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Smoked Märzen - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Smoked MärzenSmoked Märzen

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 136
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CloudStrife on 02-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!
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4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.45/5  rDev -14%
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.

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4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Smoked Märzen from Jack's Abby Brewing
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