Smoked Märzen - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by CloudStrife:
4.04/5 rDev +4.4%
16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a light copper gold with a slightly yellowed head. Average amount of visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Immediate smokiness is noticeable as soon as you put your nose to the bottle. Campfire smoke and burning wood combine with a slightly sweet carmely malt.
T: As with the aroma there is a serious smokiness to this beer. Doesnt overwhelm as much as some rauchbiers can instead it maintains a nice balance. A bit of sweet malts make up the backend.
M: Medium body with decent carbonation. Pretty easy drinking beer for all the flavor.
Overall I went in unsure and am pretty impressed. Real smooth flavor with a smokiness that adds depth.
02-15-2014 22:36:41 | More by CloudStrife
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +8%
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
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
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
4.45/5 rDev +15%
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
Smoked Märzen from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.