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


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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
A yellow beer with a fine dense head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of honey, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of straw and a very bitter end. Quite nice for a pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2004
Light gold with a big head. Nose is hoppy and sharp, mildly citric. Bit of hops in the flavor, sweet and a bit malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2004
I thought this brew was going to be mega-hoppy and bitter. While it is hoppy, it doesn't overtake the beer and is actually pretty well balanced. More like a Czech pilsener. Some citric flavors are there to a light extent, but the hops impart more earthy/grassy and impart some bitter root/herb like flavors. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 Piss yellow color with nice sized white head. Smells like a bag of Pilsbury flour. Taste has a raw barley thing going on like someone forgot to add the hops to this batch. Very tasty though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2004
Yellow to golden lager look-a-like, good looking. Kind of weird malt and herbal aroma. Flavor is absolutely magnificent for a pilsener, vague malt presence with a good ol' kick of fresh hops! Very nice pilsener... May be my favorite...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
33 cl bottle, served in generic tulip beer glass. Golden colour; OK head. Aggressively and refreshingly hoppy and herbal aroma. The same goes for the taste, which is wonderfully bitter and crisp w/ a long, firm finish. Highly drinkable. One of my favorite pilsners, this beer is a revelation to the drinker who's grown accustomed to bland, anonymous lagers. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11912) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 Bottled
Golden lager color. Creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy but a bit skunky. Taste is hops and corned hops. Aftertaste has a nice hoppy bitter. This is like a cheap imitation of Pilsner Urquell. Needs to be rerated fresh and tapped.
Re-rated, bottled
Propably fresher sample. Golden color, beautiful white tight creamy head. Woody and leafy hop aroma. Medium-bodied. Balanced grassy hopped, oaky notes. Soft bitter aftertaste. Very good imitation of Urquell. (7/3/7/4/14 3.5)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Aroma is hoppy, not exactly floral but more oily. Has an odd metallic tinge to it, too. Kind of farm yard-ish, not too malty. Pale yellow gold sparkling clear, with small foamy white lacing head. Medium-light watery body with soft carbonation. Taste is medium acidic and light bitter to start. Mellow is a good word for this pils. The medium-heavy hops bitterness and metallic character sort of saunter in at the finish, rather than assault. The effect is the same, however, in that you're left with an unwanted house guest after a big bash. The finish and after linger too long with bitterness, with not enough sweetness or maltiness to balance. The soft palate detracts from any crispness this beer may have had. Maybe the can is old or not well traveled.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
I thought someone had let a skunk into the house when I first opened this one. Those Germans and their damn green bottles. Aroma aside though, it's not a bad tasting beer. Pale yellow in color - nothing much to look at but again, taste isn't that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
aroma of hay, slightly peppery hops and a deep pond you want to jump into. fantastically long, intensely bitter finish. very moreish. bottled in germany it's distinctive, but on tap it's something else. just looking at the picture to my left makes me very thirsty

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