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Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing

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93
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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 69
Gots: 80 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This "Lager Wine" aged for nine months in bourbon barrels previously used for Framinghammer.

(Beer added by: Resuin on 10-17-2013)
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Photo of frenchblood21
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into KBS goblet. Date of review is 8/13/14.

Appearance- Gives me a first impression of a peach mead. Honey is the color that pops in my mind. A beautiful white head was present for a few seconds, but it's gone now.

Smell- Smells an awful lot like a barleywine. I get strong flavors of fig, apricot and white cherries. Maybe just a hint of bourbon and vanilla, but the fruit steal the show.

Taste- WOW! It takes a lot to take my breath away from beer, but this is outstanding. Bourbon is the most forward ingredient and it's so super smooth. After the initial bourbon rush, I get tropical fruits. Pineapple, banana and mango. A hint of prunes and figs in the back.

Mouthfeel- This beer wants to be hot, but it's just too smooth. 14% ABV is not present and that's an amazing accomplishment. Hops are present, but not in the way of the other flavors at all.

Overall- I wanted to try this beer, but was not super pumped about it...man was I wrong. Fantastic in every way. I will be trading for this again.

frenchblood21, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JKV96, Thursday at 03:53 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Matt_Ortiz, Wednesday at 06:50 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Shaggy9356, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

parris, Oct 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

mrcotter, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

firstlighthiker, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ldhughes3, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose and flavor is bourbon, very smooth sweet dark fruit, hints of the high ABV. Decent barleywine. Pricey at $14.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

dannyhead, Sep 24, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

campfirebrew, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ThePorterSorter, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

drmcleod10, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Kramerbarthomer, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ThatsThatDude, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

bourassa23, Aug 16, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

aslamm75, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

thufflife, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JAHMUR, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud and threelions,

Small fizzy barely head, crystal clear tan almost toasty brown.

Nose big aged candy malts, caramel, toffee like, done perfumey alcohol, little fig and candied apricot like fruity aromas. Little vanilla barrel, lots of maple, little ethanol.

Taste big sweet candy, toffee and caramel, syrupy thick like maple syrup, candy etc. Tons of vanilla barrel, maple vanilla cream barrel. Then booze, perfumey alcohol and tingly booze. Little nutty note, fruity candied stone fruit, etc. Sticky syrupy finish, lots of alcohol, perfumey alcohol, sweet syrupy candy, etc.

Mouth is a bit heavier bod, syrupy, lots of hot booze, decent but lighter carb.

Overall ok, interesting nice beer but quite boozy.

jlindros, Aug 11, 2014
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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.