Saxony Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.93/5
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116 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Decoction mash and the exclusive use of Vienna malt creates a traditional malty character. Lightly hopped with Bavarian hops and left unfiltered, yielding a lightly fruity aroma.

IBU 20
OGPLATO 12

Added by Davepoolesque on 01-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,169
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
116
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of twosheds
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden and cloudy with a white head.

Smells malty and fruity wth some breadiness coming through.

Taste is similar to smell. Nice balance of flavors with the fruity flavors lingering a bit.

Interesting but very drinkable.

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Photo of David19457
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chriswjr
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daru
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brewery has more better options though

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Photo of thedude180
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a rather clear, albeit slightly cloudy, golden straw color; not an expert on the style, but my understanding is they tend to be hazy. A thumbnail length white foam head dissipates quickly, however, leaves a soft looking layer of film; nice lacing throughout.
There seems to be some fruity aroma, perhaps yeast derived. However, the malt aromas dominate, including notes of caramel, toast, bread crust and biscuit.
Malt forward taste that provides sweetness. Flavors of bread and caramel are nicely balanced by a soft touch of hops; its profile adds more of a gentle spice rather than bitterness. The finish is dry.
The body is medium with a moderate to gentle carbonation. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. This beer showcases the malts in a finely balanced way.
Again, not an expert on the style, however, I enjoyed this. Jack’s Abby is definitely my go to brewery for lagers.

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3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yanzo
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jack's Abby "Saxony Lager"
16 fl. oz. can, coded "#323 025"
$2.75 @ Bottles, Packs & Growlers, Philadelphia, PA

Look: The first pour without disturbing the lees was fairly clear. With the yeast poured it became very hazy with particles in suspension. It's a golden to light amber in color beneath a frothy head of white. The head retention is better than average but the lacing doesn't quite do as well.

Smell: Grainy, lightly nutty, and softly caramelish malt with just a hint of floral and mildly herbal hops.

Taste: As the aroma suggests it will be but with a fuller maltiness that includes breadiness and a more distinct note of soft caramel, and a hint of additional fruitiness. Very nicely balanced by a moderate bitterness. It's malty and sweetish but it still finishes mostly dry.

Feel: Medium bodied with a median carbonation that's gently crisp and then smoother across the palate.

Overall: Having just returned from a visit to southern Germany, but unfortunately not the Saxony region, I'll note that I did find several beers that were very much the same as this, all listed as kellerbiers. This might be a touch nuttier, and softer in the mouth, but very much the same. Overall I found it nicely balanced, remarkably drinkable, and satisfying.

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Photo of nwhittin
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saxony Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 116 ratings