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Joe's Premium American Pilsner | Avery Brewing Company

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Joe's Premium American PilsnerJoe's Premium American Pilsner
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Joe's Premium American PilsnerJoe's Premium American Pilsner

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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Ratings: 639 |  Reviews: 252
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of rarbring
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear straw colored brew, an off-white head with some lacing but small curtains.

The smell has some sweet lemon notes, oranges, hay and nettles.

Starting with sweet white bread, some lemonade, red apples and then grassy and citric peel bitter notes in good measures.

High carbonation, small foamy bubbles, almost coarse texture, medium body and a good dry finish.

An American Pale Lager with a good measure of good hops in it. Very nicely done.

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Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

from 12 oz can

A- pours a clear yellow color with a very white head

S- floral hops,german malt,grain

T- was crisp with floral hops . pils malts a baked bread finish

M- crisp clean with creamy malts

O- drinkable and light tasty pils ,not my 1st choice when in the mood for a pils but worth trying

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Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JEdmund
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly colored, smallish head; active carbonation

Really nice hop aroma...herbal, almost fruity somehow (though that seems wrong)

And really nice flavor! Has a good chewiness to it yet still finishes light and refreshing. Flavor kicks off with a good dose of bready malt and then hops come charging in mid-way and ride it out. I’m really liking the hop profile on this (magnum and hersbrucker), as well as the body--definitely not a thin or light pils, yet neither would I call it heavy for style. Good clean finish.

Once again I’ve taken too long to try a beer I’ve seen for so long on the shelf. I will be buying a lot more of Avery Joe’s, especially with the warmer weather.

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

Very pale yellow color with half a finger of head that did not last long before settling to a thin skim. A few bits of spotty lacing is left down the glass. Pale malt aroma with some bready and grainyness. Not picking up the hops. There is some bitterness in the flavor with a faint Noble hop flavor. What I do get is the pale malt and dry bread flavor. Nice and dry. Light body and the carbonation is far from lively. Nothing very exciting about this beer but it has nice clean, dry flavor that makes it very easy drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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 ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce can - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Crystal clear, pale straw-hued body with a tall, meringue-like, white head.

Smell: Soft pilsner malts, light herbal, spice hops. Yeah, just light. Solidly light, though!

Taste: Pale and pils malts with a soft sweetness and hints of straw and grain. Modest hop character of only a bit of dried herb, a low bit of spice. Lightly malt on the gentle finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Fairly decent, though, I preferred the recent Southern Tier Eurotrash Pils over this.

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Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a white head. Color is a clear pale yellow.

Aroma: Bready pilsner malt. A nice subtle citrus flavor. Floral and grassy hops. Very clean.

Taste: Lots of citrus fruits. Lemon zest. Floral hops with some grassiness. A nice amount of pils/bready flavor showing. Delish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this is a solid pils. Very drinkable with a good amount of flavor. I could slam a lot of these.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Joe's Premium American Pilsner is quite good. The beer pours a clear golden color with this white head that is leaving some lacing. The smell is nil....common for the beer type. The taste is really good, very well balance lager with nice hop and malt. The mouthfeel is light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall very good...and definitely sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Big, giant and foamy head, fills half of my Trumer Pils glass. The beer itself is a light, pale yellow and is crystal clear. Not much lacing.

SMELL: Not overwhelming, but pleasant enough. Lemon and grass are dominant aromas.

TASTE: Just like the smell, this beer has a good dose of lemon. Grapefruit is also present, but a grassy hop flavor dominates.

MOUTHFEEL: A little richer than I expect from a pilsner. It sits heavier than I would like it to and the carbonation is not particularly strong.

OVERALL: To be fair, I can't drink this beer without comparing it to Oskar Blues' Mama's Little Yella Pils and I love that beer. The Joe's is a decent example of the style and I'll drink it again, but this is one of those rare occasions where Oskar Blues beats out Avery.

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Photo of Chmpgn36
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of turdadactyl
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OchMcKenzie
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
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 jsprain1
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden with a thick white head that lasts well with decent retention and some lacing.
S- Aroma is clean with light grainy notes and a fair bit of noble hoppyness.
T- It's a very clean pilsner. On the hoppy side for a pale lager/pilsner. Nice bit of earthy/woody notes.
M- Light body, maybe nearing medium, with fairly assertive carbonation and a dry finish.
O- A pleasant smooth nice little hoppy pilsner. Pretty good all around.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Murrhey
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a Pilsner glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width fluffy white head with small bubbles, mediocre retention but great carbonation. Pale golden color, clear. Some sticky retention.

S- Golden malts and floral hops. Somewhat fruity and very light smell.

T- Very bready taste. The golden malts are subtle but man is this bread-like.

M- Medium bodied and wet.

O- This beer is surprisingly average. I was expecting more.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale, clear gold with a thick, fluffy white head.

S: Aromas of honey, straw, grass, and lemon are present on the nose.

T: Notes of honey, cream, straw, grass, lemon, minerals, and biscuits wash across the palate. The finish is fleeting and relatively sweet with honey, biscuit, and lemon flavors.

M: Medium-bodied and off-dry for the style. Carbonation is oddly restrained and sluggish. Compared to many lagers, this one is a bit sticky and sweet. Not the most drinkable beer of its type.

O: This is a pretty decent little pale lager, but it is a bit rough around the edges. In some respects, it just doesn't come together that well. I'm glad I tried it, but I doubt that I will revisit it in the near future.

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Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 639 ratings
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