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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: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
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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Kimbo1318

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-15-2013 16:16:19 | More by Kimbo1318
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-14-2013 13:26:47 | More by oline73
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40ozofGore

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

09-11-2013 05:40:24 | More by 40ozofGore
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-11-2013 01:08:07 | More by Lambocalrisien
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-10-2013 03:03:10 | More by BigOldOaf
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-08-2013 05:50:52 | More by oriolesfan4
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-08-2013 02:52:53 | More by goldenM13
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scottfrie

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into SA perfect pint. Thanks AutumBeerLove!

A: Pours a fairly clear chalky lemon color with a finger of bright white head that slowly faded into a faint collar.
S: Smoke scent dominates and is savory and meaty. I get a blend of forest fire and grilled bacon. Smells delicious.
T: More smoke on the palate with flavors reminiscent of smoked ham and camp fire. Some bready malt pokes through the finish, and there is a vague sweetness and maybe some citrus in the still smoky aftertaste. Slight mineral quality.
M: Clean mouthfeel, tight fizzy carbonation that is soft and smooth, with a medium-full body that is viscous but not heavy.
O: Really well balance and easy to drink. Smoke dominates and is deliciously flavored. Thanks again, Kevin.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 02:24:25 | More by scottfrie
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Gunboat82

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-05-2013 02:54:13 | More by Gunboat82
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-04-2013 15:50:53 | More by DerekMorgan
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LeRose

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a SA perfect pint.

Appearance - outstanding clarity with a nice golden color. Pretty dense, not very tall head, lingered a while, laced just a little bit.

Smell was outstanding. Not so much the campfire/woodsy, more liked a ham being nicely smoked. Suggests sweetness and succulence - not that you will be licking an ashtray. Very understated, slight hop notes, vaguely fruity, a little floral or herbal (?)

The taste follows in kind. Very balanced, not overwhelming on the smoke. First taste, my wife and I both said "bacon" but it isn't quite that strong. Light smoke but more than enough to gain attention. The hops are more of the floral type, slight bitternes on the finish, all riding along on the pale malt. Slight sweetness. It was medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall this is a very, very good beer with a nicely balanced flavor. Winner.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 19:59:21 | More by LeRose
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-01-2013 22:24:05 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Mulder531

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-29-2013 13:21:28 | More by Mulder531
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-26-2013 15:26:08 | More by MattXT
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-23-2013 23:03:55 | More by hoppymcgee
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2013 03:35:50 | More by jpaulsen
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-22-2013 11:31:54 | More by ComRock12
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2013 13:50:38 | More by nootch23
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-18-2013 21:15:39 | More by Massbmx
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Screper

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-18-2013 01:30:08 | More by Screper
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lic217

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-17-2013 13:43:39 | More by lic217
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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 02:25:02 | More by greenmtn1111
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2013 00:12:28 | More by ant880
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2013 12:53:28 | More by RichD
Fire In The Ham from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.