Jever Pilsener
Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever

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Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever
German Pilsner
Ranked #458
Ranked #26,892
3.59 | pDev: 15.6%
Monday at 10:40 PM
Feb 18, 2002
Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener
Notes: Hardly any other premium beer has remained as true to itself as Jever. For 170 years now, Jever has been cultivating its own Frisian-bitter taste.
The special mix of the best brewing water and high-quality hops makes our Jever so Frisian-tart and refreshing at the same time!
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Rated: 3.82 by AnyBeerULike from Canada (ON)

Monday at 10:40 PM
Rated: 3.37 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml can - no date that I can find

pours a clear light yellow golden, thick bone-white colored head. great head retention. I agree with the label on the can - crisp bitterness, some grassy hops, and drier finish. thinner bodied but has a nice smooth finish.
May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottled 10/25/22; drank 4/15/23 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice bright white head; strong lacing remained.

Skunk spray, corn & faint honey notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Skunk spray, corn & mild honey flavors.

Yeah...this is a skunky beer (on purpose, I believe) which is not my bag. It's drinkable, however.
Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
0,5l draft at an Irish pub in Mainz. This is the definition of mediocre. It’s drinkable, it’s a Pilsner, and it’s a beer, but it is very much forgettable. This is like the Bud Light of Germany.
Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Askgaard

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A bitter german pilsner. nice harmony between body and hops for a pilsner. the body is not round but neither is it very watery or weak. the bitterness is nice but quite more bitter than other pilsners. if you like bitter thirst quelching beer this a very good one.
Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 3 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by laura_uwu

Aug 19, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 09, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Vary good beer trying it in the bottle clear smells floral and has amazing lasting flavor but a bit to bitter for a Pilsner.
Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked up a 16 oz can from TW-Greenville, SC 6-8-22 for $2.99. Canned 8-7-21; best by 8-10-22; consumed 7-13-22.

Beer poured golden with a very nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is nice, white bread and crackers and floral hops.

Taste follows the nose with a white bread and crackery malt base that is heavily hopped with floral hops leaving a clean bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and cleanses the palate very nicely.

Overall a very nice example of the German Pils style!
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a completely clear, light golden color with a moderate white head. SRM of 6. (4.00)

Aroma: Mild aromas of German bread malt, pale malt, yeast with some bread on the finish. (3.75)

Flavor: Flavors of German bread malt, yeast, slightly grassy, but mostly a bitter, dry finish. (4.00)

Feel: Light to medium-bodied. Strong yeast in the middle with a relatively strong bitter finish. (4.25)

Compared to Paulaner Pils 6/13/22: Pours a hair lighter, similar head. Similar aromas. Similar yeast, but more bittering and less bready.

Compared to Fair State Super Clear 6/26/22: Pours a similar color. Milder aromas. More authentic, earthy yeast and malt. Less lemonflower and lemongrass. More bitterness.

Compared to Ayinger Pilsner 7/25/22: Pours a lighter color, stronger aromas. More yeasty bread malt. Less earthy and toasty Munich malt. More honeysuckle and lighter. Cleaner.

Compared to Brauherren Pils 8/5/22: Pours a similar appearance. Milder aromas. More carbonation, yeast, and grains. Less sweet cracker. More dry and bitter. Less cracker sweetness.

Compared to Bitburger Pils 9/13/22: Pours similar. More dry, grassy yeast, grains. Less buttery biscuit malt. Dryer and cleaner.

to Weihenstephaner Pils 9/13/22: Pours similar. More dry, grassy yeast and grains. Less smooth German pale bread malt. Dryer and cleaner.

Compared to Veltins Pils 10/2022: Pours identical. Milder aromas. More stone and earthy malt flavors. less floral, grassy, and lemon. Slightly less bitter and yeast. Winner: Veltins

Compared to FairState Pils 10/2022: Pours slightly lighter. Milder aromas. More stone and earthy malt flavors. Less floral, lemon citrus and hoppy notes. Lighter, cleaner, and dryer with less bitterness as well. Winner: Fair State.

