Copper Legend Octoberfest | Jack's Abby Brewing

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

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by jlindros on 09-06-2011

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Color is on point bright clear and copper smell is a nice faint mix of malt and hops nothing stands out In a good way. Taste is balanced touch of malt toasted cracker faint and not sweet a little earthy finish.. over all so crushable crisp but would love a touch more malt to make it next level

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely, clear copper with good effervescence and a fat finger of creamy, light tan head. It leaves nice, thick lacing.

It has a clean, bready, slightly-sweet aroma. The nose carries over to the taste. It’s definitely a sweeter, Marzen-style festbier, but has enough hop bitterness and a mild metallic element that keep it fairly well balanced.

The feel is light to medium bodied with perhaps a touch too-strong carbonation.

This is a very solid, well-balanced example of the sweeter substyle.

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Photo of O-Meg
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours hazy orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops, biscuit malt and some grain fill the mouth. Finish is long and almost dry. Nice brew.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Light amber with 1" foamy head and mild lacing.
N: Malt, honey, biscuit, and honey.
T: Follows the nose, very clean and easy to consume. Malt mix is very nice with a good biscuit feel and sweetness on the finish.
M: Light/Medium
O: A very clean and refreshing Marzen.

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Photo of GregDBoston
2.81/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Daveshek28
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tarnished orange in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a short, soapy, off-white foam with low retention. Medium light grainy and bready malt aromas. Aroma is very clean. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a delicate light smooth feel. Grainy malt flavors with earthy hop flavors up front that transition quickly to medium bitter happiness. Bready malt ans herbal hop flavors on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with light herbal hop bitterness followed by bready malt notes. Malt character was a bit lacking with the balance tipping a bit to the hoppy side. Tasty and easy drinking nonetheless.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks again Patrick for yet another Oktoberfest beer.

The precious metal itself is hardly legendary, but this beer has been for me over the last few years.

Not quite copper in color, more like brass's love child with the aforementioned. The clarity is near perfect, and the foamy white cap above is as well. It leaves a solid burm around the edge with a cascading mountain range of lace.

The aroma is subtle, like the creeping cost per ounce of copper. Starts with a sweet honey drizzled biscuit and ends with a waft of a field of dried wild flowers. Only a hint of spice, but nowhere near the cinnamon and nutmeg bombs usually accustomed to bear the festivals name when produced on this side of the pond.

The subtleties end there. This is a flavor bomb. Simple flavors, but very full character. Sweet dinner rolls just under toasted and slathered in a light caramel or even dark honey. Somewhere right in between perhaps. Again with a simple spice that's undistinguishable but gives the assumption of cinnamon thanks to a red apple skin pairing. The floral hop finish is well percieved and lasts long into the finish.

The feel is perfect for this beer. Just under medium bodied with a bright carbonation. It's perfectly balanced if not barely hugging the sweet side of the spectrum with a decent floral and spiced finish.

This is a damn fine fest beer in my opinion. A perfect substitute for the German traditionals if that's your thing. My thing is that this is a great Octoberfest beer no matter where it comes from.

Thanks again Patrick. Prost!

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Photo of joe1510
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Can

Thanks for the can, Patrick! Copper Legend is...copper.The bright, polished look of the body glows in the dimpled mug. Good clarity runs throughout with a few areas of bursting and rushing carbonation. The foam was an easy thing to conjure growing to three fingers on the pour. It's clean white and meringue-like leaving behind chunky lace as it settles and the beer gets drank.

The nose is nice. It brings about a nice sturdy hop presence, spice right off the bat, herbal and dry grass mixture. There's a nice toastiness to the malt profile that's supplemented by a barely there drizzle of caramel. The nose is rather straightforward but it's clean and crisp.

The flavor follows the nose stride for stride. It's mildly toasted grains and bready malts laying down the foundation. There's a drizzle of caramel that adds the faintest touch of sweetness.Again, the hop profile brings a nice herbal spiciness that's totally fitting. It helps clean up and remaining sugar and adds a brightness. Straightforward and crisp, well done.

The feel fits the body well. It's moderate in weight with snappy carbonation that gets the beer moving at a good pace while leaving a little tingle on the tongue. The finish is clean with a nice, soft, lingering bitterness. The bitterness cleans up any residual sugars. I could drink a lot of this beer in a sitting.

This is a fine lager from Jack's Abby.Crisp, clean, and to the point. Well done. It's bright and vibrant, quenching and delicious. I would pick this up if available in the area, no doubt. Thanks again, Patrick!

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Photo of George1005
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can stamped 7/26

It might be copper in name, but not in color. More of a burnt orange. Pretty foggy with a thick, frothy cream colored head.

It smells floraly. Too much. I get a strong perfume aroma from it. Other than that, there is a rich dough.

Tastes really malty with a lot of dough, but not really much in the way of toasted notes. Not too sweet though for all the malt. More like honey. It transitions to a floral, pear, and cereal (like Cheerios) grain. It definitely tastes a lot better than it smells.

Body is a touch on the hefty side. Strikes me as much as a Maibock. Has enough of a crisp bite.

Not a bad beer by any means, but nothing I would seek out and kind of disappointing based on my Jacks Abby experiences.

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Photo of Klister
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of izraelc
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale copper color. Weak head. Weak all around. Not bad but not a lot of character. An Oktoberfest should be distinct not a plain jane. Atleast it came in a 16 oz can.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 76Trombones
4.95/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrc1093
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 8/6/18

Pours a deep golden straw with a nice copper hue; the finger of persistent white head eventually receding to a frothy layer on the surface; lacing coats the glass with a nice consistency.

Aromas of deeply grainy earthiness, yeasty bread, and finishing with clean, woody, almost charred malt; a subtle earthy sweetness at the tail end, as well.

Taste is of woody, bready malts balanced by a calm presence of prickly hops, which fades quietly to a subtle wheat and honeyed sweetness for a brief period before finally transitioning to bigger notes of bright cereal grains, rye bread, and black bread crusts.

Mouthfeel is closer to full-bodied, and is appropriately well-carbed; it carries on the palate smoothly, allowing for a clean and easy finish while leaving the bigger flavors to linger.

Thick and bready fest bier that does well to highlight these qualities with detail, especially the rye and dark bread notes; overall, an enjoyable take on the style, even if at times it ranges too densely earthy for my liking.

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Copper Legend Octoberfest from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 553 ratings