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Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 69
Gots: 79 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle shared with Hab11

Appearance: What?! Holy complexity batman. Hazy, blood orange color. After being held up to the light this beer really shows its true colors. The bottom 80% is blood orange, next 10% is lemon yellow and the top 10% is green like unripe lemon. I'd never seen this before. This is amazing looking.

Smell: Plum, candi sugar; smells like a Belgian abbey ale.

Taste: Very malty. What's with that aftertaste? Cherries, raisins, dark stone fruit. Caramel cherry raisins step forward and are really delicious followed by this very strange, unwanted aftertaste that is really ruining a complex and delicious beer or 'lager wine'.

Mouthfeel: Hard to rate the mouthfeel since the taste is so overpowering. Good overall moutfeel, better than okay.

Overall: Overall this beer was such a disappointment. It starts off stellar. The appearance is truly exceptional. I had never before seen a beer with three different colors. The smell is quite delicious and inviting. The taste is extremely complex and has many wonderful notes but then the aftertaste comes in and completely ruins this beer. The 14% is masked quite well considering 14% is quite strong but I just don't know. I bought two bottles mid-way through December; one I gave to my brother in law for Christmas who drank it right away and raved about it. The second I aged and we both reviewed it tonight, two months later. He was surprised at how much it changed. I was really impressed by a lot about it but it really fell short in the end. It's too bad. Maybe next year I'll buy one fresh and drink it right away.

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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.