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Sunny Ridge - Jack's Abby Brewing

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very good

146 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: tolar111 on 02-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 32
Reviews by utopiajane:
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3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This bottle had no date on it and it poured hazy and with an off white head that fell fast. it had only a bit of grain sweetness on the nose and something that smelled like cereal. Like cheerios actually. It had the distinct scent of harsh weeds rather than sweet grass and the taste was equally disappointing. It had no body and a dullness overall. A sour edge to the flavors that made me think this beer was past it's prime. It was muddled by lemon int eh finish and is the first beer I have ever had that I thought actually tasted and did not just smell dank. Flat lifeless and had a sickly sweet undertone.

Definitely would benefit by a best by date.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tigg924
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.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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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.

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Sunny Ridge from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.