Copper Legend - Jack's Abby Brewing
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2.53/5 rDev -32.4%
Had on tap recently @ Magouns in Somerville.
Pours a nice copper as the name suggests. Little head which goes away quickly.
Sweet, malty, slightly dirty nose. A bit of the same in the sip, a bit cloying, overly sweet. A bit of an unpleasant after -taste too which made my face pucker.
Above characteristics became highlighted & exacerbated as I drank the glass, it was a bit of a struggle to finish. Caramel notes were running rampant.
My least favorite offering from this new brewery so far, unfortunately. As a long time fan of Marzens & ofests, I cant help but feel this beer was rushed. Will try another time.
01-05-2012 01:34:19 | More by SunDevilBeer
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
16.9oz brown bottle with a mention of it being a 2012 fall release on the label ... better than no freshness date.
LOOK: Sunset orangey copper hue, very clear with ample frothing
SMELL: Fresh hay, toasted bread, grape skin, clean, floral, spicy hop
TASTE: Full malt jacket, grassy, grapenuts, herbal hop, bread crust, semi-clean, slight sweetness, hint of alcohol, long grainy finish
Very well put together, if this was a bit cleaner it would give its German counterparts a run for their O-fest. I'll be visiting this lager more often than other O-fests this year.
09-19-2012 01:25:27 | More by Jason
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass
Appearance: 1/3 head, medium carbonation, golden brown in color, clear
Smell: toasted malt and grain
Taste: toasted malt, mineral, and earth
Mouthfeel: sweet with a good deal of earthiness, high carbonation, light bodied
Overall:A solid mineraly tasting lager. Good for the style, and if I want a marzen I would look for it. However, I will probably not rush to pick this one up again.
10-15-2012 18:19:16 | More by tigg924
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
Copper Legend opens with a largely grain-based aroma, full of toast, biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, wet wheat, and hay. Slight touches of fruit esters – apricot, berry, orange – and pinches of brown sugar linger at the edges, difficult to notice. Even fainter are piney, citrusy notes from the hops. Obviously grains are dominant here, but even those aromas are relatively light, and one needs to place one’s nose fairly close to the beer to catch a whiff. As a whole, the aromas are nice, and feature just enough sugars to balance the grains, but the beer could use a bit more oomph to produce a stronger aroma.
On the tongue, the beer does continue to primarily feature grains, with wheat, toast crust, Grape Nuts cereal, yeasty dough, floury baguette, and even a bit of dark brown bread coming to the front. The sugars here are thankfully far more present than they were on the nose, adding good measures of orange, apricot, and berry fruits, as well as brown sugar and a touch of wildflower honey. The hops add a further citrusy note, as well as a pinch of pine, and gain a little strength in the latter part of the mouthful. In subsequent sips much of the finer nuance of the sugars is lost, and the beer comes across more like bread and hay. The aftertaste is mainly bread and hay, with a distinct bitterness from the piney hops, and lingers for a short time. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, fizzing up in the mouth.
Overall, this is a good beer, and certainly far better than standard Anheuser-Busch fare. But it does lack a certain amount of punch, and the sugars are low enough that they become easily lost under the grains – especially in subsequent sips. A better sampling of orange, berry, and apricot notes would have served this brew better, and helped to balance the affair.
11-12-2012 17:57:38 | More by jondeelee
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Acquired via trade
Copper in color with a nice head of near-white foam. Appropriately pretty Oktoberfest.
Earthy, bready, and mildly hoppy beer. A touch of floral and sweet notes as well.
Biscuit and a bit of sweetness combine with low to moderate bitterness, and just a touch of floral, grassy hops. Quite nice. Very drinkable.
Medium to near full in body, at least for the style. Moderate carbonation.
Very drinkable, tasty to-style beer.
09-26-2013 00:01:06 | More by ehammond1
4.19/5 rDev +12%
Poured into a Harpoon Octoberfest mug.
Pouring it into the mug, it appears as an earthy orange with a humongous frothy head, light cream in color. Huge maltiness on the nose – pie crust and barley soup. Taste is reminiscent of burnt crackers, bread crust and porridge. This is a terrific showcase of the malts used. It’s rich, earthy and tastes of iron. The mouthfeel is wonderfully crisp. Jack’s Abby knows lagers. The depth is not huge, but the flavors that are there are wonderfully tied together and makes for a great Oktoberfest beer.
08-16-2013 23:46:05 | More by greenmtn1111
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a stein- pours a somewhat hazy burnt orange color, with two fingers of bubbly light beige head. Modest retention, some nice spots and streaks of lacing.
I get a crisp barley smell from this one- some caramel, a little bit of hops. Perhaps a touch of wheat. Nice, but very subtle.
Taste is very nice- interestingly enough, there's a decent hop presence in this marzen, really distinguishing it from the german variety. The hops are there throughout, and are slightly bitter and a little earthy. Caramel malt and some wheat smooth out the flavor. Their house yeast is certainly present in this one.
Mouthfeel is very good but again different than traditional oktoberfests- medium light mouthfeel, moderate to full carbonation, moderately dry finish. It's an interesting take on the marzen/oktoberfest style. It's jack's abby, so of course I love it. If you're looking for a traditional smooth, super malty oktoberfest, look elsewhere.
Update: It's definitely better a little closer to room temperature.
08-19-2012 00:23:24 | More by Hopdaemon39
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
500 mo bottle poured into my hobgoblin glass designed for beers that size.
A - great copper color like the name suggests. Not a lot of head but ivenoticed that withthis glass.
S - nice biscuity malt smell with a good hop backdrop. Smells like a nice day in thecountryside but near a country bakery. Grassy.
T - Malty but not not a malt bomb. Hops on the backside.
M - good carbonation. Slightly heavy. Good hearty drink.
O - awesome local marzen. Super stoked to have access to this for years tocome. Cheers!
10-30-2012 22:50:51 | More by tkelley
Copper Legend from Jack's Abby Brewing
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