Joe's Premium American Pilsner
Avery Brewing Company

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American Lager
Ranked #189
Ranked #39,304
3.67 | pDev: 13.35%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Photo of justintcoons
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Pale straw with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Light bready malts with drops of apple juice and corn.

Light breadiness and corn husk with notes of adjunct-esque apple juice. Decent amount of bitterness. Touches of grapefruit and grass.

Light-medium bodied, crisp, clean and dry.

Tastes a little Adjunct-laden. Corn and apple?? Kind of weird...

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of OchMcKenzie
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear yellow – it actually looks exactly like hard cider with a finger of foam. Head dissipates quickly leaving light lacing. Not a whole lot of aroma – kinda piney with a little lime zest. Light bitterness that coats the tongue, not overwhelming, a very smooth drinkable beer. A good mouthfeel – light, perfectly carbonated. Overall, drinkable... I could dig this on a summer day.

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Photo of Nmgreen
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can... Thanks to mr. augustgarage as always. Poured into bell's pint.

A- Very pale light yellow beer and a frosty snow white head. Nice lacing down the glass.

S- Earthy/grassy hops. Not very strong.

T- Light, peppery herbal hops. Interesting bready grains. Light but flavorful. Hops are more intense than I expected. Nice dry and clean finish.

M- Light, nice finish. Very very enjoyable.

D- High. Wish I could get this... would be a perfect summertime beer. Light and easy drinkin' with a nice hop snap.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden straw color. Dish-soapy, one finger head that sticks around nicely.

S- GRAINY, with a malty and slight spicy hop backbone.

T- It's a good lager! It's got what is typical of a adjunct lager: grains and malts, but it has a spicy, slight bitter finish.

M- Light-to- medium in feel. Lot heavier than normal lagers, but it's still an extremely easy drinking craft lager in a can!

*Overall, this is a lager that has a good taste. The taste that separates it from any American adjunct lager is the slight spicy and hoppy finish. It's real thurst quenching and refreshing. Solid flavors. Got a can in clearance for $0.99, but did pay around $8.99 for a 6-pack once. That's the beer's only other downfall (the first being it's similar in flavor profile to an adjunct lager).

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rinhaak
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a lovely Pils. Not overly fancy or complex, nothing overwhelms you as unusual. But solidly made and well balanced from the pour to the last sip.

A nose like spring rain, there's a nice citrus presence with a slight hop bite. Dry and crisp, it finishes with a dark caramel malt flavor that sneaks up from behind.

A perfect beer for a hot day out in the sun or with BBQ. Definitely recommended!

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of ADZA
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First of all i love these little cans and the brew pours a very light see through yellow dusk hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is only average with hints of salami,pale malts and herbal,grassy hops,it has a light bodied well carbonated mouthfeel that has tastes of pungent floral hops firstly followed by some pale,biscuty malts and then the floral,herbal hops come through again and you can tell it is nicely hopped and the finish is quite dry and moreish and overall its a brew that doesnt really rate ultra high with me for memorability factor but i would love a sixer of this in the fridge just for its drinkability/session factor and i will buy again.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates to a thin film. Some lacing sticks to the glass. The beer smells fresh and floral; lemongrass and slightly citrus hops. The beer tastes refreshing and clean. Lemongrass and floral notes dominate, but there is a clean, dry hop finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very easy to drink.

Overall, this is a very well-made pale lager, and it might be one of my favourite go-to summer beers. It's refreshing, clean, and very sessionable. Well done Avery.

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Photo of Moose90
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a clear and bubbly pale yellow color into the glass, nice and quickly rising bubbles form an off white colored head which leaves behind some surprisingly consistent rings of lacing.

S — Smell is nice and somewhat assertive on the hop front, I get notes of pine and lemon on top of a lightly sweet Pilsner malt base.

T — Much like the nose, there is quite a hop presence here, almost overdone, but it just trails the edge of overboard. Light and refreshing Pilsner flavors are all here in good accord.

M — Light-Medium bodied, easy drinking and refreshing.

O — Good overall, a nice lighter option from Avery.

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Photo of meeekyh
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery - Joe's Premium American Pilsner

I have been looking for this beer for three months or better and found it on a trip to Denver (After trying some fresh, I think the first can I reviewed was sitting for three months). Cans of beer have their advantages but mostly I wanted to try a new pils as the style has become a favorite of mine.

The Color is light golden with a very large white head that leaves nice fluff behind though dissipates quickly.

Having poured into a tumbler I am not suprisedf that the nose is rather subdued, though a bit citrusy and malty. Light like a pils should be.

Taste is light and fizzy a bit of lemony citrus with a grainy finish.

This beer is light fizzy and drinkable, though not as awesome as I had hoped. Prima still gets my vote. After having a few more, over months I have found that Joe's is a really good beer and very drinkable. Also I can get it for $7.49 a sixer. Bonus.


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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan011235
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 5/11/11

Thin, pale, almost watery straw color with golden highlights. With the exception of a mild haziness it's quite clear. Two fingers of white, fluffy foam. Retention is thinner but is good and a half wall of lace.

Smells really nice. The Noble hops are in full force. Prairie grass, fresh-cut hay, lemon zest, soft spiciness and floral overtones. Pilsner malt takes a back seat to the hops, blending in subtle notions of toasted grains.

A mild bitterness greets the palate and quickly turns in favor of grassy and lemon-zest hops. Definitely earthy. There's a bit of a spicy twinge but it isn't the focal point. Malts have a more prominent role than in the aroma. Toasted grains and crackers.

Basically light bodied with a granular feel. Carbonation is tilted toward the lesser side of moderate which suits me just fine; it's far from prickly and stays out of the way of the flavors. Clean finish with hints of lemon-grass.

Nice drinking beer. Clean and flavorful without lots of carbonation of too crisp a feel. Nothing wrong with that; just a nice change of pace. As an American Pale Lager this is choice.

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with a smeared code of some kind printed on the bottom of the can. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Quite possibly my first review of a beer from Avery Brewing Co., and definitely my first canned beer of theirs.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours three big fingers of fluffy white head. Body is a very pale straw lemon color with some nice clarity.

S - Smell is nice, but faint. Crisp zesty lemongrass, musty yeast, some herbal grains, and some sourdough bread.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp bready malt, fresh grains, lemongrass, lemon zest, bitter pine, grapefruit, & green apples.

M - Smooth and clean, with a sticky, semi-dry finish. Very crisp and refreshing.

Overall, I quite enjoyed this one. Very clean, crisp, and refreshing, with good depth of flavor, and a nice hop twang. Low sessionable abv, and the convenient canned option would make this a perfect summer beer. Definitely recommended.

Avery Joe's Premium American Pilsner ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 648 ratings