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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This aromatic lager features a sunshine hue, herbal noble hop nose, and a dry finish. We balance pilsner malt with a blend of European hops and polish it with extended periods of cold conditioning. You’re royalty, now drink like it. OG 12.5 Plato / IBUs 35 / ABV 5.1%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (367) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
They’ve got the appearance down to style - hazy yellow/orange body with a large white head up top. The aroma is pretty mild, yeast and slight touches of hop spice. On the tongue the biggest flavor is definitely bready malts, but fades to herbal hop. There’s a surprisingly strong alcohol profile on the nose and the flavor that’s a turnoff in a good pils. Pretty much a perfect mouthfeel, soft, smooth, but with just enough fizz to keep it interesting. I love a good pils and am consistently impressed with Jack’s Abby, so I’m slightly disappointed with this. Good not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity grainy aroma. Fruity grainy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Tiny to small head, disappears. Simple malty aroma. Hop pellets, straw, buttery taste. Light body. Hoppy spicy aftertaste. Dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1334) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (537) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (9588) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
Klares goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch getreidig, kräftig malzig, hopfig. Geschmack nach Getreide, hopfig, leicht würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2518) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
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,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (7088) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2014
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.

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