It seems fitting that I begin my October celebration with a Marzen style beer. My wife and I recently celebrated our copper (7 year) anniversary and one of my gifts was a six-pack of this lovely offering from Jack’s Abby.
Beer Name: Copper Legend
Brewery: Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, MA)
Description: The brewery’s take on an Octoberfest beer with a name that may or may not have been inspired by a plumber. You can read more here. Came in a six-pack of tallboy cans.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy copper body topped off by a fizzy white foam.
Smell: Slightly sweet caramel malt and lager yeast.
Taste: Faint caramel sweetness mingled with rich bready malts. These flavors tapered off towards the finish as a mild wheaty presence became slightly more pronounced underneath the lingering sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Just a tick above medium bodied with perhaps an equally small tick below moderate carbonation.
Hype: I had fond memories of this, but there’s not much in the way of hype for this one.
Overall: I enjoyed this. I had my first can maybe a day or two after my first Sam Adams Octoberfest of the year and would have to say that I prefer this one. Might be time to make these a fall tradition as well.