Copper Legend Octoberfest
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Lager - Märzen
Ranked #97
Ranked #21,282
3.8 | pDev: 9.74%
Mar 20, 2022
Sep 06, 2011
Very Good
Copper Legend OctoberfestCopper Legend Octoberfest
Notes: Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today’s legends. We use locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops.

22 IBU
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3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by SLeffler27 from New York

SRM 7-9 (murky amber). A big two inches of pancake batter is dark almond and leaves rings and spots of lace on a Spaten dimpled mug.

The aroma opens with lightly toasted malt, followed by stale bread and nut shells. It has a dusty quality, with light soap as well.

Whole wheat dough leads the flavors. It is dry up front with light sweetness and faint bitterness. Lots of toasted grain gives is a similar flavor to wheat thins, although without the sweetness. The finish is light and quick. It is sharp at first, then lingers to a whisper.

The creamy texture works well with the medium to light body. There is just a hint of alcohol, as expected. The carbonation is soft and, ultimately, this one is dry.

Copper Legend is a pleasant finish to the official Oktoberfest. This one is possibly the most enjoyable of the batch so far. So far meaning that I have several more to drink outside the officially allotted time frame. I enjoyed Copper Legend sitting under a covered deck and reading while a light rain fell around me.

Mar 20, 2022
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 24, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mikeinportc from New York

Canned 9/1/21.

Hazy brassy amber, with one finger of ivory head, that leaves a few small spots of lacing.

Smell is bready malt, toffee, and light caramel.

Taste is toffee, caramel, and brown bread, with light bitterness and hop spiciness.

Feel is light-medium, with moderate , very fine, lightly-sharp carbonation bite.

Overall, while not in my top-tier of favorite O-fests, it's solid and enjoyable - enough so, that I get a few every year.

Nov 28, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by EyeScoledPasta from New York

This is quite possibly the best Octoberfest I've had the pleasure of introducing to my gut.

Pours a beautiful honey-amber with moderate lacing. Smell is bread-forward with a mildly boozy overtone.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, with enough carbonation to keep me happy.

Taste is lovely and smooth as hell. It is malt heavy, which is right up my alley. You get a little reacharound from the hops which lends a little bite to the finish. Aftertaste is light and inoffensive. Finishes squeaky clean. Sessionable and very very drinkable. Approach with caution.

Nov 18, 2021
3.79 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Nov 13, 2021
4.04 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Nov 04, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mickyge from Massachusetts

Poured from a can dated 8/24/21

Clear amber appearance with a foamy 1 inch head, medium lacing good cap retention

Aroma of bread/ biscuit some caramel, wheat and roasted malt

Taste is slightly caramel and biscuit like, not overly sweet, I got a vanilla note, nice layers. Bright tasting

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation that gives it a slightly prickly feel, some stickyness and a lingering caramel finish. Crisp feeling

Overall it’s a nice representation of the style easy drinking and has a clean crisp feel to it.

Oct 30, 2021
3.79 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Oct 30, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by daliandragon from Maryland

Love these big copper cans of lager on a chilly Friday night. Not much for head and the color is a touch lighter than standard for the style. Nose has caramel and sweet malt as you would expect. Very clean and compact in texture, which increases the drinkability exponentially, even if the taste is mostly rather ordinary. Solid example of the style and excels in quantity (even if only sold in four packs of tall boys).

Oct 30, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange with just a hint of red, with a fluffy white head. Smells of bright fruit and caramelized grain. Tastes of caramelized grain with some nice bright fruit notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Oct 29, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a crystal clear golden copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amber + medium golden yellow + honey colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy slightly creamy foamy bright white head that reduces to a handful of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of caramel + toasted + bready + wheat malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of lager yeast. Finally there are hints of earthy + grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of caramel + toasted + bready + wheat malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of lager yeast. Finally there are light flavors earthy + grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly leaving light to moderate caramel + toasted malts flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable with great flavors and aromas and a slightly lighter mouthfeel making it even moire sessionable.

