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Copper Legend - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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 -6.4%

DRBiser, Jun 05, 2013
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4.12/5  rDev +10.2%

campfirebrew, Oct 19, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Gregwa, Sep 03, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
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
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3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with orange hues, small but decent head, fades at a moderate pace, no lacing on my glass.

Smell is mostly sweet malt with a subtle hop character, nothing that grabs my nostrils attention.

Taste is surprisingly smooth and slick, the body is excellent with a nice creamy feel it to, carbonation is near perfect, taste is mostly malt but does has a decent hop balance in the aftertaste which helps to smooth it out, neither flavor is overwhelming but just the right amount, very easy drinking with a semi-dry finish that keeps you refreshed and coming back for more.

deltatauhobbit, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

AnitaBrewski, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

rderedin, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

funkel81, Nov 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

kawilliams81, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Bilco, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Finishing up the 4-pack of 500mls, trying everything I can from this brewery.

Pours copper orange with a big ol off-white head, which eventually reduces to a half-finger and retains fine.

Smell is simple, clean, lagery. Straight up grainy, bready, caramel malt.

Taste is similar, maybe a bit too clean for an oktoberfest. A bit on the sweet side for the style. Caramel and buttery malts dominate, with some light toastiness on the finish.

Very smooth mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Good thickness to it.

Pretty decent, but a little simple and sweet for my tastes, reminds me of alot of other American oktoberfests, great malty mouthfeel is a highlight.

Chico1985, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

JTomczak, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a Hofbrau seidel. 'Tis the season.

A: Pours clear orange with great clarity. Thick, rocky off-white head dominated with four fingers worth of thickness. Retention is awesome. Thick, clumpy lacing affixes itself firmly to the glass. This is what an Octoberfest lager should look like. A very appealing beer to behold.

S: Light caramel and sweet grainy scents intermingle. Very slight and vague fruitiness. Grass and hay. Slight nutty/earthy yeast quality. This is spot-on. If I didn't know better, I'd think it came straight from Germany.

T: Grass and hay. Light caramel taste throughout. Strong toasted grain presence. The subtle fruitiness is there too. Nutty and musty lager yeast. Slight hop kick toward the end with a mild bitterness and grassy and spicy flavors. Clean finish of toasted grain and grassy hops. Textbook.

M: Medium bodied with firm malt character and a slight weight in the mouth. Creamy. Modest carbonation cuts the heft in the mouthfeel and lifts it just enough so that it feels firm but still remains smooth and quaffable. Great.

O: I'm very picky when it comes to Octoberfest lagers, especially American-made ones. Many brewers just use them as a token seasonal offering and don't even bother to stay true to style. They just brew some crappy, half-baked amber beer, often using an ale yeast to keep things more economical. The result is a market flooded with a whole lot of half-assed "Octoberfest" beers lacking character and substance. I'm happy to report that this is not one of those beers. Jack's Abby brews lagers exclusively, and boy did they nail this one. Copper Legend has to be the most authentic tasting American-made Octoberfest lager I've ever had. Ridiculously good, and highly quaffable. Give me some radishes and bratwurst and I'm in heaven. Jack's Abby. So hot right now.

ryan1788a5, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

MattXT, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

monitorpop, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

SFC21, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

DelicateDelirium, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

GonzoHomebrewer, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

jbertsch, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Kramerbarthomer, Oct 12, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle sent by Adam (thanks man!) poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Pours a lighter gold color than I'm used to in Marzens...attractive, with decent clarity and a good amount off soft white head.

S: Softer malt presence with a definite sweetness, and even a fruitiness to it...yeast strain? Grainy earth, toasted barley.

T: Balanced sweetness and moderate toasted grain component...clean finish. Earthy notes, lightly toasted nuts, prototypical bread crust, hints of a darker malt sweetness.

MF: Creamy light-to-medium mouthfeel with lower carbonation.

O: Again, a lager from Jack's Abby that doesn't remind me of a lager...one of the best Oktoberfest beers I've had, and this is not a style I normally pull for.

Cheers!

Scotchboy, Oct 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Nichols33, May 24, 2014
Copper Legend from Jack's Abby Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.