Cascadian Schwarzbier
Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Lager - Schwarzbier
4.03 | pDev: 8.44%
Jun 06, 2017
Mar 03, 2012
Cascadian SchwarzbierCascadian Schwarzbier
Notes: This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous, light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body.

70 IBU
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance has a black/almost brown body that’s a bit lighter around the edges and bottom of the pilsener, three finger white foamy head lasts for about three minutes and slowly dies as it sips. The smell has roasted malt, slightly pine/resinous, citrus perhaps (really faint), but gets more piney/resinous as it warms. The taste is dry and bitter through the previously mentioned flavors. The palate is about a light to medium, ABV is not felt leading to a decent session, comes through fairly smooth, dry bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, I would say this is good for its style and I would have another.

Jun 06, 2017
3.5 by chefhatt from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2015
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Doopie brought this one out for beer night a while back. Cheers dude!

From a bottle into a snifter
OG: 16.5*P
IBU: 70

APPEARANCE: Pours a large, looser, creamy light brown head with good retention. Maroon brown in color, hazy, with no real carbonation evident. A wisp remains until the end leaving lots of lacing down the glass. Looks great on the finish.

SMELL: Lots of piney hops, grassy aromas, roasted malts and chocolate on the nose. Citrus hops aromas as well.

TASTE: Roasted flavors, piney notes and grassy hops up front. Lightly burnt. A big aftertaste of piney, grassy hops, citrus flavors, some chocolate and burnt malts linger on the palate. A good dose of bitterness as well. Really nice.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes semi-dry. Good stuff.

OVERALL: This is a really good brew. A big lager with lots of roasted flavor and hop character. A solid creation that I would love to drink on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing Doops. Recommended.

Jul 04, 2015
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3.31/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Herky21 from Iowa

Aroma is a bit grassy, fair amount of cocoa. Flavors are similar, with more fruit notes from the hops. Lager yeast finishes nicely with a decent cocoa flavor. The cocoa/roast and the hops seem to clash a bit, leaving the beer slightly rough around the edges. Worth a try for sure.

May 14, 2015
3.97 by mltobin from Connecticut on May 13, 2015
4.04 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Apr 29, 2015
4.7 by JOSHRINARD from Massachusetts on Apr 22, 2015
3.65 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2015
4.75 by PERDIDOUSA from New Jersey on Mar 22, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MNishCT77 from District of Columbia

16.9 oz bottle drank as part of a BJCP tasting group (Category 5: Bock - tagged on the drunken end) on 01/14/2015, poured into a snifter glass and drank over 15-30 minutes

Mar 14, 2015
4.19 by JohnGray from New York on Mar 14, 2015
3.69 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2015
4.18 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Feb 16, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by predikit from Massachusetts

Pours a deep brown, settles in the class black. Leave a thick and foamy light tan head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

The smell is very subtle, notes of coffee, molasses, possibly some oat.

Taste is well rounded, though for a hoppy black lager, the hops aren't front and center, coffee notes, brown sugar, a minor bitter tang for the end, alcohol burn is fairly noticeable after it goes down.

Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, very smooth and creamy.

Jack's Abby doesn't disappoint here.

Jan 27, 2015
4 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2015
4 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey on Jan 21, 2015
3.83 by mchengcit from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2015
4.35 by MakeMineADoubleJack from North Carolina on Dec 21, 2014
4 by Tpain518 from New York on Dec 07, 2014
4.75 by TTTBeer from Massachusetts on Dec 07, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Bottle from Julio's.

Pouring a very dark brown, this beer is capped witha dense, light brown head with excellent retention. Lacing is moderate. The nose is nice. Bright and hoppy with a blend of juicy citrus and pungent pine working really, really nicely with the dark caramel, cocoa and malted milk balls from the base beer.Mildly nutty as well.

The palate opens with juicy, bitter grapefruit juice and pine before segueing into a blend of caramel, toffee and cocoa before finishing with a wonderful juicy hop bitterness. Nutty, earthy, with hints of burnt sugar, the blend of flavors is particularly harmonious here, bringing to mind one of the better ABAs I've had, Hill Farmstead's Jimmy. Medium-full in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is soft and creamy on the palate. The finish is just fabulous, especially the balance between the flavors of citrus hops, pine bitterness and the roasted malt flavors. Awesome stuff.

Dec 04, 2014
4.25 by dabarton from Virginia on Nov 27, 2014
4.25 by edhizdeid from Washington on Nov 25, 2014
4 by Rideguy64 from Massachusetts on Nov 20, 2014
4 by gpblackgt from Pennsylvania on Nov 17, 2014
3.75 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont on Nov 13, 2014
3.5 by Soto from North Carolina on Nov 13, 2014
4 by Clemskis from California on Nov 12, 2014
3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2014
4 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania on Nov 09, 2014
3.75 by msween21 from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2014
4.5 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Nov 07, 2014
4 by GeorgeCarroll from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2014
4.36 by B-Lo from Massachusetts on Nov 01, 2014
3.5 by spycow from Illinois on Oct 31, 2014
4.12 by frosted33 from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2014
4.5 by seanwhite from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2014
3.75 by Afroman from Arizona on Oct 26, 2014
4.25 by THEOPTIMATOR88 from Illinois on Oct 25, 2014
4.35 by allenson21 from New York on Oct 25, 2014
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 345 ratings