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Fire In The Ham - Jack's Abby Brewing

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85
very good

187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 19
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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tredole

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-18-2014 15:40:15 | More by tredole
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +30.3%

Wow. This is a smoky beer!!!
A: Nice and light golden with lots of rising carbonation, and an off-white head that vanishes relatively quickly
S: Smoke and more smoke! A bit hoppy too
T: Heavenly campfire of hops
M: Mild malt backbone with substantial hop bite
O: Excellent brew. I prefer this over the Smoke and Dagger. Almost tastes like a super smoky Hoponius Union in its smootheness. Try this when you get a chance! Its vegan-friendly as well.

10-24-2012 22:07:55 | More by PatriotsRule
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +25%

11-15-2013 13:07:26 | More by Jsmick
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +25%

Appearance: It's golden with light cloudiness and a head around two fingers thick.

Aroma: Large amounts of smokiness oh and even larger amounts of bacon oh hell yeah lots of bacon. Charred wood, floral hop not much trace of citrus in this one. Roasted malts that are oh did I mention smokey.

Taste: Quite a smooth mouthfeel with alot of bacon fattiness. Extremely smokey, charred wood, roasted malts, woody and earthy tones all through it. It's like drinking bacon it's so dam wonderful.

Notes: Wow this one is quite and experience and a dam amazing one. It's bacon, pork and wood in a bottle and would make an incredible breakfast. I will definitely pick this one up again. Cheers.

12-09-2012 04:57:14 | More by horshack7
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +25%

10-12-2013 21:28:17 | More by Apathetiq
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +21.8%

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish. Bottled 10/12.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" foamy white head over the almost clear golden brew. Head sedately recedes, with sticky lacing. Aroma is Slim Jim-arific. Cool.

Taste starts smoky and sweet, soft and fluffy in the middle, and comes back with the smoke and a bit of hops bitter at the close. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is superb. I always think there's room for more smoke, but this one puts it together well, balanced, yet doesn't leave the bacon in the pan. Cheers!

11-26-2012 23:40:58 | More by ppoitras
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-04-2012 07:09:40 | More by mmmaaattt
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-22-2012 15:24:13 | More by kjkinsey
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

October 2012

A: Clear, straw golden-yellow in color with a big, fluffy, frothy, white head that leaves behind good lacing and retention. Lighter than most Rauchbiers that I've drank.

S: Roasted, smoked malt, smoked wood, smoked meats, salted/cured meats, but none of this is too strong, which is good, in my opinion.

T: All the characteristics of the nose come out stronger in the flavor. Heavily smoked malt, smoked meat, and wood/earth dominate with a faint hop presence in the finish. The smokiness of this beer is spot on seeing as this isn't straight out of Bamberg. A more focused Rauchbier than the Smoke & Dagger.

M: Smooth, clean, refreshing, and a good bite from the carbonation. Easy to drink and would be a pleasure to put down a few in one sitting.

O: This is a very well-crafted Rauchbier. Almost near the level that Schlenkerla is on. A smoky, tasty, fresh lager that is wonderful for the season. Jack's Abby knows how to make a lager!

10-17-2012 21:04:46 | More by Gatch
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-15-2012 03:14:11 | More by jwps214
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

10-29-2012 14:13:18 | More by morningthief
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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +16.8%

Poured into a glass tulip.

Pale orange, very light amber in color with a decent head, but not too big. The first thing I get when I smell is the smoke, nice sweet smoke almost like mesquite wood. Taste is surprisingly light and fruity at first sip, and the smoke follows afterward, not overpowering at all. It starts crisp and clean, slides into a smooth smokiness and then finishes amazingly crisp and clean again. It’s almost like a campfire, but the smokiness is sweeter and less astringent. This beer goes down easy and it refreshing at the same time, which can be hard to say about some smoked beers. All in all, this is a pretty stellar concoction.

08-16-2013 02:25:02 | More by greenmtn1111
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irishevans

Alaska

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

A- Light gold/straw color, the white head pours the proper 2 fingers, but fades to about a quarter finger, and leaves a fairly thick lace.

N- Smoked meat baby, the only way I can think to describe it. sparks memories of Easter suppers.

T- smoke dominates, with a mild hop presance. the good fellas at Jack's weren't messing around with the smoked malts in this one. and I must say, I'm for it!

M- light end of medium bodied. Leathery. and crisp, with a fairly dry, though not cotton-mouth inducing finish.

O- I dig this brew. Smoked malt left home alone to run a muck, in the best possible way. though I liked Blabber & Smoke more, this is a close 2nd in the rauchbier category in my opinion/according to my palate. I will definitely be drinking this one again.

10-17-2012 04:53:38 | More by irishevans
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

16.9oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a dull straw yellow color with great clarity. Three inches of rocky white head retain extremely well. Clumpy rings of lacing and the odd glob here and there remain on the glass.

S: Intense beechwood smoke: campfire, wood, and hints of smoked ham/jerky. Soft doughy and sweet malt scents underneath, floral and slightly spicy hops. This smells excellent.

T: Doughy and sweet malt tastes act as a foundation for the smoked malts. Campfire, smoke, jerky, and more smoke. Green hop oils and some floral tastes barely make it through the curtain of smoke. The smoke intensifies as the malt tastes dry toward the finish. Finishes with dry woody, acrid smoke, a hint of malt, and a dash of green, oily hops.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Full and a bit lush in the mouth. Moderately high level of carbonation adds a bit of a scrubbing effect.

O: Seems to be going for a smoked Helles lager, and it hits its mark. Intensely smokey and very authentic. Tastes like it could have come from Bamberg. It's right up there with the Schlenkerla stuff.

11-16-2012 22:44:26 | More by ryan1788a5
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from bottle into a Tree House snifter. I am a rauchhead, so this may be a biased review. Smell is amazing. Campfire mixed with a little ham and bacon. I could sniff this all day. Pours light amber color, about a 1 inch head with very little retention. Taste is also awesome. The smoke is actually lighter than it is on the nose, but there is definitely a pork/bacon taste here. This is insanely drinkable for a rauchbier. If you like smoked beer at all, try this. It's a step below the best schlenkerla beers, but its still great, and like all JA beers, great value.

08-21-2013 02:02:38 | More by DonFrap
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-24-2012 19:50:43 | More by brokentee
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-18-2013 05:08:46 | More by Psychmusic
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-10-2013 18:26:57 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-20-2012 00:23:54 | More by Goldfishman
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geocool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-24-2012 21:21:36 | More by geocool
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-08-2012 01:07:19 | More by kaelingirl
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Thren

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-01-2013 21:25:38 | More by Thren
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-27-2013 20:34:32 | More by Duff27
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Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
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