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Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing

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90
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269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 29
Gots: 12 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2013 15:22:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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jbuddle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-16-2013 14:25:25 | More by jbuddle
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davey101

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

March 2013 batch, 500 ml bottle into a HF wine glass.

A - Pours a jet black body that exposes some light around the edges. A few fingers worth of khaki foam sticks around for a while. Ungodly amounts of dirty, sticky lacing just coats the sides of the glass.

S - Bright grapefruit, pine and charred malts and chocolate. It does that have uniquely Jack's Abby lager aroma to it.

T - Not overly bitter or malty. Just pleasant piney hops meeting ever so lightly roasty chocolate malts. A touch of smoke on the end. Very clean and easy drinking. Mouth feel is medium bodied and silky.

O - A pleasantly hoppy schwarzbier, this was damn tasty and JA continues to amaze me with their innovative lagers.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 05:39:13 | More by davey101
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2013 22:20:50 | More by JohnQVD
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carndog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-14-2013 12:48:38 | More by carndog
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popery

California

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours wall to wall black. No color to be found. Beige head. Puffs up big with the initial pour. Good lacing and retention. Nailed the look. The aroma is heavy on chocolate, molasses and doughy malt. Some pine and citrus hoppiness in there, as well. There’s more sweet roasted malt character than I expect from the style. It’s a pleasant aroma, but it’s more of a schwarzbier on steroids than a hoppy schwarzbier, at least in my opinion. I’m getting a fair bit of roast fruitiness. Pretty rich. Clean lager flavor. The taste is fairly sweet and still quite rich. Lots of fudge and treacle. Big coffee and pine needle finish. Again, over the top for the style, but still a very well made beer and quite tasty. I’m still not convinced that big hops and big roasted malt works well together, but this is a pleasant enough attempt, and I’m sure fans of American Black Ales and whatnot will like this beer. Very creamy mouthfeel. A bit much for the style, but who cares. This is a very good beer, and I would have called it an ale in a blind tasting. Knowing it’s a lager, I can bit out some of that clean yeastiness, but the hops and malt are too big for me to have guessed right.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The one I got was purchased in West Springfield. The date on the bottle was March, and I drank it in early April! So fresh. This beer is an interesting concept.

I love the Mahogany color, and its nice coffee filled earthly smell. Its interesting to think of the four hops that are used in this.

the taste is a wonderful smooth lager style. Can't say enough good things about the smooth mouthfeel and pleasant taste.

I am a huge fan of what Jack's Abby does. They really did a nice job with this style beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 02:37:34 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh half liter bottle from brewery

A: beautiful big cardboard head, black as night. Huge rings of lacing, head lasts well.

S:
Smokey roasted chocolate malts, pine and citrus hops. Pretty pungent.
T: dark roasted malts mix of chocolate and coffee, some honey and caramel notes too. Has a large pinecone/herbal hop flavor. Definitely a lot of cascade. Some grapefruit and citrus too.

M: super creamy mouth feel. Abv well integrated.

O: really yummy beer. Could be considered a black ipa. Nice mix of black patent and citrus hops. A great beer by Jack abby. Not surprisingly.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2013 16:08:24 | More by CypherEnigma
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.