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Sunny Ridge - Jack's Abby Brewing

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141 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: tolar111 on 02-13-2014)
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Photo of predikit
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a slightly clouded yellow-amber, leaving behind a beautiful white head that has high retention. Included with the lacing, it seems to leave a thick ring of foam behind at the previous level as I drink.

The nose is subtle here, yeasty, hints of pome fruit and very small hint of citrus in the hops.

First taste was interesting. Hops forward, getting apple and a hint of orange, floral notes, the malts show up midway through and on towards the back end, the transition almost creating a smokey flavor, before the light bitterness of roasted malts takes over, leaving behind a lasting bite that makes you want to reach for another sip.

Light to medium bodied, the carbonation is mellow and it goes down smooth. Very drinkable.

I am pleased with this purchase and am starting to look at session beers with a lot more respect.

predikit, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of jlussier
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jlussier, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Evil_Pidde, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of tredole
5/5  rDev +32.3%

tredole, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Dicers, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +5.8%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 15, 2014.

The color of the pour is an unfiltered pale yellow sitting under a big white fizzy head that eventually settles back.

The aroma smells muchy like one would expect from a pilsener with its toasted biscuit malt and sweet character along with a grassy hop note. However I do pick up the added herbal bite.

The body is medium

Pilseners are one of those refreshing beers that have some expectations with which we are all familiar and with the added herbal, spice twist mixed in with those toasty malts and clean hops, I'm am enjoying this variation.

puboflyons, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of ChrisKayler
5/5  rDev +32.3%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Tiernan, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of rorjets
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jack's Abby Sunny Ridge is a German style Pilsner brewed in the Lager fashion of cold conditioning. It pours smoothly with a golden color and nice head of more than 2 inches. The first sip yielded a surprising grassy, or earthy flavor, with some nice hops kicking in on the backside. The finish was very clean. I really enjoyed the complexity of the flavor - this beer is deeelicious! All in all, another excellent offering from Jack's Abby Brewing!

rorjets, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +5.8%

halo913, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of plaid75
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured clean pilsner malts and a sharp noble hop spice.

The taste offered a fresh tasting, crisp pilsner malt with a vibrant herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty pilsner.

plaid75, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of HeavyDandtheGirls
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HeavyDandtheGirls, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Texasfan549, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

kjkinsey, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1 inch head, light gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: straw, grass, toasted malt

Taste: straw, grass, toasted malt, light hops at the end

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness

Overall: Typical Jack's Abbey. Nice and clean lager. I could have several of these. This beer is worth seeking out.

tigg924, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

322wingedfoot, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Kendo
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. Body is hazy light golden that appears more straw-yellow when backlit. Small white head on top, plenty of fine bubbles rise to refortify it. Decent rings of lace up top and some splotches of lace on the way down the glass.

S: Mild grassiness is there, but overwhelmed by a surprising fruitiness and nearly funky mustiness. Not at all expected for a pilsner.

T: Mild flavors overall - white grape skins, some bready malt and a modest but non-descript bitterness on the finish, which lingers on the palate eventually providing the accustomed-to Noble grassiness. But vinuous grape characteristics fight the hops even in the aftertaste.

M: Nice creaminess to the feel, with fine carbonation. Light-ish in heft.

O: Good, just a bit different from your standard pilsner.

Kendo, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Phished880, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Shaymus, Jun 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

wisegreensoul, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Wally1912, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

LMH88, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BColton1, Jun 08, 2014
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Sunny Ridge from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.