Franconian Kraft Kellerbier | Jack's Abby Brewing

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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:
#8,025
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
41
pDev:
6.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by WunderLlama:
Photo of WunderLlama
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 4 25 18

16oz can poured into a snifter

Two finger off white foam cap, sticky lacings settles to islands of foam

Translucent deep amber colored liquid

Aroma of malts, sweetness, whiff of cinnamon like spice

Taste of malt, grains, grassiness, little bit of the hops on the end

Low sudsing, quaffable

Good beer

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beersilio
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justme
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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 nmwhitehead
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
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 Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 04/25/18.
This was poured into glass mug.
The appearance was a high copper toned color with a slim cap of a white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Not much lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet caramel malt to pretzel/sourdough malt, light sweet wheat and earthy to grassy hops.
The flavor speaks of a mild blend of caramel to wheat to pretzel/sourdough to want to glide nicely together on into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine, maybe a tickle under, but I was fine with the level. ABV felt as projected. Smooth malty to earthy hopped finish with a slight acceptable stickiness to it.
Overall, as a kellerbier, I'd say this works and would welcome again. Might be damn nice next to brats in early Autumn or late Summer.

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

Photo of PJCarnell
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yanzo
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that died down, leaving a layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose along with hints of yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the yeasty flavors are stronger and stand out in front of those of the biscuit malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of chalkiness in the finish.
O: This kellerbier has a nice balance in the taste between the yeasty and malty flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of selecter70
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twosheds
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep cloudy copper with a white head.

Smell is light with a subtle malt sweetness.

Taste is smooth, balanced, and light but has a bit of grassiness that gives it an edge.

This is a really easy drinking beer that isn't boring. Good for summer.

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Photo of LeRose
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Davepoolesque
4.1/5  rDev +1%
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 smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solidly amber. It has a light haze. Excellent starting head but it fades to a thin layer of bubbles. Random spots for lace.

Deeper, darker caramel aroma. Nearly no hop.

The flavor is very much like the smell. The hop is subtle which I initially did not pick up until the aftertaste. Subsequent sips show a more distinct, but light, presence. Even there, it's just barely present. Rich and mildly sweet with a good dollop of caramel.

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Photo of nmann08
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrovelli
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Prost76
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear amber color. Moderate foam head adds a nice look, however, retention is not particularly high.
Aromas impart sweetness; bready and light caramel malt, and apple aromas derived from yeast.
Taste is quite clean throughout, with an emphasis on bready malt, green apple esters and a moderate to assertive hops spice. Bitterness is clean, moderate, yet bold. A modest sweetness opens up in the palate, with a malty finish combined with spicy hops, dryness and lingering bitterness.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated and relatively smooth drinking.
I continue to be a fan of the lagers this brewery makes.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
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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Franconian Kraft Kellerbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 41 ratings