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Pro-Am Pilsner - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Pro-Am PilsnerPro-Am Pilsner

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BA SCORE
88
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.56%
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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Hirshi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-06-2013 14:10:24 | More by Hirshi
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-05-2013 23:49:24 | More by Kegatron
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-02-2013 22:37:19 | More by nmann08
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-30-2013 01:49:04 | More by ethanmc12
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-28-2013 02:14:34 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice gold with about 1 finger of white foamy head with scattered lacing.
S - Aroma is your typical pilsener, pilsener malt, some spice a little light fruit.
T - This is excellent for a pils, there's definitely some peppery pils kinda malt spice goin on, then some nice fruit traits in this that are mild, a touch of bitterness.
M - Crisp and light on the palate, good aftertaste.
O - Excellent if not my favorite pilsener I've had, its got a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 01:41:38 | More by Omnium
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-26-2013 06:41:18 | More by GreesyFizeek
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-25-2013 00:50:59 | More by tom10101
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-23-2013 13:34:02 | More by snowmaggedon
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 00:55:35 | More by cbutova
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It seems like every time I go to a beer store there is a new Jack's Abby on the shelves. Luckily I always want to try their stuff...

Beer is straw-colored with a white head. A nice thick bubbly ring is formed. Smell is grainy and bready with some lemon, floral, grassy hops.

Taste is really straight-up pilsner but with a good hop addition. Definitely get the noble/saaz hops, lots of herbal and grassy tones with some light fruit there as well. Big grain and bready malts. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated with a good crispness to it, well-balanced hop and malt bill.

Pretty straightforward but definitely a nice pils, glad you can actually tell it's a pils, but while having a good level of hoppage to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:17:12 | More by Chico1985
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Tschnab

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-17-2013 12:58:14 | More by Tschnab
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-17-2013 00:43:22 | More by Archemedies
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 16:28:01 | More by tigg924
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-12-2013 01:07:27 | More by AnitaBrewski
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-10-2013 18:58:36 | More by jmmy3
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden color with a 3F head into a Pilsner glass. Nice lacing.

Deep malt aroma with light fruit.

The mouth feel at first feel mildly carbonated. As the beer warms, a more intense carbonation.

The finish is very important in this style of beer: malty and crisp with light bitterness.

There is light fruit in the taste and strong malt.

Overall, a very good beer exhibiting strong malt character and mild bitterness. More carbonated

than other beers I have tasted in the style.

Best served at 51F ( 11 C) to bring out a better balance in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 02:49:40 | More by brureview
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly golden yellow color with 1/2 an inch of head that fades down to tiny bubbles quite quickly

S: Lots of pilsner malt that lends quite the graininess, along with some floral and lightly spicy noble hops

T: Follows the nose. Quite grainy to start off with some nice floral hop notes. Malts step in for a nice, crisp backbone for a good support. Finishes with a very light floral hop note

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very refreshing and crisp pilsner. Easy to drink and enjoy, and great price as usual. Recommended for those pilsner/lager fans out there

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 06:28:58 | More by BEERMILER12
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 oz bottle poured into a bulbed pint glass. Comes out straw yellow with excellent clarity. Thick frothy white head with pretty much small bubbles. Really good lacing and glass retention here. Liking it a lot, a great representation of the style, looks clean.

Smell is adequate for the style. Some outside harvest straw/hay aromas, a little earthy and slightly floral at the end. Mild hop presence tickles the nose at the end, grassy.

Taste again is good for the style. Pretty malty overall. Some mild sweet grainy and bread flavors without being gritty. Mild earthy and grassy hops without being bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's actually pretty full bodied, flavor lingers about 8-10 seconds. Good carbonation level, and a decent balanced. More sweet tan bitter, but I appropriate for the style. Crazy easy to drink, good carbonation level. In a nutshell, it's clean, crisp, and reasonably smooth. I like it, a good representation of the style, wouldn't expect anything less.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:31:02 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-30-2013 20:37:21 | More by Kmlund
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-29-2013 02:53:06 | More by ElGallo
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 22:49:18 | More by jlindros
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-26-2013 02:16:41 | More by EatonHops
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-24-2013 17:03:37 | More by IcemanCometh
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-21-2013 21:27:06 | More by wdarcy77
Pro-Am Pilsner from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.