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Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

296 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 31
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous, light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: OtherShoe2 on 03-03-2012)
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Photo of utopiajane
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black but with hues deep within the beer that can attest to it's clarity. I was able to take one photo showing a ruby ring around the bottom of the glass and as I drained my first glass I can also notice subtle shades of brown. The ruby that I observed was like a gem that you might find deep in the earth covered by blackness and brown earth but shining nonetheless. It has a creamy tan colored head of foam that fell slowly and deliberately and left rings. After it was completely subdued by time it left rings of sticky lace and a cluster of bubbles and film on top.

Nose is lovely roasted malt. It verges on nutty but then gives way to bitter chocolate. The hops grace the nose with a faint presence and a sweet breath of orange. A touch of coffee. It's smells deep and abundant. The taste follows the nose all the way and the beer has such graceful hop accents. The orange never intrudes or steals center stage away from the malty character. Smooth dry , crisp blackened malt that is not burnt. The carbonation is ample and keeps it drinking like a lager. A very light bit of caramel and this one finishes with a bit of that bitter chocolate to linger and dry out slowly as the light sweet orange echoes itself from the nose only faintly. There is a bitterness form both the roasted malt and from a bit of hops in the finish.

This one has a subtle devil may care attitude but respects the style completely. Wonderful!

utopiajane, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

mmmbeerNY, Monday at 02:03 AM
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured a deep brown hue with a three finger chunky white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted malts, charcoal and a grassy hop.

The taste offered a very dry roasted barley with the accompanying dry coffee, charcoal and wood smoke. There was a pleasant herbal hop that freshened the flavor.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty black beer.

plaid75, Sunday at 06:51 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

jlussier, Sep 10, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -29.5%

drajm, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

WillYellott, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

bluehende, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Lagerhouserules, Aug 23, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

dreis, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Sweffin, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Lovely balance of hops and roasted malts/coffee. Really high drinkability.

Resuin, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

muskiesman, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

tom10101, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

sgn4779, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of LittleDon
4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black with a plentiful fine foam head. Lots of glass sticking lace. Both the aroma and taste are a strong and well balanced combination of roasted malt and piney c-hops. Neither overpowers the other. Medium bodied and light carbonation, one of the best bottled beers I can recall.

LittleDon, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bobv, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ettbeer, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Latarnik, Aug 03, 2014
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Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.