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Jabby Brau - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

459 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 28 | 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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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY during their Jack's Abby release event.

Pours a clear yellow, with a small white head of about a half inch. Good lacing down the glass.

Aromas are very floral, with some citrus in the background, along with some sweet grain.

The taste is pretty similar. Pleasant, mild floral hop bite upfront, balanced with grain sweetness on the back end. Some citrus flavors, orange mainly, also come in to play. Some wheat flavors are noticeable as well, adding some bitterness.

Light bodied, very drinkable. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

A great easy drinking session lager from Jack's Abby. Their flagship, I believe.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 14:55:55 | More by GreesyFizeek
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chefduff2

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-21-2013 05:29:18 | More by chefduff2
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

09-16-2013 00:41:39 | More by beernads
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-15-2013 17:29:06 | More by sdaly3
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into beer stein

Golden yellow with tiny bubble streams floating up to a massive white three finger foam cap. Big, sticky lacings grab ahold as the suds subside.

Decent pine hoppy dominant aroma.

Light, watery, no bitterness, no aftertaste, no carbonation. Light mouthfeel.

Looks and smells good, taste is too light. You could chug a lug a lot of this beer without a heavy taste interfering with your quaffing.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:35:58 | More by WunderLlama
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-11-2013 01:09:26 | More by Lambocalrisien
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-11-2013 01:08:22 | More by apasternak
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-09-2013 01:28:58 | More by millerbuffoon
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-08-2013 00:27:03 | More by thebouch01
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-05-2013 15:31:21 | More by jongullotti
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-30-2013 02:12:10 | More by AlexFields
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Mulder531

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2013 13:22:29 | More by Mulder531
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-26-2013 15:33:51 | More by MattXT
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Hydraskull

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and crisp. Taste borders on watery, but that's kind of what I was looking for by buying a session lager. Good for a hot summer day like today.

Very lightly hopped. The hop flavor is quickly overtaken by the malt. Good for a lager. Not what I usually drink but it definitely hits the spot today.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 20:00:05 | More by Hydraskull
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-25-2013 02:08:49 | More by bigred89
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tbonci

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

08-23-2013 00:49:56 | More by tbonci
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought on sale with no visible bottling date. Age (the beer's and mine) may have affected this review.

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint.

a: Clear gold formed an inch thick white head which dissipated quickly to a thin foam surface film and some spotty lacing.

s: Light malt

t: Malt with some hop balance. Not particularly liking the slight wallpaper pastelike undertaste, but it is light enough for a lager and yes sessionable.

m: Light with quite a bit of carbonation feel, even though such is not very visible.

o: An ok lager. Darker in color and slightly tastier than the average mainstream lager. I would not go out of my way to buy this again. Still really liking Jack's Hoponius Union IPL and 2nd Anniversary DIPL though.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 05:05:20 | More by scotorum
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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-17-2013 18:32:30 | More by rderedin
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-16-2013 21:13:25 | More by Garrett092112
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rosschive

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-10-2013 22:48:17 | More by rosschive
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2013 18:28:44 | More by WhitmansNiece
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maltman24

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-10-2013 03:15:28 | More by maltman24
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-10-2013 02:38:24 | More by Horbar
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-09-2013 22:29:46 | More by EnronCFO
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-09-2013 16:09:58 | More by pknyc
Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.