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Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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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

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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:
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Ratings: 718 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this to be ok I guess. Nothing I would willingly go back to but I wouldn't hate it if it was given to me I suppose.

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Photo of dandy14
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bajengurkan
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

330ml bottle. Dated 18.07.2017, so 3.5 months old? not sure

First time having this, you don't see it around that often. Enjoyable, but something tasted off. Symptom of the green bottle? Who knows. I prefer Bitburger, which is cheaper and comes in cans/brown bottles. No brainer.

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

Simply one of the best Pilsners, it has a strong hop taste, is very refreshing and gives no hangover. It is reminiscent of Czech pilsners which is a big plus. Lots of pints are watery but this is not one of those. I cannot understand how someone with love for Czech and German style pints cannot love this! If you like Urquell you'll like Jever too!

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Photo of hophugger
2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monkist
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This smells and seems quite light similar to Carlsberg but it has quite bitter aftertaste. Strange that while it could be a refreshing pilsener, the bitterness ruins it a bit. Not the worst though, mediocre nevertheless.

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Photo of DrBass
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle to a mug
A - Clear gold with almost no head
S - Sweet malts, herbal hops
T - Nothing unexpected, some bitterness
M - Carbonation on the low side
O - A very classic pils

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Photo of Cristoph
2.57/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear straw gold (leaning toward yellow), with a two finger head
S: immediate dankness (green bottle, but honestly I like the aroma), a nice herbal hop profile and clean biscuity aroma
T: very german hop forward, with a clean bitterness and warm, subtly sweet biscuity tones
M: light
O: a good, german hop forward pilsner, crisp, clean and pleasant

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

Jever Pilsener.
4.9% alc. 500 ml can.

This is a German beer. Fluffy white head. The beer has a golden colour and there are lots of ascending bubbles.

The smell is white bread, white bread crust, biscuit, grain, and hops.

The taste is barley malt, hops, and there is a very slight fruity profile towards the finish - just a hint, really. The hops give a light to medium bitterness to the beer, which is very nice.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the finish is clean, crisp, and refreshing.

This is my first time trying this beer and I'd certainly recommend it if you enjoy Pilsener

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AxlSkull
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz pour on tap into shaker pint

A: thick creamy white head with good retention. Nice clear gold body with decent looking carbonation.

S: Floral hops hit the nose followed by some nice doughy malts.

T: not bad nice doughy bready malts some light spicy hops finishes a touch bitter.

M: light crisp clean

O: this is an ok Pilsner nothing really stands out about it though.

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Photo of uncleotis
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of neenerzig
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap to me in a pint glass, this beer draws a clear, medium golem color with a nice white head that's 1/2 of an inch thick when first poured that settles eventually to nothing at all. Practically no trace of foam at all, maybe just a slight trace. Some bready, just slightly toasted malts make up the smell and not much of anything else and that's okay. Perhaps a bit of wheat here. The tarts is pretty much the same, with a just slightly toasted, bready, biscuity malt flavor with a bit of wheat and a hint of peppery spice that's rounded and balanced out with a nice herbal, floral hop bitterness. Has a crisp, yet also smooth, medium bodies mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish. Easy to drink in a good way. Spot on for the style I'd say. Worth a try indeed.

Eric

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedAleMan
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NedShakeshaft
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml can bought at LCBO, Fort Erie ON into a pilsner glass.

Pours light gold with a fairly fluffy white head. Smells grassy, some dankness, a bit of cracker and pepper.

Crisp when it hits the mouth, some dank grassiness, lemon notes, some sweet biscuit, pepper, spice.

This is an above average pilsner, better than most German macro-pils. The combination of quality and price (CAD 2.05) makes it one of the best beer values in Ontario.

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

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