RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Deep golden in color, this low ABV lager balances Pilsner and Munich malt with an aromatic American hop aroma. This beer starts hoppy but finishes unexpectedly malty with very low bitterness. Impressively flavorful and drinkable for the lightest beer we brew. We dub this beer a "Session Lager," as we once again brew a lager in a beer style of its own.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (8017) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is citrus, malt and grass. The flavor is very grassy and citrussy with a clean malty backbone. Very tickling. Bitter hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Jacks Abby Jabby Brau ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, hay, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3087) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Flaske: Lysegul let diset øl med et fluffy skumhoved. Duft af lagergær og humle. Fin mundfylde, lidt tynd. Smagen er udmærket men igen lidt tynd. Ok men ikke mere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (747) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into plastic cup: Pours golden with a thick, white head. Aroma of cracker malt, light floral hops, and pale malt. Taste is a nice malt rush that isn’t at all sweet with a light hops bite at the end. Light to medium body, smooth finish, completely quaffable, I really like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (8549) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of marmelade with light citrussy notes. Taste is hoppy, american fruity hops, more fruits than bitteness, easy to swallow, easy all over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6478) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy gold body under a beautiful fluffy white head that had nice retention. The nose is clean and crisp with pale malt and light floral hops. The flavor is softly malty with some bready and crackery maltiness and just a touch of light bitterness from the floral hops. Light bodied and crisp with fine soft carbonation. Another winner from Jacks Abbey. Sessionable indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1762) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a lager glass. There was no freshness date.

Appearance: Golden/honey hue. Mostly clear with a slight haze. Plenty of consistent carbonation visible. Pours to an average sized, off white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.

Smell: Slight citrusy aroma, but distinct dark malts as well. Mild nose though.

Taste: It’s so hard to find a good, low ABV, craft lager these days. Jack’s Abby is a brewery that specializes in craft lagers, so it’s not too surprising that they’d be able to pull off a truly sessionable, flavorful pale lager in the form of Jabby Brau. This is essentially an old school "Premium Lager," only done much better than the macro varieties.

The best way to describe the taste (and pretty much everything about this beer) would be taken verbatim from BJCP style guideline for category 1C. I’ll paraphrase: Crisp and dry flavor with some nutty malt sweetness, maybe even some rustic graininess. Distinct hop presence here in the form of mild citrus and floral notes to give the beer true hop character without making it seem like anything other than the pale lager it is. There is some starchiness on the backend, though it leaves little aftertaste. Nothing quite amazing, but definitely impressive for a low gravity lager.

Drinkability: This is exactly what you expect in a lager: the mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but not watery. Plenty of carbonation, though it goes down smooth and is thirst quenching. It’s tempting to let this warm up to bring more flavor out, but I don’t think it’s worth sacrificing the refreshing drinkability for just a bit more flavor. At only 4.5% ABV, Jabby Brau is indeed an American session beer, though you don’t have to wait for warm weather to appreciate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13179) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small white head. The aroma is fruity hop and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with light fruit hop, clean finish. Easy to drink, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6334) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker glass: Thanks Papsø: Medium sized thick white foamy head on top of a cloudy yellow colored beer. Aroma has lots of crispy floral tones, some grass, some hops, light citrussy. Easy, not revealing too much but a crispy loving wave to your nose! Flavour is a crispy mix of floral tones, hops, herbs, bitter, light citrussy, some grassy tones and some light tints of malts and yeast. Aftertaste is floral, bitter, light herbal, some hops, light hay. Yummi! Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Delicious, thirst clenching, easy but full of spirit! I like this a lot!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (11114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

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