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Copper Legend Octoberfest | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Copper Legend OctoberfestCopper Legend Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
516 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
Ranking:
#20,831
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
516
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
90
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reminiscent of Firestone Walker's Oaktoberfest. It has the bones of a marzen, but aspires to a better form resulting from nuance. Very bright gold, not sure I'd qualify it as copper. Nice head though. Importantly, the basics have been attended to. Malted Munich dominates a sweet aroma; no nuttiness, no pine, just malt. Crisp and soft body. Emphasis on the aged and thrashed flavor of wheat. Smells much much sweeter than actual taste, which is given balance by some Noble hops, herbal, and medicinal flavors.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours an unsurprising copper color, with a half inch head and minimal lacing.

Smells very earthy, with some sweet malty tones as well.

The taste upfront is bitter floral hops, with some grass as well. The back end is very malty and satisfying, with caramel, toast, and a good amount of sweetness.

Crisp mouthfeel, could be a little drier.

Not surprised that Jack's Abby nailed this style. One of the best American made versions.

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Photo of BeerMeBrookline
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Parmesan
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy orange color with notes of gold yellow pours with a creamy large head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a little lacing on the glass.

S: Doughy and bready with a nice spicy floral hop.

T: Toasted bread with a bit of malty apple sweetness, balanced out by some spicy floral hops.

F: Easy drinking beer with medium body.

O: This is a very nice example of the Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a stein- pours a somewhat hazy burnt orange color, with two fingers of bubbly light beige head. Modest retention, some nice spots and streaks of lacing.

I get a crisp barley smell from this one- some caramel, a little bit of hops. Perhaps a touch of wheat. Nice, but very subtle.

Taste is very nice- interestingly enough, there's a decent hop presence in this marzen, really distinguishing it from the german variety. The hops are there throughout, and are slightly bitter and a little earthy. Caramel malt and some wheat smooth out the flavor. Their house yeast is certainly present in this one.

Mouthfeel is very good but again different than traditional oktoberfests- medium light mouthfeel, moderate to full carbonation, moderately dry finish. It's an interesting take on the marzen/oktoberfest style. It's jack's abby, so of course I love it. If you're looking for a traditional smooth, super malty oktoberfest, look elsewhere.

Update: It's definitely better a little closer to room temperature.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of campfirebrew
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of CayseyW
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +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 PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 16 oz can into a pint glass. Has a transparent copper color with a 1.5 head of cream-colored foam with solid retention. Mild aroma smells of toffee, caramel, nuts, and light hops. The taste is very clean, crisp and bright, featuring biscuity malt, grain husk, hints of caramel, and a mild hop profile. Very smooth and the flavors meld beautifully. Medium-light body and soft carbonation lend a creamy mouthfeel. Very well made and reminds me of New Glarus Staghorn.

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Photo of CTaleMan
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of samibr
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stella77artois
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Outstanding looking beer. A beautiful orange-amber with lot's of carbonation rising, as well as visible bubbles on the glass. Very clear beer, no haze. Only thing keeping this beer from a pefect appearance rating is a smallish head. Still though, one of the prettier beers I've seen in a while.

S - Pretty much what a Marzen usually smells like: Dankness, ferment, a general bitterness. Also detected a bitter flower aroma, and a touch of dandelion.

T - Oh, how do you say SMOOTH Oktoberfest? The upfront taste itself is quite normal for a Marzen: A general bitterness, very mild malts without much sweetness, light hints of grass and wheat. However, the late taste and aftertaste are it's strength. So smooth, the light bitterness plays off the very small amount of sweetness the malt provides.

F - Incredibly smooth and refreshing. Yes it's slightly thick, but man, is this a smooth beer that I wish I would have bought more of. If I could find this stuff cheaper, I could drink many of these.

O - A great Oktoberfest, certainly amount my favorites of the style, if not my top one. Great looking beer, all the mild flavor of an Oktoberfest, with incredible drinkability. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jfreeze
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DIM
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Clear coppery golden; pours with a short lived white head.

s: Toasted bready malts that are a bit nutty and potpourri or tea like fruit.

t: Lightly sweet malty goodness. Bready, nutty, and a tad fruity with a lightly bitter finish.

m: The old cliche, crisp and clean.

o: Really liking what I've tried from these guys, good Festbier for sure.

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Photo of wafers
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gabepesce
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 9 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Stein. Comes out a nice dark orange to brown in color, close to but I wouldn't quite describe it as amber. When held to the light there is a slight haze to it. Nice frothy white head with good lacing to it.

Smell is good, classic malt and grain backbone of the classic Marzen/Oktoberfest style. Toasted caramelized grains, lager yeast and slight hints of fruit.

Taste is really good. There are hints of crackers and toasted bread, biscuits, well basically it's bready, you get the drift. Sweet to then works to some slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied to light. It's crisp and has a nice dry finish. Good carbonation level and insanely drinkable. The bottle goes before you realize it. Probably one of the better American takes on this style. Jack's Abby did a good job again here.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Andover liquors.
Pours a deep copper color with a huge white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Smells of rich caramelized malts with lots of bready pilsner and subtle spicy floral hops for hints of balance. The flavor is rich sweet and malty with lots of melanoidin and hint of prunes and plum with a light earthy spicy hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice Marzen! Not overly hoppy like some American versions, but rich and malty like better German versions. I enjoyed the hell out of this beer.

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Photo of Niedzws
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Copper Legend Octoberfest from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 516 ratings
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