Jabby Brau | Jack's Abby Brewing

Jabby BrauJabby Brau
BA SCORE
74.6%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 686 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#8,385
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
686
Liked:
512
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.34%
Alströms:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
90
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 686 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of kitch
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A 12 fl oz bottle with no bottled on date and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy golden colour with a light one finger white head that dissipates to a foamy layer with only very light lacing.

Aroma: Bready malts, pine and some light citrus orange peel, lemon and lime.

Taste: Grassy, honey and brown sugar sweetness, caramel and bready malts, corn and light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: I’m not normally a lager person, but Jack’s Abby are definitely changing my views and showing me what can actually be done with lagers. In this case, Jack’s Abby has produced another lager that would better most, but still falls a little flat.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of codekiln
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look - deep golden!

smell - malty and dank - mild smelling.

taste - slightly hoppy beginning that finishes with lots of orangy malt. not bitter at all

feel - smooth and sudsy. my alewife says it's got a nice bite in the back of the throat; not too soft.

overall - quite drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear yellow/gold (SRM 4-6), with billowing carbonation that produces a ½” white froth, before settling to a ¼” lingering layer. Fine lace coats the hand blown pilsner.

The aroma has pronounced sweet honey/lemon, followed by modest caramel and light grains.

Bitterness is modest and balanced by a quick sweet bite. Lacks the signature crisp clean finish of the style, but has lots of caramel. White bread and a hint of apple are present in the middles, with coriander as it warms. The finish is modest yet lingering.

Explosive carbonation greets the palate, paving the way for a satin, almost nylon texture. Alcohol, though light is surprisingly present for a 4.5% beer. The body is medium to full, with a light astringency.

Jabby Brau is a fine sessionable beer, well suited to a tailgate party or other such occasions. With plenty of approachable flavors, this makes for a good gateway beer. I enjoyed it in the afternoon of a cool, cloudless, first Monday of September.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Deep orange amber, to pale golden yellow body color. Real dark and impressive for a classic lager, with some mild amounts of carbonation, and a good simple two finger creamy head. Bit of staying power there as well, as it slowly settles to one finger.

Real big caramel sweetness, but with a clean aroma. Mild grains and a bit of light brown sugar quality to go with it. Not big on the hop angle, if very indistinct. Some mild clean grapefruit perhaps kicking out.

Palate is quite nice and simple. Clean caramel, almost bock like but considerably lighter in flavor and feel. Almost chewy body, but with lighter abv seems to come much easier drinking, but not wet or washed out which is a good feeling. Muted hop quality, but definitely more going for the malt angle which is done real nicely.

Reminds me of a sessionable lighter version of a bock, real solid brew.

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Photo of 1KEVIN1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of direwolf00
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattymystique
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeAndrews
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DukeRanger17
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice light IPA... Very refreshing

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jabby Brau from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 74.6% out of 100 with 686 ratings
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