Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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82
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700 Ratings
THE BROS
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Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
Germany
jever.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maxpower on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
700
Reviews:
324
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
105
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jever Pilsener is a fine tasting beer. I had this on tap at a local German restaurant. I can see this being a solid beer once the weather warms up. A nice clear, pale golden yellow color. Super crisp and refreshing.
Not a bad taste , but I am sure there are better beers in this category.

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3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
2.79/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Clear, golden, straw coloured. Huge, white head - three fingers that reduces slowly to one finger of thick suds. Plentiful streams of carbonation. Lots of delicate lacing.

Light, grainy nose.

Taste and feel are both disappointing. Lacklustre. Taste is bitter but not crisp. Grainy. Negligible malt sweetness. Feel is a little chewy upfront but finishes thin. Carbonation is more subtle than the appearance would suggest. Bitterness is prominent.

This is very disappointing for the style. Is this a bog-standard, European lager dressed up as a German pilsener? Would not buy again.

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Photo of matcris
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

For the style.
LOOKS: Pale, light golden, crystal clear beer, plenty of small bubbles rising, one inch foamy white head, leaves nice bit of lacing down the glass.
AROMA: White crusty bread, grassy.
TASTE: Nice sweetness up front, grassy, mild corn husk, lasting bitterness on finish.
FEEL: Very soft and refined. Medium light body, a little slick but finishes fairly dry. Adequate feeling from carbonation.
OVERALL: Feels softer, more subtle in feel than other pilseners I've had. Really pleasant enjoyable beer.

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2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a less common pils, at least here in the states. on tap at j ryans in Syracuse. definitely a distinctive one, slightly heavier and more flavorful on the grain front than is the standard. looks normal, maybe a little less carbonated and heady than the best ones out there, but its clear and golden and fills a pint glass well. smells like dusty german grain, light in color but toasted and bready, more robust than usual for the style, and the taste is similarly potent. almost has a stale bready flavor to it from the grain, and it makes it filling for a pilsener. hops are dosed rather well too, leafy and grassy, very traditional in flavor, just higher in proportion. I like the beer fine, but I have to wonder if freshness is an issue. it tastes somewhat old, and not just in a mature patient lager way, but in an almost past its prime sort of way. im sure this tastes a bit different over seas closer to the source. I suppose I like its heft for the winter, but I always expect a light easy drinking beer in this style, and didn't really find that here, especially with its relative lack of carbonation...

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2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint pale yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foam bright white head that reduces to a mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with a hint of sweetness. That is followed by light aromas of floral hops and just a hint of skunkiness (likely from the green bottles).

T: Upfront there is moderate flavor of slightly sweet bready malts. That is followed by a light to moderate amount of floral + grassy hops in the finish which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very crisp upfront with a light hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and would pair well with just about any dish - I had it was pasta + slightly spicy red sauce and it complemented the flavors well. Overall, well balanced with a hint of sweetness upfront and a light amount of bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable.

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Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
3.6 out of 5 based on 700 ratings.
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