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Copper Legend - Jack's Abby Brewing

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very good

264 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | 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 DIM
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DIM, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Davepoolesque, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +6.7%

kaelingirl, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

OtherShoe2, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mltobin, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

2beerdogs, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Kmlund, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev +6.7%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

WanderingFool, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mklisz, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ElGallo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ElGallo, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from 4-pack poured into Founders snifter. Bottle says 5.9% abv.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown copper with about a finger of white bubbly, foamy head that has good retention and slowly recedes leaving layered lacing. About average carbonation.

S- Some light hops, pale malts, a little bit grainy. About average aroma strength, definitely nothing special.

T- Caramel malts, pale malts, some light hops, a little bit of grain, some caramel on the finish that lingers. Again nice flavors, but nothing special.

M- Medium bodied, maybe a tiny bit light for the style, nice carbonation, easy to drink, nice feel.

O- This was a pretty decent oktoberfest, nothing special- which is what I've come to expect from Jack's Abby. I enjoyed drinking it, but it wasn't something that I would drink all the time. Not too much complexity or a ton of flavor. Definitely easy to drink and far from terrible, but far from the best of Jack's Abby lagers.

jaasen64, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

PatGreer, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev 0%

trevorpost, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +6.7%

nh2032, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DerekMorgan, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -20%

CTJman, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DRBiser, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of josephwa
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

josephwa, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Resuin, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep copper color with half an inch of head that fades down to nothing

S: Get mostly graininess and a light sweetness from the Munich malts along with a light fruitiness

T: Starts off with the Munich malts, which provide a light graininess and some sweetness. This is followed by a husky fruit note. Finishes lightly bitter from the hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A decent American Octoberfest with a definite focus on malts. Not really all that complex, but it's very drinkable. Would be a good option at a festival

BEERMILER12, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got as an extra from someone, but can't remember who so thanks trading partner!

Pours orange with a small white foamy head. No lacing.

Smells of caramel with some earthy dirty aroma. A bit off.

Sweet caramel malts with a bit of apple and unfortunately a metallic dirty finish. Upfront flavors are ok, but the finish leaves a bit to be desired.

Thin bodied with good carbonation. I'd like more mouthfeel here.

Despite the words above I did enjoy drinking this beer. There were just little things in almost every aspect that made it average instead of good.

jmarsh123, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of campfirebrew
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%

campfirebrew, Oct 19, 2013
Copper Legend from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.