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


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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bubbly golden pour with a small head. Aromas are heavy of fermenting apples and pilsner-like hops. Flavors are crisp and well blended, but unspectacular. The fermented apple from the aroma comes through fairly heavily, as does a hop presence that is reminsicent of Becks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Clear pale golden with a small white head. Big spicy saaz aroma, with some toasty Munich malt too. A great big bitterness hit first in the mouthful, followed by some pleasant biscuity light malts and herby hop flavours. The finish is dry, bitter and refreshing. A great pilsener!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Golden clear colour with a nice white head. Light sweet maltness with a very noteable touch of hops. Very bitter and clean flavour, both notes of malt and hops. A very classic north German pilsener.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Clear light yellow and thin bubbly white head. Scent of grain, some yeast. Funky taste, whoof. Pure funk. Someone stop me, Iím rating this lower than Bud Select. Guess Iím just not a pilsener girl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 Bottle on 08/13/2008. Clear golden body with a small white head. Grassy and pilsener malt aroma. Slightly bready flavor with some light grass. Medium light body with a moderately high carbonation. 5/2/6/3/11 - 2.7 08/06/2006: Pale golden color with a thin white head. Sweet light malt aroma. Malty favor with light hops. 5/2/5/3/10 - 2.5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle, BSF, GBBF 06. Grabbed one of these just randomly so I could get back to work! Fizzy, thin, bitterness. Suds. Light on the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Tap, Kartoffelnkeller, Lubeck. Yellow, fizzy. Thin palate and body, somewhat nasty bitterness (and I usually love hops). This beer is sadly overrated, I probably wonít bother with this ever again. Never ever Jever...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle Yellow, flat body. White, fizzy head. Aroma of light hops, soap, ... Moderately bitter flavour. Lightly to medium bodied. Quite one-dimensional bitter pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jacobwennbom (356) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2006
I had this classic pils for the first time yesterday evening. I bought it from the swedish off licence store Systembolget and thus had it from bottle. It poured pale yellow with big white top but I must say I was somewhat disapionted for the only taste I could really sense was that of bitter hoppiness. I guess there are notes of dry floral hoppy tastes and aromas as well but that was pretty much it. I didnít dislike really (even though it had a bit watery palate) but I will probably not buy it again. Maybe from tab to se if that is different. However, I do suspect that this well known lager suffers from transportation and is problably better (and more balanced) in its native country of northern Germany. Maybe Iíll re-rate if I get the opportunity.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2006
I must have had a bottle that cycled way too many times. Nothing great about this beer that I can tell from this...Iíll have to go seek a draft style and re-rate.

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