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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today’s legends. We use locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops. 14.5°P

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4352) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Fresh bottle drunk 8/31/15.
Clear, light pumpkin pulp-colored body has a good dose of carbonation creating an off-white head that is medium-sized and showing moderate retention.
Spicy hops in the nose have just a touch of soapiness to them, but are otherwise balanced by honey and caramel malt flavors. Some light floral notes add levity and there’s a touch more soaked grain/biscuit character. No alcohol and no flaws, though.
Simple, honey-flavored malt notes up front slowly transition in to a slightly maltier caramel. Moderately bitter hop character is herbal (very dry, nearly astringent) and with some perfume-like floral notes. Quite carbonated and with a watery texture with minimal malt lingering; almost a sticky orange-laden caramel. Like the berliner, it’s fine but just dosen’t seem all that oktoberfest-like/berliner-like. Missing a richer malt flavor. Not suggesting the beer needs to be sweet, and overly chewy/malty, but just seems to be missing a little something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Copper/orange with thin white head. Lemon, grains, southern German bier aroma (I.e., noble Bavarian or bohemian hops). Malty grassy with same hop character as aroma. Excellent for a festbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
This beer has a very fine name. It sounds to be quite dignified and I would like the good people at Jack’s Abby to give their beer-namer a good raise and possibly health benefits if they are communist like that. This is a slightly hazed orange w/ a small head of fine white bubbles. This is a solid amber lager w/ lots of tasty, bready malt character, just a touch of caramel sweetness and a nice floral note from the hops. Above all things, it is not all kinds of godforsaken sweet like a lot of Oktoberfests but is still quite malty and flavorful. This is not done often enough. This is a full bodied brew w/ a crisp finish w/ some lingering Munich malt character and firm bitterness to blance. This is a very nice beer. I got it past its prime for sure but it’s still tasting really good. This is a definite must for fans of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2542) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
This did not do much for me, but I think mainly because it just was not that fresh. I’m going with - standard Okt. Will rate as such.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (691) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
The appearance looks more like a traditional light cider mild hazy copper b Very little head. Mild sweet malt aroma that hints back to other Oktoberfest’s Subtle sweet malt taste with a hint of citrus. It finishes clean and refreshing.Very drinkable. Carbonated like a soda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2062) - - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Honey colored with almost no head. Aroma is floral and sweet fruit. Taste adds some earthy and nutty notes. Thin crisp mouthfeel. Super clean. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1139) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Light amber. Sweet malt taste. Light and crisp. Light chocolate on the finish with some toast and bread on the finish. Also a little lemon note. Excellent for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Probably the most interesting of this style i have had, has a summer/lemon/citrus flavor going on, you can taste the malt that gives it that octoberfest flavor but the citrus twist makes it interesting...well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1443) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Jack’s Abby is a brewery that specializes in making ale styles as lagers, so you’d think they’d be able to knock a traditional lager style out of the park. Their “Copper Legend” is their take on the Oktoberfest/Marzen style, though it drinks more like some kind amber lager. It tastes and drink fine, but it’s not all that true to the style.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. There was no freshness date. It cost $2.45 ($0.20 per ounce).

Appearance: Bright amber/yellow hue. Sparse carbonation visible. Pours to a small, off-white, soapy head which dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Mild nose overall with faint hints of light malty sweetness.

Taste: The first thing I notice about Jack’s Abby Copper Legend is how sweet it is. A rich, honey-like flavor jumps out right away. There’s a slight graham cracker flavor that adds another component to this sweet palette. Biscuity malts are quite present as well, giving the beer an English character rather than something German. Usually, Oktoberfest brews have toffee and caramel, but they aren’t present here. There is a distinct hop presence throughout due to the use of Noble hops. Surprisingly citrusy rather than spicy or dry. This isn’t what you expect from the style, though the uniqueness is commendable.

Drinkability: For a lager, this beer has the mouthfeel and body of an ale (though that’s true of a lot of Jack’s Abby beers). Copper Legend is only moderately carbonated, so there’s a slightly thicker viscosity to the beer than most of the style. It’s not crisp and effervescent, though it is smooth. It probably could have a little more robustness for 5.7% ABV, though it feels like a much lighter beer than it is. It’s tempting to throw back several of these on a Sunday afternoon while watching football.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (373) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a gold / light Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is light with some sweet and some malt.

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