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RATINGS: 58   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Malty aroma, mild orange citrus. Light sweet flavor, moderate sweetness, bready malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, mild yeast, faint toasted sugars. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
50cl bottle. Clear light amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, bread/caramel, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some lager yeast, spicy, caramel, light earthy/orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7870) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Full amber malt nose, some caramel, earthy. Sweet, rich amber malt flavor, old school Oktoberfest beer. Caramel, grains, biscuits. A good example of a traditional Maerzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light toasted and sweet malts, hints of bread. Clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, copper colored pour. malty, bread nose and aroma. very smooth flavor, very balanced. one of the best marzens ive had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
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.

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