Post Shift Pilsner
Jack's Abby Brewing

Post Shift PilsnerPost Shift Pilsner
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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #26
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,117
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 10.13%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
174
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Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  30
SCORE
88
Very Good
Post Shift PilsnerPost Shift Pilsner
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is grass, grain, and light hops. Light bodied, clean, high carbonation and slightly bitter. Nice and good pilsner but I prefer the dry hopped version that has some extra bite.

May 11, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice drinkable pils. Nothing too outrageously interesting here, but does have some citrus notes that were tasty. Pretty dead in terms of smell, but looked very nice and was smooth going down. Not my go-to style of beer, but definitely tasty when you want something light-bodied and not too alcoholic. I liked this more than Hoponius Union.

Apr 25, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Canned 01 23 20
Served in a Willi Becher

The ever-so-slightly hazed, light gold body was topped by a fluffy, inch-tall, bright white crown that quickly fell to a thin collar. A few tiny dots of lacing trickled down the glass after each sip.

Solid aroma. Crisp and bright with a distinctive Pilsner malt quality. Somewhat crackery. Nice lager yeast presence as well. Powdery and dry. Lemon notes were also apparent. Bit of wet hay too. Some white wine was also detectable.

The flavor was even brighter than the nose. Really crisp and lemony. Faint grassy hop notes came through on the front end. Pilsner malts were also noticeable. Nice dry lager yeast quality too. More grassiness on the back end and the finish. The beer finished with a subtle lingering, earthy hop bitterness.

Outstanding mouthfeel. Lighter in body for the style. The liquid contained a larger bubbled, fairly aggressive effervescence that turned amazingly fluffy and smooth on the palate.

Post Shift Pilsner is a nice easy drinking pils from my favorite local lager brewery. As indicated by the name, this would be a perfect “post shift” beer.

Apr 12, 2020
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, canned on 1/7/2020.

Pale gold, excellent clarity. Medium creamy white head with good retention and patchy lacing on the glass.

Floral hops, hay and cereal-like malt aroma with some lemon, white wine, and melon.

Brisk hoppiness in the flavor. Finishes bitter and dry.

Light bodied, soft carbonation, very smooth. Overall, I prefer Pilsners that have more of a noble hop character but this was a solid and very refreshing version. Leans more towards the fruitier side than its seasonal cousin Sunny Ridge.

Mar 02, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a clear yellow with a large white head that slowly diminishes. In the nose, it is malty and hoppy. In the mouth, it is lightly pilsner bitter with a nice malt base.

Feb 22, 2020
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Maltyhead from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 ounce can.

Appearance: very light honey color, 1” head, no lacing.

Smell: subtle to medium malty.

Taste: malty, very little bitterness.

Mouth Feel: very lightly carbonated & medium creaminess.

I enjoyed. I would purchase again.

Feb 17, 2020
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear pale yellow straw in color with a finger of dense white head that (too quickly) settles to a thin film. Aroma is full of lightly sweet, grainy, and crackery malt, hints of toast and a bit of herbal hops. The taste focuses on the sweet grainy, crackery malts balanced by a medium plus bitterness and a bit of herbal hop flavor. Finish is relatively dry and bitter with a clean fermentation profile. Medium-light in body with medium-high carbonation.

I love this beer. I was shocked to find that I had never reviewed this especially since it has been a near constant presence in my fridge. It’s a great value at ~$10 for a six pack of 16 oz cans and I find this to be an instance where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Jan 04, 2020
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear yellow gold with a nice-sized, bright-white head. Decent retention and lovely lacing. Wet cracker malt and a touch of sulfur in the nose. Great crisp taste. Hint of mint. Lightly bitter finish. On the light side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

Nov 22, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden with a small,fast receding white head. Smell in nondescript; faint earthy smell. Taste is delicious, the Noble hops jump right out with a nice malt backbone.Maybe some bread smell. Feels medium bodied, nice carbonation,finishes semi dry. Overall a quaffable German style Pils. The total lack of almost any scent is a bit disturbing, still good though.

Sep 25, 2019
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SmashAdams from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really solid pilsner at a great price - two things I've come to rely on from Jack's Abby. A crisp and refreshing beer that's best enjoyed outside on a warm day. yb

Sep 04, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

47th review. Pilsner done right and better than urqiell.
A . Clear and to spec.
S . Bright Noble lemony on white cracker.
T . Like smells. More. Wine like lemon rind Pucker. Plus more good into finale.
F . Crisp clean refreshing.
0 . Great pilsner lager.

Aug 21, 2019
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moodenba from New York

3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jack's Abby House Pilsner was sampled with dinner at Cambridge (MA) Common in August, 2019. The beer is just fine, and seems true to style (although I'm not sure I know the specific character of Franconia's Pilsners). However I would have liked to see more -- definitely more malt body, and probably a more distinctive noble hop character. I say that it is true to style because most of the German Lagers I have tasted recently seem to come up a little bit short (Weihenstephaner Original being a notable exception).

Aug 12, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having spent the past week CANmitted to only drinking AmeriCAN CANned beers in support of (ISO) the 4th of July & then getting on a brewery horizontal kick, it is time to begin branching out again. I have plenty more to keep The CANQuest (tm) going strong!

From the CAN: "OG 11.7 Plato"; "IBUs 30"; "Unfiltered & Unpasteurized"; "16 Fl. Oz./One Pint of Lager"; "There will be no working during drinking hours! Brewed with Bavarian malt and hops, this everyday Pilsner is bright, crisp and refreshing. We think it’s the perfect way to end the work day. Clock out, post-up and enjoy!"; "Prost!"

