Glazed Over | Jack's Abby Brewing

Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 20 ratings

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tkdchampxi on 03-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of sachie23
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jlussier
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WesFoxlove
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dwmetsfan13
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cbutova
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glazed Over = Smoked Marzen aged on Caramel, Fenugreek and Salt. Battle of the Barrels 2014 brew picked up over the weekend in a 32oz growler and reviewed live.

A- Poured out of the 32oz growler to two pint glasses with a mostly clear, light amber red body. The low hiss of the growler results in a beer with just a half finger, silky white cap. Head retention is decent but it falls fast to a tiny ring on the beer. Just a few spots of lace here and there.

S- As the name might suggest, glazed donuts come to mind immediately from the caramel addition to the beer. This is in no way totally dominant as the base beer is at least half of what I get and a nice smoky malt presence shows through. Toasted grains, sweets, light fruit esters and some yeast presence.

T- In comparison with the aroma, the base beer comes to life more here. Smoky and toasted grains make up a bulk of this base with hints of light fruits, spice, light roast, bacon, slight butter and light hops for balance. Fenugreek comes alive a bit with a tiny hint of this spices distinct flavor. Caramel glaze throughout with just a bit of sweetness like it came right off of a donut or pastry. Saltiness is perceived but for me it just changes the way the flavors come through more than adding a flavor itself.

MF- Light to moderately thick bodied with a silky and somewhat creamy texture. Carbonation at a nice medium level (Green Goose was a bit on the low side) after being in the growler for two days. Just enough bitterness to be noticed.

If you have ever had a pastry or baked good with bacon in/on it this might remind you of it. There is enough of each beer element in the flavor to not swing things too far in any direction and it ends in a nice balance. Dunking a glazed donut in a Smoked Lager seems like a good idea from this brew!

 1,815 characters

Photo of braican
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jwps214
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of YeastInception
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of papat444
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at EBF 2014.

Saw this at NERAX and just had to try it. Awesome flavors blend meatiness, smokiness, maple and cinnamon into one heck of a hybrid beer. The cask really strips things down and lets the flavors shine through. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

 252 characters

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Glazed Over from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 85% out of 100 with 20 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.