arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sour white grape, lemon, biscuit, hints of oak, caramel, toffee, some slight spice, interesting, pretty true to style. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, red fruits, nice oak, slight craker, hints of grass, spicy hops, hints of white grape, finishing sweet, dry, slightly bitter. Pretty well done, just not a fan on the style.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft grain and a touch of spicy rye on the nose. Medium-bodied with some spicy rye and a touch of citrus. Long grain and toast on the finish. Faintly spicy, gentle rye. Tasty.
jtclockwork (11246) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jay at Paul’s tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of spicy malt, rye, lemon bread and cinnamon. Medium body.
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Bottle @ home via trades with lukaduke and Ernesto987. Thanks guys! Pours a bit hazy, reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Caramel, orange fruity, spicy rye, sweet candy aroma. Tangy orange candy, chewy grainy rye, spicy, bready, somewhat sweet flavor. Honestly, probably the first Jack’s Abby brew that I didn’t enjoy.
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured an amber color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt with light spicy rye notes with light rustic cereal notes. Taste is also a mix between some cereal notes with some light spicy rye notes and some chewy light caramel malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting experiment from a brewery that I would wish to know more about.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from secret santa. Thanks. Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a small white head that soon fizzes away. The aroma is mild with spicy grains and a bit of rock candy. The taste is rather sweet with rock candy and breads followed by spicy grains and some white fruits. The palate is a tad on the thinner side and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent and tasty.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a style i have tried little of from a brewery I keep loving more and more. Rusty amber color and a one finger head that retains. Smells of warm caramel and spice, almost like the spice you get off spiced hot wine drinks but much more subtle. There is a freshness to it, like just out the washing machine sheets. Taste brings forth a soft malt sweetness and a whisper of bitter. Clean palate. Barley any finish on it which makes me want to sip continiously.
Tmoney99 (12224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with an average white creamy head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate yeast, rye bread and sweet candy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeast sweet flavor with a smooth candy sweet finish of average duration. Soft drinkable brew.
jkwood04 (4877) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle in a stem glass. Pours transparent, copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of pale and caramel malts, light spiciness, a little dough, and some light hops. Flavor the same with a sweet finish. Average texture. Decent, but not the best.
radarsock (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$3.45 for the 500mL bottle purchased at Charles Street Liquors. To undersized snifter, it pours a hazy light rust with which sustained a frothy whitish head exactly 1 finger in length and then vanishes to almost nothing. Aromas of peanut brittle, straw, rye, sweet potatoes, salted caramel, edamame, and grass. Tastes of rye malt, bittersweet hops, lemon peels, ginger, pottery clay, and cotton. Orange peel and yeast by swallow. Another solid lager from Jack’s.