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Brewed by Jever (Oetker Group)
Style: Pilsener
Jever, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unique in taste. The secret lies in the water, which is still taken from the same well used well over 100 years ago. The water from our well is unusually pure and soft. That allows us to add a touch more hops to create the Friesian-bitter taste that distinguishes Jever Pilsner from any other beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (675) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2016
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1178) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Tap at Zum Schneider, Montauk. Pours pale yellow, white head. Aroma is lemon, pilsner malt. Yea. Flavor is same. It’s a pilsner. Very light. Kind of bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PowY (117) - - JUL 10, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with a white head. Intense aroma full of grassy hops with some grainy malt in the background. Medium body with soft carbonation. The taste is rather sweet with a crispy bitterness in the finish. Some prunes and a lot of hops. Clean pilsener.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgentAle (1460) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Aroma is skunky malts, light clove and honey. Slight tart. Taste is light swwet grain with a flat finish except for some skunkiness. Appearance is a clear yellow with a thin pearl that retains fairly poorly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2016
A strong grassy wet hay nose, pours a darker gold color with a white foamy head. Moderate carbonation with a grassy grain taste bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4018) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
330ml bottle, enjoyed many times in Germany, but this one from Erzengel. Many thanks chap. Pours clear gold, good white head. Aroma is nicely sweet. Taste is distinctly Northern German with lightly sweet malts and a medium bitterness. Seems a touch watery tho.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Parnaldo (4) - - JUN 14, 2016 does not count
Very good Strong and with a little taste in the end Highly recommended this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fst0912 (34) - GERMANY - JUN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2016 Friesisch herb, starke Note von Bitterhopfen, ansonsten kaum riechbare Aromen vorhanden, laut Etikett ohne Verwendung von Hopfenextrakt.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Strahov (8) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016 does not count
I like this beer, it’s rather expensive in my country. The Brewer’s blurb about the water from 100 years ago is pure blurb. Everybody uses crystal clear water from the Ice Age! Single Malt factories and Beer breweries. One couldn’t detect a difference if they used just tap water. (not considered USA and foul tap EU countries’ water) Clear water tastes like NOTHING! Like everybody knows. Exception is the Amstel beer (by Heineken group) brewed in Curaçao. They use water from the Caribbean sea, desalted, but there’s a tinge of salt left. One could taste the difference. Dutch Amstel is not as good and rather like Heineken.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2662) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2016
May ’15. A 0.5 l bottle from a supermarket, enjoyed at the wonderful English Garden park in Munich. Skipped it so many times, I really had to buy it. Herbal hop, some grain and hay in aroma. Flavor was moderately bitter, herbal, with biscuit and light honey malt in the background to balance it out. Medium bodied with moderate, dry paper and herbal finish. As expected, rather an average classic German pils, not bad.


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