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Fire In The Ham - Jack's Abby Brewing

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86
very good

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 9 | 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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3.33/5  rDev -12.1%

gonzo000, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

Creck802, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Baileye3, Nov 10, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This review is based on the description, as I have never had another rauchbier to compare to.

WOW! Tastes like smoked ham wrapped in smoked bacon. That's really all there is to say about this beer. Very unique, never had anything like it. Smoke flavor is not overpowering like other smokey beers I've had. Not something I could drink that often, but something I would definitely encourage everyone to try at least once.

abagofit, Nov 07, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +18.2%

chuckmt, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Ian_B, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

richobrien, Nov 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

wisegreensoul, Nov 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

TheBeerSipper, Nov 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Mikeszab, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Brewski, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jbarletto, Oct 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

rbrefbeerman, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Shaggy9356, Oct 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.8%

Canada_Dan, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

kscaldef, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Notes from 9/29

A - Three fingers of fizzy white head. Slightly hazy apple juice colored body. So-so head retention and lacing.

S - Sweet maltiness. Subtle smoke notes like a wood burning stove or smoker.

T - More sweet breadiness and some orange/honey sweetness. Touch of smoke. Finish is intensely smokey like a camp fire.

M - Lighter body and medium carbonation.

O- Way more balanced than I expected after reading reviews. The smoke is intense and unique, but not as intense as advertised in my opinion.

AirBob, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

BigZ2214, Oct 12, 2014
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Duesler, Oct 05, 2014
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ordinarymatt, Oct 04, 2014
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Kramerbarthomer, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a light yellow, almost a pale straw. one to two fingers of a white head with strong retention and a good lacing. good crystal clear lager look.

Smell: smokey ham and bacon, some malty sweetness.

Taste: opens with some slight sweetness, quickly becomes a balance salty, smokey ham to bacon taste. hints at pilsner malt sweetness throughout.

Mouthfeel: light, salty and dry.

Overall: this is usually one of my least favorite styles as it can easily become overly meaty, but this one balances out quite nicely. the smokiness is delicate as it should be and the malts provide just enough sweetness to balance everything out.

SportsandJorts, Oct 02, 2014
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Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.