Red Tape Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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174 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
Ratings:
174
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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2.48/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.76/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.79/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Fan of lots of other JA offerings so high hopes for this one.

Looks & smells good with a nice head. Unfortunately the caramel notes just overwhelm the rest of it. Finish is odd, a bit sour.

Not likely to try this again, unfortunately.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redsoxjim
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GWalk612
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a hazy brown color with lots of carbonation. It reminds me of an oktoberfest, based on the spice profile. Head is an off white that lasts for a considerable amount of time. I am not a big fan of the flavor of the beer. Funk with a hint of mold, or old. Not a great beer from a very good brewery.

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Red Tape Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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