Copper Legend Octoberfest | Jack's Abby Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
473 Ratings
Copper Legend OctoberfestCopper Legend Octoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
473
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Photo of GregSemenza
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-in pint glass.
A: Light orangeish-tan, with a light clarity, misty haze of micro-suspended matter. A chalky white head is soapy with macro-bubbly, lapsing to a skim coating. Not much in the way of lace.

S: From the can, a nice scent of noble hops, fresh greenery against a sweetly toasted malt backing. Soft cola, sweet sugary malt, in the glass seems much more reserved.

T: Flavor is sweetly toasted malt, fresh noble hops. toasted grains, with a crisp flavor. Sweet and lightly dry, nicely balanced.

M: Lightly bodied, tingly carbonation texture, very well suited per style. Lightly creamy, crisp lager like.

O: Jacks Abbey continues to lead the way in lagers, and is probably one of the better made American style. A sure octoberfest favorite next to Hacker-Pschorr, outstanding flavor per style, sweet, very drinkable by the pitcher. Case worthy.

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

Photo of Jjmj51
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While I enjoyed another this season a bit more, this was my winner for best spot on representation. It had great balance with a thin layer of bitter before caramel finish. Nose was sweet for the most part as well. Not a ton of complexity but great depth.

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

Photo of Samlover55
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy can into nonic pint
canned on 7/27/16 (3 months old)
L- hazy light brown, with thck fluffy white head dissipating pretty quickly
S- all malt, caramel
T- a lot of malt, mellowness on the linger, some caramel and toffee as well, with a floral hoppy finish
F- medium bodied, nicely carbonated, smooth drinking
O- nice solid Octoberfest, smooth mellow and drinkable (as it says on the can) Prost!

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cozmo
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lovindahops
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am in the midst of the #OktoberfestChallenge2016 and while the bulk of the entries are in bottle form, I am proud to CANtinue The CANQuest (tm) whenever possible.

From the CAN: "Fest Bier"; "Prost!"; "Locally Sourced Ingredients"; "Unfiltered/Unpasteurized".

That last saddens me since I had an ultra-large glass standing by to receive the CANtents of this "16 fl. oz. One Pint of Lager" CAN, but I do not want to rouse any lees that may have settled. Following the Crack!, my gentle Glug paid off, since the color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of fizzy, foamy, tawny head that quickly reverted to wisps. Nose was very bready with light caramel and underlain by a grassy-dried hay hoppiness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste more toasty than bready and less sweet than the nose had led me to expect. I still stand by the grassy-hay imparted by the Noble hops, though. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised thus far, as I have thought of beers in the style as being sugary malt bombs, but such has not been the case. Finish was semi-dry, kind of biscuity or toasty and the hops worked perfectly to CANpliment the malts. I liked it, especially since I am not generally a fan of the style, but I would not take up a lot of cooler space with it. YMMV.

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Photo of tpauer
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper color with over a finger of head. The nose is bready but without the caramel notes that I really enjoy in this style. The flavor is about the same as the nose with a dry finish that is pleasant but not quite expected for this style.

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

Photo of pinyin
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another beer courtesy of the commander of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is bready malts, caramel, a bit of hops are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jmaskell33
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 07/27/16

Pours golden amber orange with a frothy white foam head. Smells like apple, toasty brown bread, light caramel, honey, biscuit, pear, grape, with spicy floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like red apples, toasty brown bread, husk, malty grain, light caramel, honey, biscuit, pear, grape, with spicy floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice Octoberfest beer.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ a bar in Brooklyn. Ostensibly $4 per 16oz, but they served me 12oz.

Hints of apple. Clean lager yeast.

C+ /ABOVE AVERAGE

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden amber with a bubbly off white head that quickly dissipates.

Roasted malt, toasted bread, is balanced by a floral,citrus, herbal hop.

Crisp and clean with an almost lemon hop bite. Very refreshing. The bread, caramel, toast notes come through in the middle and more the more you drink it. Finishes dry with a rounded full nuttiness. Solid.

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear rich copper color with a 1" ivory head that slowly recedes to a layer of foam and a ring around the glass. Sipping creates patches of lacing that mostly side back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some toasted, bready malt with a hint of carmel. While there is not a strong showing of hops, what is there offers a light touch of herbal spiciness.

The flavors pretty much follow the nose with the addition of a touch of bready sweetness from the malts and that same hint of almost spicy bitterness from the herbal hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with the light to moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the caramel sweetness begins to fade to a lightly bitter and dry ending that I like to have be just a bit more dry a just a bit longer.

Overall I rather like this beer and look forward to having more next. Although it doesn't displace any thing on my "repeat-next-year" list of Oktoberfests, it has earned a place on my "to-try-again-next-year" list. Another respectable offering from this lager brewer.

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Copper Legend Octoberfest from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 473 ratings.
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