Baby Maker
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Barleywine - American
4.18 | pDev: 10.77%
Apr 23, 2020
Oct 17, 2013
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Notes: This "Lager Wine" aged for nine months in bourbon barrels previously used for Framinghammer.
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4.26 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Apr 23, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hopley from Massachusetts

Bottled 2013, drank April, 2020 out of a tulip.

Aged well, sweet malt bomb, alcohol there but somewhat hidden, glad I finally cracked this legend!

Apr 15, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Highly complex and certainly not trying to be an imperial IPA, the brewers of Jack's Abby put together a malt bomb of a beer that balances beautifully with American hops, and then aged in oak barrels for added complexity and charm.

Hazy and peachy, the golden amber lager pours with a hazy viscosity that shows a slow separation of beer from creamy froth. Its scent billows over with candied malts, stone fruit, citrus and pine. To taste, the beer's bready sweet introduction is redolent with poundcake, honey and caramel.

Deliciously malty, the lager showcases the taste of malted barley at an extremely high degree. Candied fruit flavors of apricot, apple, cherry, plum and sultan skirt over a persistent caky sweetness with those honey and caramel flavors holding firmly in place. Its balance from hops come with the fresh zests of grapefruit and orange ahead of a growing bitterness that's laced with torn pinecone, muddled grasses and a peppery spice from alcohol.

Full bodied and lavishly sweet, the beer's malt to hop ratio is impeccable while an overcast of light wine, oak and sherry savoriness provided a nuanced tier of taste that continues to reward the tastebuds deep in aftertaste even though the bitterness continues to tighten.

Jul 17, 2017
4.16 by Farnswurth from Illinois on May 25, 2017
3.75 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2016
3.74 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Bottle. Pours bright golden, finger white head, nice lacing. Sweet candy aroma, mild booze. Big sticky sweet taste with plenty booze, but not burning. Fruity notes. Medium to full slick feel was impressive. Slow sipper, very tasty brew.

Sep 24, 2016
4.1 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2016
4.66 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire on Mar 12, 2016
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2016
4.4 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2015
4.23 by IrishColonial from Texas on Nov 08, 2015
4.25 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Oct 03, 2015
4.16 by harsley from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2015
4.09 by fehrminator from North Carolina on Aug 22, 2015
4.35 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Aug 01, 2015
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Jul 04, 2015
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4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ThickNStout from Georgia

500mL bottle from 7Sport (many thanks!). No obvious bottle dating. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a near opaque pale orange with a finger and a half ecrue head. The thin halo that lingers leaves no lacing.

Full, rich nose of bourbon, toffee, honey, dark fruit and faint vanilla. Quite nice.

The aromas were not at all deceiving. Many layers of flavor including bourbon, oak, honey, toffee, vanilla, burnt caramel, cereal grains, dark fruit, leather, faint char, brown sugar and a healthy dousing of booze. Everything works well together and despite the obvious heat this drinks much easier than expected for 14% abv. Absolutely delicious.

Slick, full body with subtle carbonation. Bourbon heat lingers in the long, sweet aftertaste along with honey, toffee and vanilla.

My introduction to lager wines has me quite interested in trying more. I'll call Baby Maker the Jack's Abbey response to Bourbon County Barleywine. This was a phenomenal extra and a pleasure to drink.

May 11, 2015
3.9 by morebeergood from Massachusetts on May 10, 2015
4.27 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on May 07, 2015
3.73 by Hiwattowner from Massachusetts on May 03, 2015
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4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Thedrizzle from Florida

Good stuff here. Loads of vanilla followed by bourbon. A solid amount of heat with a sticky mouthfeel. It' has a different taste then most brews. A definite must try.

Apr 15, 2015
4.5 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Mar 09, 2015
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Mar 08, 2015
3.94 by jfstilling from South Carolina on Feb 24, 2015
4.38 by schinebd from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2015
4.02 by doremite from Vermont on Feb 03, 2015
4.43 by jmkoller11 from Arizona on Jan 26, 2015
4.18 by PretzelCity from California on Jan 24, 2015
4.13 by Sanderson from Washington on Jan 05, 2015
4.35 by freshcarl from Connecticut on Jan 05, 2015
4.35 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2015
4.34 by moneynoobject from Minnesota on Dec 31, 2014
4.46 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2014
3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Dec 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Sweet, dried plum, apricot, bourbon, orange, marmalade, caramel, toffee, light oak, alcohol

Dec 20, 2014
4.19 by SHCC from Massachusetts on Dec 17, 2014
4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Dec 17, 2014
4 by jaymo18 from Virginia on Dec 12, 2014
4.25 by HookemHoos from Virginia on Dec 12, 2014
Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 352 ratings