Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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82
good
708 Ratings
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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:
708
Reviews:
328
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
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109
For Trade:
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Photo of Flounder57
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Skunky lager yeast, pilsner malts, some sweetness, herbal, and grassy.

Taste: Pilsner malts, layer yeast, herbal, spicy, grassy, a little sweet, and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, a little dry, light, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking and traditional pilsner. A little more skunkiness than I would like, but still and enjoyable beer.

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3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jever Pilsener has the smogginess of a downtown core in summertime rush-hour but maintains a light and bright lemony complexion all the same. The beer looks somewhat blanched, as if it were left in the sun to dry out (what foreshadowing!). Its head is so soapy you'd think someone washed their hands in your glass; some of the suds stick while others don't.

Some of the bottles in this six-pack were so heavily light-struck you would have needed a forensics team to prove what they contained was in fact beer. My glass smells as though it were sprayed by a skunk. Somewhere in the backdrop of this particular sample, however, are the familiar scents of grainy pilsner malt and grassy hops. It may not be a lost cause after all...

Not entirely, anyhow. The flavour, likewise, doesn't stand tall with the hefty grain bill and zestful hoppiness of a proud German pilsner, but there's enough biscuity malt and grassiness to give some indication of its Lower Saxon roots. If not for that particularly off-putting combination of 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol, I reckon this could be a refreshing, very serviceable pils.

When car companies discover a defect in their parts or models they consult an actuary to calculate whether it'd be more financially advisable to recall the product or just pay out whatever lawsuits may ensue. Corporate owned breweries often have a similar discussion with their marketing departments: 'How much will green bottles affect our beer' versus 'how much extra beer will we sell if we use them'?

All too often unfortunately, the conclusion is to go ahead with it even despite the well-known fact that green glass can have awful consequences for delicate, light-bodied lagers. Sadly enough there's a good percentage of the population who, having only tried industrial import, actually perceive this skunkiness as a sign of quality! It's not. And Jever should know better.

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

0.4 litre, on-tap in a lovely locals bar called 'Thomas Eck' in Charlottenburg, Berlin on 17th Jan 2014.

Very surprised I've never written about this Pilsner before: never mind, I've done it now.

Comes the usual pilsner way: light golden colour, clear and bright with a snowy white head that refuses to stay very long.

The nose is herbal and grassy with a trace of citrus.

In the mouth it is dry, crisp and refreshing, those herbal and grass notes in the smell also appear in the taste. There is an underlying malty base but the hops give the beer it's flavour.

Always been a better Pilsner than most, especially if you prefer a dry taste compared to some of the slightly sweeter ones.

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Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
3.6 out of 5 based on 708 ratings.
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