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Jack’s Abby Maibock Hurts Like Helles

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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True Story! Running a brewery can be "bock" breaking. It’s all worthwhile when you have the opportunity to share beer like this. Our Maibock/Helles Bock is deep golden in color with an intense malty almost grape like aroma and flavor. A light noble hop character balances the smooth sweet finish. A long lagering time makes this beer exceptionally drinkable for its strength. Don’t be fooled by its light color. OG 16.2 Plato. April release.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle pours clear pale gold with 2 finger head. Nose is rustic grains, corn, cracker, light malt fruit. Taste is crisp clean grains, cornbread, some malty fruit sweetness, faint hints of piney lemon. Finish is bitter crackery malt, corn, grain, cereal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Julio’s.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow small head.
Aroma : Spicy with chewy malts. Spicy hops with light floral notes. Mostly malt.
Taste : Chewy malts with honey and spices. Finish spicy with honeyed malt. Spicy hops with light floral notes.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Overall : Fairly nice malt. A bit hard on honey but nicely drinkable. Nice maibock.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjames317 (63) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Light bodied, straw colored. Almost cider-like in appearance. Scant head with gentle fizz. Aroma is tart, apple cider vinegar, aromatic noble hops; musty basement beer, in a good way. Incredibly drinkable. Hard to pin down what exactly I like about this. Finishes with a bit of astringency, like a fine corn-based spirit. Finishes sweet with fruity esters. Gotta respect Jack’s Abbey for putting their stamp on a segment most breweries would rather not offer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1372) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Light yellow pour with a slight white head. Slightly bready nose. Sweet malt finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1940) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Céréales croustillantes et mielleuse avec des tons de raisins verts. Une verdure terreuse et résineuse tranche les sucres avec vigueur et nous hypnotise vers une autre gorgée. Avec sa corpulence confortable et sa finale sèche, on doit se prosterner devant sa buvabilité.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of honey, grape, toasted cracker and florals. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear pale golen, medium creamy white head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is grass, grain, honey. Flavor is medium sweet, lightly bitter, lots of clover honey, hay, a bit fruity, grainy. Light body, lingering bitterness. Pretty decent for a style I am not a huge fan of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle at home after returning from Capitol region trip which is flush with jacks Abby. Pours standard gold with an electric white head. Nose is light caramel and lots of dough. Tastes of spicy lager yeast, doughy, butterscotch, minerally, hint of pine. More subdued than other offerings but no problems.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a clean pale golden color with three fingers of sticky white foam. Bright focused Helles with nice honey kissed doughy malt to round out the noble hops crisp bitterness. Smooth flavorful and highly chuggable. Well done !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (512) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a bomber, clear deep golden with foamy white head. Stronger hop taste than other helles I’ve had but in a good way. Light body with dry finish, good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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