Review: Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Spill the Tea | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Spill the Tea
92 out of 100

Style: Spice Beer

ABV: 5.4

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Spill the Tea

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How we review

What the brewers say

“Spill The Tea is an aromatic India Pale Lager brewed with green tea and lemon, orange and grapefruit peel. A combination of Citra and Mosaic hops pairs well with the extra citrus and the green tea gives this brew a drying, astringent finish. Brewed in collaboration with Finback Brewery, Queens, NY.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big time dank aroma with a lot of underlying citrus complexity. Tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, white grape, flowers, plus a touch of herbal orange and stone fruit.”

Flavor: “Lots of dank, lots of tangerine. There’s a slight berry thing also, much the same as the aroma. The balance is great with medium-high bitterness and some low-medium pithy character that complements things well. The tea quality adds some nice earthiness on the swallow. The beer backbone is crisp and presents a great canvas for the other flavors.”

Overall: “Very hops forward, but easy drinking and well-balanced. Loses some definition in the finish, but not enough so to discourage another sip.”

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