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Fire In The Ham - Jack's Abby Brewing

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
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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mrcotter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -28%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28%

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

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2013 05:07:12 | More by bleeps
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-21-2013 23:01:10 | More by Kegatron
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420Rick

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-18-2013 16:38:38 | More by 420Rick
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

A - pours a crystal clear gold color with some amber hues tucked in. 2 fingers of white foam which slowly dissipate. Leaves some big chunks of lacing against the glass.

S - classic rauchbier as far as smokey character. Bold though not as intense as those from bamberg. It is more wood driven. Oak, campfire, mesquite. Meaty notes lay underneath giving complexity. Mostly salty beef jerky, bacon and smoky ham. Sweet grainy malts and some slight notes of corn.

T - faint notes of corn and overall grainy flavors make up the base malt. Smokey flavors enter center palate. Flavors are much more meaty on the tongue. Salty beef jerky and bacon mingles with woody notes of bbq smoke. Finish is surprisingly clean. Just a hint of smoke.

M - lighter side of medium. Surprisingly crisp. Slick texture. Medium carb.

O - very nice take on a rauchbier. Much lighter than expected and quite the easy drink. Good show jacks!

11-18-2013 02:59:03 | More by Teleweizen2
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2013 04:46:28 | More by ThisMoonlife
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rjholcomb

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2013 22:26:39 | More by rjholcomb
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-12-2013 00:26:15 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-10-2013 17:53:20 | More by Mikeypnh
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-31-2013 00:54:41 | More by Kirk
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flexabull

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-29-2013 18:09:47 | More by flexabull
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +6%

Served from a 16.9oz bottle into a Belhaven imperial pint glass.

Apparance- Very nice hazy yellow golden color with quick one finger bubbly white head that left some nice lacing. For some reason, I was expecting this to be more of a dunkle lager?

Smell- Smokey campfire, pilsner malts, pine, oak, lemon, wheat, clove. Nice well balanced aroma.

Taste- Medium smokeyness up front, pilsner malts and light lemon. Pretty well balanced for the smoke still being pretty prevalent. Refreshing actually.

Mouthfeel-Medium-full carbonation, light body, and quite drinkable. A nice early fall beer.

Overall- I'm surprised by this one. Not really into Smoked beers that much, but this is solid.

10-25-2013 17:12:19 | More by Seanniek91
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-25-2013 02:46:06 | More by ElGallo
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-14-2013 21:40:53 | More by carteravebrew
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TonyJ815

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-14-2013 20:57:17 | More by TonyJ815
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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-13-2013 01:50:35 | More by fearfactory
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-12-2013 22:54:02 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

10-12-2013 21:28:17 | More by Apathetiq
Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
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