Beerathon (885) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love Jack’s Abby, but a marzen is one of my least favorite styles. However, this one was palatable and for that I give them credit. The caramel malts were very nice.
deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount sweet grains and bread with a hint of toffee. Flavor starts with bread and grows in sweetness with sweet grains and toffee.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour at GABF with a white head. Crisp and clean as all JA beers seem to be. The malt flavors are highlighted by a perfectly hopped beer. Really nice.
canary dog (641) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange-copper hue, with nice foamy head. Very lightly sweet caramel like malts, with an almost buttery finish. Very smooth and drinkable. Clean and delicious. Yeah, this is the best American Marzen/Oktoberfest I’ve had.
ScipioA (194) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an unimpressive yellow, but with a nice big pillowy head on top. Bland aroma of ’beer’ even once the head has died down. Maybe some bready notes in there. Fairly sweet balanced by spicy herbal hops. Smaller notes of alcohol and smoke. Slightly herbal, refreshing yet bitter finish. They absolutely nailed the mouthfeel and stuck a perfect balance between thick and thin, fizzy and flat. This is a solid lager, had it from a pint bottle poured into a mug.
JBPortland (405) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 10/24 notes. 500ml bottle pours clear bright orange with small head. Nose is subtle, dried fruits, spice, dough. Mouthfeel is malty and rich with medium carbonation. Taste is doughy, subtle spices, cinnamon, dried fruits. Finish is bready spices, medium bitterness with some malty sweet notes. Solid.
queenholly (2568) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Grainy malt and grassy aroma. Deep honey gold with a large ivory head. Grainy malt and astringent bitter herbal flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light toasted and sweet malts, hints of bread. Clean and drinkable.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2013. Pours an orange appearance with a cream colored head. Bready, corn, toasted malty, grassy/herbal aroma. Slightly sweet, toasted malty, a touch burnt, caramel, hay, lightly fruity flavor. Hope to try again but this one was kind of disappointing.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from WillRunForBeer. Aroma is biscuit with slight tea and malt. Pours like a fresh mix of instant 4c iced tea with a nice hazy film. Taste is malty with biscuit, stale bread, and typical marzen malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Great lager as usual from Jacks Abbey.