I spent a moment CANtemplating this relatively large CAN since I had not Crack!ed open one of its size in several days, but in for a penny, in for a pint. Once open, I CANtinued with a slow, gentle C-Line Glug since there was no reason to get carried away & potentially create a mess. It foamed up CANsiderably to form just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), which was okay since they did mark it as "unfiltered". Nose had the wondrous honey-like breadiness that is the hallmark of the style along with the hay & grassy scent of Saaz hops. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, about on par for the style. The taste was a little heavier in terms of its hoppiness that it really should have been. The emphasis should have been on the malts with the hops as an acCANpaniment, not the other way around. Still, you are not going to hear me CANplaining too loudly. Finish was pleasantly crisp & dry, just as they intended. I CAN easily see filling the Summer's beach-bound cooler with this one. YMMV.

Jul 12, 2019
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: grass, light grain, bread;

T: follows the nose up front; middle is very floral; finish is mildly bitter and a combination of grass, light grain, bread, and floral;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; crisp;

O: easy drinking; more complexity than many other pilsners; very enjoyable;

Jun 02, 2019
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours golden with long lasting foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Noble hops and biscuit malt. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of grain, grassy hops and biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. Nice session brew.

May 10, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz can from variety pack, canned on 02/14/19 ... poured into simple glass mug)

L: crystal-clear, yellow liquid; mild speckled sediment; white crackly sponge of foam forms on pour but collapses fast; no lace

S: lemon oil, crust of white bread; heavy aroma of citrus peels... good potency, fairly standard smell

T: mild lemon-peppery zip at the front of the palate, mildly rich doughy malt filling out the back... dry finish, aftertaste of lemon-kissed flaky pastry (danish), just without any sweetness... bitterness seems to lose its zip fairly fast, though a mellow herbal spiciness hangs for a bit

F: clean all the way; smooth, lightly resinous texture, silky malt body, nice snap in the finish with the carbonation and hop spice combining to enhance its dryness

O: nice elements but not all that fresh tasting after 2 months out and who knows what path it took to get to me... maybe a standby in their home market, but I can get a number of clones of this locally

Apr 23, 2019
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officerbill from New York

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a bright, crisp, hoppy flavor and a relatively low 4.7% ABV it's easy to spend the afternoon with this beer. Post Shift isn't the best pilsner I've ever had, but at this price point ($10 6 pack) you'd be hard pressed to find a better choice.

Apr 17, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/14/18. Another stellar lager from Jack’s Abby. Their beers make me happy to be back in New England. This is just a darn good Pilsner. Crisp, clean, balanced, easy drinking....delicious. Properly hopped to match the malt bill and create an awesome feel and finish. Buying a 4-pack of tall cans is a no-brainer!

Dec 29, 2018
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Jaystar from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little frothier in feel and look than a classic pilsener while still crisp and refreshing - with that good pilsener sharpness!
An excellent and not too distant variation of a classic style!

Dec 26, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent golden-yellow with a finger and a half of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is dry pilsner malt, yeast, straw, and spicy, herbal hops. Malt hits up front with the hops sliding up the volume towards the finish. It stays well balanced and nuanced. Flavor profile is straw, spicy, citrus, herbal hops with pilsner, bready malts underneath. It has a lightly sweet taste up front and then fades more into mellow malts. A yeasty finish keeps the taste lingering on the tongue. Mouth feel starts fairly concentrated, with the liquid becoming slightly expansive on the tongue, ending at a fuzzy, medium-thin consistency. It's lightly crisp, but loses a touch of that crispness to the fuzziness on the end of the tongue. Overall, a quality pilsner with nuanced and discernible hops and malts. It's not a flavor dump, nor is it completely devoid of personality - striking a calm and pleasureful balance.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Nov 25, 2018
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a brilliant straw gold color with a large creamy white head and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet cereal malt, some toasted bread and a nice floral hop.

T: Toasted bread and sweet malt, mixed with a strong floral hop and bitterness. It tastes nice but the hop is a little strong for the rest of the pilsner.

F: Light body, smooth carbonation.

O: This is a nice beer, I just wish it was a little less hoppy, the hops unbalance it a bit.

Oct 10, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

definitely on the lighter side of craft pilsener, but a well made beer, as they all are from these guys. the name says it all, but to me, its almost pre shift beer, in the sense that drinking it almost makes me want to work, like for myself of course, but like, go pull weeds as an excuse to drink this outside or something, its that kind of beer, blue collar but professionally even artfully done. clear and pale yellow at most, with a short but stocky white head on it and the aroma you would expect, light european pils malt and noble hops with a very mellow lager yeast strain and some minerals, the flavor is the same, just a little balancing bitterness from the hops, a biscuity simplicity to the grain, and a wonderful refreshing dryness to help it finish fast, barely a trace after the swallow. epic carbonation, this one really sings, quenching and a beer to drink deeply and quickly, i love when i meet a pils like this! i pretty much like all the lighter stuff these guys do, but this is one i would buy again and again. the lighter side of the style for sure, but its an all year round beer for my palate. very drinkable and enjoyable, clean and easy.

Sep 30, 2018
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atr2605 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a clear golden color with a white head with average retention
S-subtle sweet malt, little to no hop presence
T-grainy malt with grassy hop bitterness to balance it
M-light bodied with average carbonation
O-solid crisp pilsner

Jul 16, 2018
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soze47 from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light, crisp and a perfect beer for any hot weather or cool down situation. Just enough roast to toast the pils - lovely hoping and nice dry finish. Another great lager from jacks Abby.

Jul 08, 2018
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 06 04 18
4.7% ABV
The beer was a gold color. There was a small white head with a little lace. Lively carbonation.
A fresh, outdoors aroma. Grain, grassy, floral.
For me this translated to a taste of bread and some light peppery spice.
A nice crisp, refreshing beer.

Jul 08, 2018
Post Shift Pilsner from Jack's Abby Brewing
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