ABV: 5.2 IBU: 18
Jack's Abby House Lager
What the brewers say
“House Lager pulls inspiration from the numerous country lagers, or landbiers, found in Franconia. It’s sweet and golden with a full malty body that comes from using a traditional German malt variety. A special beer for year-round enjoyment.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “All the peach flavors, from flesh to skin, jump out immediately. Maybe it’s the vanilla and cinnamon, but it even has a peach pit aroma.”
Flavor: “Pronounced acidity immediately upfront, but rolls into a wonderful peach juiciness. The spices are subtle, the peach is the star of the show, with a nice lingering mild sweetness that helps balance out the acidity.”
Overall: “Aside from wanting more cinnamon to shine through, I love this beer. Great balance and drinkability for style. A satisfying, warming, and comforting presentation of peach.”
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