Compared to Einbecker Pils 4/2023: Pours similar. Milder aromas. More earthy and buttery bread malts. Less hoppy, citrus, floral hops. Smoother and maltier with less bitterness. Winner: Einbecker

Overall: A really nice and hoppy authentic German pilsner. Noteworthy for leaving a stronger bitterness off the end of the palate. Makes it crisp, but leaves a bite. Malts are a somewhat covered by the bitterness. Still, I enjoyed the bittering aspect of this one. Enjoyable for a crisp and bitter German Pils. Maybe Pivo Pils was designed after this one. (Rating: 4.18)
Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 2021/08/07
Pours a large pillowy fluffy white 1.5 finger head with good retention, soapy lacing, clear pale color

Nose brings pilsner malt, cereal, grain, touch of mineral like note or maybe chlorine, light floral herbal hop

Taste brings more grainy pilsner malt, cereal, little doughy, corn, straw, fair herbal hop, very earthy herbal leafy, med bitterness, drier finish with more bitterness, crisp

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med to higher foamy carb

Overall not bad for large scale pilsner, better than I remember from Germany
May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pale straw yellow with one finger of loose pillowy head that dissipates into a thin, broken white cap.

Moderate bitter noble hop aromas interspersed with the kind of savoury, grainy malt flavour a lot of German beers tend to have, if that makes any sense. There is a ‘pungency’ to it, I’m sure there’s a word in the beer world for the smell I’m smelling. Grassy, hay, grainy.

Taste is bitter hop forward that wanes slightly in the middle before leaving a nice bitter impression on the finish. A particular kind of hallertau focused bitterness, when I stop to think about it, it reminds me of all the “””special””” IPAs out there that go all in on one hop type (‘our new beer is a citra bomb!!!’ kind of thing), so it feels like this is a very pleasantly hopped Pilsner. I think people who like that will love this. This gives the beer a strongly floral, grassy hop bitterness, but if woody character in there, with just the lightest touches of a vinous body and a bit a spiciness. General cereal grains and malt balance it out, especially towards the middle.

Lighter bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Relatively long finish that is bitter in character, little bit of breadiness on the centre of your palate.

Others have pointed out its not the most complex Pilsner from Germany, I would agree. Then again, I see plenty of mediocre craft beer pils that are no better than this score phenomenally better on BA. This is a pleasant Pilsner that is definitely unique in character compared to many others, leans into the pleasant noble hop flavour profile more than most other German offerings, for that alone it’s very enjoyable!
May 08, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a typical pilsner yellow with three fingers of puffy white head. Not too much on the nose, just a whiff of sweetish malt, slightly metallic beeriness, and maybe a hint of sharp hops. The taste gives only a very slight creamy malt, followed by quite strong hops that border on astringent. If these were North American hops it would be too much. With these old world hops it's strong, but not overwhelming. It's refreshing enough on the throat, and the peppy carbonation does a good job of pushing the flavour around. Overall a pils of a different sort, maybe a bit closer to the Czech style than the Bavarian pils, but with its own character. Quite decent, but I don't think I'll reach for it again.
May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
De Hipercor. En copa Teku. Preparando juego de huevos de Pascua y estudiando. Pues viniendo de una macro la verdad es que la he encontrado más que decente, con un perfil maltoso limpio, fresco, refrescante, ligero, crispy y muy bebestible.
Apr 17, 2022
Rated: 1.66 by Spark420

Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 2.84 by misteil from Ireland

