ClarkVV (5141) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many bottle and draft samples for as long as they’ve been making it...
Along with the 6 pack cans of CBC’s Remain in Light, this is my current most enjoyed beer. Unbelievably well-balanced between hop flavor, hop bitterness, body and drinkability. It’s got just enough bitterness to clear the palate and just enough body to keep you interested, but by and large this stuff is meant to be enjoyed en masse. Clean, crisp, bright, dry and wonderful. Writing this review makes me want to go drink some....Bravo for making such a high quality take on an oft-maligned "style".
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a truly pilsner. Medium body with intense malt character, hiding hops. I really appreciated this beer.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 oh wow. real real nice. crisp fresh grass and grapefruit hop balanced nicely by a rustic, herbal, pilsner malt backing. awesome session lager. quality on par with that of heater allen. will drink again soon. finally found my goto new england session beer.
Mrthekidd (59) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic lager beer. This beer is what a lager should be. jacks abby does what few breweries do, celebrate the glory of lagers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very likeable beer. Goldish//bronze color, frothy head that sticks. Malty, earthy hops, almost bread-like. A little spice tingle on the mouthfeel. Nice initial hit of hops, then some malt comes to play. Local brewery to me, great philosophy - looking forward to trying more offerings. Enjoyable and drinkable beer, which I guess makes it sessionable?
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
phenomenal lagers coming from Jack’s Abby. This is what Lager should taste like. Beautiful fresh subtle grain aromas and flavors, restrained-yet-present hop crispness, and a slightly sweet classic German yeast profile.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Kinsale. Boston
Reminds me of Augustiner Lager Hell. Super clean. Great use of malt. No sulphur or off-flavours
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Rated 3.7 on 12/29/2011. On tap at Meadhall - Cambridge, MA. Aroma is a pungent, aromatic grassy hop quality. Strong and clean. Flavors back off the hop bitterness and flavor and give a reliable, straightforward light maltiness. Fresh, drinkable, and with a fun edge of hops to keep "session" interesting.
Rated 4.0 on 4/19/2012. 500mL Bottle, purchased at Julio’s Liquors - Westborough. How many hoppy beers can you say have been better in the bottle than on tap? I don’t know what these guys did, but this one certainly got better! Wow. Big fresh pungent aroma. Wonderfully built malt base, clean and light. These guys are masters of hoppy lagers and I love it. I can’t get enough of this stuff right now!
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jabby brau is awesome. Huge citrusy aromas. Clean and Finishes like a lager.