Copper Legend Octoberfest
Jack's Abby Brewing

Copper Legend OctoberfestCopper Legend Octoberfest
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Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #68
Ranked #28,082
3.8 | pDev: 11.05%
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
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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arizcards from Arizona

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 10-21-20 for $3.29. Canned 8-6-20, consumed 12-27-20.

Beer poured a deep copper with a beautiful white head with the original pour.

Nose is toasted bread forward.

Taste is sweet bready toasted malt forward with very minimal hopping and comes across a touch sweet.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this has all the characteristics of a classic except it is a touch too sweet. Enjoyable beer nonetheless.

Dec 27, 2020
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Clear, copper color. Thick, soapy white head with good retention and very nice lacing.

S---Bread & some floral notes.

T---Tastes like a proper Marzen. Malty & bready. Some herbal flavors.

F---Mild carbonation. Light/medium mouthfeel.

O---A proper Marzen. This is pretty much what I'm hoping for when I get this style.

Dec 17, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random find in a LA liquor store (we don’t get Jack’s Abbey distribution out here).

There’s nothing special here. This one is pretty watery like Padre fans’ tears after the Dodgers spanked them out of the NLDS. Overall, it’s just way too light like a grade D ballerina who is better at purging herself rather than doing twists and stuff. I don’t really recommend this one.

Nov 20, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color and clear. No starting head but the rim bubbles provide some fine lace.

The smell has an element cooked corn. No notable hop. A touch of band-aid.

The taste is a strong improvement with a dry biscuity, caramelized malt base. I pick up a little booze in the background. Decent body with a lower carbonation level. Low hop naturally. Short aftertaste.

Nov 14, 2020
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Pouringpro from Connecticut

2.26/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Although I have enjoyed and have High Praise for many Jack's Abby brews, this easy drinking, dive bar lager, did not pass the Allergy Test.
First time I tried it I did not feel well after 1 can. I gave it a rest for a few days and had another. Allergies kicked in immediately.
I have been noticing this with other beers over the past few years. After all, Hops is a flower. And we all know that syrups, extracts and other additives are all the rage in creating a "unique" taste profile in the crazy craft brewing world.
Tonight I tried a can from a newly purchased pack of Copper L. Within minutes lousy stomach and stuffed up. As I said, I really enjoy their brews, just not this one.
I have renamed this one, One Eyed Jack's, in honor of it's personal side effects. Lol. With my strange sense of humor, I also could have rated/named it in terms of my reaction, Jack Sh*$t, but Jack's Abby is too fine a brewery.
Let me add that I finished the damn beer!!! Never Left A Beer UNFINISHED!!

Nov 13, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 7/29/20

I'm coming to this one right after reviewing Night Shift's Steinbier, hopefully this one is a little more impressive, my first time trying this beer

Pours a clear orange copper with a small finger of white head that quickly fades to a cap and leaves minimal lacing

The aroma brings forth notes of crisp dark bread, honey, lemon, herbal hops, and caramel malt. Once again, I find with the style that the aroma is simple, but very effective here

The front end of the taste is a nice balance of crisp bread, herbal hops, and light citrus. The swallow brings some more sweetness, with the honey really shining through along with sweet bread, pepper, and caramel

The body here is a bit more than medium, which combines with gentle carbonation that results in a smooth drinking experience. Finishes a bit too sticky sweet but doesn't detract from the overall experience

This was a solid oktoberfest. I'd say it's a bit better than Night Shift's example of the style, but it's expected for a lager-only brewery. I'll continue to support these guys

Oct 28, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 10/17/20

Medium orange with some copper and orange tones, mostly clear, medium size white head, retains a small cap
Grainy bread, bread crust, notes of wheat, toast, biscuits, crackers, malty overall but much less malty than many Marzen/Oktoberfests (this drinks more like a Festbier), slight hint of herbal hops, low bitterness, restrained sweetness, with some grainy/bready sweetness and some light touches of caramel
Light body, smooth with a crisp finish, medium carbonation, extraordinarily drinkable

I generally have at least one of these every year; I was surprised recently to see that I never actually reviewed it. It's nicely malty but very refined. The most notable attribute is that is is insanely drinkable.

