Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

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82
good
703 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay
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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:
703
Reviews:
325
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
106
For Trade:
1
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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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Golden yellow body with a thin lace on the glass that lingers but no head to speak of. Smells like a German Pilsner. Grassy and clean, lots of hops and spices. There's a bitter smell that almost leaves a sense of coffee. Smells pretty good. Taste is that of a normal pilsner, which I like, but there's not much to write home about. Heavy on the hops bitterness that sits on your tongue for a good while. A very fresh and clean taste. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp, but overly carbonated in my opinion. None the less it goes down nicely and would make a fine session pilsner. Worth a go.

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A: Pours a clear golden hue with thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a hint of a trail.

S: Typical lager aroma with a slight skunky background and mild hop scent

T: Bitter skunky flavor with a dry malty finish. There is a dry bitter aftertaste present.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

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Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
3.6 out of 5 based on 703 ratings.
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