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Smoked Märzen - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Smoked Märzen
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87
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-20-2014 01:30:37 | More by nmann08
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-13-2014 03:43:13 | More by bigred89
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 02:12:04 | More by ppoitras
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-30-2014 11:45:02 | More by Cath
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Phished880

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-30-2014 01:19:51 | More by Phished880
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-15-2014 19:57:51 | More by dogfishandi
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MacCherry

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 01:52:07 | More by MacCherry
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 22:13:32 | More by puboflyons
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-06-2014 19:58:03 | More by Dicers
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SnifterLifter

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-31-2014 05:54:55 | More by Tschnab
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tviz33

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 01:39:58 | More by tviz33
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-29-2014 18:03:59 | More by Texasfan549
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-27-2014 23:43:37 | More by jfcaa193
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-27-2014 18:33:38 | More by huysmans
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-20-2014 03:26:26 | More by mendvicdog
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-19-2014 18:16:00 | More by mklisz
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-18-2014 21:23:16 | More by WhitmansNiece
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skipxtracer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-17-2014 16:36:50 | More by skipxtracer
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RollBounce

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-17-2014 16:33:56 | More by RollBounce
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-16-2014 01:42:07 | More by oline73
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Smoked Märzen from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.