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

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#39,574
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
718
pDev:
16.01%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of pale malt and grassy and floral hops.
Taste follows nose, sweet pale malt with herbal hops. A hint of spices. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
Very sessionable and refreshing beer. A bit too light, but with clear hops notes that gives a nice dryness and bitterness.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330 ml bottle poured into a pils glass

A- Clear light straw. Light white head holds at an 1/8". Some lacing.

S- Skunk hop, dry straw malt.

T- Not a lot of flavor up front, but a strong dry malt and bitter hop finish come in.

M- Noticeable carbonation with a long dry and bitter finish. Real long finish.

O- Bad. The malt tastes stale. The finish of this beer is not pleasant, and it only makes me want to chug this down in a flash to never deal with the bitterness. Maybe that's why they chug it down in the nightclubs all over Germany. I couldn't finish this beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Another green glass ensconced Euro-pils. What oh what will this be like? Dj'ever have this - hah!

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, one quite predictive of its future transformation, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy bone-white head, which leaves a few broad swaths of fuzzy sheet lightning lace around the glass as it slowly settles to par.

It smells of mildly crisp, bready cereal malt, a bit of aged lemon flesh, a subtle hard water minerality, and earthy, leafy, and moderately skunky grassy hops. The taste is more bready, grainy, breakfast cereal malt, but generally lacking the crispness from the nose, a middling mess of overripe, mushy lemon, more wet, musty stone, and some edgy, kind of acrid grassy, leafy, metallic hops.

The bubbles are fairly laid back, with only a small burbling astringency, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, with a sort of pithy adjunct to an otherwise unheralded smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the cereal malts still holding tough, as the perky, if a tad tarnished noble grassy, earthy hops sniff at the fringes.

I'm guessing this is actually a pretty decent German pils on tap, or closer to the source. The BB date is early next year, so, well, I'm not one to point fingers (hah!), but this record is getting pretty old and dated. This is just all right in its present incarnation, something to drink when the lawnmowin's all done, and the thinkin's not yet begun.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is pale straw yellow with white head. Nose has strong malt aroma, doughy and some light bread crust, caramel, and grassy hop behind. Taste is more doughy, caramel, maybe diacetyl, faint grassy hop. Light body and soft carbonation, very creamy on the palate.

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