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Jack’s Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 and light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body. OG 16 Plato. March release.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6043) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from VT shared with Paul. Pours a deep brown body with light tan lacing. Mouthfeel is light to medium with notes of soft roast, dirt, sweet earthy malt, light fruit and grain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3715) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at home from alesela
dark brown-black, fluffy pale tan head, herbal piney bitterness with some roasty notes. Little hoppy character left but probably fairly decrepit at one year old. Nice enough if it were a stout but a tad disappointing as a CD lager.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (448) - - MAR 8, 2015
Deep copper (SRM 23), clear coca-cola color, Medium body, intense flavor, moderate alcohol heat but high carbonation, lingering aftertaste. Moderately bitter and dry to the finish, sharp and mineral. Intense roast flavors, coffee, slightly smoky, hint of sweet malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours dark brown with a generous tan head. Nose is hoppy-- citrus, herbal, grassy. Tastes caramel, mild notes of chocolate. Big malty backbone with balanced with citrusy hops. Complex, not heavy, finishes mildly bitter. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Pours black-hole black with only the darkest of rubies shining through the very edges. A foamy, beige head settles & fizzles quickly to a collar. Up front nose brings pungent, piney hops overshadowing a bold, roasty backbone. Criss-cross of herbal hops, ash, roast, leaves, grass, & a mild kiss of black pepper. Smells almost more like a "Black IPL" than a true Schwarzbier. Taste further confirms that notion. Brash, piney hops collide with your tongue first, over top a heavily roasted malt bill. Notes of bitter citrus peel, grapefruit pith, cocoa powder, ashy roast, burnt bread, a touch of roasted caramel, & herbal leaves. Sharp mouth feel, high carbonation. Like I said, this seems more like the lager version of a Black IPA, but either way, good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma- mostly smoke and burnt grains. Appearance - dark porter color with a frothy off-white head. Taste - pure smoke and a salty burnt grain flavor. Another one trick pony by Jack’s Abby. Aftertaste is fairly bitter and long lasting, like burnt toast. This was the one beer of the night we didn’t finish. I get what they were going for but it was too overdone for my tastes and lacked anything with regards to subtleness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...grapefruit and coffee bit of smokiness...pretty thin...not enough body...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Light murky brown, dusty head. Neat nutty, cheap choc and bitter caramel bite. Smooth enough carbonation and finishes a little tinny bitter, linger is coppery.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2882) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of grapefruit and coffee, resin. Taste of coffee, grapefruit and pine. Decent body with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is very chocolatey, pine, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, fruity.


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