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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)

Style: Marzen

ABV: 5.7%

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.