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Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

296 Ratings
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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

egrace84, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of BeerIsland
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

The CS poured frothily from the .5 liter bottle, piling the tan head way over the top of my pilsner glass. Color is a deep rich brown and the aroma is primarily dark malts. with a hint of hops. This is an extrememly tasty beer, just fine for a cool spring day. Although the significant hopping does not intrude on the overall balance, this beer could use a little more "middle". This is obviously amped up from the traditional style but still in the family. I wonder what the draft version is like?? This one was kindly laid on me by Jamie Magee during a visit to Iron Hill Lancaster.

BeerIsland, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

splendidsplinter, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

EatonHops, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

liquorpig, Apr 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

ackbarleywine, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jbuddle, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of davey101
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

davey101, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JohnQVD, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

carndog, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of popery
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

popery, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dubdrop, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mrovelli, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ms11781, Apr 12, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

davewlfpckfan29, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

stunna, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

tenacioustomato, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

essencesea, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of BigCheese
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

BigCheese, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mkppisdead, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

alienlifeforcecube, Apr 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

brunop, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BarrelAgedBrian, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Satchboogie, Apr 03, 2013
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.