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Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #3
Ranked #13,218
3.96 | pDev: 9.34%
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Jan 24, 2020
Very Good
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Notes: Shipping out of Boston celebrated the rich and storied manufacturing history of New England. We built this beer with local ingredients inspired by the factories that were once world suppliers. It is a malty, sweet, and lightly hoppy amber lager that pays homage to the past, while manufacturing a bold future.
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Reviewed by AZgman from Arizona

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very nice amber that reminds me of an English brown. Very mild and easy to drink. It doesn't displace something like a Sam Smith's nut brown, but it is a nice attempt by Jack's.
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Rated: 4.02 by JohnhatesIPAs from New Hampshire

Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
DATE: September 16, 2022... OCCASION: celebrating the first full week of school--and Will's first snaps in a varsity game... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager... pours a dark, chestnut amber body with a steady upstream of bubbles... its head is an off-white cream that staunchly holds firm.... toasted bread malts, light caramel and toffee, light tobacco, apple, and tea leaf... easy-drinking, smooth, and light-bodied in its delivery... can't fault a beer for finding its purpose... the profile is malty and sweet, pitched with oats and caramel, with some nut, wood chip, and apple rounding it out... the hops are fragrant enough but understated... I get the Boston idea here, but it falls short of the balance and intensity that Sam Adams achieves...yet it still is a beer worth sipping rapidly, especially at this time of the year... a fan of Jack's Abby, I appreciate what this beer is doing, thought it isn't quite the Copper Legend....
Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a tall aluminum can, this brew is a deep, hazy, amber-brown color with a thick blanket of off-white head. Quiet aroma…maybe a bit of grain and light toast, but not much there. The taste is also mild…a bit of malt, a little caramel, but very modest. Medium body and nothing off, but not very assertive or interesting.
Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2022
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Rated by mvogt from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A bit sweet for my taste but not a bad beer.
Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The top part of the date code on the bottom of the can is on the ledge, but the canned on date is legible: "CANNED ON 03/23/22"

Appearance: The body of the beer has an iced tea looking brown and gold color. The body has some haze to it but shapes are still easily visible through the body. The head is very large in size with a slightly off-white appearance. It has a thick and rocky head that slowly fades out to a short cap leaving some larger blotches of foam on the glass. Pretty good retention and nice lacing overall.

Aroma: There are mild notes of tea leaf with a hint of caramel and just a light touch of lime zest. The aroma is pretty mellow, only just coming through on the nose.

Taste: Up front there is a light bit of bandaid flavor which is off-putting. A nutty flavor comes in with a touch of astringency. A very light herbal flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium body that teeters a bit on the lighter side from time to time but mostly stays in the middle. It has a smooth texture. Carbonation feels nice. There is some bitterness which is partially an herbal hop bitterness and also a touch of astringent bitterness.

Overall: As a whole it feels like a pretty average attempt at an Amber Lager. There was a bit of a bandaid flavor but it went away pretty quickly after a few sips. There is a bit of a bitter astringency as well but it doesn't detract much from the overall drinking experience because the hop bitterness seems to overtake it and yank the correct flavors back onto the palate. Also the aroma seems alright but there isn't much of it. All of this said, it is still drinkable. I probably wouldn't buy it again, even over some of the more wider-available Amber Lagers on the market, but I wouldn't turn it down either. I don't really recommend it unless you're trying a single pour or can.
Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a rich amber with a cream colored head that leaves trails of lace.

Whole grain, tree nuts, slightly fruity with toasted bread notes.

Toasted bread with spicy and fruited hops backed by fresh grain.
Apr 05, 2022
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Took a long hike down by the river this morning since the weather was so good and found a new beer store in Darnestown on my way home. Picked up this and another 4 pack. Pours pretty with a copper body and cream colored head. The nose is caramel and roasted nuttiness. Big bread and nut flavors with an hint of coffee and herbal hops but mostly its that broad bread note that rides this out into the aftertaste. Creamy texture with a bit of yeastiness in the finish. Interesting. Solid drinking beer for April.
Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz can undated that was in a mixed pack stamped 11/01/21 to a Nonic at fridge temp.
The body is a medium dark amber and I can barely make out my fingers on the other side of the glass. A fairly white half-inch head sits on top. Lacing starts out okay, but is all gone after a quarter of the beer is drunk.
The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, and rootbeer.
Taste is quite sweet and malty. Caramel and rootbeer apply again.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Overall- okay, but not something to seek out.
Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 4 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Babydave from New York

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by nodder from New York

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by illtexzona from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a rich reddish brown, but on the less red/amber side. Full, thick reddish cream head. Smells of fresh baked bread, carmel. Tasting bread crust, nuttiness, with a slight hop presence at the end. A slightly sticky, medium body with good carbonation throughout.
Jan 11, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 09 16 21. Pint can served in a ridiculous stemmed wine glass. Barely amber, this is on the darker side of golden as much as a pale amber. Aroma is a bit nutty and suggests Munich malts. Flavor has a nice nutty / roasty coffee flavor but is mild and well balanced, without chalkiness or bitterness. There is a bit of toffee sweetness which is pleasant and not at all cloying.

BA claims this is ranked #1 for Lager - American Amber / Red. And, well, I can't name one I've enjoyed more. Though I am very much partial to Brooklyn Lager, which BA also claims is an Amber (though I recall it being much more of a pale / Vienna than Munich or amber).
Dec 07, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Medium light caramel color, with some orange and amber highlights. Very light aromas of medium heavy roasted grains and a touch of woodiness. Medium heavy, toasted grains and a slightly sweet spiced, medium toasted flavor, with a body that is somewhat light.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by gbiello from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Very nice reddish brown appearance. Thick foamy head that holds. Not much on the nose but boozy bubbles. Too much hop bitterness on the taste for style. Mouth feel is just about right.
Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by pkalix from California

Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: crystal clear; deep amber in color; 1 finger finely pored light tan head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: caramel and tobacco;

T: follows the nose from start to finish - balance tilts toward tobacco; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking; made you want to come back for another sip;
Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 23, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This beer has a beautiful copper color. The creamy-looking off-white head recedes quickly. Its aroma is bready and faintly fruity. The body and carbonation are medium. It's bready, sweet, and sort of nut-like on the palate. I like it a lot. Hopping is very mild.

This reminds me a bit of Jack's Abby's (now-deceased but glorious) Lashes Lager, though in a lower-strength version.
Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by Tiernan from Texas

Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
From a 16oz can, dated 05/20/21. Served in a willi becher glass.

Pours a pretty caramel-y, tea color, unfiltered and cold hazed, with nearly two fingers of soft suds. Retention is very good, leaving a thick, fizzy cap and a thin, slippery curtain of lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet. The first thing that comes to mind is a toasted English muffin.

Taste is reminiscent of whole grain toast and sweetened tea. Toasted grains, Demerara sugar, raspberry, and tobacco crumbles. A smidge of tannic, tea-like bitterness, burnt caramel, and a little sugary marmalade, and then ending with apple juice fumes in the sinuses.

Feel is quenching, medium-slick bodied, and well carbonated. There’s a small mismatch between a tannic, drying feeling and a sugary slickness.

Overall, tasty and super-easy drinking. I could knock these back all night - at least I could if I had more than four of them but, as it is, I could knock these back for something less than an hour I’m guessing before I’d run out. I’m rating the ‘overall’ rather high relative to the style as it’s probably about the best example I’ve had.
Jul 07, 2021
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