Japas Cervejaria

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Japas Cervejaria
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #50
Ranked #12,643
3.98 | pDev: 6.53%
Jan 06, 2024
Dec 29, 2018
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: 4.19 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Jan 06, 2024
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a gold color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of grasses with floral notes. Taste is peppery with a decent hoppy bitterness. Crisp and dry.
Dec 29, 2023
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sharing with the missus, so two pours. The foam didn't quite form up as well as expected, but it was very persistent. Sticky on the glass. Color is golden, and there's a ton of tiny floaties that settle and leave a beautifully clear beer. I guess maybe particulates from the jasmine, but not sure.

The nose is subtle. Bready and earthy, definite presence of floral jasmine tea. A hint of lemon. A little sweet smell - just a tad. But it's clearly a pilsner smell with the jasmine being complimentary.

Initially the taste was a little ho-hum, but this beer bloomed as it warmed a bit. Slightly sweet malts, toasty and bready, lead the way. A touch of honey-like sweetness. Lemon makes a brief appearance, then the jasmine tea comes in as a new layer - bright and floral, a little green, herbal earthiness, but it doesn't take over. Mild earthy bitterness. The tea taste lingers along with the sweetness and I get an ever so subtle peppery spice at the very end.

Smooth and silky feel, a little drying, a little mineral tang. The herbal tea notes linger.

Overall, a wonderful, delicate beer with a clear pilsner identity that has been greatly enhanced by the tea.
Oct 30, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Arumik86

Oct 15, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by DruC4 from Michigan

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by robotic_being from Illinois

Oct 30, 2022
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 Maine

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 +9.8%
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 +2.5%
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 The beautiful can does claim this beer is brewed in Chicago. But it is not clear to me how brings Japas into the U.S. (and Illinois, one of the most onerous state regulators) 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 0%
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 Finland

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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
Matsurika from Japas Cervejaria
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 29 ratings