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Smoked Märzen - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Smoked Märzen
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BA SCORE
87
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by CloudStrife:
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CloudStrife

New York

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:
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2014 19:00:09 | More by TimBeaulieu
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-15-2014 19:57:51 | More by dogfishandi
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far333

Connecticut

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
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-22-2014 01:42:06 | More by acurtis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-03-2014 22:22:21 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-06-2014 22:51:22 | More by Kegatron
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-21-2014 23:43:22 | More by dranceboogie
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-28-2014 01:54:43 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

03-23-2014 11:56:00 | More by Kevincredible
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-17-2014 02:21:42 | More by Denzo
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-10-2014 01:15:09 | More by Bjlps
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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-14-2014 16:59:08 | More by Bnjmnlws
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-24-2014 01:11:05 | More by trevorpost
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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New Hampshire

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
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

03-23-2014 14:18:05 | More by dcisco44
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New York

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Smoked Märzen from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.