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:
7
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of dar482
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a deep amber color with a fluffy off white head.

The aroma offers a lightly toasted grainy sweetness, but also leaning towards caramel biscuits. Floral hops and tea like aroma enter in as well.

The flavor follows with tame flavor, a nice depth of toasty malt character, restrained from much melanoidins, onto a earthy hop bitterness to help gently balance the beer.

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

Photo of mrovelli
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of selecter70
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love Jacks Abby, I really do. This one was a bit of a sad departure from my expectations of a stellar beer. As dunkels go, it was OK..nothing really great. It looked good with dark hue topped with decent head. The aroma was nice with rich bready notes, but the taste was so so. A tad sweet and chocolatey with a what I thought was a weak bubbly body (that could be the draught line). I will try it again, but it was a bit disheartening.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance
Deep reddish mahogany with 1 finger of tan head. Excellent clarity with lively carbonation.

Nose
Brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, earthy, and a touch of cocoa.

Taste
Brown breads, caramelized brown sugar, and rich caramel. Munich maltiness all around. Dashes of cocoa and earth with a subtle leafy hoppiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, silky, sticky, and balanced.

Overall
Rich bread and caramel flavors. An extremely flavorful Dunkel.

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Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joegallows
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Sulty
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a fine and prolific tan froth. Smells of grain, a bit of melon and a bit of spice. Taste has a very appealing but balanced sweetness involving more melon, subtle caramel, herbal hops and faint spice. Light through and through and still very flavorful.

JA know how to make a damn fine lager, end of story.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gabepesce
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of musicsherlock
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date smudged off
Reviewed 3/8/16

Pours a burnt orange with a effervescent, almost tan head, khaki. Could be perhaps a bit more on the redder side. Long lasting head.

Smells of malts, biscuits, yeast. Brings you into the brewery.

Tastes like it smells, back biscuits, low hops, slight lingering bitterness. Tastes a bit like wort. Sweetness develops later.

Tingles the tongue like a good lager, slightly creamy on the tongue

Overall another good lager from Jack's Abbey

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Photo of Hopyard57
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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