Joe's Premium American Pilsner | Avery Brewing Company

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Joe's Premium American PilsnerJoe's Premium American Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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."

Added by Mebuzzard on 08-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
639
Reviews:
252
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

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1.64/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

No date.

A: yellow straw ale with a single finger of white foam. This foam dissipates quickly to a solid sheet of the same. Brilliant clarity and no lacing.

S: Grain, plain and bitter hops. And, dare I say (?), skunk?! But no! this is in a can! It CANnot beeee! And yet, I smell it. It's subtle, but there.

T: Atringent and sharp. A soured white grape flavor. Ugh, not good at all.

M: thin with low carb. Carb should be a bit higher. Dry finish.

O: Hard to believe this is fresh, but it's also hard to know the difference (hint, hint). This is my last one.

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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Shellynix
1.83/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of crossovert
2.03/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can.

IT pours a super-pale yellowish-gold with a foamy white head that leaves no lacing.

It smells like lemon-lime soda.

Mouthfeel is watery, taste is malty, tastes nothign like a good pilsener. It almost tastes like lemon-lime soda. I don't know which lager brewing blunder caused this but one thing is clear, these guys cant brew a pils.

American breweries suck at pilseners and it is a joke that people think this is good for a pils. Sure it stands up to a bud, but it is a dud.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.41/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Single can from that new place called Good Beer in the city.

Poured into an irregular Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass(I really have to stop buying clearance shelf glassware). It's a bit wobbly.

Bit of a gusher. I get most of it into the glass, while managing the pasty, bleached white head. Patchy lace. Body is a clear, golden straw color.

Smell is fresh with light lemon grass, saltines, & a bit of yeast. Little bit of dish soap.

Upfront taste is barely sweet straw. Overall flavor is a lingering minerally/herbal bitterness. Stale water. Some salt. Empty.

Feel is watery & undercarbonated.

Pricey for what it is. Very much lacking. :/

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2.49/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like water and not much else!

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz can served into a Fort Collins Brewing pilsner glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a transparent yellow.

Sm: Pilsner malts and light cream on the open. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pilsner malts and a bit of cream. Not watery, but certainly creamy. It's fairly well balanced, and certainly enjoyable.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours generally.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but a bit boring. Certainly drinkable, but far from exemplary. I'd have it again, but I wouldn't look forward to it too much.

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2.59/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear, pale, golden color with a half inch of foamy head that dissipates to nothing and leaves little to no lacing around the glass. Carbonation looks a bit high.

S: Wow, this actually smells like your typical mass produced American lager. Sweet malts, grains, metal and even a bit of skunk. Not at all what I expected.

T: Much like the smell, this one is pretty typical on the palate. Super sweet malts and grains with a crisp, dry and very bitter finish. The hops come through a bit towards the finish, which was a bit of a surprise but did nothing to help combat the bitterness of this brew. I cannot believe this beer is so highly rated, perhaps I got a dud (though, to be fair, the entire 6 pack tasted pretty much the same). This is most definitely an American pale lager, not a pilsner, so I felt quite misleaded.

M: Light in body with higher than average carbonation. Very thin, a bit watery, not much substance. Your typical American lager. Quite drinkable, but not very palatable.

O: Very dissapointed with this brew, especially after trying out some of the other offerings from Avery. I definitely will not revisit this one and will steer others clear of it. I'm really not a fan of American pale lagers, but this was advertised as a German-style pilsener so I expected something quite different. Hopefully I just got a bad batch and it's not as bad as what I got. Cheers!

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2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not as grassy as I expected which is nice, It's got a slight hazy yellow appearance with a good amount of bubbles. Big fluffy white head. Aroma is grainy, there seems to be a bit of a hop kick in the flavor of this brew as well. Not overly bad. It's much better than most Pilsners but still just a Pilsner to me.

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2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz cane, unsure of dating (printed code smudged)

Pours a classic American Pilsner in appearance: light straw color, bone white head which quickly dissipates, but leaves a respectable ring of lace behind.

Scent is grainy, grassy and hay-like with subtle essence of hops.

Very grassy in flavor, too much so. The heavy grass element drowns out the clean malt/hop balance I seek in a quality pilsner. The hops are fairly heavy, but overall it tastes more disgusting as I drink it.

Light and somewhat watery in body, but that is in-line with the style.

Tweak the flavor of this (a different kind of barley? Ease up on the hops?) and you have a good craft pilsner. As it stands now, it's a beer I want to like but fails in its execution.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
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