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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today’s legends. We use locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops. 14.5°P

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3.5
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.

3.5
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.

3.7
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.

3.5
Ernest (7791) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Can. 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.

3.4
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.

3.3
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.

3.9
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

3.8
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.

3.9
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.

3.6
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


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