grass, lemon pith, white pepper, cucumber/underripe honeydew melon.

T: Very doughy, like eating raw dough, as the baseline. Lively and zingy with fresh grassy hops, enticing lemon and honeydew melon hints, and a little bit of white pepper and basil. Slightly mineraly and metallic tasting, but not offensive. Finishes crisp and mostly clean--save for a lingering doughy taste--with some lingering grassy bitterness.

F: Fairly ligh-bodied, but the bubbly, fizzing carbonation makes it feel full in the mouth. Rolls quickly across the palate with a pushing sensation.

O: Even at four months, this is a solid, hoppy pilsner. Very enjoyable. I'd love to revisit fresher, if possible.

Jul 22, 2017
3.99 by brewtalthrone from Ohio on Jul 08, 2017
3.97 by dental from Massachusetts on Jun 08, 2017
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2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 2.11 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.176/oz) at Oppermann’s, Saginaw, MI.
Canned 5/1/16 (Sorry I missed your birthday!). Stored and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – flowery and kind of salty, like a gose. Fades.
Head - When the can was opened there was a fountain of beer. What was left in the can gave a small head (Maximum 1.4 cm, aggressive pour), white, low density, short retention, diminishing to a two mm ring and a thin, scummy looking layer.
Lacing – poor and spotty. An occasional irregular tiny island with tiny bubbles.
Body – light yellow, hazy.
Flavor – Unremarkable. Slightly bitter with a bit of floral. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Very sessionable but the nondescript flavor certainly is not reason to drink more than one.
Palate – light, watery, lively carbonation.

Appearance 2 (Because of foaming over), Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.

May 17, 2017
3.59 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Mar 30, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Blackop555 from Michigan

Pours pale yellow with small, foamy, white head that fades fast.

Smells malt, light citrus, funky yeast, earthy, grassy and hints of pine.

Tastes light malt, grassy, yeasty, pilsner, citrus and hints of pine. Dry finish with short pine linger. Lighter medium body with fizzy medium carbonation.

Feb 21, 2017
3.54 by akolb from Colorado on Feb 12, 2017
3.59 by LukeB from Virginia on Jan 13, 2017
3.56 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Jan 12, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

L: pale yellow, thin white head that goes away quickly
S: crackers and bready
T: slightly sweet, bready
F: good mouthfeel for a light bodied beer, not crazy about the aftertaste
O: a good American Pils, recommend

Jan 06, 2017
3.75 by CUBeerBuff from Washington on Dec 29, 2016
3.95 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2016
3 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 09, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "canned on" date 5-1-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear pale, yellow color with less than one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: white crackers and sweet honey, faint to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet honey and crackers then a light hop kiss at the end.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer, a little sweet for my liking but otherwise good, this is a safe beer to serve a large variety of guests, anyone who likes beer would enjoy this, great Fourth of July beer.

Nov 14, 2016
3.18 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Sep 26, 2016
1.75 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia on Sep 26, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Czequershuus from Minnesota

-This beer pours a fairly clear straw with a largeish head. The aroma offers very light crackery malts with a hint of spice and bright fruitiness - kiwi, peach, and honeydew melon. The flavor is light, with sweet crackery malts, and quite a lot of the fruity hop character. The mouthfeel is very light and fizzy. Overall this is an enjoyable beer - the outright hop fruitiness is and interesting feature. However, it becomes less pleasant and too sweet as it warms - drink quick.

Sep 07, 2016
3.5 by Lucular from Maryland on Sep 02, 2016
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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Can from cjs potsdam ny for $2.50. Very refreshing.

Aug 27, 2016
4 by delgotit99 from Indiana on Aug 21, 2016
3.85 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Aug 21, 2016
3.12 by Baab200 from New York on Aug 13, 2016
3.5 by COR8RFAN from Colorado on Aug 01, 2016
3.46 by monk2021 from Texas on Aug 01, 2016
2.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jul 23, 2016
4.01 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota on Jul 16, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Can. Pours all pilsy and nice. Aroma stresses soapy hops, clean malt and strong lager yeast. Rather aromatic. Flavor is a potent kick of Euro hops off the bat; hoppier than most. Then comes the traditional lager yeast and pilsner malt flavors. Really drinkable. I did not waste my money on this six pack.

Jul 02, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by bogman44 from New Jersey

Pretty but quickly dissipating head, non-distinct aroma, light yellow wheat beer appearance, citrus piney lingering bitterness, easy drinking and great (believe it or not my palate judges this way) "burp" flavor. Easy drinking at 4.7%

Jun 25, 2016
4.12 by coastiebob from Oklahoma on Jun 25, 2016
3.77 by BradShook from North Carolina on Jun 19, 2016
Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
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