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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4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear standard golden hue with a creamy one finger white head that fades slowly to leave a thick blanket and light side lacing.

S - Oh yeah, this is a pilsener alright. Nice clean, crisp, almost crackery pilsener malts and light, earthy Saaz hops. Nice and light on the nose, not overly sweet or bready. A very, very nice balance of slightly sweet clean malts and earthy hops.

T - Taste again, hits the nail on the head. Start is the not overly sweet crackery malts, so definitively pilsner, that fades in to slightly spicy, earthy hops. Spot on, just spot on. Earthy hops, crisp clean lightly sweet malts and crackers, this beer is tradition in a glass.

M - Mouthfeel is super clean, crisp, refreshing. Nice carbonation here keeps this incredibly bright.

O - Overall, this is an excellent representation of the style. Super balanced, clean, and traditional. Well done!

Photo of KelsoSaaz
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pokal

A: Pours a straw, golden-yellow with a creamy white 2 finger head.

S: Grassy, earthy, with a ton of grain and fresh bread aromas with hints of sweet, honey, malty notes

T: Clean pilsner malt with delicious noble hops giving flavors of light spice, earthiness and grass, especially in the finish.

M: Soapy, yet clean. High carbonation that tingles.

O: An excellent American made Czech pilsner, which is too rare these days. Simple at first, yet subtle in its complexity; this is for refined palates. A must try for Czech beer lovers here in the states.

Photo of Andrew041180
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a weisen glass. The beer is a slightly hazy, bright gold color. The head dissipates rapidly and leaves just a trace of lacing on the glass. There is a small amount of carbonation visible that keeps a thin film on top of the beer.

S - Exactly what you would expect. Really light malts, grassy smell, floral hops. Nice level too, you don't have to really snot this stuff in to get a good whiff. It is easy to detect, which is not always the case.

T - Follows the nose, and again, just what you would expect and hope for. Really light sweetness from the malt, grassiness, floral hops, and a light, enveloping bitterness.

M - I can never say enough about Jack's Abby beers' mouthfeel. Velvety smooth with the sense that the carbonation is helping to give body to the beer, even though it is in no way fizzy. It has a refreshing finish and goes down smoothly.

O - Beers such as this one are slowly weaning me off over-powered IPAs. That's a huge compliment because while I thought it might happen some day, I didn't think it would be this soon. Enjoy this beer anywhere you can find it.

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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!

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on an otherwise clear dark gold color. Lively carbonation. Small, bubbly, bright-white head with solid retention. Some sticky splotches of lacing.

Smell: Lightly floral hops up front. Pushes some decent earthy notes as well. Malts are nice and light. A crackery snap layered over a mildly toasted bready malt backbone. Incredibly clean and easy. A bit of pale malt sweetness with some vague apple skin. Warming ups the bready sweetness a touch. Some grass and hay.

Taste: Hyper clean. Malts run lightly bready with some underlying pale malt sweetness. Lightly toasted with some floral hop elements. Earthy and slightly dirty with some bread crust and cracker. Warming smooths everything out a bit. A touch of biscuit dough thrown in the mix. Lager yeast is mostly clean with a vague hint of apple thrown in the mix.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate carbonation. Relatively clean with slight lingering earthiness. Smooth and a touch creamy.

Overall: An effort worth working for.

Jack's Abby wins American lagers.

Photo of Dope
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date but just released within the last week or two.

A: Crystal-clear amber pour. Big fluffy light tan head. Head sticks around forever, great retention. Nice fluffy tendrils of lacing everywhere.

S: Really nice herbal hop aroma with some hints of grass. Wonderful bready malt.

T: Decent hoppiness up front, mostly grass. Some floral hops too. Not sure what I was thinking in my description above of the aroma. Kind of a grainy, bready...dry and crackery malt. Drying aftertaste with more grass.

M: Decent medium body, smooth but quite dry in the finish.

O: A really nice pils. One of the best. Fresh, crisp and refreshing. Has that characteristic dry and refreshing flavor typical of the style. Hits the spot on a hot day for sure. Nicely balanced and goes down easy. Super smooth. I love it.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good starting head that settles slowly and in a rocky fashion. Leaves definitive ring lace. The beer is golden in color and nearly clear.

Leans to the grainy side. Predominately pils malt aromas. Light hop in the background. Some alcohol to the nose.

Hoppier than the smell indicates. Good, soft pale malt base. The bitterness comes on very quickly. It intensifies in the swallow and gives this beer a loooong aftertaste. Full bodied with an average carbonation. Easy to drink beer.

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Pro-Am Pilsner from Jack's Abby Brewing
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