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Copper Legend - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today’s legends. We use locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: jlindros on 09-06-2011)
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Photo of Tiernan
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells truly wonderful! Toasty. Buttery. Caramel. Taste is quite different from most Oktoberfest styles I've tried as it's rich with warm, roasty, caramel flavor yet very light and bubbly on the palate. Extremely welcoming and drinkable.

Photo of twosheds
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Orangey gold in color.

Has kind of a sourdough bread smell.

It's fairly malty and a little tart and sour at first. The sourness kind of lingers in the aftertaste, but not in an offensive way.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth.

I'm a little underwhelmed considering I really like the other beers I've had from this brewery. It's not bad, but nothing about really makes me want to have another one.

Photo of cgskippy
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of tikk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of biegaman
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper Legend is aptly named - it does in fact have a shiny copper colour. As for notions of it being "legendary", we'll have to wait and see how it compares to the likes of iconic brands like Hofbräu and Paulaner. By the look of things, however, it's off to the right start; fall tones, shimmering golden strands, and dense and blurry complexion are spot on for an Oktoberfest.

The malt bill also fits the bill - this scent of rich, lightly toasted German pale malt is one straight out of a Munich bier garden. It has the air of rustic bread loaf and smells substantial enough to serve as breakfast. Two things are apparent: 1) they used high quality grain; and, 2) they used a lot of it.

The flavour features more of that hearty, rich maltiness, clean and pure. Aside from a slight earthiness, hops aren't really tasted but do hold a tight, piano wire-strength tension with the grain that keeps sweetness firmly in check and ensure a bone-dry finish.

A couple things initially caught my eye about this one. It mentions the use of wheat which, so far as I'm aware, is neither traditional nor is it customary. And at 5.7% this veers towards the higher end of the style's alcohol spectrum. Neither factor turns out to be noticeable, however, as this drinks without interruption and features plenty of body and rich malt character.

Copper Legend is a beer made to high standards - I've come to expect as much from Jack's Abby. But does it live up to the highest standards of them all: German standards!? Absolutely. If your Märzen can be mentioned in the same breath as any of the original, iconic producers' then you've clearly done a good job. And it's not easy to emulate centuries of craftsmanship and tradition!

Photo of rwm1420
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of Tpain518
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KornWallace
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of nodder
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of fscottkey
2.58/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: [3.00] Nice orange to amber color in the glass. Forms a tiny white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. The bottle lists IBU (22) and ABV (5.7%). I can't find any dates.

S: [2.50] Strong pie spices. Really pungent. Like hard cider almost. To the point that it almost smells synthetic or like chemicals.

T: [2.50] The taste does not follow the nose. It is much mellower. There is still some apple pie spices - but none of the harshness. However, it has a weird after taste as I continue to drink it.

M: [3.00] The mouthfeel is decent. Nice carbonation and body.

O: [2.50] This would be a nice beer to have at a German festival. It would make me feel like I fit in. Other than that I am not sure when I would seek this out. The flavors are decent but it is not really my thing. It is too bad because I have had mostly solid hits from Jack's Abby.

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of DonWeymouth
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Most Jack's Abbey brews jump out at you. This is a mild Octoberfest with an amber to good tone. The head disappears quickly but the carbonation sticks until the bottom.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Copper Legend from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.