Matsurika
Japas Cervejaria

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From:
Japas Cervejaria
 
Brazil
Style:
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #71
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,972
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 6.09%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 22, 2022
Added:
Dec 29, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
88
Very Good
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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
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Rated: 3.92 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

May 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Taenim from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into pokal. Deep yellow color. Head doesn't last.

Light floral hop nose.

Taste forwad is sweet bready malt, some floral hops, where faint jasmine lurks.

Big smooth mouth.

Really nice lil pils. The jasmine was an intriguing selling point but overall it was just good for the style.
Mar 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice to find this thoughtful a pils from anywhere... but from a Brazilian crafter, it gives me hope that with the right culture... that these past few years for Brazil will also pass.

Matsurika Looks like the competition's average (more foam would help.) But, I add .25 for elegant packaging. As for Smells and Tastes, Matsurika far exceeds the average pils. First, my bias: I drink jasmine teas almost daily six months a year. Putting it in a beer to me is more enriching than putting coffee in a stout (which probably is done too much.) Jasmine's strong aroma translates into delicate Tastes and a brew that enables balancing the sweet malts and using hops to play a minor role. (Welcome to a malt-head like me.) Matsurika finishes clean and refreshing and leaves me wishing I had bought more from Holland Michigan's best beer store when I was there (Kings Cove.)

Best yet, Matsurika improves as this pils warms.

What I like best is how Japas is distributed by beerternational.com. The beautiful can does claim this beer is brewed in Chicago. But it is not clear to me how beerternational.com brings Japas into the U.S. (and its most onerous state regulations) with what appears only an internet presence. Seemingly, finding Japas in the Midwest is a feat. "Gimme more" I say as an Illinois voter. Gimme that and I will give Japas my micro-review. Deal ?
Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The pour is golden colored with a fair amount of carbonation. The body is light to medium. On the taste I'm getting some of the jasmine flower, mild lemon note, it's crisp, refreshing, & bready. This is an impressive pilsner & you ought to try it out if you get this in your town or nearby. Cheers! B
Oct 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Todd from California

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz canned on 01/04/2021. 5% ABV. 27 IBU. Labeled as a "Bohemian Style Pilsner with Jasmine Flowers." Sample from the brewery. Thanks, Maíra!

Pale, kinda straw, golden with a slight haze that's capped with a thick, two-finger white, creamy head. Retention is most impressive. Aroma is soft with floral, bready, and earthy aromas. Creamy on the palate, very smooth, medium-bodied, and a bit crisp. Malty, toasty, bready, and honey sweet malts up front, followed by a bit of lemon, and then delicate tea-like notes of jasmine. Mildly astringent with a minerally finish and herbal linger.

I loved this beer when I first tried it at Extreme Beer Fest in 2019. Still love it. Matsurika is a deliciously nuanced Pilsner that basically tastes like cold-brewed jasmine tea.

Protip: This beer gets better as it warms.
Apr 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jan 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jan 04, 2021
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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
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Reviewed by justme from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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
 
Rated: 3.25 by wildman69 from New York

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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
 
Rated: 3.74 by smi69 from New York

Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
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
 
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Feb 02, 2019
Matsurika from Japas Cervejaria
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 23 ratings