Oct 26, 2021
3.8 by smithj4 from New York on Oct 24, 2021
4.24 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on Oct 22, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can purchased off the shelf as part of a 4-pack for $11.99. Canned on 9/8/2021, so this is 5 1/2 weeks old.

Look: Looks very nice. It's an almost clear bright copper color with an almost white head. The head was frothy and a bit rocky, and gradually dissipated to a very small layer.

Smell: The aroma is malt-forward with a nice biscuity and bread crust character and prominent sweet munich malt. The aroma is almost creamy - I get some vanilla sweetness in there. There is also a nice floral hop character with a grassy, mildly peppery and bitter finish.

Taste: This is a very drinkable beer. It has a really nice maltiness up front, and the finish is very gentle - crisp, mildly bitter, barely spicy, and dry. It has this really nice sweet, grainy flavor character that reminds me a bit of a Bavarian pretzel.

Feel: It has a nice mouthfeel - it's medium bodied but I would say full bodied for a Marzen lager. Nicely carbonated.

Overall: This is the first time I have reviewed a Jack's Abby beer. I haven't had a lot of Oktoberfest beers, but it seems to me that this is a very traditional style of Marzen especially for an American beer. The hoppiness is very restrained and the beer really allows the malt to shine. It's a very nice autumn beer - enjoy it while you can.

Oct 18, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BJB13 from Maryland

16 ounce can poured into a dimpled mug.
Canned 7/21/21

L: Cloudy, light amber with orange hue, inch and a half off-white head with good retention
S: A quick shot of bread and honey just after pouring, then a little wet dog odor replaced by sweet grain and spicy hop aromas
T: Opens malty with toasted grain, then light spice and citrus/orange flavors, not sweet, well balanced, clean mildly bitter finish
F: Body is to the light side of medium, crisp on both ends, soft and slightly creamy middle, refreshing and quick to drink
O: On style and very good other than the sporadic wet dog note which I get from a few other Marzens as well. Only a minor issue that didn't keep me from enjoying the entire mug.

Oct 11, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

A really nice clear amber appearance.
Carbonation might just be a bit below average with about a medium body. Overall a very nice feel to it.
Aroma is a really nice mix of grain,dough,floral, flowery honey,yeasty bread.
Taste is slightly sweet with an almost wierd but pleasant dryness with a very slight hop bite on the finish. Theres a malty honey like taste that coats the tongue and lingers.
This brewery makes very good beer but this one is excellent. Will pick up another 4 pack when I see it.

Oct 06, 2021
3.29 by JMBoyer from Massachusetts on Oct 04, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

16 oz can

pours a clear lighter copper in color, thick off-white head. aroma and flavor of toasted malt, but it's a bit one-note. thinner bodied. it's decent, but I've enjoyed other Oktoberfest beers better this season

Oct 04, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

12 oz can, poured into a nucleated teku at ~40 degrees F.

L: Pours a lovely clear burnished golden honey, and forms a few fingers of white head with good retention. A moderately rough pour brought the head to precisely the capacity of my glass.

S: Ripe grains, tall grasses with seed pods, and a soft floral character.

T: Toast, biscuit dough, and ripe grains to open, which part to reveal that soft floral tone - honeysuckle and iris, I want to say. Some grassiness, faint caramel, and Bartlett pear notes emerge as it moves along. It finishes with the grains, caramel, and flowers lingering behind.

F: Medium and almost creamy, with plenty of carbonation.

O: This was a delight, which I daresay may fit slightly better under the new Festbier category - particularly since the can itself reads that just under the lip, opposite the "Prost!" I tend to enjoy most Jack's Abby beers, and this is no exception.

Oct 03, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Manta200 from Kentucky

Single can I got from TongoRad

Oct 03, 2021
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2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by entheos from California

A bit rough, but roasted. Something to drink on a cold night in October.

Oct 02, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Servred on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber-orange color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a caramel and brown sugar smell mixed with a good showing of roast and toast. Along with these smells comes aromas of a light spice and some harvest fruit.
Taste – The taste starts with a breast and sweet taste of caramel and brown sugar. There is a good amount of roast upfront that ends up fading a bit as the taste advances. At the same time some apple and pear as well as a bit of spice develop as the taste moves forward, taking the taste to the end, and leaving a moderatly toasty and toasty, moderately sweet taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was slightly thicker with a carbonation level that is normal. For the style and the tastes, the feel was nice, creating a nice easy drinking.
Overall – A rather easy drinking a decently flavorful Oktoberfest. Fun to try.

