Franconian Kraft Kellerbier | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.07/5
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21 Ratings
Franconian Kraft KellerbierFranconian Kraft Kellerbier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Franconian Kraft is a kellerbier style from the region of Franconia in Bavaria. This kellerbier utilizes floor malted specialty malts from Germany, and is hopped with a noble hop, Perle. Franconian Kraft was decoction mashed and open-fermented to express the ingredients unique qualities in this recipe. It is a rustic, amber, and maltyinterpretation of a classic country lager. Like the rest of our Kellerbier Series, Franconian Kraft is left unfiltered.

Added by jbertsch on 07-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,864
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
21
pDev:
6.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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0
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobGWS
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A bit of burnt umber in color. Somewhat hazy in appearance. Deeply toasted grain, lots of grass, and Noble Hops bitterness. Medium to light bodied. Flavorful. Real good.

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Photo of Beersilio
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a reddish brown color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Toasted malt and some caramel sweetness up front with a lot of grainy notes. Fairly mild

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the toasted malt notes with a bit of caramel sweetness. Goes into some earthy undertones and grainy notes. Finishes with lingering toasted malt and light sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good kellerbier that is easy to drink. Nice and malty, with just the right amount of hoppiness

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Photo of MrDarcy
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzman
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGallo
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justintcoons
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into an imperial nonic.

Appearance
Golden amber. Lively carbonation. Lightly hazy. Loose white head.

Nose
Biscuit, fresh baked bread, brown sugar, nutty, and crackery.

Taste
Fresh baked bread, buttered biscuit, and light cracker. Nutty along with brown sugar and earth. Light caramel and molasses.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, smooth, balanced, refreshing, and semi-dry.

Overall
Incredible depth in flavor for 4.8%! The brewing processes really paid off on this. Thank you, Jack's Abby!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 04 25 18

Pours slightly hazy amber bronze orange with a creamy frothy off-white foam head. Smells like pure beer, rich toasted biscuity bready crackery doughy malts, apples, pear, grape skin, orange citrus, mild spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Taste follows with rich toasted biscuity bready crackery doughy malts, apples, pear, grape skin, tangy lemony orange citrus, a hint of spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels clean and slick, crisp medium bodied, creamy smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice kellerbier.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yanzo
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justme
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at the brewery. Good looking pour. Slightly reddish color. Well behaved hop level, to my liking. If I may borrow from another review, the doughy taste although very slight may be the only reason for not scoring it higher.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Lightly hazy orange. Smells floral, doughy, and light sweetness. Tastes of soft doughy malts and floral hops up front. Bright and almost tangy citrus. Sharp citrus hoppiness and bitterness in the finish. Medium light. Aggressive profile. I like it.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Franconian Kraft Kellerbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 21 ratings