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Cascadian Schwarzbier | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.03/5
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345 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by OtherShoe2 on 03-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,621
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
345
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
19
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PERDIDOUSA
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MNishCT77
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of JohnGray
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of predikit
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchengcit
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tpain518
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TTTBeer
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 345 ratings
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