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Fire In The Ham - Jack's Abby Brewing

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86
very good

176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 18
Gots: 5 | 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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Phished880

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 01:17:14 | More by Phished880
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DROIDxJR


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-28-2014 13:02:53 | More by DROIDxJR
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-28-2014 13:00:17 | More by GRG1313
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drz955

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-24-2014 13:53:09 | More by drz955
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2/5  rDev -47.5%

06-09-2014 22:02:54 | More by ThatsThatDude
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-01-2014 21:38:37 | More by comfortablynirm
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2014 21:24:30 | More by shehateme
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-19-2014 18:27:35 | More by dunix
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-16-2014 11:22:03 | More by Fettpopps
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.5%

03-14-2014 21:52:55 | More by Kevincredible
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Gfunk

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-06-2014 15:25:52 | More by Gfunk
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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

02-22-2014 03:37:05 | More by Tarps68
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

02-20-2014 15:08:45 | More by Mullen2525
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-18-2014 22:15:22 | More by BostonHops
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Durge

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This specialty brew is a cloudy golden hue with a respectable white cover and very little to show for lacing. The aroma offers a clear perfume of hickory smoke with a subtle ham and wheat idea to inspire the palate. And the flavor follows but my first impression is that it's a bit watered down from what the aroma suggested. In fact this brew seems to be aiming for a lighter, sessionable appeal with a decidedly frisky feel from pin point carbonation and a generally medium-light body. This is solid stuff that will translate very well into the summer months or to accompany an appropriate meal, but the flavor hits up front and then seems to quickly dissipate into the heavy carbonation. Likeable enough, one I'd definitely drink again, but not a show stopper creation as some of these Abby beers are. However, I don't think they were aiming for that anyway.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 04:59:00 | More by Durge
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-03-2014 17:20:42 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks go out to Yamar 18 for this bottle....cheers, Kevin!

It pours a hazy straw gold with a couple of inches of foam, some awesome lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly.

It smells like a lovely breakfast minus the eggs; smoked ham, big on bacon aromas, it has my attention 100%.

Tastes just like what I smelled. Big bacon, ham, yeah, the smoke IS intense and is not for the timid but I've never been accused of being timid. It comes in a 16.9 oz bottle and I'm sure, after I'm finished, I would not yearn for another but that's no slant on the brew at all. Sometimes one and done works.

Medium bodied with perfect carbonation.

This beer was, as I have finished, a real treat for me. Thanks again, Kevin!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 15:48:31 | More by Bitterbill
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mrcotter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-11-2014 22:19:47 | More by mrcotter
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

01-10-2014 23:29:15 | More by rderedin
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-06-2014 00:46:41 | More by jbeervt
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-05-2014 23:13:59 | More by Twal
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with this. 500ml bottle into a snifter. The bree appears a clear golden color with a firm white cap. Some patchy lace hangs on the walls.

The aroma contains a smells of smoke like the obligatory enjoyable campfire and cured meats. A little bit of fruity hop/alcohol undertone is also present to break things up. By no means is the aroma obnoxious or over-done with smoke. It is apporachable and enjoyable with some added complexity beyond just smoked malt.

The flavor is equally smokey with some herbal hops to break things up. It boasts a dry grain base but bitter and herbal in the finish from the finish. The smoke quality is the leading profile of the flavor but it is not excessive and has enough other characteristics to take in an enjoy.

This is a medium bodied bree with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall an interesting mix and enjoyable. This is easy to approach and really easy drinking. I would not mind having this again. Thanks Heath.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 16:21:57 | More by stakem
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

12-09-2013 15:39:18 | More by Lebzilla
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale and clear yellow. Medium collar.

Smell - Meaty ham. Really evokes pork and bacon. Smoke and pilsner malt.

Taste - Pilsner malt and a spicy German hop. Minimal smoke, but has a meaty flavor anyway. Still retains a bit of the smoke flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Fits the name. A pilsner with a great meaty smoke flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 04:04:27 | More by Alieniloquium
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-29-2013 05:07:12 | More by bleeps
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Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.