Sunny Ridge | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by tolar111 on 02-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
336
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayakguy
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VFerrec
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great summer beer, very drinkable.
Pours hazy yellow with a nice fluffy head.
Classic pils taste sweet and light bitterness at the finish.
Summer Crusher. Nice alternative to my usual IPAs.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 4/28/17 and poured into Carton Dubvariant glass.

L: Very clear light gold. Stiff 2F head with good retention, lacing, and a cap and ring.

S: Citrus with grassy herbal Pils malt. Smells like it should.

T: Light citrus, light grassiness. Some yeast. Finishes a little bit on the bitter side. I don't feel the sun.

F: Light bodied, pretty lively carbonation, but still might not be enough to chase that finish. Construction is OK. Still fairly refreshing.

O: Not one of their better offerings. Maybe 10 weeks is a bit much?

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Photo of lic217
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: light yellow, very clear, nice head with lacing
Smell: Pilsner malt, light flowery, spicey, citrus like hops
Taste: Follows the nose, starts sweet, but ends with nice bitterness
Feel: Very drinkable, moderate carbonation
Overall: A very good pilsner

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 04/25/17

Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a creamy white foam head. Smells like big green apple, pear, orange citrus, malty honey grains, tea, with floral spicy earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like green apple, pear, orange citrus, malty honey grains, tea, with floral spicy earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels smooth medium bodied, creamy and crisp with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice pilsner.

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Photo of LukeGude
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can. Great porch beer. Plenty of head. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of luke12345
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfconnor
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good, but it was a little on the sweet side, whereas I like a pils with a sharper bite.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a light yellow color. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a one to two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. Messy lacing ran here and there. The smell starts off with some sweet corn malts. Light grassy to lightly spicy hops. Light biscuity dryness. The taste was sweet first and then slides into some light spice. Semi-smooth sweet to spicy aftertaste with a fairly wet semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. Crisp and smooth, with a good penetration hitting the tongue. Overall, perfect for a late Spring day. Would love to have again.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - hazy golden color with white head

Smell - grass, lemon rind, biscuit

Taste - biscuit, lemon rind, grass, bready malts

Mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, slight breadyness/sweetness upfront, slight bitterness on the back end

Overall - satisfactory offering thats easy to drink - worth a try

Price Point - $2.29/16 oz can

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: clear golden amber wheat color. there is a hint of burnt yellow as well. head pour large, white, and frothy. it settles at about 2 fingers

s: huge bready aroma, noble hops, lemongrass, nice earthy herbal aroma as well

t: follows the nose. big bready malty notes up front. lemongrass and an herbal bitterness follow that. there is a touch of sweetness from the malt as well. a touch of pepper and the bread finish this off

m: lighter side of medium. high carbonation

o: well made pilsner here. this checks off all the notches i look for. mouthfeel is good, the flavors are smooth and harmonized. finish is crisp with just a kick from the hops

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Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden hue, brilliant white head. Smell of lime and crackers. Nice bready crusty backbone to this. A touch of lime juice on the finish. Nice peppery bite too. Very drinkable, but not the smoothest pilsner, even locally. It does a lot of things to a satisfactory level, but nothing to an extraordinary level. That's perfectly fine.

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Photo of madelf66
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of griffey123
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johncnh
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Spicy, herbal noble hops up front along with a light grainy note. Simple, but very nice

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the herbal hops and goes into some light spicy hop notes, graininess, and pils malt. Again, very simple but solid execution

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A clean, simple German pils that really hits the spot. Extremely easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out for the summer time

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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Sunny Ridge from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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