Copper Legend Octoberfest | Jack's Abby Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
474 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:
474
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of drtth
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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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a clear light amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry caramel malt with some nice cereal notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mxi of dry caramel malt with some clear cereal notes and a smooth finish. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. It is too bad I don’t have access this beer on a regular basis. Great example of the style.

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Photo of seedyone
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Just right for this late September night in the NE. Deep amber color, lively head that recedees to a thin but creamy lacing. The full body is the most stricking feature at first.

I have previously noted that I am enamored with the quality of the water used by the folks at Jack's. Everything is soft...luxurious. Add to tha the balance of bitter-sweet that makes beer what it is & I can easily say this could be a benchmark brew.

I'm witholding points as there are surely others that might surpass in certain areas, but on the aggregate this is way up there.

The tip off is I ordered a second & there are 40 taps to choose from.

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

Photo of Ri0
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
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 snowmageddon
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of puboflyons
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 2016 batch can. Sampled on September 22, 2016 - first day of Fall 2016.

Attractive looking copper-amber pour under a modest short-lived head. Good clarity.

The aroma is full of toasted bread, cracker, and sweet caramel malts with a low to no hop profile.

Medium body.

The sweet malt flavor is forward with a slight toasted character and a clean, mildly dry finish. It is a good seasonal beer.

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Photo of Lambdon
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L -- Pale amber with a nice two finger head. Slight lacing and no haziness.
S -- Malt and maple
T -- Peach, malt, tarragon
F -- A bit on the light/watery side, but to be expected for a lager
O -- Like most of the offerings from Jack's Abby, I mostly drink it for the unusual lager manifestations.

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Photo of papposilenus
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 16oz can, dated 08/03/16. Served in an imperial pint/nonic.

Pours a brilliantly clear copper with a lush two-finger head of foam. The head slowly settles back to a semi-solid cap leaving a little loose lacing.

Smells of brown bread, apples and honey.

The taste is rich, malty-sweet whole wheat rolls, apple peels, white grapes, grassy herbs and honey mustard. Earthy, grassy, floral. A little like golden syrup or treacle as it warms.

A slippery, mouth-coating, medium-bodied malt bomb, maybe a little under-carbonated.

Overall, a decent but not exceptional take on a Märzen that started out enjoyable but which, by the end, I was struggling to finish.

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Photo of CTaleMan
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hit728
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

(6) 16 oz. Cans. $10.99.

Clearly copper. Large, chuncky, white head rises high, slow to roll down. Very proper.
A Very classic wheat/german malt aroma. Sweet bread, light herbs and green grassy/earthy hops. Very classic aroma from this festy.
A surprisingly light and slick feel and flavor. Very easy to drink but maybe too easy....
The flavor is a nice but thin malty effect. A light golden wheat and Munich malt keeps it classic. The malt is of light honey and bready flavor, a sour, grassy and herbal kick from noble hops rides in late with the finishing touches.
I'm actually starting to enjoy this light, easy mouthfeel, it allows you to "celebrate" with a few more without feeling malted-out. That's not saying, the flavor is weak, its a light feel and the MA wheat compliments a German classic malt very well indeed.
Simple but deep and effective flavors are hightend by a good balance for the style.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a gorgeous crystal clear deep golden color with a copper tint. The head is two fingers, off white and dense with excellent retention and some spotted lacing.

The smell is toasted bready malt, cereal grains, some hop spiciness and a light fruity note.

Taste is similar with some additional notes of grassiness, hay and a hint of citrus.

The feel is not ideal. It is not as crisp and clean on the finish as I prefer. The lack of carbonation makes it feel watery.

Overall a decent beer. I think the smell could be better and the feel is a mess and could be cleaned up and this would be a much better beer.

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Photo of mackeyse
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnj21655
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light golden copper in color with a finger of short lived off white head. Aroma is toasted malts with a touch of earthy hops. Taste is also focused on the toasty malts with a slight sweetness. Earthy and floral hops are present in the background. Decent mouthfeel, medium body. Overall a pretty solid beer, very drinkable. I'd be pretty happy having a few of these outside on a nice, cool autumn afternoon.

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Photo of xungmound98
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper Legend Octoberfest from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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