Japas Cervejaria

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Needs more ratings
3.9 | pDev: 7.18%
Japas Cervejaria
Notes: One of the highlights of Japanese cuisine is the tea. And one of the most delicate and flavorful Asian teas is made using the jasmine petals, called Matsurika in Japan. We added these petals to the recipe of a Pilsen, a soft and delicate beer, bringing floral notes to the aroma and palate.

27 IBU
View: Beers
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of MaltsOfGlory
MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can

Pours a finger of white head into my perfect pint glass, fades relatively quickly. Initial lacing looks great. Body is a somewhat hazy shade of yellow, visibility is very low, not sure what’s up with that. Good amount of bubbles coming up from what I can see. Looks pretty nice so far.

Aroma is mostly that of a classic pilsner, light crisp malt, grassy hops. Smells well attenuated, not quite mineral, sweet malt shows up for a nano second. Not getting these jasmine flowers, but it smells solid regardless.

Starts off pretty neutral for the beginning and middle of the palate. Noble hop flavor is somewhat dwarfed by the jasmine and other characteristics, but it is noticeable in the background. You get the jasmine mostly in the finish and man does that do a wonderfully subtle job of introducing more flavor. Not very complex, but that’s not too far off for the style, this is quite nice.

Mouthfeel is well done. Carbonation is on the higher end. Body is medium and noticeably big for a pilsner, not surprising with all that…whatever haze is in suspension. Well attenuated, but a touch of sweetness blends nicely with the jasmine towards the end, and then you get a lingering bitterness - well balanced, very nice.

Drinkability is super high, this is tasty and crisp.

Appearance turned out alright, lacing was patchy but not bad. While some people might be offended by the haze, I don’t care too much.

Overall a solid pilsner. They may have had to sacrifice some flavors in order to showcase the jasmine, but that’s ok.

Sep 25, 2020
Photo of justme
justme from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a dark beer it felt pretty light. Good Pilsner flavor just not really outstanding. Would not go out of my way to find if, but would not turn my nose up on it if it found me.

Sep 09, 2020
Photo of jlindros
jlindros from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light foamy head, making retention, light lacing, clear slight haze pilsner color

Nose tons of German pilsner malts, big corn like pilsner, touch of floral jasmine and hop note, more herbal jasmine and herbal fruity hops as it warms

Taste mild grainy sweet pilsner malt, little corn, doughy notes, grassy floral until mild spicy hops, mild herbal floral jasmine, just enough to be noticeable but not a ton, medium bitterness, nice German pilsner base, drier finish, lingering bitterness, touch of sulfate adding to the crisp bitterness

Mouth is med to a little lighter bod, medium to lighter carb

Overall pretty solid, good base pilsner, nice hop level, clean lager, nice Jasmine on the background

Sep 30, 2019
Photo of SABERG
SABERG from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an undated can into the test glass
A - Goldenrod colored backdrop with excellent clarity. Steady and hypnotizing carbonation moves with determination. A quick to exit white cap can be coaxed, but is quick to leave.
S - Pilsner malts, floral hops a bit of green tea in there as well, a bit of lemon, and honeysuckle.
T - Semi sweet malt, cracker with a bit of lemongrass, again with the hint of green tea, adds a very nice thread to the offering.
M - Light on the palate, sweet start quickly dries out, Crisp but the texture is soft maybe from the Jasmine? Either way very pleasant. The linger is herbal and dry as well.
O - A very good Pilsner. The use of Jasmine is intriguing, and has only a positive impact on a delightful offering

Apr 28, 2019
Matsurika from Japas Cervejaria
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 8 ratings