Oct 18, 2020
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beeragent from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper, forming a 1/2 inch white head, with medium lace on the glass.

Aroma is dominated by the malts, with a nice aroma of toasted bread along with a hint of floral hops.

The taste is toasted bread, a bit of toffee, and ending with just a bit of bitterness from the hops. Very well balanced.

Medium bodied, good carbonation, with a nice crisp smooth finish.

Overall, this is a great example of a German style Marzen! Not overly sweet like a lot of American versions, but still full flavored and highly drinkable.

Oct 13, 2020
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shipgeo01 from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer but I think it is more of a Festbier than a Marzen. Poured gold in color and had a slight grainy aroma and flavor of pilsner malt which is more prevalent in a Festbier than a Marzen. Subtle hop flavor with a medium body. Well, balanced and easy dinking.

Oct 11, 2020
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber/orange, slightly hazy with a very brief thin one-inch head, no lacing. Nose is toasted sugar, toffee, caramel, maybe a hint of baking spice; noble hops come through at warms up, but they take on a background note. Taste is light malt up front (light caramel and toffee), a bit of cracker and wheat mid-palate with some earthy hop, and a smooth, balanced finish. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side for the style, but manages to stay drinkable. A solid enough Märzen, but didn't hit my (albeit high) expectations given their lineup of stellar lagers.

Oct 04, 2020
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falc04 from New York

1.17/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

A very poor Octoberfest...could be the worst I’ve ever had. No body, and hardly any flavor. Not sure what the guys at Jack Abby were thinking with this release

Sep 28, 2020
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COCycleguy22 from Colorado

1.51/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Had hope for this beer. I've never said this before about any beer, but they've mastered the taste of PBR. I'm not saying this as an exaggerated disparagement. I mean they REALLY made a PBR copy, only for 4x the cost. Poured it down the drain. My wife couldn't even get through three sips. It's a great choice if you prefer to hide your PBR love in a different can and pay for the privilege of the disguise. If you don't believe the comparison, buy both and try it yourself. simply amazing!

Sep 26, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can, poured into Batch 19 pint glass.
Canned on 8/6/20.

Pours a glowing copperish blonde body with a creamy head of 2 fingers, leaving lots of creamy lace as it recedes to a half finger.

Aroma brings sharp grass and herbal hop, with an undertone of doughy caramel and copper malts.

Flavor brings a planty bitterness, followed by some gritty grain, toast, toffee, and a finish of grass.

Feel is prickly, sharp, and highly carbonated. Leaves some starchy residue on the finish. Actually dries out the palate a bit.

Overall, Jack's Abby makes some great stuff but this is probably my least favorite brew from them yet. There's not a whole lot here that is inspiring me to finish it.

Price paid : $2.49 / can
Would buy again : no

Sep 25, 2020
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

CANNED 08 06 20.

Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-golden body with an off-white, foamy head.

Smell: Toasted grain, bready barley with a tiny twinge of sweetness and slight herbal, floral hop accents.

Taste: Breadiness backed by crisp, crackling grains and enveloped in a medium degree of sweetness. A lightly herbal, floral and minutely spicy hop character and sufficient bitterness. Remains a touch sweet on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-soft carbonation.

Overall: Not bad.

Sep 22, 2020
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CaptainHate from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a tankard. To the surprise of nobody the color is copperish amber with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Smell is of grains and malt with some grass tinges. Taste is sweeter than the smell with characteristic marzen caramel flavors over a slight, not unpleasant, bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth. A good example of a marzen.

I had a festbier prior to this and, even though they are similar ABVs, I could consume many more festbiers and feel not dragged out compared to this. That's not meant as a knock on either; just the way they are..

Sep 20, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This solid little brew
pours a luminous amber with a moderate head of white
foam that settles to a thick ring and a thin dusty layer.
Nose of strong grain, medium spicy / grassy hops, and
sweet caramel malts. Flavors follow in kind with a dash of
honey and a goodly amount of grain notes with some breaded
malts. Very nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium
light carbonation, and a lightly dry finish heavy on the
grain notes.

