Brewery Maker Lager Wine
Jack's Abby Brewing

Brewery Maker Lager WineBrewery Maker Lager Wine
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Style:
Barleywine - English
Ranked #56
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,346
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 8.19%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
97
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Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  8
Gots
  13
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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!
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 97 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Bgevans1:
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Bgevans1 from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious!

Mar 05, 2016
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon barrel Aged lager wine, 13.5% abv, 55 ibu, 23.5 Plato , aged 9 months , uber doppelsticke

Poured into an antique German pilsener glass

Looks like a light maple syrup, opaque, streams of micro carbonation, two finger taupe foam cap settles into a dense layer of bubbles, nice lacings

Aroma of bourbon, sweet bourbon,

Taste of bourbon at the back of the tongue, sweetness, second sip bourbon on the tip of the tongue with malt backing,

Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel , the alcohol is well hidden here, present but not with the after burn, nicely balanced

Great for. Cold winter evening

Great beer, love it and would repeat

Feb 06, 2016
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kvgomps from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 16, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Joe Bean Coffee Bar in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a tawny brown-ish color, slightly murky, with a one inch head, and no lacing.

Smells like rich caramel, maybe a little hazelnut, toffee, and bourbon.

This is one silky and luxurious barley wine (lager wine?). It's got a realyl deep and sweet malt character to it, heavy caramel, some nuttiness (hazelnut, mainly), with silky bourbon, some oak, and vanilla.

This has a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation.

Another bangin' BABW from Jack's Abby, awesome stuff.

Mar 19, 2016
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my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 18, 2016
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Lucoli from New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2016
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jbarletto from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 20, 2016
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Fettpopps from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2016
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 22, 2017
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bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 11, 2016
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 22, 2016
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paulish from New York

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 18, 2018
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SveNss0N from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 17, 2016
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Mikexw from New York

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 03, 2017
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Masters from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2015
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brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 30, 2015
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devilfluff from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 08, 2016
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 21, 2016
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Dolphinsmarlins1 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 24, 2016
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Petegrieco from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 19, 2015
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JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Dec 18, 2015
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cd34 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 11, 2017
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Rockjocknroll from California

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 11, 2016
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Iski100 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 28, 2016
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Coorsy from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 07, 2016
Brewery Maker Lager Wine from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 97 ratings