3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2017
From can it's mostly clear amber with a thin unsustained head. Aroma impression is malty in a grain and red apple way, candy syrup nutty in the way of Vienna malt, a little grist-like, with some mineral and pepper-like phenolics and a touch of copper penny. German nobles come across as lemon and honeysuckle a la Hallertauer, which is pleasant to begin but the more this beer breathes in the glass the more swine-like (animals, rotting fruit) and hot-fruity the aroma becomes (like suggesting fusels). Medium body is malty, rich and savory, lush carbonation is well-suited for its size and sweetness, and the finish is especially enjoyable, lip-smacking and satisfying, though showing that apple-jam fruitiness retronasal. DiarmaidBHK (5692) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Sampler at brewery. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Solid caramel malt notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Not bad. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Pounder can from Smith's. Pours hazy straw with frothy, white head. Nose is grainy pale malt, hops, fruit. Like a maibock hybridized with a marzen, as such. Tastes of pale malt, earthy, with smooth hops, fruity notes, somewhat sweet but very smooth and not cloying. Excellent, Smithers. Ernest (7791) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a note of orange blossom honey.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, slightly metallic.
Certainly nicer than most American interpretations (relatively authentic German nose on this, quite happy it's not Americanized), and solid/reliable mid-3 quality like most Jack's Abby brews I've had so far. And just as with many of those, the nose is a little bit better than the mouth experience...this has some nicely succulent aromas and seems very clean too, but it's a bit watery/flabby and metallic. Still pretty easy to enjoy drinking despite the mouthfeel issues, though. Very close to repeat-purchase worthy. onceblind (10325) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Clear brilliant copper pour with an off white head that recedes quite quickly. Gentle semisweet German malty biscuity aroma. Smooth gentle flavor that's German malty and a touch toasty sweet, quaffable and balanced. Gently copper malty sweet.
GregMooreNH (14) - - SEP 17, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 A solid, drinkable marzen. Munich hops make their presence felt immediately, with a smoother malt mouthfeel making its way through later. Nice copper appearance, with a durable, 3 finger head. In all a very tasty festbier. Lager43 (54) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 Jacks Abby has produced a very good interpretation of a German Octoberfest bier. Nice malt forward flavor with a small hint of hops on the finish. If you like Ayinger you will like this. High praise indeed. Eagles songs would be a good accompaniment.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone meccahh69lol (322) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Oh Jack's Abby, how you continue to teach me to appreciate the lager. I've never been a big Oktoberfest guy, but this beer is very good. It has a pleasant spicy aroma and the appearance is a typical golden orange lager thing. The taste is smooth malt, a touch of complexity with some light floral and a rare non-noxious pumpkin spice lilt, and it is all together too drinkable as the six pack of tall boys did not last long in these parts. This one is worth a look for all Jack's Abby, Oktoberfest, and lager heads. Good for a dueling banjos attack of sneezes and hiccups between lovers while the best of the Eagles blares in the background. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Just a fantastik Oktoberfest. and it came in a 6er of tallboys for $10 so great value. A darker type of Oktoberfest. Not too sweet or heavy. Just a great beer that I could drink a ton of. HeadyDE (867) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Can offering, drank from the can, has a nice Oktoberfest presence..bit of malt, easy drinking, nice change up after some other styles, like the 16 oz can, pretty good for the style