Jabby Brau | Jack's Abby Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
685 Ratings
Jabby BrauJabby Brau
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep golden in color, this low ABV lager balances Pilsner and Munich malt with an aromatic American hop aroma. This beer starts hoppy but finishes unexpectedly malty with very low bitterness. Impressively flavorful and drinkable for the lightest beer we brew. We dub this beer a "Session Lager," as we once again brew a lager in a beer style of its own. Uses local Soft Red Winter Wheat from Four Star Farms.

20 IBU

Added by jlindros on 01-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
685
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
90
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 685 |  Reviews: 127
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Dope
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A somewhat pale, clear golden pour. Huge fluffy white head atop it. Retention is excellent and leaves great streaks of lacing everywhere.

S: Surprisingly nice hoppy aroma. Mostly citrus with a touch of pine. A bit of grainy, bready malt too. Light and crisp.

T: Just a hint of citrus up front, then some nice sweet grainy bread. Finishes with the lightest hint of pine. Simple but super clean, crisp and refreshing. Reminds me of a lighter Gumballhead (which is my favorite sessionable beer of all time). I would swear there's a little wheat in this too.

M: Light as you would expect, crisp and smooth.

O: Amazing beer for the style. Simple and pretty light of course but wow, great balance with just a hint of hops, a touch of wheat and it's just perfectly smooth. Drinkability is off the scale. If Budweiser tasted like this, the craft beer movement never would have gotten off the ground. Another great beer from Jack's Abby.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-clear golden color with a large white head and great lacing

S-grain, malt, hints of citrus and earthiness

T-biscuity malt, light grapefruit and pine, earthy notes, decent bitter hop finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean

O-a decent session lager but lacks a little in flavor

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Photo of GreenMind
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into Sam Adams glass

A- pours a pale and clear golden yellow color with a two-finger foamy and sudsy white head that reduces to a layer on top, some short lasting lace left behind

S- lots of toasty Munich malt aroma with lager yeast, earthy and floral hop notes, toasted wheat bread on the finish

T- malty and yeasty up front with some floral and herbal hop subtleties, slightly sweet malt kicks in mid-palate before finishing dry and toasty

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry, crisp finish

O- a great session lager with high drinkability and plenty of crisp toasted malty notes

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Photo of braican
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to Dope for this.

3.5 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and a bit of lacing if left.

4.0 S: Quite hoppy. Herbal, earthy, and mildly floral. Grainy malts underneath with a light, neutral malt sweetness. Simple, but pleasant.

4.0 T: Good bit of hop flavor as well with more earth anf floral and a bit less herbal. Low bitterness. Grainy maltiness with a sweet finish.

4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Clean and crisp, quite crisp.

4.0 D: Solid, hoppy lager. I can see myself putting down a few of these while watching some NFL games.

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Photo of wedge
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid golden yellow, a little bit of haze, with a large, stable head on top. Floral hops upfront in the nose along with some bready malt, spicy/leafy notes, and lager yeast. Flavor continues along the spicy, grassy line, joined by some toasted grain and earth. Clean and pretty light. Obviously real easy to drink, though I wish the malt came through a bit more.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fizzles down to a cap fairly quickly but retains that for a while

S: Some maltiness and lightly spicy and earthy hops stand out, along with a light fruitiness

T: Follows the nose. Hearty and husky malts with a touch of graininess starts things off, followed by the hops which are earthy and spicy. Finishes with a hint of wheat and grains

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Another solid brew from JA. Doesn't look or feel like a light "session" beer, but given the 4.5% there is no arguing that it is. Plenty flavorful and very affordable. Get some

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Pale yellow, touched with haze, topped with thick white foam

SMELL: Cereal malts, biscuit, clean

TASTE: Creamy, lively mouthfeel, light-bodied, wheaty, grain, lemony hop bite, lime oil, grassy, herbal, dry, biscuity linger

A “Session Lager” from this all lager brewery, brewed with Pilsner and Munich malt, local soft red winter wheat and American hops. At only 20 IBUs it packs plenty of hop flavor without overpowering the delicate malt balance, and the use of wheat is a distinct twist-—perhaps too distinct—but works overall. A very solid lager.

STYLE: American Pale Lager
ABV: 4.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 685 ratings.
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