Saxony Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.93/5
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125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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:
#11,730
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
125
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
31
Trade:
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of PapaRott
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I find this to be a very good lager, very satisfying, just the right taste, I really hope I can find this again, this was bought as a single at a distributor.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DBosco
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rubezahl
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth with character. Very good tasting, not overly carbonated, solid malt feel, lightly hopped. A very good Kellerbier

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Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2018-06-10 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz can

A - Hazy golden-amber with a 1-finger pillowy white head that sticks around leaving good lace.

S - Rich French bread, noble spice, apple fruit sweetness, hint of caramel.

T - Follows the smell. Plenty of lightly toasted bread, apple butter, some caramel, noble hop spices; rounded out with 20 IBUs for a perfect balance.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Silky and soft before finishing moderately dry.

O - My first reaction to the smell and taste of this beer was a resounding "Hell Yes". Much like the goodness that was Weihenstephaner's one-time "1516" Kellerbier.

Notes: Miraculously, this beer apparently wasn't too popular here in PA and it was heavily discounted just after the best-by-date and I was able to get some cases of 16-oz cans for $19.95, which is cheaper than most macro brews. Crazy but true.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, dated 1/29/18.

I poured this in two separate 8 oz servings. The first pour was clear and light amber with a medium sized white head. Good head retention with spotty lacing. The second pour was noticeably more turbid with a slightly darker shade of amber. Less of a head the second time around as well.

Toasted bread, grains, caramel, and apple aroma. The fruit really caught me off guard, as it's not hidden at all, but it gets overshadowed by the toastiness of the malt.

More toasted malt in the flavor but it's more subdued than in the aroma. Light caramel smoothness and just barely some faint earthy hops for balance.

Smooth and medium bodied. A little on the sweet side in the finish. A solid yet unspectacular Vienna lager.

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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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Photo of probert
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

Photo of LXMRTN
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

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Saxony Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 125 ratings