Brewery Maker Lager Wine | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Barleywine brewed with lager yeast.

While we were building our new brewery we were aging this beer in bourbon barrels previously used for our Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Lengthy aging allows the 13.5% ABV beer to mellow and develop a deep molasses-like sweetness with port-like dark fruit flavors. This beer is a sipper- you’ve been warned!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,572
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
93
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of paulish
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to MastaaaGrillaaa for this brew, from NBS BIF#6

16.9 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 011216
ABV: 10%

Close to a year on this bottle.

Poured into a goblet a pretty nice brownish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger light tan head, which leaves a pretty nice medium size oil slick, and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some dark fruits (cherries, figs, raisins, plums), vanilla, oak, bourbon. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some dark fruits (cherries, figs, raisins, plums), vanilla, nice bourbon note, oaky, nice sweetness. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, a pretty nice complex brew. Overall, this is a big beer, pretty tasty. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it.

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Photo of Dope
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can't find the bottling date, ah well.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a good sized frothy tan head. So-so head retention and barely any lacing at all.

S: Dark fruits abound, it smells like a good brandy actually. Lots of candy sweetness too, primarily caramel. Dark bready goodness too. Great malty aroma all around.

T: I think it's even sweeter than the aroma. Pure sugar immediately. Huge caramel and dark fruit sweetness. Raisins and figs and cherries. Big dark bread malt and then finally some bitterness, oak and dark chocolate. A grain alcohol sharpness cuts the sweetness in the finish. More pure alcohol in the aftertaste, lingering forever.

M: Heavy, syrupy and harsh.

O: One hell of an interesting lager wine. The initial sweetness and fruitiness and everything is fantastic. That back end is alllllllllll pure alcohol however. It's not even necessarily super harsh, it just tastes like moonshine and nothing else. I'm not even sure if this is a plus or a minus, it's just an interesting contrast.

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Photo of crobinso
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of vfgccp
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

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Photo of Brewski
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Glowing copper with a transparent body. One finger of eggshell-colored head

S - bourbon, raisins, figs, tons of malts

T - Bourbon, oak, char, tobacco, toffee, figs, caramel, raisins, red wine, red grapes, dates, cherries

F - Perfect body (like mine), tons of carbonation to move everything along. No alcohol.

O - Stellar combo of a world-class doppelbock and a great barleywine. I give it six swims.

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

I was not sure of the defined style for this so I apologize if I didn't add it correctly. This was acquired at the brewery by a friend. It's kind of a cross between a lager and barleywine style. Incredibly rich - barrel aged flavors. Seeet. Strong. Brown to amber colored. It was a nice treat to sip.

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Photo of Cath
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Novare Res

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Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, light brown in color with minimal head. Taste is whiskey,vanilla, maple, and alcohol. Layers upon layers of malt and wood. Very slick and heavy bodied. If I closed my eyes I would think I was drinking a liquor. A sipper. Glad I tried, not sure if I would revisit, but worth a shot.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sugared figs, dates, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, caramel and oak. Nice boozy bite to balance the sweetness and round out the flavors. Medium to thin feel. Flavors integrated seemlessly. Never overwhelming. Real good.

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Brewery Maker Lager Wine from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 93 ratings