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Smoked Märzen - Jack's Abby Brewing

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very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of frosted33
4/5  rDev +3.1%

frosted33, Friday at 01:29 AM
Photo of Reegze79
4.5/5  rDev +16%

An absolutely fantastic rauchbier/ marzen. Pours slightly hazy orange, copper color with nice carbonation levels. Rich smokey, malt aroma that is just a hint of what is to follow. The beer is medium body and you are immediately hit with the intense smokey flavor that segues to the sweet mealtimes you expect in the Oktoberfest. I believe that the tastes evened out a bit and were less aggressive once the beer warmed up in the glass for 10 minutes or so. Nice smokey aftertaste; won't need a cigar after this beer

Again, I greatly admire the guys in Framingham that continue to expand their lager offerings and interpretations of Classic German styles.

Reegze79, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

RichD, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of jlussier
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jlussier, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

WoostaBia, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.1%

paulish, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of pspagna623
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

pspagna623, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of LutherBrau
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sweffin, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4.5/5  rDev +16%

cavemanlawyer1999, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of kuhndog
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kuhndog, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Sammy, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of HookerBrews
4/5  rDev +3.1%

HookerBrews, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of far333
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

far333, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Theheroguy
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Theheroguy, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Jeffreytmoore
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Jeffreytmoore, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

nmann08, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bigred89, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ppoitras, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JoeMans, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Cath, Jun 30, 2014
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Smoked Märzen from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.