Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener
BA SCORE
3.56/5
Good
718 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:
#39,572
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
718
pDev:
16.01%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 718 |  Reviews: 331
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

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

Photo of Phoneguy
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I've Had this at home and in Hamburg, a northern German city that was a leader in the Hanseatic League of the 16th Century. Jever is brewed nearby and has that influence of a trading city (i.e. it is open to new ideas.) In this case, it used too many hops; making this lager too dry for me. While I enjoyed it both times, this is not a session beer for me.

More appreciative was MJ's 1999 "Guide" that gave it 4 of 4 stars saying it "has a big hop bouquet, a yeasty palate and a robust finish." But he did indicate it had diminished in character after it was acquired by a national group.
You also can find reviews in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" and in the "1001."

 687 characters

Photo of Boo-urns
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of al_al1357
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serves from a can a clear golden yellow and an inch of head that quickly dissipates. Not much on the nose. Taste is resemblant of a pilsner with some bitterness on the end. Finish is light, crisp, bitter and smooth.

 215 characters

Photo of Moose90
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clean. Clear. Simple. Golden. Light.

A — Clear and clean, minimal head, no lacing.

S — Skunky, piney, Pilsner malt and yeast.

T — Clean and crisp, a bit grainy.

M — Sharp.

O — Okay overall, not bad, not great.

 225 characters

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow. Thin but firm head.
Spice and freshly baked bread aroma.
Quite grainy and bitter. Hops are present but not outstanding.
Begged to deceive.

 152 characters

Photo of JAB1978
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeter
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Electros
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

 288 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KimenTshom
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

 583 characters

Photo of matcris
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

 512 characters

Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 718 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.