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Smoked Märzen - Jack's Abby Brewing

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Caution! This is an intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brew’s malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. A large proportion of Munich malts were used to create a Fest style beer with amber hue. We used specially smoked barley from Valley Malt. Prost!

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 02-15-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-27-2014 05:27:52 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-27-2014 01:55:16 | More by kuhndog
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-17-2014 03:53:38 | More by Sammy
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-10-2014 22:23:26 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-05-2014 23:01:09 | More by HookerBrews
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%

Burnished copper color with red highlights and a low orangey-yellow head that rises up minimally and settles out quickly. Low aroma of phenolics and smoke, a faint yeast note.

Rich flavor of bready, biscuity malt punctuated with distinct smokey flavors. Some noticeable phenols, a little meaty even, but very well balanced with the malt. Even mouthfeel, somewhat full and satisfying. Like being in Bamberg. Great beer.

08-04-2014 03:11:07 | More by far333
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-03-2014 23:39:27 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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3.88/5  rDev 0%

Smokey flavors and smells have conquered this beer. It is like being immersed in a smoke house. I'm not the kind of person who can tell you what tree this woody flavor is from just that it is very prominent. Sweet malts come through on the nose but the flavorwise the malt is primarily bready. The body is light approaching medium. I'm getting a little spicyness from the hops. I want to say it is tettnanger but in reality I don't have enough information to know for sure. I would appreciate this beer more if the smoke flavor backed off a fair amount and if the hops and breadyness were more pronounced. Its a good beer. Not exceptional but good.

07-27-2014 22:16:17 | More by Theheroguy
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-27-2014 14:32:36 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-20-2014 01:30:37 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-13-2014 03:43:13 | More by bigred89
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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Adams Hometown Market, Monson, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" blonde head over the slightly cloudy amber brew. Head pops away slowly, with sporadic lacing. Aroma is smoke and light fruitiness.

Taste is sweet to start, smokes comes on in the middle, and intensifiers through the close. Way smooth mouthfeel, and drinkability is nice and easy. Will be looking for this one again.

07-12-2014 02:12:04 | More by ppoitras
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3.45/5  rDev -11.1%

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Deep amber body. Pours with a medium off-white head, but it dissipates quickly. A few bubbles pop up on the surface, but nothing sustains. Not even a collar.

Smell - The smoke dominates. It's not a burnt smell. More meaty. Some caramel malt back there.

Taste - Not anywhere near as smokey here. Much more caramel malt. Nutty. Kinda toasty. Sweet, really. In the middle, a little bit of that meaty smoke comes out, but some sugars quickly oppress it and it's back to malt and a bit of bitterness. The smoke comes out in the aftertaste, though. When the other flavors die down, smoke is left on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, but I think it's a little too sugary. Makes it a bit sluggish. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I'm enjoying it, but it's more of an investment than I expected.

07-09-2014 23:19:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-30-2014 14:18:44 | More by JoeMans
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-30-2014 11:45:02 | More by Cath
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-30-2014 01:19:51 | More by Phished880
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%

500ml bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Mildly hazy golden-orange color. A creamy pillow of lacing stands at two fingers and doesn't fall. Globs of sticky lacing.

S: Campfire, smoke. Malt aromas of sweet pilsner malt and Portuguese sweet bread. oily and herbal hops.

T: Smoke and campfire blanket everything. Sweet, bready malt flavors underneath. Suggestions of hay and grassy hops. Hops go herbal and oily with a mild bite toward the ends. Vague hint of fruit. Woody smoke and sweet malts on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a firm malt backbone. Low carbonation and a creamy yet slightly frothy texture.

O: An enjoyable interpretation of the Bamberg style marzen. Not quite as tightly constructed as the famous Schlenkerla marzen, but a great stab at it.

06-24-2014 22:05:46 | More by ryan1788a5
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-15-2014 19:57:51 | More by dogfishandi
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3.54/5  rDev -8.8%

Half liter bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Pours a beautiful, slightly cloudy copper with a nice off-white head. The head thins fairly quickly.The smokey malt nose is pervasive. Tough to pick up anything outside of smokey malt. Marginal caramel malt is quickly overtaken by smoke. Finishes with smoke. Smokey tail hangs around... indefinitely. Appropriate body for a marzen; fairly light. Pretty good, and if I didn't mention it before, smokey.

06-11-2014 01:52:07 | More by MacCherry
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-08-2014 02:51:18 | More by jujigatame
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New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2014.

The pour is a cloudy copper-amber with a small off-white head that lingers for awhile.

I love the way smells and am not afraid to give it the top grade for that. Smoke, smoke, and more smoked malts, which is the way I like my Smoked beers to beer. So totally satisfying as far as I am concerned.

The body is a bit better than medium but it is also smooth.

While the smoked malts are the main force in the taste, the clean hop finish plays up a bit. I enjoyed this one but it is a style that is high my list of favorites.

06-06-2014 22:13:32 | More by puboflyons
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-06-2014 19:58:03 | More by Dicers
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2014 13:58:41 | More by SnifterLifter
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-31-2014 05:54:55 | More by Tschnab
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New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from a .5 liter bottle in to a snifter.

A- Clear copper/brown body with a sort head which disappears quickly.

S- Mostly smoke and a little fruity candy-like sweetness if you dig deep enough.

T- Pretty much all smoke and malt. Not nearly as intense as Aecht Schlenkerla, but more drinkable.

M- Medium-light feel and medium-light carbonation.

O- Just what I wanted to satisfy my smoke craving tonight

05-31-2014 01:39:58 | More by tviz33
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Smoked Märzen from Jack's Abby Brewing
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