Jack’s Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

Jack's Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

Tonight I had to make a beer run (Julio’s Liquors as usual). I ended up picking up a mixed six-pack of all local stuff – Blatant Brewing, Jack’s Abbey, and Peak Organic. They were all beers I was looking forward to trying, and better yet, they were all relatively inexpensive.

Jack's Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

As such, tonight I’m drinking Jack’s Abbey Cascadian Schwarzbier. This beer is an interesting style and brings a mix of flavors that might surprise you. The label says it’s a “hoppy black lager”, so I’m kinda expecting black IPA-ish flavors.

Jack's Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

In the aroma department I pick up citrus, thus far confirming my expectations. Flavor-wise, this brings an interesting twist. I get citrusy hops and a solid bitter roasted backbone. The after-taste throws a curveball with a heavy nutty/roasted flavor, more or less completely washing out the hops. The Cascadian Schwarzbier is a decent beer: easy to drink and fairly complex. I probably wouldn’t buy another bottle of it, although I’d love to try it on tap!

Jack's Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.