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


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RATINGS: 916   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2003
Light golden color. Aroma is herbal,with som grass. This is a quite bitter pilsener, but there is not much more in the flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 30, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
Very thin with some harsh (but not strong) bitterness. No malt in background and not truly bitter taste. Disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2003
The beer pours as a very pale golden colour, not unlike the first pee of the day. But this is not fair as the aroma is far superior. I agree that this is a unique beer as it has a prominent spice, citrus and grassy nose which is also present in the flavour. The hop presence is clear but not overpowering and perhaps the only concern may be the sudden dryness on the back palate which cleverly requires you to reach for another. I would like to taste this soft water that is the boast of the brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Clean white head. Pale straw color. Grassy, slightly skunked nose. Medium body. Malt and hops are fairly well balanced. Finish is real dry With a big hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
The was a classic looking Pilsner. Golden color clean white head. Taste was slightly malty and very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2003
11.2 oz green bottle, pours pale yellow color with a nice white head that clings to the sides of the glass. Some grassy flowery hop aromas, has a light bready dry hoppy flavor, light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel, finishes dry and bitter, a very good pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Color is very light clear yellow, yuk, but thank goodness a nice thick white foam saved this from the depths of pee yellow beer. The head is super thick and about two inches high with some divets and retained its girth for a good while. Smell is faintly bitter sweet of hop with a citrus orange tint and malt. Taste is so clean and smooth, complex enough for layers, with a dry citrus bitterness thats a little harsh but evens out fairly quick with a sweetish malt, and is overall dry in most of its body and feel. Its a drinkable pilsner, but the dryness is a little rough in most aspects throughout the taste and feel, and some may be put off by it.

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