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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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Chris_Carraher, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

warnerry, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

amano_h, Jul 08, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a. Dark brown/black beer with a 2 inch tan bubbly head.

s. Malt, some hops

t. Did not find the hoppy notes that the label called for, but beer was tasty - malt based with yeast.

m. Good mouthfeel from the nice carbonation mentioned in the appearance.

o. Eeeked in to the Outstanding - especially given the lager category.

gonzo000, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bigred89, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

cavemanlawyer1999, Jul 02, 2014
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elzilcho, Jul 01, 2014
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Phished880, Jun 30, 2014
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jebrew, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Griffith, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

drz955, Jun 24, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights at the edges and a creamy fluffy tan head that persists forever. Aromas of floral spicy resinous hops with bits of bitter chocolate flakes and a hint of coffee. The flavor is rich chocolate and hints of coffee with a solid shot of earthy resinous hop flavor. Moderate hop bitterness lasting long into the finish of each sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very nice black ipa, but it really does straddle the line of being a porter.

johnnnniee, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sammy, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

wisegreensoul, Jun 14, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured slowly into a .5L weizen glass. This dark brown/black beer produces a towering, creamy beige head that retains quite well and leaves great rings of lace up and down the sides of the glass.

S - I know that the label says "hoppy black lager" but I really didn't expect the waves of hop aroma that I got from this one. Blindfold me and I'll tell you that I've got a fresh IPA sitting in front of me. Just an ever so fait indicator of roasted malts.

T - Now the roasted character of this beer takes center stage, with the hops doing their thing in more of a supporting role. There is a bitterness that comes in at the end, but it is not sharp, nor does it take away from the roasted aspect.

M - Classic Jack's Abby. Velvety smooth and refreshing. Clean finish. Medium-bodied. Excellent.

O - The only prior experience that I have had with such a beer has been Wookie Jack, which I did not like. Perhaps I got an old one? Needless to say I was thrilled with the quality of this one. It was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to those who enjoy IPAs, Porters, or anything in between.

Andrew041180, Jun 09, 2014
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2Xmd, Jun 07, 2014
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.