Joe's Premium American Pilsner | Avery Brewing Company

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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: 638 |  Reviews: 251
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can to a nonic glass.

Appearance: Pours a light gold with a 2/3" thick white head.

Smell: slight hops nothing crazy here.

Taste: Bitter but smooth, tastes of a pure pilsner but not at the top of my list. Easy to drink and definitely an everyone beer.

Mouth: pretty bubbly, not hard to swallow at all.

Overall: I personally hate to sound like a critic but few pilsners have wowed me. Avery does make incredible beers and like all breweries you need to satisfy all types of clientelle. "Joe's" is a pretty good beer but personally I would prefer something little more hoppy and little fuller taste.

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Photo of TheSquire23
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can, shared with @tobeerornottobe in Sydney, Australia.

Pours a clear, unassuming yellow, with a minimal, filmy white head, and an exceptionally light body. Fine carbonation and decent lacing, but it's hard to ignore the fact that this looks like a big pile of nothing—or at least, it looks like any other pale American adjunct lager.

From here, it's an upward trend, by the looks of things, with a bright, fresh hop fragrance giving an appearance. This lends a truly clean character to the brew, without compromising its light drinkability. Nice.

Taste is similar. A genuinely pleasant, if a little weak, clean pilsner body, lending enough hop bitterness to be crisp, without adding too much in the way of bitterness. Feel is exceptionally light, but spritzy with carbonation and suitable for the style.

As far as an American pale lager goes, it's pretty good. In terms of beer overall? Well, meh, it's clearing a very low bar. It's not too bad, and I like that it has genuine hop characters to it, but it's certainly below par when it comes to the "Avery" measure.

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Photo of jkrich
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz. can poured a clear, yellow-gold with a nice, foamy white-head that dissipated quckly leaving a lot of lacing on the pilsner flute.
This is quite an aromatic pilsner: strong, zesty lemony aroma burst from the can; very refreshing.
This is indeed a unique interpretation of a pilsner: the refreshing hop bitterness is almost abrasive on the palate with a nearly tropical fruit-like flavor. It is tasty but almost over the top. It is interesting as the first initial flavor hinted on the lips is rather sweet. The pilsner becomes a little more balanced as it warms in the glass.
The typical light bodied with thin mouthfeel for the style is evident. This also has a cleansing mouthfeel.
This hoppy, refreshing lager is ideal after some heavy eating at Thanksgiving, though I prefer the more traditional style.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mmitgang
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Yvaithe
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WillyMac
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can marked 1124581-10:46268. Sampled on November 18, 2011. The pour is a pale straw yellow with a burst of fizzy head that lingers longer than other pilseners but eventually goes to a ring. Grains, malts, and sugars are noted in the aroma right off with a clean hoppy character too. The body is thin to medium which is just about right. Grains and sugars in the taste are followed by a clean hopped ending. This is a likeable Pilsener and much more conducive to the style.

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Photo of thearsenal
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mithrascruor
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw color with a big, fluffy white head. Some visible carbonation.

Smell: Mild aroma of grasses and lemon.

Taste: Grassy malt flavor with mild bitterness coming in halfway through. Hints of lemon at the finish, and a bitter, lemony aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with quite a lot of carbonation.

Drinkability: Low ABV, and pretty easy to drink.

A decent American pilsner, a bit strong in the carbonation and lemon.

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Photo of fox227
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is part of my quest to broaden my beer horizons. I don't want to dismiss Pilsners/Pale Lagers because that's what the Macros brew. So getting to know this style from quality craft brewers has been fun.

A: Pale yellow straw, fluffy two fingered head, nice lacing, but not great retention - gets the job done.

S: Smells of lemon/citrus rind, straw, and bread-like aromas.

T: Nice hop smack to start this beer, but falls off with typical lemony and bready flavors that are good but not anything special. I do appreciate the hops, though.

M: Pretty fizzy, but not obscenely so. I do note some astringency on the finish, but it's in check.

O: A nice drinking Pilsner, but not one of my favorites thus far. The overall flavor profile is a bit lacking in depth, but perhaps that was the style from these olden times that this beer harkens back to, so who knows?

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very light yellow color with slight head and lacing.

Smell: Slightly grainy.

Taste: A slight hop taste with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and moderate hops.

Overall: I guess I expected more out of this beer. Could use a little more sweetness and hops.

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Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- One inch tall white fluffy head on a pale golden beer. tons of effervescence. Excellent head retention and lacing. For the style...beautiful!

S- Big whiffs of a mixture of beard and faint hops.

T- More bread and some grass perhaps. Clean, bright noble hops.

M- Crisp carbonation. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

D/O- Reviewed to style. Very drinkable with just enough of a hop profile to keep it interesting for the style. Would recommend to a BMC-type loyalist.

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Photo of isualum12
2.86/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very yellow. Not attractive at all.
Smell. Very skunk. Again not attractive
Taste is great. By this point I was very surprised. Thought itwasgreat though. It ISA classic pils with a light refreshing flavor.
Mouthfeel- little high on the activity. But it is alright
Overall it is a nice beer.

Grabbed at beerforia in Boise id.

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Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 638 ratings.
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