Review of Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner

02 Aug

Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Joe’s Premium American Pilsner produced by the Avery Brewing Company located in Boulder, Colorado.

I’ve been drinking this beer like crazy this Summer, so I figured I better give it a proper review.

From the website,, I found a bit of information about this Pilsner.

A contemporary rendition of a classic style, Joe’s is hopped with purpose: beautifully bitter and dry with an abundance of floral, Noble German hops.

Über sessionable. Utterly American. This is Premium American Pilsner.

Let’s drink.


This particular beer came in a 12 oz. can and it had an ABV of 4.7%.

It poured a clear yellow color with white gold highlights shimmering around the edges.  The cap was bright white, decently sized with a soapy, but smooth and consistent texture.  The retention time was pretty good and the lacing wasn’t too bad either.

The nose seemed a little more boisterous than most American Pilsners that I’ve tried.  It released nice hints of fresh pear along with some tones of lemongrass.  Wafts of fresh grains and soft floral notes complimented scents of crisp crackers and fresh biscuits.  It was well balanced and pleasant all the way around.

The first thing I noticed about the taste was the very nice hop bite and bitterness I received.  A decent amount of pear and lemon citrus intermingled with a light spiciness while a clean malt backbone of typical grains, grasses, fresh breads and biscuits smoothed the overall profile.  Like the aroma, the flavor was very well balanced and harmonized.  I liked it.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium/thin.  It was extremely smooth, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching.  It was also, surprisingly, fairly dry.  The carbonation was of medium strength and a solid shot of flavor was left behind after each gulp.

I’ll tell ya.  I really like this beer.  It’s one of the better American Pilsners in my opinion.  Obviously, it would be great for Spring and Summer and it’s absolutely perfect for a lawnmower beer, however I could see myself grabbing this from time to time throughout the year.  It’s super easy to drink.  As I mentioned earlier, it’s very refreshing and thirst quenching, but it still has plenty of character and hop bite for some serious enjoyment. Actually, I prefer this straight out of the can, yet it’s still not bad at all in a glass.  I can absolutely kill these things on a hot day.  Have you guys tried the Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner?  What did you think of it? Feel free to leave a comment and tell me all about it if you’d like.

Thanks for checking back in on another review folks.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.95 out of 5

Grade:  B+

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Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Avery, Country: USA


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