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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pub Brew. Happy Jack is a medium bodied, malty Scottish ale with a touch of ginger and smoked malt. Sweet aromas of caramel and toffee serve as the perfect precursor to the similar malt flavors within. Accents of floral ginger and smoked malt impact the palate, and linger slightly in the finish.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10901) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle... Clear dirty-orange pour with a tiny, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is spicy, herbal and lightly smoky. I’m also picking up some strange anise component here. Light-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is a blend of toffee and honey sweetness tempered by herbal, tannic bitterness. Finishes bittersweet with a rumor of butterscotch that lingers. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Chestnut / mahogany body with a half inch of tan head. Caramel, brown sugar, bread, mild spice. Tasty beer. Medium bodied. Bready with mild sweetness. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours brown with a small ring of tan lacing. Aroma is of smoke, ginger, chocolate, and malt. Smells good. Taste is very malty, with a lot of smoke. Also has some chocolate. Lots of ginger on the linger. Surprisingly balanced. Not overly smoky, and easy to drink. Body is thin, but not watery. Seems like it would be stronger than it is. I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - MAR 10, 2015
I normally don?t go for smoked brews, but it?s subtle and complimentary in this one. Flavors of caramel, orange peel, brown sugar, burnt toast, ginger snaps and light smoke.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2151) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Too much ginger. Some hops, but just about no smoke. Dark brown, clear color. Bottle. Modest head.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
bottle shared with hakes and lamont at club w, sunday dinner, lobster! pours clear dark red with thin white head, bitter, and different, subtle ginger, not bad, but Scottish isn my style also

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
I’ve been sniffing this beer before every sip, caramel smoked and ginger really pack a punch, still smooth and nothing bitter because of the mass amount of malt, well done shorts good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2749) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle from mikem409, thanks Mike! Pours reddish brown with a beige head leaving some spotty lace. Aroma has ginger and brown sugar and light caramel. Other spices show through. Sweet and spicy. Taste is of muted sweet caramel, some ginger and some peat. Medium bodied with a touch of an alcohol presence. Finishes sweetly tangy without much length. Fair brew, not great for style or for the brewery. 13.2

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1520) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a brown color with a thin white foam head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, and some ginger. The ginger stands out more in the flavor, where there’s also smoke, caramel, and a touch of bitterness. My main complaint is that the beer is watery thin. Otherwise the unique flavor comes out great, with the ginger adding a nice accent to the overall beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle. Deep red pour with almost no head. Aromas are pest smoke, caramel, and toffee. Taste like smoked meat with some light toffee and moderate ginger. Thin to medium body. Decent.


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