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Copper Legend - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | 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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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-21-2014 23:13:38 | More by Griffith
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

A-Pours a cloudy orange color. Head is slight but it leaves long lacing sheets. Dim glow from the body.

S-Pretty standard for a Marzen except with a bit more pep. Sweet bread and yeast. Maybe a tad of hoppiness. Mostly herbal hop. Sweet and yeasty.

T-The flavor is very Marzen-esque but a bit more robust and it boasts a nice herbal and spicy hop finish. Yeasty. Simply put: a tasty, muscular Marzen that only variates from the norm with its zesty hop finish.

M-Tingly bubbes with a slick, medium finish. Mildly dry. Sweetness sticks to the palate.

O/D-A top-tier, up and coming brewery that happens to be one of my favs does a Marzen (one of my least favorite styles). This was perhaps the best Marzen I have had but it's still a Marzen to me. JA's worst brew so far, but still a great depiction of a mediocre style.

08-19-2012 04:27:41 | More by VelvetExtract
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-05-2013 21:15:30 | More by jaxon53
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-17-2014 21:11:08 | More by jfcaa193
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

09-28-2013 19:43:58 | More by ShemRahBoo
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ehammond1


3.9/5  rDev +4%

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, AdamJackson!

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
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-09-2014 16:30:58 | More by warnerry
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scottfrie

California

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%

500ml bottle into SN tulip pint. Thanks Michael!

A: Pours a clear copper color with golden highlights beneath a finger of off-white head. A long film lasted after the head faded, and a few streaks of lace were left down the glass.
S: Dry roasted grains, grain husks, bread crust, with a hint of earthy hops. Malty and dry smelling.
T: Follows the nose with dry grain notes, lightly sweet malts, earthy hops, hop spices, and a hint of citrus. The finish is sweet and earthy, and the aftertaste is drying and full of bread crust.
M: Medium body, sweet but not cloying, with bubbly carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.
O: Straightforward and easy to drink. Another solid beer from a solid brewery. Thanks again SneezyAchew.

11-01-2012 21:35:33 | More by scottfrie
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Missed reviewing this last year but always up for Jacks Abby reviews, probably my favorite brewery overall from MA. On-tap at Dive Bar in Worcester.

A- Golden light amber pour into a pint glass. One finger foamy white head with decent retention. Small ring remains atop the beer but only a few spots of lace are deposited around the glass.

S- Smooth toasted malty aroma. Caramel, toasted nuts and some fruity raisin-like hints. Brown sugars also come to mind with a good lager yeasty base.

T- Smoothed out slight buttery malty caramel base. Toasted nuts, raisin, fresh cracked grains and light caramel sweets in a maltier overall flavor profile. Hops in the finish are grassy and spicy, Noble varieties.

MF- Creamy, silky texture in a body that has a light-moderately thick feel. Moderately high carbonation with a super creamy, smooth feel. Light bitterness in the finish.

Good malt character with a nice complimentary Noble hop finish as well as lager yeast. Good buttery, toasted caramel malt feel.

09-12-2013 01:05:19 | More by cbutova
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2013 02:17:18 | More by thegerm87
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

Thanks to cbeer88 for sending this one to me. Appearance is a deep clear orange with a razor thin layer white head. The aroma is malt forward with some significant sweetness present, notes of grapes, grains, and that festive autumn earthiness that is common for the style. The taste delivers every bit of the sweetness that the nose promised with notes of fruit and maple. This is countered by earthy grains and dry lager yeast. The mouthfeel is smooth with mellow carbonation. Overall, this leans a bit far on the sweet side of things, still enjoyable though.

11-19-2012 09:52:52 | More by homebrew311
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koopa

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-19-2012 04:54:13 | More by koopa
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-17-2014 06:49:53 | More by Dicers
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-19-2013 03:12:11 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

A: Pours a nice clear amber with a huge effervescent off-white head. Fades slowly but just a smattering of lacing.

S: Very wheaty. Yeasty bread. Quite sweet. Not a whole lot else. Smells good but it's pretty subtle and simple, hence the rating.

T: Wheat and bread up front. Quite grainy. Smooth and mildly sweet with some caramel. Touch of herbal bitterness on the back end. Just a little.

M: Medium-light bodied, crisp and smooth.

O: Like most/all Oktoberfests, it's a pretty simple brew. Don't let the scores dissuade you, this is probably the best of the style I've ever had. Super smooth and drinkable. Nice balance but at the end of the day it's pretty simple. Doesn't make it a bad beer by any means, I enjoyed it. Great sessionable beer for the season. Jack's Abby doesn't know how to disappoint.

08-30-2012 04:25:31 | More by Dope
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-01-2013 18:17:37 | More by LoveStout
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

Brassy orange with a friendly tuft of foam on top. Unfiltered so a tad hazy. My bottle says 5.9% abv.

Smells like crystal with some musty hop and...semolina?

Good balance. Sweet malts, just a little apple juice-y, balanced by drier bread crust and toast balanced by some subtle, but noticable, musty hop. Doesn't have an outstanding smooth lager mouthfeel.

While I certainly appreciate the balance of this beer over it's often overly sweet or semi-metallic brethren, the body leaves something to be desired.

10-05-2012 23:20:52 | More by donkeyrunner
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%

a: Clear coppery golden; pours with a short lived white head.

s: Toasted bready malts that are a bit nutty and potpourri or tea like fruit.

t: Lightly sweet malty goodness. Bready, nutty, and a tad fruity with a lightly bitter finish.

m: The old cliche, crisp and clean.

o: Really liking what I've tried from these guys, good Festbier for sure.

10-20-2013 20:52:27 | More by DIM
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-01-2013 02:33:45 | More by egrace84
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-21-2012 21:12:13 | More by kaelingirl
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours medium orange with a chill haze and a bubbly white head. Some lace, a ring of foamy retention.

Dried malt in the nose, some light caramel and grain.

Nice beer, but lacks the depth of an octoberfest brew. Dry grain, some mild bread crust. Bitterness comes forward, and is in good balance. Dries out at the end. If you blind taste tested me, I'd never guess the style in a million years.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

Overall, nice beer, but not what its supposed to be. Very easy to drink, good balance, but lacks the richness of the German (and most domestic) octoberfest brews.

08-18-2012 20:23:10 | More by OtherShoe2
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours an unsurprising copper color, with a half inch head and minimal lacing.

Smells very earthy, with some sweet malty tones as well.

The taste upfront is bitter floral hops, with some grass as well. The back end is very malty and satisfying, with caramel, toast, and a good amount of sweetness.

Crisp mouthfeel, could be a little drier.

Not surprised that Jack's Abby nailed this style. One of the best American made versions.

09-21-2013 14:55:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-29-2013 13:47:33 | More by Davepoolesque
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.7%

03-16-2014 11:21:51 | More by Fettpopps
Copper Legend from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.