Saxony Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.93/5
Very Good
118 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:
#9,302
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
118
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of zotzot
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coemgen
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's subtly hopped and fairly dry. It's slightly tart (about as tart as Guinness Extra Stout). It's got a pleasant roasted malt aftertaste. There are no obvious indications of adjuncts (no hint of corn or hardener). At its price-point it's too expensive to be a session-beer but it's my first choice to serve to dinner guests.

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Photo of Hootie159
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in a tulip pint. Pours a hazy, burnished gold with a tight, fizzy, quarter inch, off-white head the sizzles and disperses towards the edges. Subdued notes - suggestions of noble hops and traces of sour mash and grassy notes. No surprises in the flavor profile - consistent with nose; however, the hops character is slightly more pronounced. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, easy drinking and a nice example of the style.

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Photo of Johnct
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flek
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewski
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keithmurray
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look - clear golden colour with white head

Smell - grains, caramel, fresh cut grass

Taste - slight caramel, grains, fresh cut grass, hint of honey

Mouthfeel - clean, crisp, medium bodied, lower end of medium carbonation, goes down smooth

Overall - very nice and clean lager here, easy drinking beer that I will visit again

Price Point - $1.99/16 oz can

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated 16 oz. can poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 3F foamy head with good retention, lots of lacing and cap and ring. Beer is a clear bronze/copper.

S: Floral and fruity, light malts.

T: Flowery and honey-like moving across the palate into bread dough.

F: Light to medium bodied, medium to full carbonation. Very crisp and easy to drink. Good construction and balance.

O: Another great lager from Jack's Abby and you most definitely can drink this all day.

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Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Honey-golden body with a small off-white head on top.

S: Quite a bit of bread dough, plus some crackery malt. Touch of florally hops.

T: Very good for the style - clean. Bread dough, touch of husky grain and lemony, floral hops on the finish provide some balance to the malt.

M: Light in heft, carbonation is modest.

O: An excellent representation of the style. If I could go back to college today (some 29 years after I started), I'd want to drink this while playing quarters (or beer pong or whatever drinking game the kids are playing today). It's an easy drinker, moderate in ABV, but with good flavor. Jack's Abby does lagers well.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper color with about a finger of head. The nose is lightly bready. The flavor follows the nose with a crisp, dry finish. The body is light for a Vienna but right on for a Kellerbier.

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

Photo of justintcoons
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Excellent clarity. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Bread dough, cracker, brown sugar, Noble hops, florals, and papaya.

Taste
Bread dough, brown sugar, and cracker. Light florals hops with a hint of papaya and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Goddamn that's a smooth beer! Very light and unassuming.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really clean lager. Notes of bread and honey throughout. Hint of yeast esters. A balance of bitterness and sweet malt with a satisfying body and mouthfeel.

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Photo of smithj4
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Saxony Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 118 ratings