Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

BA SCORE
82
good
706 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay
Read the review
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
Ratings:
706
Reviews:
327
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
108
For Trade:
1
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 706 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Beerman1977
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of Nizzle913
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of xnicknj
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at the cambridge - served in pils glass

Pours a hazed golden color with a thicker topping of white head. Retains before fading into some stringy lacing on the glass and a slick of film.

Snap of grassy hops and faint citrus. A little bitter with bready, biscuit malts.

Lemongrass and soft hop bitterness up front. Smooth grainy malts with biscuit and toasted grain. A touch of breadiness and clean hops. Finishes slightly bitter.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and crisp on the tongue. This drinks fine but there's definitely more expressive, interesting pilseners readily available.

 598 characters

Photo of Viceroy
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CadensDad
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Vonstein15
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Platinum blonde with blindingly white foam that pits and clings immediately then rings.
Clean cream cracker malts with bit of herbal bite behind it.
Bread dough up front with big grass and coriander hops.
White pepper finish and both herbal bitter and some lingering sweetness to end, like natural cough drops, that lasts forever, turning aspirin. Light, soft, crisp.

Bitterness that is this beer's reputation is certainly there - straight IBUs over any Noble spice (Hallertau and Tettnang here) which is unusual in Germany. Surprised by how soft it is, though, and with some residual sweetness it's just missing a certain snap . A top pils, but not the original version of Prima Pils, which is what I was hoping for.

 721 characters

Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of SarahMackAttack
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of danipp
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Tomais
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can served in an ordinary glass. Enjoyed in Freining, Munich area. Before visiting the Wiehenstephan monastery at the 28th of September, 2012.

A: Pours a pale yellow color forming a big bubbled and aired white head. Beer is absolutely clear and head retention is medium to low. Some lacings are formed and left

S: Quite simple in the nose. A mix of sweet grains, bready Lager yeasts and flowery hops. A bit ashy and metallic. Authentic German Lager

T: As the nose, slightly sweet upfront. Sweet malts. Followed by a bready and crispy Lager yeasts. Considerable hop sting which is citrus and earthly. In overall, dry and crispy in taste

M: Very light body and considerable carbonation. Flowery, stingy citrus aftertaste

O: Easy drinking beer. Good session German Lager beer. Recommended

 797 characters

Photo of Boilerfood
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Heminoolo
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of labareda_drink
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
3.6 out of 5 based on 706 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.