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Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

423 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 21
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-02-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

tom10101, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a hazed copper with a tight light tan head. Nose is strong grain up front, a bit rubbery. Hints of woody ash, and a touch of tree sap. Taste is super smokey, full on campfire. Some grain underneath and a hint of sweet tree sap. Body is light, carb is strong, feel is a hint slick.

cpetrone84, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Jmbbabson, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Phished880, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

HumanParaquat, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

my_knew_craft, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MalKen, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

NickD11, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Stoutmeister, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of KarlosT
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beer. A maple bacon flavor (yes bacon), with a very interesting meaty after-taste. If someone had asked me if I wanted a maple bacon beer with a meaty aftertaste ... heck no. But for some reason, this beer works. Can't say I would drink it all the time, but if I find this, I will definitely have it again.

Again ... very interesting beer.

KarlosT, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

BG718, May 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

phishfoolme, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

anticipation23, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Soto, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JGLittle, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

javablaine, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

PHBoiler, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A- pours a bright & clear copper color with ruby hue, small fizzy white head that reduces to leave a few patches of lace

S- smoky roasted malt with notes of campfire, coffee bean and earthy aromas, sweet maple. This actually smells very similar to a nice smoked porter

T- caramel malt, sweet honey, baked apples, glazed ham. The smoke actually becomes most prominent after the finish with a camp-fire-ash smokiness that lingers on the palate

M- medium body with moderate prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry, crisp finish

O- definitely the most drinkable Rauchbier that I've had. It's sweet up front and smoky on the finish

Treyliff, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

DonWeymouth, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Red gold body with fluffy finger of marshmallow head.

Nose is smoky and sweet. Mouthwatering.

Flavor is light but sweet. Not a usual combination. Smokiness is very present, but not over-powering. Maple sweetness really hits the mark here, without being cloying.

Pretty thin overall. Mouthfeel is slick and lightly coating.

Drinkability is very high. The mild flavors and light body make it very easy to enjoy.

ghostwalker, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bpk59, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

brother_kenneth, Feb 23, 2014
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Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.