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Fire In The Ham - Jack's Abby Brewing

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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 21
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: irishevans on 10-17-2012

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
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Ratings: 245 | Reviews: 51
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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

They are not kidding about the Ham taste. My god. Deeply unpleasant to my palate, but kudos to JA for trying new things.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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

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Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.