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Pro-Am Pilsner - Jack's Abby Brewing

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in support of the American Homebrewers Association with an award winning recipe by local homebrewer Alex Corona. Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops converge to create a traditional bohemian Pilsner beer.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: rudzud on 09-07-2013)
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Reviews by Gatch:
Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear, yellow with a fizzy white head. Typical for the style and not much to note here. No lacing or retention.

S: Great hop presence. Light enough to showcase the yeast and usual nose for the style.

T: So refreshing and crisp. Hops really contribute to a nice finish. Floral, slightly fruity, and a bit earthy. I would gladly have another bottle, which is rarely the case with a Pilsner for me.

M: Drinks so well. Clear, clean, crisp. Tasty and never bland or dry as I find some Pilsners to be after a while.

O: A very good version of the style. Tough to find a Czech Pils of this quality on this side of the pond. Nothing too remarkable but a good twist on the style with a bit more hops than usual. Recommended!

Gatch, Nov 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: hops, grain, and toasted malt

Taste: grain, toasted malt, and light hops

Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter middle, light body, medium-high carbonation, smooth

Overall: Very smooth, clean, and good for the style. If I wanted a Czech pilsner, this would be one to reach for.

tigg924, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Janeinma, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Bjlps, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

trevorpost, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

kevgod, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

IcemanCometh, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Bilco, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta review the locals, Jacks Abby is probably my favorite. Nice to see them working with homebrewers.

A- Poured from the 500ml bottle with a golden yellow body that is pretty much clear. A foamy white head forms to around two fingers with decent retention. Thick ring leaves nice webs of lace.

S- Reminds me of a good Czech pilsener with notes of light grainy sweetness, lager yeast and some noble hops. Spicy and somewhat herbal/floral. Slight diacetyl but acceptable.

T- A good balance between the hops and malts, both of which lend distinct flavors. Saaz lends a nice grassy, spicy feel that is layered over toasted, cracker, bready, biscuit and slightly sweet grains. Clean and smooth.

MF- Highly carbonated brew with a light body overall. Hop bitterness lingers on the palate nicely in the finish. Creamy and silky smooth.

Balanced, clean and drinkable. Hops and grains balance out nicely in this refreshing Pils.

cbutova, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

bostonryan, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Hirshi, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

dvorsd, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DerekMorgan, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An aggressive pour skill only yields a small bubbly head covering that fades pretty quickly, over a crystal clear tan apple juice colored beer.

Nose has a nice Czech pilsner aroma, like very similar to a good Czech pilsner, light toasty straw, bit grainy and even a hint of hay, little crackery pilsner, then into nice grassy hop, touch earthy but mostly just grassy like a nice noble hop, as well as a nice crisp slightly fruity lager touch.

Taste is quite malty, a nice toasty pilsner malt, lots of cracked straw and grassy malt characters, and even dried hay, bit grainy and crackery, with a touch of sweetness. Hops are fairly dominant too, a nice big grassy hop character, fair bitterness, just a hint of earthy too, some mild sulfur on the back end. Decent fruity lager character, fairly crisp and clean. Finish is dry and clean, crisp, nice lager characters lingering, bit more grassy hops and light straw pilsner malt.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, carbonation is a bit lighter than it should be though.

Overall pretty nice, a good take on a Czech pilsner, a nice straw toasty pilsner malt, decent grassy hop, very Czech level of bitterness that I remember from my trip there a couple months ago, tasty and drinkable, great lager characters and nice and crisp, but a little under carbonated and that hint of sulfur in there.

jlindros, Sep 28, 2013
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Pro-Am Pilsner from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.