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Sunny Ridge - Jack's Abby Brewing

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85
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 0
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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bpk59

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-08-2014 01:01:04 | More by bpk59
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-27-2014 15:34:37 | More by halo913
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plaid75

New York

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:37:00 | More by plaid75
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HeavyDandtheGirls

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 03:19:07 | More by HeavyDandtheGirls
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 03:18:10 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-17-2014 22:27:25 | More by kjkinsey
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 15:44:29 | More by tigg924
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322wingedfoot

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2014 01:22:41 | More by 322wingedfoot
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Kendo

New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 03:02:37 | More by Kendo
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Phished880

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2014 22:34:35 | More by Shaymus
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Brutus627

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

06-24-2014 13:57:52 | More by Brutus627
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wisegreensoul

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-21-2014 03:41:07 | More by wisegreensoul
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-15-2014 21:52:55 | More by Wally1912
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LMH88

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-09-2014 00:27:50 | More by LMH88
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-08-2014 13:42:32 | More by BColton1
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-06-2014 16:45:26 | More by Jacobob10
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joe1510

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Big ups to Ryan for sending a bottle of this out of the blue recently. Thanks, mang! Sunny Ridge is summer golden. Great clarity and large, highly active carbonation bubbles really accentuate the 24kt body. The foam is pure white, crackling and with a soapy appearance that fizzles down to nothing in a short time. Sticky lace clings from the ring left behind.

The nose is interesting. It smelled all Noble hoppy off the bat, fresh cut grass and peppery spice mostly. As it warms I get a musty character with some faint white grape. There's an indistinct, though mild, fruitiness present. I can't tell if the mustiness is from the grain bill or hop profile. Cereal grains add some sweetness but there doesn't seem to be quite the crispness that makes pilsners so enjoyable.

The flavor follows the same path as the nose with the same shortcomings along the way. The grain bill is the main component adding a touch of sweetness but unfortunately it's a little musty. It's not as crisp or clean as I'd like to see. The hop profile is pretty indistinct as well, a little earthy with a soft grassy bitterness. A touch of peppery spice wraps it up.

The body straddles the line between light and moderate with slickness on the swallow. Prickly carbonation tickles the tongue before a quick flash of bitterness hits on the backend. A residual, soft soap-like sweetness sticks around after the swallow before slowly drying out.

It may sound like I dislike this beer, and while it doesn't live up to some of my favorite pilsners, it is an enjoyable beverage. It could use some cleaning up and a brighter hop profile but overall it's solid. Thanks again for the sample, Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 02:33:11 | More by joe1510
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 05:11:32 | More by Patches826
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hmellor

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-30-2014 20:00:02 | More by hmellor
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-28-2014 17:26:58 | More by mdube0378
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-25-2014 21:33:11 | More by Latarnik
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 05:36:20 | More by Dope
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-23-2014 23:15:30 | More by Nichols33
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Sunny Ridge from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.