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Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 34
Gots: 17 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Davepoolesque, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A very dark brown pour with just a touch of red in it. Huge fluffy chocolate milk colored head. Retention is incredible. Solid wall of lacing.

S: Tons of wonderful char of the roasted malt. Baker's chocolate and some coffee. Piney hops come out as it warms. Maybe a touch of earthy hops too. Great combo and well balanced.

T: Piney, earthy hops up front mingles with the great roasted malt characters. Lots of burnt toast, bitter coffee and chocolate. Hops fade leaving the bitter roasted malt to linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, crisp and smooth.

O: Jack's Abby does it again. Easily the #1 schwarzbier I've ever had. Tastes not far from a black IPA or american black ale or whatever you want to call it. Similar to the Hoppy Feet I had not too long ago. A little less hoppy makes the hops not stand out so far but the balance and drinkability is better. It's crisp, well balanced and very tasty. Hard to beat.

Dope, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark black with a hint of brown around the edges and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted earthy malts with some light smoke, cocoa, vanilla, and some pine and earthy hops.

T - Starts off with roasted dark and earthy malts with some light vanilla and smoke. Through the middle some cocoa comes through with some pine and earthy hops and a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of roasted cocoa and earthy malts with a bit of vanilla and smoke and a touch of citrus hop and bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly roasted and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really great smoothness and texture with a great balance of flavors. A really nice dark lager.

ngeunit1, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, poured into an Abandon Brewing tulip.

Pours dark black with a 2 inch head fluffy head that recedes quickly, to a film on top of the beer. Leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.

Strong aromas of resinous pine and roasted malt. I could keep my nose in this forever, seriously baller.

The flavor is great- on one sip you'll get dank, earthy, resinous pine sap and needles, with mild citrus on the front end, with dark roasted, almost burnt malt, coffee grounds, and smokey ash on the back end, then the next sip the dark malt will be up front with the hops in the back. Very interesting drinking experience.

Full creamy body, medium to thick mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Lingering bitterness stays in the back of your throat throughout. No present alcohol taste.

Another winner from Jack's Abby. It's getting to be where I can buy anything from them and expect it to be great.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DrinkSlurm, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

egrace84, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

vermilcj, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

kwjd, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.26/5  rDev +6%
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.

dar482, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -0.5%

vonnegut21, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mrebeka, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

dfhhead25, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mklisz, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -0.5%

beergorrilla, May 02, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Satchboogie, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

kaelingirl, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a tan foam head.

Nice roasted malt notes, with some resinous pine in the nose.

A good dark roasted malt note up front, with coffee and even a touch of dark cocoa powder. This is pushed aside by some stung hop presence, pine cone dominant. The brew dries out, with bitter notes from the malt and the hops. Good balance here, with some length the hop finish.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Might be lighter than it seems.

Overall, my first taste of this brewer, and I liked the twist on the style. The hop-driven brew, with a good sized kick of abnormal alcohol made this one unique and enjoyable. Clearly not an ale, but has a lot of characteristics of a black IPA. I actually like this better. Very worth a try.

OtherShoe2, Mar 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cascadian Schwarzbier pours black into the glass with a big, frothy light tan head on top. The foam fades slowly down to a thick sheet on the surface leaving behind some spots and lines of lace on the glass.

The aroma is a nice combination of hoppy pine and citrus notes blended with smoke, chocolate and roasted malt.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and watery on the palate with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is nicely balanced between roasted and chocolate malt, smoke and bitter hop flavors of pine and citrus. It finishes dry with lingering pine and roasted notes when gone.

A very tasty and fairly well balanced beer, however I found the body to be a little thin.

WanderingFool, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

sholland119, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ElGallo, May 13, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5 liter bottle (16oz). Bottle date: Feb. 2012. Poured into small Victory tulip.

A: Pours a deep brown color. Looks close to black actually. Finger of tight bubbled tan head. Some nice lacing bits on the glass. I see some alcohol feet.

S: I definitely pull a lot of piney, resinous hops initally. Digging in a little further, I get some of those chocolate and roast notes. Not getting much of the citrus that is labeled on the bottle. Maybe some mild grapefruitiness.

T: That is a smooth brew. Really nice brew. Up front I get some mild piney hop bitterness. But this then smoothes into a creamy chocolately roasty sip mid mouth. It's actually pretty refreshing, dispite the appearance. On the finish, you get a little linger of that roast chocolate flavor. But it's fairly crisp and leaves you wanting to drink more.

M: It's a medium bodied beer. Nice creamy mouth coating.

O: Really impressed with this black "lager". I definitely want to try more of their products.

inlimbo77, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

PatGreer, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

bostonryan, May 03, 2013
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.