House Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.88/5
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419 Ratings
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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:
#14,386
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
419
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
106
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 419 |  Reviews: 108
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

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

Photo of TwoTrees
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

Photo of O-Meg
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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Photo of Amendm
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz. can dated 03/09/18 poured into a 16-oz. mug. Golden and slightly hazy with a short lived foamy white head that shrinks to a film. Small fizzy bubbles rise around the bottom of the mug. Some early lacing.
Yeast is the first smell present followed by semi-sweet malt, grains and hops.
Rich and semi-sweet malt flavor at first with a bitter tangy yeast bite in the middle finished by mild hops.
Medium-rich body held up by the average carbonation level slowly dries but does not thin. Warms well, flavors become more pronounced, alcohol is barely noticable.
Great golden color, lots of malt, not to bitter and not overly hopped. A solid summer selection.

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Photo of Skillz
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a nice lightly hazy golden color with a modest head, soon reducing to nothing. Bread with a touch of hops in the nose. The mouth gets the light bite of carbonation with a malt flavor as well.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryV
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well made, tasty lager. Malty with a hint of floral hops wafting in. When you just want to have a good, solid beer that doesn't demand much, this is perfect. There's no wow factor here, just an enjoyable beer that's perfect for the style.

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
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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House Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 419 ratings