Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a hazy reddish-amber body, one finger white foamy head that quickly dies, no lacing whatsoever.
The smell has pears and apples in front, some light rye and grassiness coming through.
The taste is spicy yet sweet yet peppery as a fair amount of a nice rye peppery flavoring comes through to spice things up a bit and make it feel more than it should be.
On the palate, it sits about a medium body, sessionable, and has a good adequate carbonation.
Overall, what a nice Biere de Garde that has been lagered enough for it to be considered to be a lager. Good for Jack’s Abby, as I would have this again.
lachrymalisis (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional. Traditional malt-focused stylistic accuracy. Dry finish, slight earthy spiciness and malt sweetness. fresh, moderate hop aroma, and beautiful drinkability. Jack’s Abby is doing it fucking right.
deyholla (6990) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Alex! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of rye with a bit of light sweet grains and a hint of dryness. Flavor starts with a lot of rye and has a bit of a grassy dry finish.
Strykzone (5067) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. From Kenny. A big white head slowly falls. The beer is clear but with a bit of haze. Sticky lacing. This beer is kind of all over the place. I taste bret along with farmhouse notes. Soft malt and gentle hops. Some sugar. Unique.
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting farmhouse ale, I guess due to the rye malt. Candy, yeast, and spicy notes.
AirForceHops (3516) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Sunset. Served in a tulip. Soft Co2. Thin white head with light lace. Nose is a pleasant, intoxicating amount of rye. Traces of malt. Awesome flavors of rye bread, malt and a mild spicy kick in the finish. Body feels but finishes clean and easy. Quick finish that only lingers slightly. Drinkablilty is real high. Ifyou like rye in your brew, you should enjoy this. I am pleased!
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of rye bread, citrus hops, light sugar, lager yeast. Taste is spicy rye, moderate bitterness (citrus, floral), earth, light malt sweetness. Barely tastes like a lager. Palate is soft, creamy, moderately bitter finish. Good.
Damico (2681) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells so soft and delicious like a spring morning and fruity yeast for sure. Pours golden orange with a white head. Tastes as full as a saison with the rye malt undertones being prevalent and blending so well with subtle sweet and spicy notes in a saison style.
thornecb (4534) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours gold into a shaker. White head recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and rye aromas. Medium balanced and slick with upfront caramel turning to a dry, lasting earthy pumpernickel finish.