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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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%


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt, you know LOVED IT. This is my new goto beer, a classic fresh well made Czech plis. So good!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pale straw with good white fluffy head. Lightly toasty malt aroma with bits of honey and lemon. Really fresh and bright lemon and toast flavor. Melon and lime. Really nice light body, lively carbonation and active bitterness in the finish. Awesome pilsner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours lightly unclear yellow-gold with a foamy, white head.the nose has lots of dry biscuits, straw, some cereal grains. Light-medium sweet flavor with great balance, some lovely biscuity pale malts, white bread, touches of lemon rind, straw, sourdough bread. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Balanced finish, good pale bready sweetness with just enough crisp biscuits and bitter straw. Undertones of melon and lemon meringue. An absolute delight. Excellent balance, great layers for a pils. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours very hazy pale golden with a rather thin creamy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty and herbal with crackers, straw, lemon zest, lemon balm and hints of biscuits. Taste is bitter, slightly malty and herbal with crackers, biscuits, moist grass, lemon balm, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, slightly sparkling and light bodied. Finish is bitter, slightly malty and herbal with crackers, biscuits, moist grass, lemon balm and lemon zest. Wow! Chewy cracker malts and herbal hoppyness. The perfect pilsner?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2014 bottel, freshly drunk on 2/19/14
Wonderfully conditioned pour leaves the light sediment behind to produce a sparkingly clear, deep golden body with a medium sized white head that recedes fairly quickly.
Spicy hops in the nose show off fresh hay, and light minerals. Sprig of tartness seems very authentic; freshly baked sourdough that I associate with the best examples of the style. Not the strongest aroma, but what’s there is pretty near perfect to-style. No alcohol or flaws.
A peppery, but not heavy carbonation washes over the palate spreading the rich but nicely attenuated pils malt and crisp, peppery, herbal hops. Very low bitterness, but enough to balance the malts, leaving some lightly sweet honey notes lingering. Medium body, broken up by the carbonation, soft texture. Love the sourdough notes. Could drink ALOT of this. Great, as Jack’s pilsners always are. Would like just a little bit more body and maltiness, but this is sublime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
Very solid, drinkable and clean pilsener. Probably the second most true to style, by the book beer that Jack’s makes. Really tasty, I’d buy this a decent amount if I lived up there.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours an unfiltered pale yellow with a big white head that fades some but never dissipates totally. The aroma has a nice toasted malt and vaguely spicy or herbal feel to it with a clean, grassy hop note. Medium body. The taste is much like a pilsener should be with the added herbal bite and a clean crisp finish. Worth a higher grade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Aroma is light apple, floral, grass, and pear. Taste is light cracker, biscuit, pear and spicy noble hops. Really great easy drinking pils. This could become a go to for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (308) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1178) - 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.


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