Copper Legend Octoberfest | Jack's Abby Brewing

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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:
#20,833
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
516
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
90
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cozmo
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of woodychandler
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pinyin
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
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 +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nomis
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +21%
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 +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
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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Photo of GreenMind
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of drtth
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +7.2%
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 +21%
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 +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 snowmageddon
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 PaulSlazinger
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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