Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener
BA SCORE
3.56/5
713 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,859
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
713
pDev:
16.29%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
110
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of KStark
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toom
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle of Samichlaus, which I hated. Luckily I had a bottle of Jever to drink, after throwing out the disgusting Samichlaus. I always drink Jever when in Hamburg. Hoppy, refreshing and a joy to drink. Love the dark green bottle and aroma. Strong and satisfying.

 270 characters

Photo of AmitC
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeseppy
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Transparent gold. Aroma malt and hop. Mildly sweet dark biscuit malt. Definite hop presence. Plain and simple bitter beer. No sweetness on the bitter I guess is what I'm trying to say. Very crisp and dry with a lingering bitterness. Lots of hop in this one. They say brewed with ancient well water-okay then. Really a delicious Pilsner with an aggressive hop presence.

 387 characters

Photo of Southpawwp
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold with pale white head. Smells of smoke and yeast. Sharp grassy and smokey flavor followed by solid malts. Medium carbonation and generally light body. Overall, a very well done pilsner.

 195 characters

Photo of JPadilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tottel
2.26/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of acurtis
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhfinn
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jever has a thick, frothy, white head, a clear, golden appearance, some very fine suspended sediment, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint malt sweetness, and the flavor is of sharp, strong, grassy hop bitterness, with a background cracker malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Jever finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

 347 characters

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tillmac62
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BBD 11/16. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume, very good lacing and quite outstanding retention.

Outstanding nose of light airy grassy hops with a touch of herbal thrown in. Underneath is a grainy note that is not quite cracker biscuit.

Heavy light body that is very smooth with just a slight oiliness. World class carbonation / body balance. Middle effervescence is moderate and the finish is prickly...just the right balance.

The flavor profile is very good but lacks a touch of sweetness for complexity, contrast and balance. Bitterness is mild. Hop flavor consists of grassy up front then shifts to herbal in the middle. Herbal flavor flows through the finish and lingers along with a residual bitterness.

 728 characters

Photo of Ankur
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dreizhen
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a dear friend from East Frisia, this beer finds its way into my rotation more often than most. While I am not a huge fan of the style, I have grown quite fond of Jever.

This nose is nice, light, and effervescent. All the notes you'd expect from a pilsner. The taste follows suit and maintains a playful existence on your palate. Finish is nice and crisp. Great for drinking all day on a North German beach.

 419 characters

Photo of shelby415
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tuesunsommiel
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Essentially Heineken with a little more flavor....not bad but nothing too wild.

79 characters

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.34/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of thatmanphil
4.67/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Probably the grassiest Pils I've tasted. NIce crisp aftertaste and refreshing bite on the pallet. Great Pils! But minus a point for the headache the next day.

 160 characters

Photo of BlackVeg
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.52/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Does anyone rate by style? 81? This is a phenomenal German Pilsner. Clear gold, tiny white bubbles creating a nice and sticky lacing, smells of lightly toasted bread. Sweet with good balance from noble hop presence. Overall, a wonderful and easy to drink beer, that has stood up to the test of time. Prost!

 312 characters

Photo of BenBreeg
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickCT
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 713 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.