Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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3.57/5
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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:
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Added by maxpower on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,000
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
734
pDev:
15.97%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
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27
Gots:
118
Trade:
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Photo of OldBrewer
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - pours a pale yellow with a 3 inch bubbly foam; dropped to 1 inch after a minute; very little lace
S - subtle - malty
T - starts with a malty sweetness, but finishes with a sharp bitterness; some spicy notes
F - good mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, very dry finish
O - good balance but a little tipped towards bitterness

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Photo of dataslal
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JVasky
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Julianpallan
4.71/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Herbal and really bitter. One of the most different beers I've ever tried, this makes it so special.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a crystal clear light golden color. With an aggressive pour the head was still only one finger, soapy and white. Retention was average at best and there are many sticky spots of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is very subtle. Green and herbal with a touch of spice and bread crust.

Taste is similar, but much more flavorful than the smell suggests. Grassy and herbal hops are most dominant, but held in check by bread crust and biscuit. The finish is moderately bitter.

Feel is light crisp and clean with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall this is a good beer, but there are many better German pilsners out there. The last time I grabbed a 6pk it was skunked, so I waited to review until I got a good one.

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Photo of Sethro
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhart96
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Themorg826
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look- Light straw, zero head

Smell- Grains and cracker smell, no malt. Very spicy and peppery smell

Taste- Crisp hoppy flavor. Herbs and light biscuit notes

Feel- High carbonation, with pleasant and light mouthfeel

Overall- Crisp and refreshing

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass, as nature intended.
L: Crystal clear lots of carbonation. Great head retention, spotty lace.
S: Bit faint, sudsy, honey, graham cracker
T: Lighter malt notes, biscuit and soup cracker. Hops are much more present here, different from others in that they aren't peppery or spicy and are instead more green and vegetal. Finishes with a bitterness but its soft, not sharp
F: This is cheating. It shouldn't be this easy to drink a beer. If you want to win a chugging contest, this is the beer to do it with. Carbonation is very soft, mouthfeel is lighter than air. Goes back like you wouldn't believe
O: Pretty solid representation of the style. Definitely up there as one of the better pils I've had. Balance is key, this isn't some American pils with 16 different types of hops and a bite take your tongue off. This is a well rounded beer with a classy restraint.

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

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.54/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -16%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bajengurkan
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +40.1%
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 -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monkist
3.14/5  rDev -12%
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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Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 734 ratings