Copper Legend Octoberfest
Jack's Abby Brewing

Copper Legend OctoberfestCopper Legend Octoberfest
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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #63
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,145
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
647
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Jack's Abby Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  103
SCORE
85
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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Reviews by angrybabboon:
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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JamesStreet from Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Nice, clean-looking copper color. Billowy, white head with loosely packed bubbles. Retention is moderate and lacing is minimal
Smell - Big, bready German malts followed by a nice caramel aroma.
Taste - Pretty much follows the nose with the big malt profile being prevalent. I get a little, zesty citrus note, but very faint. Hops are pretty minimal with a bit of noble variety coming thru in the taste with a sort of earthy character. The ABV is a bit on the high end for the style, but there really is no hint of alcohol at all
Feel - I get a medium body with good carbonation. Finish is full and crisp
Overall - Pretty closer to a classic marzen for an American brewer. Knowing Jack's Abbey, I thought there would have been a bit more hop presence but I'm glad it wasn't overloaded, breaking out of the style.

Sep 17, 2015
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

Oct 03, 2018
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joe1510 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

Sep 30, 2018
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cavedave from New York

3.04/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A huge white head graces this clear copper beauty of a beer. Takes five minutes for it to kick back to an ample cap, and it stays for the ride.

Light strength aroma which is a simple mix of sweet crackers, light caramel notes, and floral and spicy hops.

Not much to the taste either. That simple mix of the aroma, with some malt sweet that is really thin, and really disappointingly neither full of caramel goodness nor full of hop flavors. A light herbal spice that is barely there is all there is of the hop character.

Thin, highly carb.'ed, finish that is not clean nor tasty, sorta the mouthfeel you don't want your festbier to have.

The most disappointing beer I have tried from Jack's Abby, a brewery I love. Get Ayinger, Spaten, or any of the easy to get and much better festbiers available instead of this one.

Aug 28, 2016
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drtth from Pennsylvania

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.

Oct 02, 2016
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and earthy leafy hops.

Taste
Brown bread drizzled in caramelized brown sugar. Earthy leafy hops balance out the malt. Suggestions of dark fruit like raisin and prune.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth, crisp, balanced, and refreshing.

Overall
Excellent balance and highly drinkable. A downright excellent Oktoberfest!

Sep 08, 2016
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BodiesLexus from New York

4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 01, 2015
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ContentmentDIPA from Vermont

3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Sep 23, 2017
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 28, 2019
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Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 09, 2020
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prisdefer from New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 26, 2017
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diamondlie from Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Sep 02, 2014
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bigred89 from Maryland

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

Aug 28, 2017
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Hootie159 from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

Aug 30, 2014
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codon2004 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nov 29, 2011
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SudSounds from New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 11, 2015
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Greywulfken from New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid entry in the style - leans more light and toasty than dark and sweet, with a clean amber color... Light shellac, toasted breads, light and fresh but rich and hearty with grains, crisp hops, and suggestions of mild spice and brown sugar; mildly bitter, mildly sweet... Slim feel and lingering aftertaste... Again, a solid entry, but doesn't necessarily separate itself from plenty of other solid entrants...

Oct 13, 2019
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PatGreer from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Sep 08, 2012
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 02, 2018
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BMG5 from Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Sep 25, 2014
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Fordcoyote15 from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 29, 2020
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yuriyt from New York

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into glass form can. Pours like the title says, copper with white foam that quickly dissipates. Faint aroma of European hops. Flavor has a terrific balance between roast, malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Some fresh hop flavors in there as well and a medium body. One of my favorites in this style. Plenty of the expected higher kilned malt flavors but with enough sweetness and hop flavor to not be one dimensional. Very happy to see this one is available around town.

Sep 26, 2019
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paresis from Massachusetts

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

Oct 21, 2017
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rwm1420 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.6%

Dec 14, 2014
Copper Legend Octoberfest from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 647 ratings