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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Was expecting a darker pour for an Oktoberfest but this was more of a "Copper Legend" color, big thick off white head Lower hop and more malt tatses, smooth, medium body. Good tasting.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2302) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (464) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1636) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (696) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (438) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1249) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (243) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottled about six weeks ago by the bottle dating. Pour has an amber color with a thin coating of off white head. Aroma has a sweet malted core, bright Jacks Abbey hops, a bit of caramel, and some grass. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor does have a well malted side, sweetness, caramel, and then comes in the bright piney citrus hops. This is not generally my favorite style but this one is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kagrenak (2) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Pint at bukowski tavern. Pours a goldenrod color, thick head that sticks around. Solid middling malt beginning with minor hops in the middle with a pleasant nutty finish. Very drinkable marzen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1994) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
An orange amber body with a fast fading white head. Aroma had a mix of sweet caramel and toasted biscuit malts. There was a presence of corn that at times seemed dominant. Flavor had nice balance. Corn malts were still the dominant flavor but it was a little more restrained. Biscuit malts were and the beer was mildly sweet. A nice smooth beer that was easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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