Jever Pilsener | Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG

Jever PilsenerJever Pilsener
BA SCORE
3.56/5
713 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,940
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
713
pDev:
16.29%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
110
Trade:
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a less common pils, at least here in the states. on tap at j ryans in Syracuse. definitely a distinctive one, slightly heavier and more flavorful on the grain front than is the standard. looks normal, maybe a little less carbonated and heady than the best ones out there, but its clear and golden and fills a pint glass well. smells like dusty german grain, light in color but toasted and bready, more robust than usual for the style, and the taste is similarly potent. almost has a stale bready flavor to it from the grain, and it makes it filling for a pilsener. hops are dosed rather well too, leafy and grassy, very traditional in flavor, just higher in proportion. I like the beer fine, but I have to wonder if freshness is an issue. it tastes somewhat old, and not just in a mature patient lager way, but in an almost past its prime sort of way. im sure this tastes a bit different over seas closer to the source. I suppose I like its heft for the winter, but I always expect a light easy drinking beer in this style, and didn't really find that here, especially with its relative lack of carbonation...

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Photo of Humbaz
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mlkluther
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wattstriker
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mytu420
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint pale yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foam bright white head that reduces to a mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with a hint of sweetness. That is followed by light aromas of floral hops and just a hint of skunkiness (likely from the green bottles).

T: Upfront there is moderate flavor of slightly sweet bready malts. That is followed by a light to moderate amount of floral + grassy hops in the finish which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very crisp upfront with a light hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and would pair well with just about any dish - I had it was pasta + slightly spicy red sauce and it complemented the flavors well. Overall, well balanced with a hint of sweetness upfront and a light amount of bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Robertas
2.09/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DOCRW
2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Kwak
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darthmaul
4.56/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mackeyse
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gmshedd
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was my "go-to" hot-weather pils when I lived near Heidelberg in the '90s. Very refreshing straight from the 0.5 l bottle on a hot day. The bitterness cuts through your thirst "like butta." Not really a sipping beer.

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Photo of EricVonStein
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

pours two good fingers of stark white head, big soapy bubbles. very pale straw colour, almost a green tinge. Crystal clear.

Lemon and straw jump out on the nose in a big way. light grainy character and that biscuit malt in the back.

Taste follows through with the lemon citrus though more subdued, green wood, severely under-ripe crab apple (bitter and green, not sour), bitter herbs from the hops. Malts follow underneath, nice clean mild bread, think baguette or classic white loaf, tiny bit of cereal grain dust. Finishes super dry and bitter aftertaste.

Medium-light bodied, super clean and dry, good carbonation. Not watery but very liquid.

Overall very nice clean crisp pils. Big bitter herb, grassy, under-ripe fruit sharpness with a nice balance of classic mild malt flavours. Nice and dry, cuts like a knife at the end. Very sessionable and a very good pils. I recall Jever having a bit more malt character and more well rounded, slightly softer, hop character when I drank it in Germany. From a tall can in Ontario, still very good.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prisdefer
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of F_riedrich
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, light yellow color, with a decent, froth head, which collapses soon, leaving back a spotted lacing.

Offers a refreshing grassiness, together with herbal hop notes, blending into bready, dough bread malts. Malts reveal a sweeter, toffeeish impact, as the beer warms up, while leafy hops still remain easily recognizable.

Has a higher, bubbly carbonation, slamming dry hops immediately on the palate, gently balanced by bready malts.

Tastes of a soft, grassy hoppiness, together with wet hay and a refreshing, slightly metallic carbonation. This gets balanced by a bready maltiness, which turns a tad sweeter, as the carbonation leaves the palate, while the taste remains focused on the gentle hops. Finishes with a cold dryness among toffee malts and some straw.

Very refreshing and hoppy Pils, with a well working european hop bill, ending with a punchy grassiness.

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

Photo of crag
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A good Pilsner - nothing exceptional but does not disappoint

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

From bottle, Clear golden color with white head. Malty grainy aroma, grassy, hoppy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Light thin body with average carbonation.

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Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 713 ratings
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