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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Deep golden in color, this low ABV lager balances Pilsner and Munich malt with an aromatic American hop aroma. This beer starts hoppy but finishes unexpectedly malty with very low bitterness. Impressively flavorful and drinkable for the lightest beer we brew. We dub this beer a "Session Lager," as we once again brew a lager in a beer style of its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
06.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is very mild, hay, light malts, flowers, herbs, hints of grain and hops. Taste is slightly dry, hay, light malts, grain, hops, paper, hints of hops and weeds. Medium bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Nice and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5319) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, deep golden colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Pale malty aroma, minimally grainy, strawy, grassy overtones, a floral touch. Taste is initially grassy, slightly bitter hoppy, gives way to more floral notes with pale malty undertones. Above average relative to its style, all in all average and slightly boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7177) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is citrus, malt and grass. The flavor is very grassy and citrussy with a clean malty backbone. Very tickling. Bitter hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Jacks Abby Jabby Brau ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, hay, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Flaske: Lysegul let diset øl med et fluffy skumhoved. Duft af lagergær og humle. Fin mundfylde, lidt tynd. Smagen er udmærket men igen lidt tynd. Ok men ikke mere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (519) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into plastic cup: Pours golden with a thick, white head. Aroma of cracker malt, light floral hops, and pale malt. Taste is a nice malt rush that isn’t at all sweet with a light hops bite at the end. Light to medium body, smooth finish, completely quaffable, I really like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of marmelade with light citrussy notes. Taste is hoppy, american fruity hops, more fruits than bitteness, easy to swallow, easy all over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy gold body under a beautiful fluffy white head that had nice retention. The nose is clean and crisp with pale malt and light floral hops. The flavor is softly malty with some bready and crackery maltiness and just a touch of light bitterness from the floral hops. Light bodied and crisp with fine soft carbonation. Another winner from Jacks Abbey. Sessionable indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1501) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a lager glass. There was no freshness date.

Appearance: Golden/honey hue. Mostly clear with a slight haze. Plenty of consistent carbonation visible. Pours to an average sized, off white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.

Smell: Slight citrusy aroma, but distinct dark malts as well. Mild nose though.

Taste: It’s so hard to find a good, low ABV, craft lager these days. Jack’s Abby is a brewery that specializes in craft lagers, so it’s not too surprising that they’d be able to pull off a truly sessionable, flavorful pale lager in the form of Jabby Brau. This is essentially an old school "Premium Lager," only done much better than the macro varieties.

The best way to describe the taste (and pretty much everything about this beer) would be taken verbatim from BJCP style guideline for category 1C. I’ll paraphrase: Crisp and dry flavor with some nutty malt sweetness, maybe even some rustic graininess. Distinct hop presence here in the form of mild citrus and floral notes to give the beer true hop character without making it seem like anything other than the pale lager it is. There is some starchiness on the backend, though it leaves little aftertaste. Nothing quite amazing, but definitely impressive for a low gravity lager.

Drinkability: This is exactly what you expect in a lager: the mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but not watery. Plenty of carbonation, though it goes down smooth and is thirst quenching. It’s tempting to let this warm up to bring more flavor out, but I don’t think it’s worth sacrificing the refreshing drinkability for just a bit more flavor. At only 4.5% ABV, Jabby Brau is indeed an American session beer, though you don’t have to wait for warm weather to appreciate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small white head. The aroma is fruity hop and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with light fruit hop, clean finish. Easy to drink, very good.

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