Red Tape Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.78/5
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195 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Navigating the labyrinth of brewery licensing and state regulations isn't easy. When we finally got the green light, we also got inspired with the perfect name for our pilot brew. Red Tape Lager has a full malty flavor typical of Bavarian dark lagers. It's brewed with 100% Dark Munich Malt. Additions of Glacier hops for bittering and noble German hops for aroma strike a balance between American and European flavors.

25 IBU

Added by mschofield on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,602
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
195
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Daru
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cool beer.. Not sweet

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Photo of alt-ale
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Slightly bitter aftertase

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Photo of Heftklammer
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoggo
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Can poured into a tumbler

Red colored liquid , pencil thin white foam cap, mo lacings

Aroma of malts, lager style, not much of a hop aroma

Good malt lager taste

Good beer

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Photo of ryanm3850
1.5/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The color sets it apart from the dozens of lagers offered at Jacks Abbey but the flavor is a bust. Just another lackluster lager.

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Photo of Lucular
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doremite
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep reddish amber color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Lots of munich malt up front along with a light herbal and spicy hop undertone. Very malt-forward

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the munich malt and light caramel sweetness and then goes into the herbal and spicy hop notes, which are definitely on the lighter side (especially compared to the malt). Finishes with lingering malt sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little on the husky side

O: A nice amber lager that definitely has the dunkel thing going on nose and taste-wise. Easy to drink and solid during the colder months

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Photo of Yanzo
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Beer Shop, NYC. I'm a fan of Jack's Abby, so expectations are high. It pours a dark amber color with a thin frothy head that retains well.
The nose produces rich textures of bready malt, caramel, and a nice doze of banana.
The taste is characterized by Munich malts and dark toasted bread crusts with a smooth and soft texture that makes for easy drinking. There is some sweetness at first, but it soon balanced by a moderately spicy and grassy prickle of noble hops. The finish is clean and crisp.
Medium bodied, balanced and with a moderate carbonation. Good representation of the style.

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Photo of tone77
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark breads, nuts. Taste is dark malts, pumpernickel bread, some caramel, complex for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, the appearance was a mellow burnt amber color with a nice transparency about it. Quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Spotty messy lacing. The aroma had a wonderful blend of the bitter to sweet grassy hops to the caramel to nutty to bready malts. The flavor leans malty sweet rich with the malts and transitions nice and clean into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Great sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Malts fine tune the body with a nice smoothness to it. Overall, damn nice Munich Dunkel lager that I would have again.

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Photo of cfd1223
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stella77artois
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Red Tape Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 195 ratings