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Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

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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Altrurian

New York

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark mahogany into the Weyerbacher-labelled tumbler. Two-and-a-half fingers of tan, rough-topped head leaves attractive lacing. Really nice, pronounced olfactory presence: toffee, chocolate milk, roasted grain, alcohol. Taste is that of a quality schwarzbier with a certain hoppy tang that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms to a proper serving temperature. It's not outstanding, but certainly respectable and serviceable. Mouthfeel is a little aggressive, but adequately thick.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 22:53:53 | More by Altrurian
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-29-2014 19:49:30 | More by vermilcj
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 20:29:28 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 03:17:46 | More by Kelp
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 01:52:01 | More by ThisMoonlife
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hail_seitan

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A - Dark brown, nearly black, body. A very thick mocha head forms on top and sticks along the sides of the glass as the beer is consumed.

S- The first word to come to mind is funky. Grapefruit peels, pine resin, smoke, and earthiness all meld together to form a unique olfactory experience.

T - Better than the smell lets on. The northwest hops hit fast and heavy, with delightfully pungent grapefruit and pine. The malt is exceptionally roasty, with coffee notes an almost burnt-popcorn taste (I mean that in a good way). The clean finish you expect from a lager starts to creep up before being drowned in classic bitterness.

M - Exceptionally velvety mouthfeel. The carbonation is perhaps a bit too lively, though.

O - The taste is what makes this beer worth seeking out. It has a distinctly old-school Pacific Northwest hop character that blends perfectly with the slightly bitter character of the roasted malt. And the lack of esters remind you this is 100% lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 01:09:12 | More by hail_seitan
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-25-2014 00:36:12 | More by Prost76
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-23-2014 02:09:44 | More by verdict603
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-22-2014 21:49:45 | More by CJRubes
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Tschnab

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-21-2014 04:17:04 | More by Tschnab
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-20-2014 23:57:00 | More by HawkIPA
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2014 22:06:39 | More by BigOldOaf
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PaulD

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2014 01:02:29 | More by PaulD
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-17-2014 03:00:36 | More by Denzo
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2014 22:36:07 | More by acurtis
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-14-2014 13:14:51 | More by harsley
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dar482

New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown black color with some dark red coming through in the light with a huge beige fluffy head.

The aroma has big robust roasted coffee in the front, a prominent lager yeast, bittersweet chocolate, a resinous pine and leafy green hop.

The flavor follows with that pine throughout along with tea leaves, leafy hops with almost a mint quality, then roasted coffee, cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, then onto a beautiful combination on the finish of piney hops, roasted drying, and a caramel sweetness. There’s also that classic lager yeast flavor throughout.

A really well crafted beer and absolutely delicious. Another incredible brew from Jack’s Abby.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 04:44:43 | More by dar482
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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2014 23:56:25 | More by csustar001
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-11-2014 15:14:09 | More by comradekyle
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jbeervt

Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2014 13:19:56 | More by jbeervt
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2014 00:51:12 | More by redfox405
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2014 03:38:16 | More by Hoggo
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-07-2014 02:05:45 | More by DrStiffington
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2014 23:20:08 | More by tobelerone
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2014 21:15:38 | More by Kegatron
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.