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:
24
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 639 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of ZoomanCru
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

App: Pours a light yellow with a slight greenish hue. Two finger rocky white head that retains well. Constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, light grainy smell with a little bit of bittering hops aroma on the back of the nose. True to style and a little sweet smelling.

Taste: Mild and sweet malt flavors abound in the true taste. Fore taste is slightly hoppy but overall a little underwhelming. Hints at the special sweet character of some AALs, but without tasting adjuncty. Significant bitterness in the aftertaste that really cleans up the predominant malt flavors and makes for a lingering finish that makes you want to take another sip. Slight lemony citrus flavors, but by no means assertive. Not a whole lot going on but well balanced. Proof that this style can be crafted well. Would make a great session beer or lawnmower beer.

Mouth: Light bodied and heavily carbonated. Refreshing and effervescent. I think this can may have been slightly overcarbed, as it foamed when opened and is making me burp A LOT.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale pale yellow but with a very nice big billowy head. Some lace.

Faint grass and husk with light malt in the nose.

Light and grassy, modestly bitter. Light malt up front. Some bread and grain, light hop bitterness, some grassy notes in the finish. Very easy drinking.

Light bodied and well carbonated.

American pils that wants to be German. Light side without appearing watery. A bit too mild but highly drinkable just the same.

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Photo of RyanAU
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of yemenmocha
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very pale golden color with modest head that recedes to a thin layer within minutes. Nose is light but a little herbal, clean, perhaps floral and grainy. Lighter body but not watery. Sweet, soft grain comes through with floral hops to round things out. Short finish. Far superior to any adjunct lager, but seems a little uninteresting... even for this American Pale Lager style.

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Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of samibr
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of pweis909
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This is a craft version of the fizzy yellow pils. It is straw colored and clear a thick white foam that recedes but persists. The malt comes across as crackery and the hops have some herbal and floral character. While both are present in the aroma, they are not strongly so; both become more apparent in the mouth. The sweetness of the malt is light; the beer leans more to hoppy bitterness. While not a flavor bomb, it also is not dumbed down. I find it tasty, to style, and quite refreshing.

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Photo of sneezye
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Newenglandcraftbrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jucifer1818
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BeerBuffalo
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of msturek
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of unshodjogger
2/5  rDev -46.1%

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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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Very pale straw colored body with crystal-clear transparency. Lots of big carbonation bubbles throughout the body, which sits under a sticky and frothy bone-white head.

S- Lots of pilsner malts, fresh grass, dried grass, dash of citrus.

T- Lots of pilsner malt comes through giving this one big flavor for a very light beer. Noble hop flavors provide lots of bitter, grassy notes with hints of citrus.

M- Light, refreshing, somewhat sticky, medium carbonation.

O- Pretty good take on a pilsner, I could definitely knock a few of these out.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BrewBoyR
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of dvmky
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Joe's Premium American Pilsner from Avery Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 639 ratings.
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