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Fire In The Ham - Jack's Abby Brewing

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Caution! This is an intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brew's malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. Aromas of campfires, smoked ham, and bacon dominate a soft malt and hop backbone. Although hard to believe, this beer is vegan friendly.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: irishevans on 10-17-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Andrew041180, Monday at 03:49 PM
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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

From 09/16/14 notes. 0.5L pour in a mug at Lord Hobo up in MA.

Pours a murky bright yellow-amber color with one inch of white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Smells of smoke, bacon, ham, roasted malts, charcoal. Tastes has more meat and smoke to it. Medium body and low to no carbonation. Smooth.

Overall a nice beer but .5 of a Liter was way too much for me; I'd have to cap it at 4-6 oz. personally. If you love super smokey beers check it out but a bit too much for me to want a full glass of again.

mdfb79, Sep 24, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +17.2%

zanthus, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

monitorpop, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

This is a fine Rauchbier, but far from the caution advertised, and hoped for. Smoke is clear, but subdued IMO. By all other counts this is a fine beer for a crisp Autumn day. Even if it is still the 13th of September.

A grilled McCadam cheddar, horseradish dill havarti on multi grain bread with tomato cheddar bisque, definitely helped bring out the earthiness of this beer.

SLeffler27, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MarkJBurch, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TripelMark, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

You have to like this style, if you don't, this beer won't be for you. It is extremely smoky, almost meat like. Excellent accompaniment to food.

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a surprisingly lighter golden amber color, wouldn't expect a smoked beer to be like this. There's a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like bacon, ham, and smoke, plus honey and molasses.

The taste is similar, they really nailed the smoked meat flavor, it really does taste like bacon and ham. It's a little bit sweet, got a bit of a honey and molasses flavor, with smoke as well. There's no real hop flavor, but there is an oiliness to it.

This one is light, with a medium amount of carbonation, and a fairly crisp mouthfeel

It's a little bit too meaty for its lighter body, beef up the malts a bit and this would be better.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 11, 2014
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Norica, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Dizzy242, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Nice smoke balance and not fake tasting but the ham flavor doesn't work for me

jdejoannis, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

kdivers, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.