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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by maxpower on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,010
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
724
pDev:
16.01%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
113
Trade:
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 333
Photo of mishi_d
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap to me in a pint glass, this beer draws a clear, medium golem color with a nice white head that's 1/2 of an inch thick when first poured that settles eventually to nothing at all. Practically no trace of foam at all, maybe just a slight trace. Some bready, just slightly toasted malts make up the smell and not much of anything else and that's okay. Perhaps a bit of wheat here. The tarts is pretty much the same, with a just slightly toasted, bready, biscuity malt flavor with a bit of wheat and a hint of peppery spice that's rounded and balanced out with a nice herbal, floral hop bitterness. Has a crisp, yet also smooth, medium bodies mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish. Easy to drink in a good way. Spot on for the style I'd say. Worth a try indeed.

Eric

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedAleMan
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NedShakeshaft
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml can bought at LCBO, Fort Erie ON into a pilsner glass.

Pours light gold with a fairly fluffy white head. Smells grassy, some dankness, a bit of cracker and pepper.

Crisp when it hits the mouth, some dank grassiness, lemon notes, some sweet biscuit, pepper, spice.

This is an above average pilsner, better than most German macro-pils. The combination of quality and price (CAD 2.05) makes it one of the best beer values in Ontario.

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

Photo of Squeezyq
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheDoctor
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can
Canned: Jun-21-2016
Best before: Sep-21-2017 (Consumed Jan-21)


Pours a beautiful crystal clear straw with three fingers solid white that slowly settles to a tight little cap, champagne carbonation in the glass. Herbal grassy nose. Flavor is fairly crisp, cracker malt, pepper and spicy hops. A good cheap (well, if you're in Germany) 'green bottle beer'. It is a little too sloppy and grassy/skunky to really pop for me but it is a well-made beer nonetheless. All the characteristics of a great pils are there, it could be a little cleaner and a touch more biting, but is otherwise quite tasty. This is one of the first beers I had when I visited Germany for the first time and my mind exploded so regardless of any room for improvement, it will always hold a special place in my heart. I like it in a can. The only way it would be better would be if I was in a park or on a train or eating currywurst or something.

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Photo of Bitburger
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best German Pilsener imho. Lots of bitterness and hops.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Bought a bottle of Samichlaus, which I hated. Luckily I had a bottle of Jever to drink, after throwing out the disgusting Samichlaus. I always drink Jever when in Hamburg. Hoppy, refreshing and a joy to drink. Love the dark green bottle and aroma. Strong and satisfying.

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Photo of AmitC
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeseppy
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Transparent gold. Aroma malt and hop. Mildly sweet dark biscuit malt. Definite hop presence. Plain and simple bitter beer. No sweetness on the bitter I guess is what I'm trying to say. Very crisp and dry with a lingering bitterness. Lots of hop in this one. They say brewed with ancient well water-okay then. Really a delicious Pilsner with an aggressive hop presence.

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Photo of Southpawwp
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold with pale white head. Smells of smoke and yeast. Sharp grassy and smokey flavor followed by solid malts. Medium carbonation and generally light body. Overall, a very well done pilsner.

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

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tottel
2.26/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of acurtis
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhfinn
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jever has a thick, frothy, white head, a clear, golden appearance, some very fine suspended sediment, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint malt sweetness, and the flavor is of sharp, strong, grassy hop bitterness, with a background cracker malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Jever finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tillmac62
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BBD 11/16. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume, very good lacing and quite outstanding retention.

Outstanding nose of light airy grassy hops with a touch of herbal thrown in. Underneath is a grainy note that is not quite cracker biscuit.

Heavy light body that is very smooth with just a slight oiliness. World class carbonation / body balance. Middle effervescence is moderate and the finish is prickly...just the right balance.

The flavor profile is very good but lacks a touch of sweetness for complexity, contrast and balance. Bitterness is mild. Hop flavor consists of grassy up front then shifts to herbal in the middle. Herbal flavor flows through the finish and lingers along with a residual bitterness.

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Jever Pilsener from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 724 ratings
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