Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A very clean, easy to drink but ultimately unexciting semi-toasted lager.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh a few days after it was picked-up at the brewery. A few dozen of bottles graciously offered by the brewery to someone who was coming up to the HF Harvest 2012 Festival. The bottles were then spread around, big thanks to the brewery and the gentleman who acted as the middle-man.
The look: Clear amber body topped by a medium off-white head.
In long: Nose has fresh cereals and this typical german-style pale lager that I can never put into words. Taste is semi-toasted fresh smooth cereals, a bit of crème-caramel, light iced-tea notes, leafy hops. Unlike most Jack’s Abby this one just didn’t out, very clean and easy to drink for sure, but a bit characterless, not much excitement. An inoffensive quality lager. 22 ratings I entered today, and my boss just told me I cannot spend my day at work just entering ratings on ratebeer, I don’t know why he said that, that’s a stupid thing to say, because yes I can, I just did.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was an OK beer in my book. Easy drinker, nothing super special. Somewhat thick mouthfeel, maybe a touch of honey sweetness. Good to try, would try again, but probably would not go out to find it specifically.
annunz123 (629) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild, malty aroma. Flavor is smooth with a little caramel, roast and nut. Finish is smooth, with a little roast bitterness. Nothing over the top here, but a very enjoyable beer, especially if you’re having more than one
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle pours a transparent, bright orange with some fluffy white head that faded fast. Aromas of dried leaves, malt, bread, crackers, a little bit of lemony tea, some honey. Flavor is classic marzen, malty, sweet, crackers, bread, yeast, some light lemon, a little bit of orange zest, more of that lemony tea, some parsnip. Medium bodied, dry finish. Classic.
jkwood04 (2286) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle in a glass. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted and pale malts plus some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent October fest beer.
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. bottle paid $3.99. Used a mug Can you guess the color?? Yes, a hazy copper with nice head retention. Laced the mug well. Nose is weak with a German type hop and mild malt. Palate is clean and smooth with a hop crispness in the finish. Malt is balanced with the hops nicely; palate has a nice liveliness from the carbonation. Well made brew.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle late night after the VIP session at Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours a clear amber gold with a thin white head. Grain, lager yeast, more grain. Medium bodied, sweet grainy toast. Bitterness comes early, earthy long grain. Bitterness and toast.
hampale (5) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange color - long lasting white head. Tastes of cinnamon and floral notes. Medium body and carbonation. Like other Jack’s Abby products, brewed with a lager yeast that makes it a more authentic Octoberfest than those brewed by some other craft brewers. I’ll be purchasing this one again.
JulienHuxley (1708) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at HF Harvest Fest. Clear gold pour, white head, aroma is grainy, light spicy notes, malty, I can almost smell pumpkin beer in here, definitely german. Taste is slightly sweet, a bit thick bodied which goes against the point according to me but anyway. Still very decent for an oktoberfest.
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL Bottle, purchased at Yankee Spirits - Attleboro, MA. Plain malty and cheerio aroma. Flavors focus on a light Munich malt with a sharp bitterness. I find the malt flavrs muddled and watered down with out of balance bitterness. Ok.