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Jabby Brau - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

507 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 40
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep golden in color, this low ABV lager balances Pilsner and Munich malt with an aromatic American hop aroma. This beer starts hoppy but finishes unexpectedly malty with very low bitterness. Impressively flavorful and drinkable for the lightest beer we brew. We dub this beer a "Session Lager," as we once again brew a lager in a beer style of its own. Uses local Soft Red Winter Wheat from Four Star Farms.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: jlindros on 01-15-2012)
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3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Pale yellow, touched with haze, topped with thick white foam

SMELL: Cereal malts, biscuit, clean

TASTE: Creamy, lively mouthfeel, light-bodied, wheaty, grain, lemony hop bite, lime oil, grassy, herbal, dry, biscuity linger

A “Session Lager” from this all lager brewery, brewed with Pilsner and Munich malt, local soft red winter wheat and American hops. At only 20 IBUs it packs plenty of hop flavor without overpowering the delicate malt balance, and the use of wheat is a distinct twist-—perhaps too distinct—but works overall. A very solid lager.

STYLE: American Pale Lager
ABV: 4.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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A: [3.50] Cloudy tan color. The beer has a 1 finger pure white head. The head has medium bubbles. The bottle lists the ABV (4.5%) and the IBU (20) but not a born on date.

S: [2.75] Grains and corn. The aroma is pretty subdued.

T: [3.50] Classic wheat beer taste. There are tastes of yeast, wheat and malts. This mellowed a bit as I moved on. The sweetness of the malts came out and the taste got much better.

M: [4.00] Crisp and clean. Medium carbonation. This would be great after working in the sun.

O: [3.50] I am not a fan of wheat beers. That is what this tasted like to me at first. It improved as I continued drinking. The taste got sweeter from the malts. I have really liked all of the Jack's Abby beers - but this one I would pass on. I am not a fan of the style. It seems solid - but it is not my cup of tea (beer).

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Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.