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House Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.91/5
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364 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
House Lager pulls inspiration from the numerous country lagers, or landbiers, found in Franconia. It’s sweet and golden with a full malty body that comes from using a traditional German malt variety. A special beer for year-round enjoyment.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,183
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
364
pDev:
8.7%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
94
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Parmesan
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a clear light copper gold color with a medium creamy white head and a few fingers of lacing on the glass.

s: Fresh baked and toasted bread, mellow malt sweetness, with a light floral hop.

T: Fresh baked and some toasted bread, with a nice mellow malt sweetness, balanced out by a light floral hop and light bitterness at the end. Very drinkable.

F: Light body, crisp with good carbonation a very good easy drinking beer.

O: This is a great Helles lager, very drinkable but still great taste.

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Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yanzo
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biointen
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow.
Smell is sweet, bready and malty.
Taste is as expected from the nose....grassy, malty and bready. A hint of lemon in the finish.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an excellent Helles lager. Super easy drinking, clean, crisp, everything you expect from the style. I love a simple beer that's well crafted. yb

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glennp64
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can OG 12.6 18 IBU's 5.2 % alc.

A clear, golden lager with some faint amber highlights.
A rocky, fluffy, well retained white foam cap starts out high, recedes to light clumps of foam and lace.

A classic Helles lager aroma of light, malty grains, charred golden wheat, buttered white bread, herbs and spices from the lager yeast. Canned corn and green grass for hops a aroma.

The flavor is also very classic of a Helles. Charred, wheat and light grains in the light to medium bodied malted barley. Bready and sour flavor to the malt as well, light grains, green veggies and herbs for a light hoppy balance. Very earthy and herbal with a very complex malt experience.

The feel is rather relaxed, light to medium body feel but not nearly as clean or crisp as I would hope. A bit dull in texture and not a exciting in the finish.

Overall, a pretty spot- on Helles. Nice malt thing with a feel and body texture that doesn't exactly stant up to some other versions of this style. Jack's Abby has been thr predominant Lager centric ale house in New England for a long time now. I know I've had fresher versions of this House Lager.

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Photo of mickyge
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat cloudy golden color. Frothy white head dissipates quickly leaving no residual head the than a thin ring of white foam along the outside of the beer. Some spotty white lacing is left behind.

Smell has notes of grain, sweet melon, honey, mild floral/herbal hops, and some doughy malts near the end.

Taste is on the sweet side with a fruity melon like flavor up front with notes of grains, honey, and flowers. Not much bitterness in this at all although there are some nice floral herbal hops. On the sweet side for the style. Nice bread malt backbone.

Feel is light and very drinkable. Medium to heavy carbonation provides a nice lively mouthfeel.

Overall a really nice beer from Jack's Abby. Its a bit too sweet for me - but thats about the only major complaint here.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I could drink this all day. Ballgame, seafood house, lawn mowing. Crisp, refreshing, goes-with-everything type beer. If I lived in Massachusetts, I'd never drink macro yellow beers again.

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Photo of billybob
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Admiraldinty
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never been much of a lager guy, but this is pretty good. Pours hazy gold with a thin, lacy head. Yeasty, malty, almost barnyard aroma. Biscuity, bready taste. Also, I note a warming quality in my chest. Pretty good.

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Photo of Houlio_99
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GravityKills
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Techcontraps
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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House Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 364 ratings
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