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml can best by 25July2023 into a tall Pilsner Glass.
L: Pours bright clean pale yellow w a 1/4" smooth white head, OK retention, some large carbo bubbles, good lacing & banding w some light sheeting.
S: Bready, caramelized malts, pastry dough, grains.
T: Hoppy, grassy, firm bitterness, caramel malts, outstanding hop taste. Excellent.
F: Crisp, med-light bodied mouthfeel w a clean dry finish. Again excellent.
O: A Pilsner with a tall order of hops along with its crisp feel. Easy drinking, simple as a Pilsner should be, well balanced. It is outstanding in its style. One of my top German Pilsners.
Nov 15, 2021
Rated: 4.94 by Notninja from New York

Oct 10, 2021
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Rated by Kubishark from Maryland

3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It's not bad by any means, but probably the worst beer I had in Germany. When there's so much amazing beer there, no reason to drink this.
Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by fumobici from Washington

4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Underrated pilsner. Almost a Hallertau hop bomb (within the bounds of the type) with a nice layered malt depth for balance.

Looks correct, nothing to get excited about, the head is creamy with lacey lacing. Smell is redolent of noble hop. I guess you either like it or you don't. I do. The malt is in the background. There is a dank skunk note which every Jever I've ever had, in the US or the EU, possessed which I take to be the hops used. I find the Kushy notes endearing. Mouthfeel is luxurious for a pils, notably so. Aftertaste is fading malt and bracing Hallertau.

Overall, fantastic and a must-try for pilsner lovers. If you like the hops, you should love the beer.
Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330 ml bottle dated 3/16/21, exp 6/16/22 into a pint glass.

Pours a pale translucent yellow with about one finger of white head which dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing.

Smells spicy, bready with a slight amount if skunk.

No skunk in the taste. Spicy, crisp, light florals. Mild breadiness.

Thin mouthfeel. Slight bitter aftertaste. Fairly high carbonation.

Was expecting more from this one. It's not bad just fell short if expectations.
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear gold appearance with an average size lasting white head that left good lacing. Aroma of baked bread, biscuits and herbal hops. Taste is a little more grainy than the nose suggested but the herbal quality is still evident . Turned a bit more spicy and bitter in the finish. Light-to-medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Best by date on bottle is 10/20/21.
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Crisp German pils with considerable hoppy bitterness. Rerate on tap in Hamburg: Light bodied, but dominated by a distinct hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Typical Northern German pilsener style.
Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
rated what is available in the U.S.
Green bottle, of course will be skunked. 0% chance it is not.
Confirmed skunk.
Looks and tastes great. Dry, crisp, faint malt taste, more malt taste, slight malt smell mixed with skunk.
Sure it would taste better without such exposure to light.

Rereview. unskunked bottles. pours thick head into p.u. mug, very fragrant aroma, flowers and light citrus. alot of hops on the tatse, very dry finish. very refreshing.
Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
.5 L can stamped best before 11/26/21

Perfect golden clear appearance. Three fingers fine white head. Full lacing curtains. Head subsides to a full cap with dense islands.
Grass, fresh bread, light floral scents.
Light hop bitterness, citrus note, light malt. No off flavors.
Stubborn carbonation, nice zingy hop aftertaste. Crisp with a dry finish. A half liter goes down in no time at all. Getting this in cans is a welcome advance.
Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by Tiernan from Texas

Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt and floral hints
The taste follows the nose with slight malt and floral flavors
A light bodied well carbonated crisp beer
A decent Pilsner
Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by beerluvr from Canada (ON)

Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jun 30, 2021
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz can with a best by date of 10-21-21.
Straw color with just a hint of haze. Big soapy head that had excellent retention. Aroma of grass and lemon with some hint of grain. Flavor is a lot weaker than American versions of German pilsners. Mild bitterness and hop flavors of grass and pepper. Definitely taste the German pilsner malt that is dry and cereal flavored. Light body and appropriately carbonated makes this beer extremely easy to drink and refreshing. Not the greatest German import but this is also not the freshest one I have had.
Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by leinie13 from Ohio

Apr 24, 2021
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The pour is golden yellow with a fair amount of carbonation. The taste is steamed broccoli & barley. Cheers! B
Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Apr 09, 2021
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