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Baby Maker | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This "Lager Wine" aged for nine months in bourbon barrels previously used for Framinghammer.

Added by Resuin on 10-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
350
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toffee, toasted oak and vanilla are present in the nose along with hints of caramel.
T: The taste very much follows the smell, except that each of the flavors are stronger in nature.
M: It feels full-bodied, very smooth and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol lends some warming and no stickiness is noticeable.
O: You can tell this beer is very strong from all of the malty sweetness, although it is quite difficult to perceive any flavors of alcohol in the taste. While it isn't that difficult to drink, it is a nice beer to sip and savor next to a fire on a cold winter night. The smell and taste are very similar to a barleywine, but the mouthfeel definitely resembles that of a lager and doesn't have any stickiness.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud and threelions,

Small fizzy barely head, crystal clear tan almost toasty brown.

Nose big aged candy malts, caramel, toffee like, done perfumey alcohol, little fig and candied apricot like fruity aromas. Little vanilla barrel, lots of maple, little ethanol.

Taste big sweet candy, toffee and caramel, syrupy thick like maple syrup, candy etc. Tons of vanilla barrel, maple vanilla cream barrel. Then booze, perfumey alcohol and tingly booze. Little nutty note, fruity candied stone fruit, etc. Sticky syrupy finish, lots of alcohol, perfumey alcohol, sweet syrupy candy, etc.

Mouth is a bit heavier bod, syrupy, lots of hot booze, decent but lighter carb.

Overall ok, interesting nice beer but quite boozy.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Baby Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 350 ratings
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