Chad9976 (1188) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Lemony yellow hue over a hazy body with visible carbonation. Pours to a large, white, foamy head which never completely dissipates, but doesn’t leave much lacing.
Smell: Herbal/earthy hop aroma with some pilsner malt presence.
Taste: Pilsner is a style I don’t usually enjoy, but rather tolerate. So when a beer comes along like Jack’s Abby Sunny Ridge that is more than just tolerable and is in fact very good, it’s all the more appreciable. I’m not sure if this is a niche Czech or German style pilsner, though it’s better than most I’ve had of those style (both foreign and domestic). They’ve clearly opted for a hoppier version than most and it works well since there’s genuine taste to the brew other than just wet pilsner malt. Some distinct peppery Noble hops are prominent from the beginning to end, imparting hints of oregano or peppercorn. Some notes of lemonpeel as well, though that’s probably just due to the malt. There’s a slight cracker-like character here as well, giving it a bit of starchy flavor and dry bitterness. Otherwise, it finishes clean.
Drinkability: This isn’t a summer seasonal brew, though it does the job of one and then some. The mouthfeel is light to medium with constant effervescence and a refreshing sensation every time it crosses the tongue. Almost no lingering aftertaste is much appreciated as well. Jack’s Abby Sunny Ridge is 5.1% ABV though it has a lot of flavor for a relatively light body and is sessionable for sure.
drsandman (320) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with sharp white head. Aroma of grain, bread, dandelion, lemon. Flavor is really light malt, crisp.. Definite bitter lemon on the tongue, faint grass hop, bready malt finish. Very well balanced and light, pleasure to drink.
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klares goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch getreidig, kräftig malzig, hopfig. Geschmack nach Getreide, hopfig, leicht würzig.
hawanna (2175) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle
hay, cereal, spruce, citrus, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. No freshness info.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. A bit weird earthy aroma, not really that much hops, some grass. Not that great flavor either, earth, funky notes, hay, some pale malts and yeast. Medium carbonation, bitter palate. Weird. Don’t know if this is old or what’s wrong.
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of wet earth, mild graininess and mild grassy notes. Light flavour of grainy malts, some vegetables, harsh grains and grassy bitterness. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel. No go, far from the best.
JBPortland (810) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear gold with 2 finger head. Nose is crisp straw, malt, cornfield, hay, grain, touch of citrus fruit. Taste is similar with a nice clean finish comprised of cereal, malt, pale grains, wheat, corn, and cracker. Good clean drinker.
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kronborggade 3.
Clear golden colored with a small white head.
Malty aroma of hay, fruits and hops.
Malty flavor of hay and hops with notes of grass and pine needles.
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
VM Tasting @ Christian. Pourd hazy pale yellow with a white head. DMS and bitter grassy hops. Sulphur. Medium bodied.
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
World Cup Tasting. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of ngrainy malt, with DM and lots of sulphur. Sweetish malty flavour with grassy hops and still with sulphur notes.