Overall, a solid little brew


Sep 18, 2020
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my beer mug. The beer pours a clear amber to copper color with minimal fizzy kahki colored head of .5 cm foaming up. The foam fades some wispy islands and a thin edge layer soon after the pour.
The aroma is a mix of bready and cereal like grain with some toasted malt notes and a light dose of spicy hops in the background. The nose is definitely malt driven.
First sip reveals a light to medium body with crisp texture and fine and tingly, yet not aggressive carbonation. Physical traits make this an easy drinker.
Flavor is also maltier, like the nose predicts, I get biscuit and grainy malt with a little bit of an apple fruity sweetness and some toasted notes too. The finish goes dry and has a faint bite to it with a spicy or earthy hop character.
No hint of any booze and this beer drinks really easy. glad I picked this one up, another winner from Jacks Abby!

Sep 18, 2020
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jonphisher from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale hazy amber, nice head at the start that quickly turns into minimal opaque foam. Has a fruity almost acidic smell to it, kind of apple like. Taste is earthy and grainy with with mild bitterness on the finish. It’s a little sweet too but it doesn’t linger long. Nice mouthfeel, very smooth and there’s a creaminess from the carbonation.

Sep 17, 2020
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Nass from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The pour is light amber with a moderate flow of carbonation. The taste is malty & toasted almond. This is one of the better takes on a German style beer that I've had. Cheers! B

Sep 16, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(16 oz can, canned on 08 13 20; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: yet another of the beers to sport a fizzy flight of foam wtf?; clear, brassy-amber liquid... 2 minutes in, not even a collar remains

S: Jewish apple cake?!... lovely, yet weak-ly scent blend... another festbier that smells like I would love Steel Reserve (or Old E) to smell like, mmm hmm...

T: busy, beefy malty underbelly, sluggish balance in bitterness... almost bland, caramel-encrusted cake foundation... plays to the sweet tooth a touch; floral undertones, flourishes in the aftertaste... one-ish dimensional, unrefined, under-developed

F: carbonated malt syrup expertly cut with triple-distilled vodka??... again, bland expression... bleh...

O: (I'll look this up but) who the hell is their distributor to NJ?!?... nearly all of their lagers have looked crap in the glass... I wouldn't recommend this - clearly not much effort went into making a respectable product (1685)

Sep 15, 2020
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jgido759 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adaams perfect pint glass. Look is amber/copper with a 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malt-forward and taste is the same, with a slight biscuity touch. Finish is clean and crisp. Overall, a very good Märzen / Oktoberfest that I would seek out again.

Sep 10, 2020
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RR_BeerMan from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No surprises here, copper color, very typical of this style. Smell and taste are very consistent. Definitely a touch of that sweet bread like taste I’d expect. Possibly a little too sweet for me personally but I appreciate a change of pace heading into fall. Overall, definitely a good beer for this category, worth checking out.

Sep 07, 2020
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dkoehler42 from New York

3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I came into this tasting a little gun-shy after having bad experiences with tall cans recently. Fortunately, this wasn't awful. The color is good and it has a bready aroma. Unfortunately I did not care for the taste; It's malty but there's something I just don't like. The mouth feel is inoffensive.

Sep 04, 2020
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid malt-forward lager, worthy of beer's favorite celebration. Copper-color (surprise!) with a deep, consistent, long-lasting roasted malt aftertaste. Jack's Abbey spins another European classic via Mass.

Sep 03, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can with an August 2020 canning date stamp on the bottom.
Pours with a deep amber body that is topped by a good white head. While not obvious in the aroma, this Marzen has a more generous and dominant malt load than other beers of this style that I've had lately. This is particularly clear in the pleasing aftertaste in which the malts flavors linger on and not just the hops. Nicely harmonious mix of herbal /spicy hops and malts. Notably smooth, well carbonated body.

Sep 03, 2020
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