Oct 01, 2021
3.97 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Sep 30, 2021
3.58 by ricknelson from Vermont on Sep 27, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Todd from California

16oz canned on 08/02/2021. Sample + stein from the brewery.

OG: 13.5 Plato | IBUs: 22 | ABV: 5.7% | Locally sourced ingredients | Unfiltered/unpasteurized

Poured into my personalized Jack's Abby Octoberfest 2021 stein. Rich copper with deep orange hues and a foamy white head. Toasty and bready in the nose with a touch of caramel. Incredibly smooth, soft, and creamy on the palate. Nose carries over to the tongue with more toasty and bready malts, caramel, toffee, graham cracker, and baked pie crust. Moderately sweet. Light bitterness pushes back on the malts and provides balance. Finish is dry, grainy, husky, minerally, and with lingering herbal notes.

This a fantastic Märzen. Prost to the Copper Legend!

Sep 26, 2021
3.67 by MICAMD from Maryland on Sep 25, 2021
4.25 by DudMan from New Jersey on Sep 23, 2021
4.39 by dtmiller1976 from New Hampshire on Sep 23, 2021
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Sep 18, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours golden and clear with a white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has toasty aromas with some dough. There is also a low level of floral notes.

Taste: It has a moderately strong toast quality in the flavor with a slight bit of dough. There are some floral elements in the background. It is quite clean as well.

Feel: It has a medium body.

Overall, it is a malt driven beer with enough hops to offset the sweetness giving it a touch of bitterness.

Sep 17, 2021
3.75 by Samnem from Georgia on Sep 12, 2021
3.88 by SFNC from North Carolina on Sep 07, 2021
3.37 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Sep 06, 2021
3.82 by kp7 from Massachusetts on Aug 26, 2021
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3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by TCgenny from New York

Picked up a single on vacation. Last night and thought I’d give it a try. Meh, looks tasty but had a musty aftertaste. Thin feel, not worthy of last night, done packing, watching the Netflix not load.
Tried again,,, it was delic, go figur!

Aug 07, 2021
4.2 by Lurchie from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2021
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3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by JonnoWillsteed from England

#1692 - Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
I don't think the can design projects optimism, it reminds of super-strength/adjunct Breda beers you can find in some 7-11s... fingers crossed though.
L- It's name makes sense, it's so rich amber it has an almost pinky/amber hue to it. The head isn't good, soon gone and now just a nickel/1p coin sized patch. Rising CO2 is sporadic/low too.
p.s. After pouring the 2nd half of the can I note it poured with a tiny bit of haze. The can says unfiltered/unpasteurised but I'd be surprised if the former is true as the quantity of sediment is seriously 'barely there'.
S- Poured into a narrow beer flute that should concentrate it's smell but all I get is some bready malts. ... Moment of truth...
T- Ok... Decent trad dry hops at the front then balancing meaty-malt alongside. CO2 in the mouth is sufficient. The main body of this is quite solid bready malts. Not much detail is evident to try and describe.
F- It's pretty meaty-malty, hmmm say 6.5%? CO2 in the mouth remains good. The hop v malt balance is pretty equal, both the bright hops side and prominent malts are clear to see.
O- It's drinkable but it's not anything special. There isn't anything here I'd seek to buy again as a $pecialist import. Lastly I've had many (genuine) Bavarian Oktoberfest/Marzens but don't see much at all here that fits into that specific style. This beer to me lacks detail in it's taste, it's just not that interesting or different.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! --> Just 5.7%. No ingredients listed!? It just states 'Locally sources ingredients'. And that's it!
US 1Pint can 'Canned: 08/20/20' £3.50 Bought from BeerMerchants, Kent/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Mar 16, 2021
3.78 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jan 22, 2021
5 by CornedAgain from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2021
Copper Legend Octoberfest from Jack's Abby Brewing
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