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

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RATINGS: 931   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
I had this on tap avoiding what would inevitably be a skunk-strophe from the green bottle pictured to the left. Clear yellow with just a bit of foamy head. Mild, hoppy nose. Light bodied, spunky carbonation. Citric, earthy, almost American-style hop finish. Very dry. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Very similar to becks but doesn't turn the corner like becks does. Nice hoppy flavor and finishes with a pinch of bitterness. quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Rerated from green bottle: Poured golden and pure, with a solid white foam head. Verrrrry pilsner-hoppy aroma with a big starch undertow. Smooth with that uniquely German yellow-beer starchiness ... it’s not off-putting necessarily, but it’s clearly something that for some reason surfaces only in mass-produced beers. I’ve downgraded this over my original rating, but this still stands as a good example of a northern German pils, nicely bittered with a solid sweet starchy current beneath it. My original rating (I was much less verbose whenever this was!): Import on draft: golden and still with a solid head. Solid consistency and vaguely bittered, smooth and nice finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Medium golden color with a rocky head and excellent lacing. Grassy straw aroma with a mild hop spiciness, pine needles and a hint of yeast. Medium bodied, crisp and faintly sweet with a smooth maltiness, lightly bready, and a bold hop presence that leads the malt into a delicious and very dry finish. A tough pils to beat when reasonably fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2003
On tap in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Excellent stuff, truly a great example of masterful German pilsener. This is wonderfully dry and bitter, with a fizzy, crispness which sets the standard. This explodes on your tongue and holds you captivated, till the glass is empty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Slightly skunky (huh? it came out of the gift box and into the fridge just long enough to slightly chill. Anyway, the odor was there.) Apart from that, some grassy/hay-ey smells, light tinkling malt. Less of a head than I thought was warranted, but a clear, sparkling gold color and plesant effervesence throughout. I admit it, pilsners no longer scare me. This was nice. It complemented my chili. It was good. So be it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Bottle Clear, effervescent, pale straw yellow with a thin, bright white head. Thankfully, this bottle is not light-struck. Good aroma with lots of grassy, herbal hops over a slightly sweet, crackery malt base. Some freshly mown hay. The flavor is assertively bitter, with a hefty dose of noble hop flavors. Firm, toasted malt provides a solid backbone that lends a subtle sweetness under the hops. Ends like it began, bitter and wonderful, with a cleansing dryness. Lengthy finish… Somewhat light in body, with a firm, crisp mouthfeel. A very respectable pilsener that slaps you with hop flavor and bitterness ala Victory’s Prima Pils…and that’s good company indeed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2003
On draft at Hero's in Manassas, VA. Light yellor color with little head. Herbal aroma with a malty taste. Overall OK. But nothing great about this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2003
Bottled(500ml). -light golden coloured, herbal nose, big white haed, bitter finish

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Very light golden colour with a nice white head. Decent aroma with a mild sweetness (perhaps from Peaches & Pears?). Medium to Light-bodied; Medium strength taste with a metal, malt and stale hop flavour. Aftertaste displays a metallic twang and slight maltiness. Overall, decent but not a great lager. I had this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.


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