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Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 29
Gots: 13 | 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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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-23-2012 18:13:03 | More by sholland119
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 12:33:53 | More by GreesyFizeek
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.23/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 22:40:42 | More by inlimbo77
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-18-2014 18:06:14 | More by Davepoolesque
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-16-2014 11:21:28 | More by Fettpopps
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-06-2014 19:55:39 | More by Dicers
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-07-2013 14:11:07 | More by vonnegut21
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-29-2013 22:56:20 | More by mrebeka
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:52:22 | More by WanderingFool
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-02-2014 21:16:33 | More by beergorrilla
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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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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2012 01:25:25 | More by ElGallo
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-03-2013 02:34:55 | More by Satchboogie
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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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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-13-2013 20:34:54 | More by doremite
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with a big tan creamy head and good lacing.

Smells like roasted malts and a touch of smoke.

Similar flavor. Smooth roasted malt with a very crisp earthy finish. Definitely some bitterness to this one, but a good balance overall.

Creamy mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

Usually not a style I go crazy over, but I found this one quite pleasant. It was crisp and refreshing yet still maintained good roasty qualities.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 00:08:20 | More by jmarsh123
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-15-2012 19:02:20 | More by Rekrule
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-01-2013 02:10:47 | More by trevorpost
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-09-2013 03:36:12 | More by PatGreer
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2012 19:50:03 | More by DaveHack
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-12-2013 19:30:36 | More by ms11781
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-18-2013 04:18:37 | More by DerekMorgan
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jaasen64 for hooking me up!

Pours a creamy black with a nice foamy beige head.

The smell is excellent, picking up a cocoa aspect from the dark malt and some nice tingly hop aromas.

Taste is a little different from the smell. Large amounts of roasty flvaors with a definite lingering dry cocoa powder taste/feel. Hops come in on the mid-palate, a nice counterpoint to the roast, but then get lost in that cocoa flavor on the back end.

Mouthfeel is great, nice and thick.

Overall, definitely a solid beer. Tasted blind, I would have guesses this was an american porter. Would have liked to see the hop presence kicked up a touch more, but a very solid overall brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 14:29:14 | More by thebigredone
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-11-2012 01:35:36 | More by Gregwa
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-02-2013 23:44:06 | More by bostonryan
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.