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:
636
Reviews:
251
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 636 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow, malt aroma, IBU a significant 42 and it's tehre and felt. Lacey, hoppy. arbonation is there though not obtrusive. Average muthfeel, a good American style pilsner. Served a little cold, as it would be at most bars.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright crystal clear yellow/gold with a thick pure white head.

Nose is bananas fruity fresh white bread - the esters abound.

Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and perfectly balanced. Rich, bold and creamy mouthfeel that is inviting.

Flavors are yeasty, almost rye in flavor with a clean green grassy/celery/salty character; green spice; white pepper character, all of which carries over to the long finish.

This beer is just what I believe it's supposed to be and well done, at that. This style is not my favorite but I can recognize this beer as well made and appealing for the style.

Subjectively, I don't like it. Objectively it is a very nice example, well made and appealing. I suspect that Pilsner lovers will find this a very good American example.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with scattered lacing on a clear somewhat bright golden body.

S: pretty fruity with banana, some pineapple and lemon custard with barely and pale malts.

T: very clean, with sweet corn and also a little fruity up front but the sweetness is mild and its not sour or tart either, a very subdued sweetness. sharp grain notes, pale malts in the finish. the hops are mild providing a light bitter quality

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation

Overall: this one has a lot of nice flavors, they are just all understated which in turn really helps drinability.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a 2 inch fizzy white head that settles to a small cap. Random dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and some grassy hops. Taste is of sweet grain and some herbal and grassy hops on the finish. Medium hop bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good lager with a nice hop punch but nothing all that special.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

an uneventful pilsner here, but a well made one. pours a nearly clear straw yellow with a small white foamy head. smells like a beer, some lighter german style malts and some noticable yeast aroma, slightly fruity, not soapy like a hefe. flavor is crisp, with a reasonable hop bitterness on the back end. feel is nice, very very light and good with a big heavy greasy meal. good carbonation as well. overall not one of avery's more remarkable products, but its good for the lighter beer drinker in you life.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Knapp85
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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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but left a delicate web of lacing covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of bready malts as well as floral and spicy hops in the nose.
T: A moderate to strong amount of bitterness from the hops overshadows the flavors of bready and grainy malts. The finish is quite bitter and also has notes of peppery spices.
M: It feels light-bodied, crisp and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is rather dry.
D: This beer is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable. I would definitely try this again if I am looking for something that's light-bodied and has a lot of bitterness.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp, clean, and refreshing are the halmarks of all Pilsners. Where American attempts at this style usually result in bland and souless flavor, body, and aroma; Avery's beer does it right with a vibrant floral aroma, bready taste, and mildly bitter and acidic balance in finish.

The beer pours a brilliant clarity of medium gold color. Medium carbonation leads to a moderate stark-white head with good retention and amply laced. A very good appearance that's only hindered with a slightly fleeting head retention.

Moderate and balanced aromas of light breads, crackers, and freshly kilned barley kernels, are all delicately balanced by extremely floral aromas of honeysuckle, flowery boquet, herbs, and grasses.

Delicious balanced, the medium breads, light yeast, and somewhat wheaty character is tempered with refreshing herbs of lemongrass, flowers, freshly mowed grasses, mild citrus, and tea-like herbs. Only a light soapy note at mid palate offer anything that could be construed as unappealing. Still, this is one of the best tasting beers since Prima Pils by Victory.

Medium-full bodied, the creaminess of carbonation with malt holds its structure deep past mid palate until an very lace and sharply dry finish of minty and grassy alcohol. Very refreshing and crisp throughout.

This pilsner is an absolute delight to drink! Ideally formulated with the well exectured malt flavor and dryness to the assertive yet restrained hop balance, and then with the clean refreshing finish that all Pilsners require. An exquisite beer on all levels.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, from a grocery store across from my hotel in mid-town Denver. "Utterly American", yet made with imported German hops and yeast. OK.

This beer pours a clear, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and mildly creamy off-white head, which leaves some stellar layered melting cloud lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale malt, a bit of stale lemon juice, white pepper, and earthy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is more crackery, slightly bready pale grainy malt, a touch of orange and lemon rind, a mild dose of petrol, and a slight rearrangement of leafy, earthy, musty, and grassy noble hops.

The bubbles are a tad edgy, and just perfect enough for the style, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, contending with a small clammy pithiness. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the grainy pale cereal malt bleeds out, amongst some lingering lemon and peppery notes.

A tasty, pilsner-esque (I wonder why) pale lager, flavourful, and easy to put back in numbers, I presume. Just a bit of astringent gasohol (despite the low ABV) does well to bolster this impression, as well as pour water on this whole American concept of claiming ideas as their own.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kojevergas
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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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale straw gold, soapy, sticky foam, one fingers width of head that dissipates upon first sip. Sharp clarity, slow trails of visible carbonation.

Clean aroma, crackery pils malt and lightly floral hop notes, vaguely grassy and lemony. Bready flavor with a pronounced hop bitterness, grassy with flashes of lemony citrus. Finishes dry and crisp. Mild malt sweetness in the middle, but the hop bitterness prevails in the end, lingering into the aftertaste. The lemony and lightly floral hop notes distinguish this beer from so many others of the style. Simplicity is underrated these days.

Quenching and suited well for hot weather sessions and barbecues.

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Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a crystal clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral and grassy. There was a touch of caramel in the nose.

T - It tasted very spicy with some sweet caramel. At first sip it was a hot bitter mess but it settles down to be a nice lager.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A very sharp biting mouthfeel with a clean finish.

O - This is a pretty good lager. It makes a nice summer drinker.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A big white head falls into a decent lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Sour grain malts, citrusy lemon and other hops in the aroma.

Lemony bitter hops with some lighter light grains taste.

A dry aftertaste with some of the citrus hops hanging around on this light bodied beer.

Seems like a basic pilsner style beer, nothing bad about it but not of the outstanding or noteworthy variety either.

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Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 636 ratings.
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