Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Only available here in a can unfortunately. I watched the head vanish before my first sip, but I didn't really pour a large one to start with.
Not much aroma I could detect. The taste does grow on me. Slightly heavyish. Somewhat grainy flavour and I thought the balance was ok. Bitterness emerges in the aftertaste, which lingers. The body's not bad for a pilsener.
Ultimately not really to my tastes even if I'd say it's quite OK.
Re-rate: So, that used to be pretty strong for my taste? This time around the head was fine and the colour seemed a light golden. Aroma hinted at malt and hops to come (mayhaps some hay?), and this beer delivered. It has a solid body, but the hoppy, bitter finish overpowers the malt somewhat.
Perhaps the best thing I've tasted out of a can, really. There are better pilsners out there, but this one is good enough to be bought again. Fitted the Hungarian gulasch soup was having pretty well, too.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big foamy white head. Hops are evident in the earthy, herbal nose. Crystal clear golden-yellow hue. Extremely dry, tingly, pleasant carbonation, faint yeastiness, followed by a bitter, lingering finish. Darn good I say.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light skunky aroma, very pale in color, white head, taste is fresh with a light hop finish.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A friend brought me back a non-widget pint can of this upon his return from his homeland of Germany. It pours a yellow/light golf color with a nice, large white head and it leaves a little lacing on the glass - Very clear body on this one. The aroma is of hay/corn husks, light malts and pleasing hops. Great smelling for a German Pils - no skunkiness here. The flavor is very clean and smooth. It has a nice strong taste upfront that leaves the palate completely bare after a second - very interesting - makes it sooo easy to drink. The upfront taste is filled with soft malts and some slightly spicy hops as well - I detected a nutty taste as well - possibly almonds. Great beer!
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very nice pilsner. I had this at a festivel in Austria. Great clear golden color with a very hoppy flavor. Nice head that lasts after the first sip.
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color. Aroma is herbal,with som grass. This is a quite bitter pilsener, but there is not much more in the flavor.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of my favorite pilsners when I lived in Germany. Very dry, almost astringent, with a bitter finish. Quite drinkable in large quantities. Although nothing amazing, I do think this stands up a little ahead of most German Pils.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I don't know why I keep buying pilseners. They just don't do anything for me. This was no exception. This was possibly a bad bottle. First thing it's in a green bottle. Besides the skunk smell and taste this tasted and looked just like any other pils. Another drainpour.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very thin with some harsh (but not strong) bitterness. No malt in background and not truly bitter taste. Disappointment.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Very nice hop aroma; a touch grassy but mostly spicy. Very pale and clear, with relatively high carbonation. Not a great deal of malt flavour and then BANG - bitterness. This is by far the main feature of this beer. The bitterness is great, but the flavour of the beer is not balanced. With more malt presence this beer would rate FAR higher.
RR: Jever is jummy. We occasionally get fresh bottles in Melbourne now and this is fantastic when it’s on form. It’s definitely still bitter but it’s not as harsh as my comments above. Beautiful stuff. Textbook German pils really.