Pro-Am Pilsner | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Pro-Am PilsnerPro-Am Pilsner

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by rudzud on 09-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a clear golden hue. Head is rather thin. It developed slowly but it did manage to maintain its rather skinny build. It leaves a bunch of lacing.

S-Crisp and clean nose. Saaz hops deliver a lightly spicy floral aroma with some grass. Pilsner malt brought some delicate cracker notes.

T-The flavor is bright and refreshing. A true Pils here. Balanced and lively but far from intense. The maltiness brings me flavors of light honey and sweet crackers.

M-Very bubbly. Light bodied. Light bitterness. This smaller bottle will go quick.

O/D-A well made Pilsner. Sometimes Jack's Abby will surprise you with an easy going brew that isn't intense every so often. I'll still take their wackier hop-laden offerings over this any day.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Pro-Am Pilsner from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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