Jack Russell Jack's Huntsman's Lager | Jack Russell Brewing Company

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Jack Russell Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2003

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by beerguy101:
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2.74/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty with a touch of cardboard and some other weird smell that kind of hard to identify. Its not vile or bad, just sorta weird and unidentifiable. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are mild and slightly sweet. Hops are very mild and a touch floral. It's very drinkable, and way better than most pilsners, but its still kind of average. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The third bottle in a mixed 12-pack that I recently bought from the Jack Russell Brewing Co. I ordered it directly from their Website, the service was excellent, both packing & delivery was spot-on.

Jack’s Huntsman’s Lager comes in a 12oz bottle, but unlike the other offerings from Jacks, this comes in a short stubby bottle with a screw-off cap. It has just the one main obverse label, which has a light gray background with an oval which contains a picture of a Jack Russell with its head and front paws protruding through a scrolled Hunting Bugle. Has the words “Jack’s - Brewed in the British Tradition” with a small Union Jack directly beneath. No Freshness Date or Strength listed on the label.

It poured with a lovely golden yellow body. When held to the light, there were signs of some very small “speck sized” floaties. A massive head forms when poured, but settles to a much more manageable finger thin smooth covering that hangs around. Marvelous conditioning soon replenishes the head when the Lager is swirled leaving some sticky lacing that soon dries hard top the glass.

Wow, lovely fresh pilsner malts and crisp spicy hops. The aroma is incredibly fresh, so much so that it leaps out of the Glass and positively jumps up the nasal passages.

This has some very good Pilsner traits, starting with the lightly toasted pilsner malts, the crisp but delicate Saaz hoppiness however it finishes with a rather unusual rather “funky” spicy hop ending that has a mild bitterness. Quite dry in the death.

Solid mouthfeel. A refreshing Pilsner that is clean and crisp, and of high quality – but it distinguishes itself with the rather funky finish that it has, which is not bad, it’s just different and adds an extra dimension. Astringent mild hoppy finish is strong in the mouth.

Overall: Drinkers of 30+ years of age from England may remember an offering from Eldridge Pope & Co., Dorchester called “Huntsman's Lager”. Coming from a Brewery that also made Thomas Hardy’s Ale, it was quite shockingly dreadful. Thankfully this offering from a US Brewery with a strong Anglo 'slant', is very much better. My third offering from Jack Russell & the more I try their beers the more impressed I am by the guys up in Camino, California.

“Tally Ho!!”

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle(room temp) a cloudy straw gold with a large head of foam that dissipates slowly.

The smell is malty but nothing beyond that. But..this *is* in the Macro lager style so I shouldn't be expecting more, right?

The taste is umm..wow. The smell gave no indication of how flavourful this lager was going to be. Prominent hops with a decent backing of malt and the flavour just goes on and on right through the finish. This is a yummy lager!!

Bottom line: If this was available to me locally, it would certainly be on my prime rotation list. Lager lovers....give it a try!!

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Jack Russell Jack's Huntsman's Lager from Jack Russell Brewing Company
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