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Baby Maker - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 78 | FT: 15
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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garrisonp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-01-2013 01:04:48 | More by garrisonp
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-29-2013 02:56:50 | More by ms11781
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-28-2013 02:16:49 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-28-2013 00:07:58 | More by Boston_Steve
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-28-2013 00:06:39 | More by DerekMorgan
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-26-2013 14:40:28 | More by morningthief
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-25-2013 16:50:40 | More by lucas1801
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-25-2013 01:47:03 | More by Pdrufo
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teeeebs

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.6%

10-22-2013 04:12:37 | More by teeeebs
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-20-2013 23:48:30 | More by Psychmusic
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YeastInception

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-20-2013 01:11:44 | More by YeastInception
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle picked up at the brewery today, poured into a old TreeHouse goblet.

A- Pours a darker copper golden appearance with lots of small carbonation bubbles slowly rising to the top of the glass, forms a thin white head when poured that has decent retention and coats the glass in thin lacing.

S- Fairly malty, sweet honey, plums, brown sugar, a bit of bubble gum, bourbon. Fairly aromatic, not too boozey, well balanced.

T- Plums, honey, bourbon, raspberries, brown sugar, vanilla, some light spices, finishes fairly malty with more dark fruits and bourbon coming out, booziness comes out a bit on the back-end but not bad for 14%, lingering aftertaste of dark fruits. First off this is very sweet but the sweetness is balanced with a nice presence of dark fruits, a lot more then what I was expecting- I think aging in the Framinghammer barrels added a nice quality. Overall the beer was very well balanced and fairly complex.

M- Medium bodied, maybe just a hint of syrupiness but more of a nice creaminess, fitting carbonation, very smooth for the whopping 14% abv, almost no burn.

O- This beer was better then I was expecting, admittedly I wasn't sure what to expect from a barrel-aged 14% "lager-wine" golden lager- not something you drink every day. Sure this beer is sweet and boozey as to be expected, but it had a nice balance of dark fruits (way more then I was expecting), bourbon, etc. that masked the high abv nicely. If you're into big, complex beers this is definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:33:30 | More by jaasen64
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-19-2013 18:14:56 | More by Mike
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-18-2013 12:39:56 | More by emottram
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Destructutorial

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Strong sweet honey taste right upfront. Really masks the fact that this is a 14% abv beer. It's definitely the most unique beer Jacks Abby has done in my opinion. I drank this out of one their pint glasses. Also, I enjoyed it as it got warmer. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 02:09:25 | More by Destructutorial
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.6%

10-18-2013 01:16:49 | More by mmmaaattt
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Jack's Abby mini bulb.

A. Body is light orange with a slight haze. A thin head forms above the beer which quickly goes away leaving some thin froth on top. Body is pretty lively when playing with it.

S. First whiff from a cold beer is big sweet candied sugars, sweet fruits, vanilla. Nose opens up with more of the same as it warms. Nice prominent scent.

T. Really sweet upfront, white raisins, white sugar, candied fruits, honey and subtle vanilla. Sweet from front to back but not too sweet for me. Unbelievably smooth for a 14%, a slight booze hint toward the end. As it warms well integrated bourbon makes itself known

M. Big full feel, almost syrupy. Drinks like a big barleywine and has low carbonation. Feels pretty nice and makes a great sipper.

O. Pretty nice beer. I wasn't sure what to expect when reading about it. Lagerwine? Belgian Golden? Euro Strong Lager? Reminds me somewhat of BANE. Another well done brew from the guys in Framingham.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:22:46 | More by Gushue3
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. This was bottled yesterday.

Appearance: Pours a very deep amber/dark orange and leaves less than a half finger of off-white head, which fades to nothing quickly. The color is almost a muddled hybrid of half gold, half brown. Just barely translucent (almost opaque).

Smell: Big sweet, delicious bourbon up front with oak and vanilla, and perhaps a dash or orange/citrus, but the bourbon is definitely the dominant scent. It isn't blatantly overpowering but just takes up a majority of the aroma.

Taste: Big bourbon again, and again the bourbon is definitely the main player here. Despite that, this beer is very balanced. Notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, honey, and dark fruits. Finishes so crisp with the alcohol superbly masked. I love that this beer is so bourbony and sweet, but just to the right level and not overly sweet.

Mouth-feel: Pretty well carbonated which gives it almost a spritzy feel to the creamy, medium body it possesses. Finishes crisp and clean. Despite the big flavor, it amazingly maintains that crisp lager mouth-feel which is very interesting.

Overall: This is a lot different than I expected. As a lover of bourbon barrel beers (and bourbon) this is fantastic. If there is a flaw, it is that this the bourbon flavor is so crisp, and dominates the profile (which I love). This is dangerously drinkable for the ABV, and has a well-balanced sweetness to it. I'm amazed by how smooth the finish is for a beer with this much bourbon flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 22:04:35 | More by Resuin
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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.