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Jabby Brau - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

458 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 27 | 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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stella77artois

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-11-2014 16:28:08 | More by stella77artois
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-10-2014 17:58:12 | More by Dasein11
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden body around the straw colored hues and offers a mammoth sized, pillowy white head which slowly dissolves to leave traces of lacing about the glass.

At first sniff the pilsner malts are most apparent with the Munich variety coming forward as it warms. The pale straw aromas are very fresh and clean with just a touch of fresh grassy hops.

The flavor is similar with crisp snappy flavor of the pilsner malt mingling with the grassy hops and later the Munich malt.

Tremendously clean on the palate with a snapping finish. Generous carbonation and a smooth, zesty feel.

Great beer. Awesome alternative to the "name your session ipa" beers. Completely clean, fresh and packed with character.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:43:29 | More by CHADMC3
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gwiedman1

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 20:13:49 | More by gwiedman1
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-08-2014 02:55:16 | More by BGsWo22
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head and reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow/orange color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Lager yeast, pilsner malts, some malt sweetness, and noble hops.

Taste: Lots of toasted, bready, and sweet pilsner and Munich malts with a little grassy hops and lager yeast.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light, chewy, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: A very enjoyable APL from the Framingham bros. This is going to be a good warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 07:30:28 | More by Flounder57
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 17:21:07 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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acread

Vermont

4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Simply put, this is a beautiful beer. Wonderful hop aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh-cut grass weaves beautifully into a canvas of mild cracker and bread undertones layered with very light bitterness and American hop notes. Everything is balanced extremely well, which beckons one to quaff as many pints as he or she wants to. If this isn't the epitome of a world-class session beer, it's damn close.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 23:13:29 | More by acread
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle, MFG 11.08.13.

Huge head, easily 4 fingers; awesome color of liquid gold. Aroma is tropical fruit but the flavor doesn't follow suit as it has a more grainy flavor, next to no fruit and a strong mineral finish.

Easily beats most lagers in the drinkability category but i expected a bit more flavor coming from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 12:26:35 | More by papat444
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2014 03:42:33 | More by Hanzo
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2014 06:39:08 | More by vermilcj
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vdub191

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-24-2014 01:51:23 | More by vdub191
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2014 03:27:46 | More by pottergator
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2014 16:09:50 | More by Griffith
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magictacosinus

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, angrybabboon! Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a stange glass.

Cloudy golden-amber, with a nice frothy head that lasts a good long while (thanks to the glass). Looks delicate - lots of carbonation abounds. Some stickiness, but pretty simple in presentation.

Solid notes on the aroma that balance out all of the different ingredients. Notes of yellow apples, white raisins, and pears. A light leaf-like herbal character with some minor bitterness from the hops lurks within, alongside toasted grainy notes and some spicy yeasty phenols. Balanced, but very light overall. I have a feeling that the aroma is not the highlight of this beer at the moment.

The balance is a little bit more evident in the flavor, to the point where the hops and malts are far better represented. Slight notes of peaches and apples are at the front, with some minor grassy bitterness, soon which becomes cleansed by the grainy finish from the beer. Notes of sweet toffee and caramel open up, with a clean, mildly bitter finish but overall pretty crisp and easy to drink. Slight spices from the hops and yeast become lasting on the palate after each sip, and prepare you for the next. Very mild, but undeniably refreshing.

Compared to some of this brewery's other offerings, this is more of a standard, Munich style lager - but it's one of the best renditions I've had on the style thus far in America. I could easily stock up on this during the warmer months, in spite of its light, crisp feel. In a world propelled with breweries trying to outdo each other with high gravity, ridiculous recipes, this is a nice breath of fresh air (for now).

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:43:03 | More by magictacosinus
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-19-2014 23:52:08 | More by DRBiser
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heystevec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-19-2014 22:27:57 | More by heystevec
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-16-2014 21:16:57 | More by mdube0378
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-15-2014 03:02:44 | More by mattmarka1
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2014 21:41:26 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Mbennett

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-10-2014 23:51:13 | More by Mbennett
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2014 16:43:56 | More by HopChef44
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Tschnab

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-08-2014 15:59:56 | More by Tschnab
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Vogey77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-08-2014 03:44:20 | More by Vogey77
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-07-2014 18:51:02 | More by braican
Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.