MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy gold, puffy white head, light lacing, thin ring. Sparkling nose is doughy, light toast, faint grass bitterness. Pleasant. Flavor has more bite, grassy bitterness with dough and light grain, long finish despite thin body. Second to HF Florence for the night.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Large white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some straw, Light body, fairly clean.
deyholla (5374) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Alex! Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a combination of grassy hops, earthy grains and toast. Flavor starts with grassy hops but finish is more of hay, grain and a bit of toast.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
great lager for super bowl. Golden with well retained head. Aroma of sour dough toast. Little metal but also hinted grass hops. Crisp body with biscuit taste. Mild bitter finish. jack’s abby is quickly climbing to one of my go to brews.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A no-style toasted and grassy golden thirst lager of exceptional quality. Wow!
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh two weeks after purchase from the brewery, bottle given to me by lushawn, thanks a lot Shawn.
The look: Crystal clearn golden-blond body topped by a medium white with medium retention.
In long: Nose is has a pleasant sun toasted hay, that fresh “lager smell” that I can never put into words, grassy noble hops. Taste is an exercise in freshness, the true lager character coming through, boiled egg whites (I’m the only one on the planet who gets this from some clean lagers), grainy cereals with a definite freshly picked sun dried hay character, good amount of grassy noble hops, a light touch of caramel. Finish has a mild bitterness and toastiness and dry grass add a dryness that makes you want to go back for another sip right away. Full chewy body with bubbles that are a bit too hard. Except for beers like Heater Allen Coastal and a few others I haven’t had an American bottled thirst lager that was as satisfying this Jabby Brau. I can’t wait for the tickers to start sharing a bottle between 6 of them and thrash the score of this fine fine beer. What a highly drinkable beer, a 500ml bottle just wasn’t enough, but for a good thirst lager like this one I don’t think I’d find any bottle size big enough if it doesn’t require two handles.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home via trade with Ernesto987. Thanks a bunch! Pours a hazy golden appearance with a nice creamy khaki head. Sweet toasty malty, cracker, light lemon, a bit herbal, grassy hoppy aroma. Slightly sweet, toasted cracker malty, grassy, straw labor with a fairly balanced finish. A touch sweet and slightly pedestrian but a really solid lager and probably a good session beer.
RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from gn0sis. Pours light gold with a nice white head. Slight lacing. Very light citrus aroma. Taste is lightly citrus, a bit of grass, lemon, gumball, Very fresh and drinkable. Definitely nothing offensive. But also nothing outstanding.
CamdenD (1027) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yes pretty much perfect for what it is. Would make you want to drink a ’normal’ lager again. Nice assertive malt base with enough slight bitterness to make it bubble on by.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at lunch with friends in foxboro. Pours golden with white fluffy head. Nose of light citrus and yeast. Tastes of lemon, grains, yeast, malt, grass, and its crisp. A delightful session brew
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle courtesy of the lu. halfway through this friggin shipment... pours a somewhat hazy, mildy transparent golden orange brown hue where on top rests a thin soapy white head that reduces down to an even thinner wispy film... aroma of soft pale grains, herbal, with what seems to be a citrusy tangerine fruit note to go with the aforementioned. def more of an amped up lager with a distinct unique nose. a little doughy with aspirin notes coming through at points but seem to subside... light toasted grains throughout, much like the aroma, orange citrus through the middle, and finishes off on a grassy bitter bent. really like the amount of flavor that they pack into this little guy. a little sweet at times but the light bitter dry finish more than makes up for that.