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Copper Legend - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

nmann08, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

acurtis, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

spycow, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and fruit. Then a strong breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to gn0sis for this one. Served in a pilsner glass.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap and a few splotches of lace. Transparent copper-gold body with plenty of fast-moving bubbles visible.

S - Earthy and spicy hops, toasted grains, wheat, slightly floral, a little bit of toffee sweetness, some mildly fruity apple and grape skin notes.

T - The taste is sweeter, with more biscuit and honey-drizzled bread. There's some nebulous berry fruitiness, along with a kiss of floral and grassy hop. As you'd expect from the style it's malty but not cloying, with a kiss of hops. The finish lingers a bit longer than your typical festbier though.

M - Surprising heft for only 5% - verging on medium-full in body. Pleasant moderate-to-low carbonation, with a creamy and smooth texture that finishes a tad sticky. No alcohol presence.

D - Not totally what I was expecting from an Oktoberfest, but a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed the sweeter flavors in this one, although I could have stood for a little bit crisper feel. No problem drinking a half-liter on my own though.

MasterSki, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nice frothy 1 finger head fades fairly quickly light lacing, very clear amber orange copper color.

Nose light grainy toasty malts, light Munich like reddish malts with light lager crispness and hint lager fruit, light grassy leafy noble hops,

Taste dry and bready, cracker, biscuit, grainy, etc, light Munich reddish malt with hint of caramel like, toasty. Light lager crispness. Some grassy fruity hops, noble variety but earthier and more robust and bitter than I expected. Finish is dry as throughout with fairly bitter and dry bready slight lager crispness.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall eh, a bit too much cracker bready malts and toastiness, no decoction layered softness I would have wanted, a bit too bitter and earthy, but nothing really wrong, just not what I like in my German Oktoberfest beers, and not what I've come to expect of the top notch lagers from Jack's Abby.

jlindros, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of oline73
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a thick layer of off white head. The head fades quickly to a ring around the pour.

Smell: The overall smell is very mild. I'm getting a slightly sweet caramel malt note, but that's about it. Not particularly interesting.

Taste: Almost as mild as the smell. There is a fairly nice malt note, just a touch sweet and rather bready. The finish has a slight bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a finish that is slightly dry.

Overall: This is a quite unremarkable beer. Nothing particularly interesting going on here. I don't need anymore.

oline73, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mendvicdog, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

oriolesfan4, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ejimhof, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Gonzoillini, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into my 2008 Pioneer stein, formed a 1" light beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head bubbles away, with lasting sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet, lightly fruity.

Taste starts worty and moderately sweet, fruity in the middle, and light bitterness through the close. Body seems lacking. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is way easy. Not bad, but doesn't quite come together for me as well as some of my Okt faves.

ppoitras, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rab53, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Latarnik, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

billab914, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Kelp, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

PEIhop, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Andover liquors.
Pours a deep copper color with a huge white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Smells of rich caramelized malts with lots of bready pilsner and subtle spicy floral hops for hints of balance. The flavor is rich sweet and malty with lots of melanoidin and hint of prunes and plum with a light earthy spicy hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice Marzen! Not overly hoppy like some American versions, but rich and malty like better German versions. I enjoyed the hell out of this beer.

johnnnniee, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper/gold hue with a thin head into my glass. Looks very much like an oktoberfest.

The use of wheat compliments a malty base, especially in the nose. Very fresh too. Inviting.

Mellow, flavorful, the perfect compliment on a chilly fall night. Chewy, doughy bread comes to mind.

Mouthfeel is nice and clean. Makes me want to have some more.

Jack's Abby has got it going on. Fresh and flavorful octoberfest here.

Brad007, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Rhettroactive, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Cynic-ale, Dec 03, 2013
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Copper Legend from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.