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Jack Straw - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 80
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 5.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mattsucks on 03-21-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 80
Reviews by DeFaz:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of nicholas2121
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jack Straw brewed by Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon, with an ABV of 5.2% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell of Jack Straw is is grains ,malts, and a hit of hops. Not much to the smell of this brew, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste it is bitter, but smooth. I like how Jack Straw is different from most brews on the market. There is a strong bitterness at first but the end is smooth and rich. Jack Straw has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Jack Straw bold, rich , and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Jack Straw a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon did a nice job with this brew. (733 characters)

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely dialed in, well done Fat Heads ! From the appearance to the aromas, feel and taste this is a true pilsener at it's finest. Already known for their world class hoppy beers, in my opinion, Fat heads brews some of the best representations of lager styles that can be had. And since The Wright Pils is out for the season this'll be my go to. (348 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Zonian1
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thickest longest lasting head of any beer that has ever graced my pallet. golden straw color. dry malty smell. taste is similar; grainy yet crisp. surprisingly smooth mellow wash, with an earthy aftertaste. (207 characters)

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of McMatt7
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of miketd
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of wellsnb
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of cyrushire
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jack Straw - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and soapy, with scant lacing, and a golden clear body.

I smell bright and lively grains and malts. A slight citrus zip showed up towards the end for me. Not too much hops in the smell here.

Tastes like a mild touch of hops, along with the livelier grains mentioned above. Nice and smooth balance to this drink. I can see why this would be a good choice after being out on hot weather..

This beer's mouthfeel is clean and smooth. A very good job done here when it comes to refreshing and going down easy.

Overall,I'll give Jack Straw - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon a 4.25. I'd grab this again on a stifling day for sure. (770 characters)

Photo of MJSJr
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillwave22
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ALLISON01
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

This beer pours straw colored. It is topped with a generous portion of white head that is fed by a constant flow of tiny bubbles rising from nucleation points. It leaves some decent lacing.

There is not much aroma. I get some hints of lemon though.

The taste has that lemon character as well as some slight hop bitterness. It is quite a refreshing pilsner, exactly what I was looking for today.

Moderate mouthfeel, low carbonation

I was in the mood for an easy drinker this afternoon, and this beer fit the bill perfectly. A delicious take on the pilsner style. (610 characters)

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BB1313
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a straw color with nice clarity; fluffy eggshell white head that leaves nice retention and lacing. The aromas are nice. Sweet malts are there with some corn. Subtle pear notes. The flavors are nice too and follow the nose. Solid bitterness, but it's not over the top. More pear. Some black pepper in the mix. Some fresh grass too. Mouthful has active carbonation and it's slightly creamy. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it finishes clean.

This is a nice pilsener. They stay true to style, which is cool. I like it. (555 characters)

Photo of rypkr
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLacy
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Jack Straw from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.