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Sunny Ridge - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Sunny Ridge
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85
very good

138 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1
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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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%

No bottle date on this one.

A: Clear golden pour with a tall and very fluffy white head. Great head retention but only little bits of lacing here and there.

S: Big crisp pilsner malt. Lots of grassy hops and some herbal ones too. Light citrus too. Light, crisp and refreshing aroma.

T: Again, big pilsner malt. Quite grassy initially. Mild herbal presence that grows stronger into the middle and finish with a moderate hit of bitterness. Light, crackery malt with that typical pilsner dryness, especially in the finish and aftertaste. Long lingering grassy aftertaste with a light bit of herbal quality.

M: Light, dry, crisp.

O: Nice. Can't expect much complexity from a pilsner but it's nice and crisp and dry, the way I like these beers. Tasty and drinkable. Pilsner malt is a litttle over the top, it sometimes reminds me of burning rubber but it's not overpowering. I kinda like burning rubber (big car guy) anyway so that probably helps.

05-24-2014 05:36:20 | More by Dope
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-04-2014 23:44:03 | More by Tiernan
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-26-2014 22:56:46 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-07-2014 20:25:58 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-26-2014 02:21:56 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

07-07-2014 15:44:29 | More by tigg924
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tredole

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +31.9%

08-18-2014 15:38:22 | More by tredole
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CloudStrife

New York

4.11/5  rDev +8.4%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear pale golden yellow with a dense white head sitting on top. Not very much visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a while before leaving some lacing and settling down.

S: Light lagery malt base balanced out with a touch of hop bitterness. Breadiness comes through nicely. Grassy hops.

T: Very balanced brew with a fantastic blend of malts and hops. Starts off with a bit of sweet pale malts, then a dose of hops comes through adding a bit of bitterness. Lager yeast rounds out the backend. Hops linger into the aftertaste.

M: This could be the definition of an easy drinking lager. Light body with ample carbonation. Clean and refreshing dry finish.

Overall this is a very solid pilsner that reminds me of the warm summer weather. Great malting and the hop compliments well.

03-02-2014 23:16:09 | More by CloudStrife
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hmellor

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-30-2014 20:00:02 | More by hmellor
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-27-2014 03:08:57 | More by Dan114
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-02-2014 12:35:14 | More by RyanOooh
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear pale orange/yellow. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Slightly herbal hop. Crisp pilsner malt. Clean aroma.

Taste - Again a little bit of an herbal hop. Nice pilsner malt. Crisp. Maybe just a bit of sweetness. Spicy finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Excellent pilsner. I had this after Mocha Wednesday. Still tasted good.

04-01-2014 02:34:24 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-07-2014 00:46:42 | More by Kegatron
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-02-2014 22:13:05 | More by beergorrilla
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-03-2014 11:38:20 | More by Bunuelian
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-18-2014 17:54:36 | More by Bjlps
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-11-2014 20:11:13 | More by Kmlund
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Shaymus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-29-2014 22:34:35 | More by Shaymus
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-24-2014 17:14:40 | More by trevorpost
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

08-15-2014 21:01:04 | More by puboflyons
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-17-2014 20:06:09 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Phished880

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-30-2014 01:20:01 | More by Phished880
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2014 01:16:26 | More by campfirebrew
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-11-2014 14:32:45 | More by jwchestnut
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Consumed 5/11/14

Appearance: Mostly clear with some chill haze, pale gold/straw - pours with a medium-sized, bright white head - impressive retention, more or less keeps the same size cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Clean and bright - a bit different than a typical pils, somewhat delicate - Jack's Abby lager yeast, some light fruits, some light citrus - noble hops are definitely here, but they're nicely subtle, with some grass, earth, spice, and straight-up leafy hops - pale grains, pale malts, light bread, half-baked biscuits

Taste: Light, clean, and crisp - pale malts, pale grains - about as grainy as a "typical" pilsner - some light bready sweetness, with a very light touch of toast, biscuits - Jack's Abby yeast, light fruit esters with some floral citrus - some hints of earthy, spicy, leafy hops, but not much - finishes mostly clean

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, nicely smooth, finishes clean with some lingering spice

Overall: Ridge Racer?

Jack's Abby probably could have made this beer blindfolded, half-asleep, or otherwise impaired. They're just that good at making easy drinking, clean lagers. This is no exception. There's nothing particularly exceptional about this, but it's worth a try simply because it's so drinkable.

05-12-2014 03:55:46 | More by angrybabboon
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Sunny Ridge from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.