Jever Pilsener
Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever

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Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever
Pilsner - German
Ranked #405
Ranked #26,609
3.59 | pDev: 15.88%
Yesterday at 11:13 PM
Feb 18, 2002
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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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Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Yesterday at 11:13 PM
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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

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
3.56 by SadMachine from New Jersey on May 01, 2022
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3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

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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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by josanguapo from Spain

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
2.84 by misteil from Ireland on Nov 21, 2021
4.4 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
4.94 by Notninja from New York on Oct 10, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Kubishark from Maryland

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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4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by fumobici from Washington

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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3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

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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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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
Photo of Sigmund
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

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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4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by datstankadank from New Jersey

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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4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Reef from South Carolina

.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
3.88 by Tiernan from Texas on Jul 06, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by VABA from Virginia

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
3.75 by beerluvr from Canada (ON) on Jun 30, 2021
4.18 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jun 30, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by morimech from Minnesota

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
3.89 by leinie13 from Ohio on Apr 24, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

The pour is golden yellow with a fair amount of carbonation. The taste is steamed broccoli & barley. Cheers! B

Apr 16, 2021
4.06 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Apr 09, 2021
5 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Apr 03, 2021
3.6 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2021
4.14 by jak from North Carolina on Jan 16, 2021
3.25 by vladn from England on Dec 16, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jonphisher from New Jersey

I really enjoy this beer, a lot. It pours. Beautiful crystal clear lighter side of straw color. It has a really nice head and very good retention, there is also some nice lacing.

Aroma is clean, grassy, earthy, and a little bit of fresh bread. The taste is a little lemon/lime sprite like followed by earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is so crips and clean with a really solid and pleasant bitterness. It is really really enjoyable, it also finishes clean and dry.

Overall thIs is a really really good beer. It is incredibly hoppy and yet insanely drinkable and clean. It begs to be sipped again and again and it is hard to resist. I have really enjoyed buying beer lately ever since I found it locally. A super enjoyable beer.

Oct 29, 2020
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by elnachooo from Spain

De color dorado, con un dedo de espuma de baja retención. Aroma lupulado y un poco herbáceo. En boca destacan las hierbas y dejan largo retrogusto.

Oct 27, 2020
4.03 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Oct 26, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16oz can.
Strong golden color and dense two-finger head with good lacing. Notes of citrus and bread in the aroma. The real pleasure is the taste and mouth feel- bright tasting and hoppy and simple crisp, clean feel and finish. Overall, clean, crisp, hoppy pilsener with a nice mellowness afterwards. This is what all the american microbreweries are striving for with a fair amount of success. But there is nothing like going back to the 'beginning' and finding out what a simple pilsener beer can be. Beautiful.

Oct 09, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Summer! Wife! Portland. Stammtisch! Talks about occult history of America. And a good wiener schnitzel.

Sep 16, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a very nice white head. Smell is citrus,lemon bread and grain. Taste has a floral hop bite with lemon dough biscuit malts ,some grassy herbal spice in finish. A crisp mouth feel very quenchable and quite good.

Sep 04, 2020
3.87 by BaconFingers from Washington on Aug 26, 2020
3.5 by BeerWasp from Germany on Aug 25, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

Nearly perfectly clear light golden straw color. Thick, dry, very cratered, long lasting head. Good herbal malty aroma with a bit of the noble hops present. Good and ample initial hop bite with the balanced malt backbone, coming in soon after. The herbal/floral noble hop bite lingers quite awhile after the taste.

Jul 17, 2020
4.33 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Jun 20, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by FBarber from Illinois

Unfortunately immediately upon cracking the beer I can smell a strong skunked aroma so that isn't all that promising ...

Pours a crystal clear light golden color. Thin two finger white head dissipates pretty quickly leaving a very thin layer of white bubbles on top of the beer. Spotty white lacing is left behind on the glass. Aroma does have some skunky notes but underneath that there are some sweet malty notes with a breadiness that does have a slight, ever so slight, toasted quality to it. Hops come through on the nose with some lemon and grassy notes.

Taste has a mild skunkiness to it that Im just going to push through. Underneath that I get some cracker malts with a slight toasted note to it. The hops are bitter with strong grassy and slight citrusy notes. Hops have that old somewhat stringent bitterness to it. I could see this being quite good when fresh, but clearly at almost 9 months old, its taken a hard downward turn.

Jun 01, 2020
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3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a clear, pale golden coloration with a medium, fluffy head and some carbonation bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass. Smells of rather soft, biscuity, doughy malt and faint floral, grassy hops. Taste is a good balance of soft, biscuity/doughy, slightly grainy malt and quite floral and somewhat grassy hops, with just a hint of herbal accents and spice. Finishes rather dry, with a medium bitterness and some floral, grassy hops and white pepper lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth, effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and strong carbonation.

A decent Pils that starts out with soft and just slightly sweet malts on the palate, which quickly get balanced out by some rather floral and grassy hops, leading to a rather dry and bitter finish. Overall, it's quite crisp and dry, but just way too floral for my personal taste, although I do like those mild peppery accents in the aftertaste.

May 30, 2020
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