thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving trails as it recedes to coat surface. Sweet malt aromas. Sweet mild caramel front to back.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
off, didn’t know this was a dunkel. Just a sweet light kinda lame beer. medium sweetness,light body,
ClarkVV (4211) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle upon debut, which was quite a while ago, back in 2010 or 2011??
Anywho, they really don’t make this stuff much anymore, seems like one batch every now and again? I thought this one had the most promise out of Smoke and Dagger and Hoponious Union. Bright ruby-auburn with a creamy beige head and good clarity.
Melanoidin fruitiness in the nose is light but blends well with some leafy, herbal hops and mild tangerine-orange citrus aromatics. The maltiness shows dry toffee, honey and very soft sourdough touches. Works well and is quite cohesive. Perhaps not bursting with complexity, but that’s no the point here. No flaws or alcohol.
Very soft, malty, comforting texture rolls down the throat leaving notes of honey, graham cracker and light toffee, as fruity hops give off a floral/citrus flavor and leave no little/no acidity. Beer is well-attenuated, but stlil wonderfully malty. Goes down thoughtlessly and that heavy toasty sourdough flavor I associate with munich malt never builds up on the end. Maybe the fruity hops help? Don’t know.
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks RadarSock. Enjoyed in a Tulip. at room temp.
A - Dark red to brown in appearance. Light head.
S - Lots of german malts, german yeast and a slight wheat scent. Very chewy smell if that even makes sense. Not big just chewy.
T - Up front burnt sugars. Middle is this very bland boring like multi-grain bread sort of taste. Finish is bitter and sweet. Some cloves and other spices.
M - 20% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body. Very drinkable but still chewy.
O - Meh.
SrSilliGose (3316) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy, nutty, toasted dough. Hazelnut, raw earth, slight touch of Brown sugar. Good, but pefer jabbys hoppier lagger offerings.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice fresh malty aroma. Clean, bright beer. Moderate toasted malt plays nicely with a juicy balancing hop. Nice staple offering.
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First miss for me from the otherwise, otherworldly lager brewery that is Jacks Abby. This one was a bit sweet and lacking to me. Nutty and sweet and a bit trying to drink at 5%.
puboflyons (2537) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 25 oz. bottle with a date of June 2012 stamped on the label. It pours medium amber with copper and reddish tones and a huge head. The aroma is sweet malts up front with yeast and cereal and downplayed hops. The body is medium to full. The taste begins sweet with a low bitterness at the end but after a few sips the bitterness seems to grow and become more moderate. But this is a highly drinkable beer and worth trying.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a light red hue. Nose is lightly nutty with sweetness and brown sugar. Palate is medium with a crisp finish. Flavors of light nuts and sticky sweetness.
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BroSpud (1853) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 On tap at the brewery. Very easy drinking lager that reminded me of many amber ales in both color and taste. Good session beer that will likely become their big seller though I prefer their IPL overall.