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 jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium bright gold color with a soapy white lacing ring.

S - Light nose and honey malt.

T - Honey malt start to finish with some earthy hops buried underneath.

M - Medium body with gentle and almost creamy texture.

O - Solid beer.

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Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rudzud
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper hue with a good almost two finger creamy head that fades to a nice thick blanket, but not much lacing at all.

S - Aromas are typical of an Oktoberfest, some light copper aromas as well as, in my opinion, far too much breads.

T - Taste is relatively meh as well. Way too much bread for me, way too biscuity, though the german malts are nice.

M - Mouthfeel is solid, as always. One of the best aspects.

O - Overall, this was a disappointment for me. Really had assumed Jack's Abby would make a flawless Oktoberfest, far from it.

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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 Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a cloudy orange color. Head is slight but it leaves long lacing sheets. Dim glow from the body.

S-Pretty standard for a Marzen except with a bit more pep. Sweet bread and yeast. Maybe a tad of hoppiness. Mostly herbal hop. Sweet and yeasty.

T-The flavor is very Marzen-esque but a bit more robust and it boasts a nice herbal and spicy hop finish. Yeasty. Simply put: a tasty, muscular Marzen that only variates from the norm with its zesty hop finish.

M-Tingly bubbes with a slick, medium finish. Mildly dry. Sweetness sticks to the palate.

O/D-A top-tier, up and coming brewery that happens to be one of my favs does a Marzen (one of my least favorite styles). This was perhaps the best Marzen I have had but it's still a Marzen to me. JA's worst brew so far, but still a great depiction of a mediocre style.

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Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

Appearance: 1/3 head, medium carbonation, golden brown in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt and grain

Taste: toasted malt, mineral, and earth

Mouthfeel: sweet with a good deal of earthiness, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall:A solid mineraly tasting lager. Good for the style, and if I want a marzen I would look for it. However, I will probably not rush to pick this one up again.

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Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi-golden bronzed copper color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute’s worth of white foamy lacing. The smell started off with a slight roasty nutty to caramel maltiness over a slight herbal/eh, maybe somewhat earthiness to it. The taste was mainly the same with a moderate earthy bitterness to balance. There’s a quick dry aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable feel about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. There’s a fairly sticky smoothness about this one, good, nothing bad. Overall, for the most part, its a good Oktoberfest. I’d have again.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ppoitras
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into my 2008 Pioneer stein, formed a 1" light beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head bubbles away, with lasting sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet, lightly fruity.

Taste starts worty and moderately sweet, fruity in the middle, and light bitterness through the close. Body seems lacking. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is way easy. Not bad, but doesn't quite come together for me as well as some of my Okt faves.

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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 Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Missed reviewing this last year but always up for Jacks Abby reviews, probably my favorite brewery overall from MA. On-tap at Dive Bar in Worcester.

A- Golden light amber pour into a pint glass. One finger foamy white head with decent retention. Small ring remains atop the beer but only a few spots of lace are deposited around the glass.

S- Smooth toasted malty aroma. Caramel, toasted nuts and some fruity raisin-like hints. Brown sugars also come to mind with a good lager yeasty base.

T- Smoothed out slight buttery malty caramel base. Toasted nuts, raisin, fresh cracked grains and light caramel sweets in a maltier overall flavor profile. Hops in the finish are grassy and spicy, Noble varieties.

MF- Creamy, silky texture in a body that has a light-moderately thick feel. Moderately high carbonation with a super creamy, smooth feel. Light bitterness in the finish.

Good malt character with a nice complimentary Noble hop finish as well as lager yeast. Good buttery, toasted caramel malt feel.

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Photo of Brad007
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper/gold hue with a thin head into my glass. Looks very much like an oktoberfest.

The use of wheat compliments a malty base, especially in the nose. Very fresh too. Inviting.

Mellow, flavorful, the perfect compliment on a chilly fall night. Chewy, doughy bread comes to mind.

Mouthfeel is nice and clean. Makes me want to have some more.

Jack's Abby has got it going on. Fresh and flavorful octoberfest here.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a nonic. Fall 2012 indicated on the back label. Pours a bright, orangish-copper with a slightly hazy clarity and a dense, one inch, off-white head. Head eventually settles into a fairly consistent skim; some spots of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose is somewhat subdued - light malts and perhaps a trace of diacetyl. Taste follows nose - definitely has festbier qualities in the flavor profile, but nothing really dominates. Some toasted notes, a hint of caramel sweetness a little skunk and a fairly clean finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a pleasant and consistent carbonation Overall, quite drinkable. The style in general tends to become a little too cloying for me; however, this beer has a very pleasant character to it.

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Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of zekeman17
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours, erm, copper-colored.

Smells sweet, zippy, and bready with a little bit of an amber ale crispness. Kind of a like a combination between a mellow bock and a lightly hopped red. Nice.

Tastes like it smells. Like autumn. Complex but mellow, wonderfully balanced between a sweeter front end and a lightly bitter finish.

A really, really good American Marzen. It tastes more in debt to Millstream's O-fest than to any traditional Munich ones. And while it's not as good as its Iowa counterpart, it's still probably the second best American marzen I've ever had.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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