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Jabby Brau - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 42
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of HamdenHector
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; golden in color; 2 finger white head that receded slowly; light lacing;

S: nicely balanced between light malts and earthy, grassy hops;

T: follows the nose; virtually no bitterness;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: very refreshing; easy and enjoyable to drink;

Photo of Qantaqa
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of plaid75
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a murky medium brass hue with a one ginger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a dry pilsner malt with a touch of earthy sweetness and an herbal hop.

The taste consisted of clean pilsner malts accented with a light toasted sweetness firm the Munich malt, finished with an herbal noble hop.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a tasty and easily quaffed lager.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Photo of PicoPapa
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.