Brewmaster Jack

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Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
3.82 | pDev: 6.54%
Jan 29, 2017
Oct 14, 2013
Very Good
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L: Brilliant yellow gold color with a small creamy head that disappears quickly and no lacing on glass.

S:. Grain and bread with a strong pepper note with a slight bit of lemon.

T: Strong pepper and lemon notes , with some fruity esters and grain underneath, slightly astringent bitterness.

F: Medium body and the carbonation is on the low side.

O: A solid drinking saison.
Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

Sep 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by jorgerod99 from California

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by JSlack from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by BobbyLu14 from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by TimBeaulieu from Massachusetts

Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by mltobin from Connecticut

Nov 16, 2015
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle date is barely legible, looks like it was running out of ink, I think it says 07/19/15, and one of the last nights of summer so time to finally drink this one.

Pours a big fluffy fizzy very foamy 2 finger head fades slowly, lots of soapy lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed honey orange color, tons of streaming bubbles.

Nose typical Belgian saison made in America, lots of toasty malts, mild cracked wheat and hay like, little sweet caramelized wheat sugar thing, with plenty of esters, a little banana clove, mild spices, fruity esters, pretty grassy with grassy malts and grassy hops, a little spicy hop note, light phenols, green apple skin, pear, etc.

Taste brings mild sweetness, bit sweeter than I expected, more sweet malts, toasty grainy grassy, little creamy wheat like, etc. Then big spicy hops, quite bitter, herbal spicy earthy hops get a little nagging, too hoppy all around, even for an American saison. There are hints of esters, fruity, banana, clove, other spices, etc, and some mild phenols, but they are very much overpowered by the big hops. Then a little green apple skin late. Finish a bit drier but mild sticky and underattenutated, big spicy chewy hop bitterness overpowering any nice characters.

Mouth is med bod, decent effervescent carb.

Overall eh, def not one of Brewmaster Jack's best beers. He usually hits well with the style, but this one was not very enjoyable and not good for the style. Hops just way too much, too sweet as well, and doesn't seem attenuated enough.
Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by REVZEB from Illinois

Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by mrob22278 from Maine

Sep 14, 2015
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Reviewed by ColdOneKev from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Hazy straw body with a fluffy white head leaves little lacing.
S - Fresh grains, cracked pepper, lemon.
T - Fruity esters, lights oats, pepper. ens with more esters.
M - a little thick and too light on the carbonation.
O - An excellent take on the saison with a high ABV. More of a sipper than a thirst quencher.
Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Sep 05, 2015
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Reviewed by meson13 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L- a hazy, glowing gold with crazy looking carb. Dense white cloud of a head.
S- smells like a nice saison. That's all i hafta say.
T- tangy lemon zest. Some hay. An herbal quality. Drying spice on the back end. Minutes after the last sip, lemon is what is left over.
F- medium and soft despite super active carb.
O- I dig it.
Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Light, refreshing and pretty bold in terms of citrusness. Some typical farmhouse spice but a very easy drinker and remarkably clean. This is as good as of a saison as I've had and well worth a shot BMJ keeps upping their game
Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by OriolesFan1008 from Maryland

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by markgoodman10 from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Kelp from New Hampshire

Dec 25, 2013
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a: Bright, clear golden color; pours with a towering, fragile looking white head.

s: Yeast dominant, pear, apricot, and a trace of pepper. Lightly sweet grains and some prickly herbal hops.

t: On the dry side, just the way I like 'em. Some yeasty fruitiness, mostly apricot with somw sweet pear. Peppery spice and earthy hops on the finish.

m: Light and airy, very soft overall.

o: 2 for 2 from Jack. Great saison after their great porter. Very glad I got to try them.
Dec 01, 2013
Rated: 4 by scottbrew4u from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Rekrule from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by adjunctlager from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by a74gent from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2013
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