House Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Helles

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:
#15,512
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
431
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
108
Trade:
0
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Photo of cbcrunch
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magnapinna
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Seymour in Greenfield, MA. The beer had a clear amber-yellow appearance with a thin head. Aromas were biscuit-like with a sweet, malty taste. Great carbonation; pretty refreshing. Overall, a great beer, especially with its appearance, aromas, and mouthfeel.

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Photo of turbasco
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of humanjoe
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KMcGrath
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper-straw with a slight fog to it. Head is a finger in height, white in color, and fair in retention. Lacing left behind is dense. Aroma is straw, barley, clove, yeast ester, spicy hops and biscuity, earthy malts. Flavor profile is spicy, citrusy, resiny hops layered over biscuity, earthy malts. There is a tinge of sweet honey that mingles well with the spicy hops. A kiss of yeast ester turns it distinctly German. The name and aroma would suggest this is pretty plain, and while the flavor profile is simple, it gives off some flavorful and playful nuances for a 5.2% ABV beer. Mouth feel is still, with a crisp finish. Combine the crisp finish with the medium thickness and this beer is just plain ol' refreshing. It's not completely still, nor is it harsh on the palate due to carbonation. Overall, an extremely playful beer for the weight, making it welcoming for sessioning, social events, or enjoying under the stars on a brisk night in the woods.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DonBowman
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, refreshing, smooth, malty but not overpowering!

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Photo of dogdrule
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is what all canned macro lagers wish they could be. Straightforward, no nonsense, infinitely drinkable. As others have said, it's the dictionary definition of "beer". Just a kiss of sweetness on the end to send you on your way. And best of all if you find the right shop you can get this in 15 packs at a buck a can.

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Photo of jprudhomme7
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hibernator
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of usurping
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If I had to put a picture of "beer" in the dictionary this would be about as close to universal as it gets. The look is bronze with a slight haze. The taste is balanced and smooth. You could drink 15 of these and not break a sweat... but that is not recommended. It is crisp and refreshing. This is not a beer that is made for fancy glasses and what not. It was made for drinking.

Living in New England and having the ability to drink some world class beers House Lager is the one beer that I always have in my fridge.

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Photo of khargro2
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Bright gold; doughy nose; bread and floral hops; low IBUs.

4 4 4 4 4

Simple as. True Helles in not overdoing the bitterness. What lager should be.

*reconstructed from notes

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Photo of Curt3
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 06 07 18
5.2% ABV
This beer was a pale gold color with a tiny white head.
Pleasant aroma of sweet malt, floral hops, and yeast.
Taste of cracker and some white pepper/spice.
Light and refreshing.

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House Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 431 ratings