Jabby Brau - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by starrdogg:
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to rob1110 for this one. Have had it several times, but finally getting to reviewing it.
Beer pours a clear yellow-gold with a thin white head. Smell is of bready malt and some nice citrus and flowery hops, though the hops aren't nearly as overpowering in the smell as Hoponius Union. This one smells a lot more like a traditional lager. The taste follows the smell - it's exceptionally clean and crisp but has a finish that's a little more bitter than your typical lager. There's also a little bit of the fruitiness from the hops in the flavor, but it mixes very nicely with the graininess of the lager. Mouthfeel is light-bodied. Overall, I have to say that this is one of my favorite lagers out there and maybe even a notch above Dortmunder Gold (one of my favorites) for a session-type lager. It's a perfect summer beer and the hops give it a nice little extra bite that you don't find in most lagers, but it's far from overwhelming. If you're looking for something more traditional from Jack's Abby, this is the lager for you. Damn good.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2012 22:31:58 | More by starrdogg
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3.89/5 rDev -0.5%
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
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 17:25:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a translucent dark golden color with an inch of head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is some lightly toasted malts with some citrus and grassy hops. The taste is more of the same. Bready malts mixed with some grassy hop bitterness. Some citrus near the end with floral and grassy hop notes. The finish is more of the malts with some light bitterness. Light mouthfeel and a bit watery. Very easy to drink and refreshing. This would be a solid canned session beer, but there are better options out there. Still good, though. Overall, not the best Jack's Abby has to offer but not a bad beer by any strech of the imagination.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2014 19:36:08 | More by PicoPapa
Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.