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Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lackenhauser on 10-28-2009

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3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-cloudy, golden amber/orange color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a few wispy clouds that gathered into the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of pumpkin, but not as strong in the nose of spices as other pumpkin beers. I get notes of brown sugar, all-spice, mustard and nutmeg, but not much in the way of hops, however.

Taste: Tons of pumpkin and all-spice, followed by a good malty backbone. Not too sweet, but there are notes of brown sugar. The beer finishes with some subtle hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.3%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is quite a good beer. Nice pumpkin flavors, balanced well against the malt, sweet and hops. I’d certainly get it again.

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass
A - Pours a gold/orange and cloudy; looks like apple cider, head dissipates quickly
S - cinnamon, spice, fermented apples
T - Mild spice; slight bitter aftertaste
F - sinificant carbonation, frothy
O - It's drinkable and ok, but I'm beginning to realize that I'm not a fan of most Pumpkin Ales; it seems more of a seasonal novelty to me rather than a really good seasonal brew

Photo of Mattyboh90
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

A sweeter more spice pumpkin ale. I prefer less spice.

Photo of sampsonw
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of matridium
4/5  rDev +9.3%

really good but not quite there.

Photo of Vogt52
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of cj8311
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Valentno7
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +9.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Pumpkin Ales should have some umph to them right? Evolution gets it with this somewhat brawny brew. Spicing is very well balanced, just enough pumpkin character to round it out. A sure thing if this is the style you are craving and it will definitely stand up as something different and fun to you novice beer drinking friends.

STYLE: Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 6.3%
AVAILABILITY: Fall Seasonal

LOOK: Clear brassy color, solid looking head

SMELL: Cooked pumpkin meat, pie spice, faint ginger, cloves, cake batter, bready

TASTE: Deep smoothness, creamy medium bodied, spicy start, clove, mace, nutmeg, ginger, caramelized pumpkin, mild alcohol warmth, lingering spice, modest hopping, earthy, grassy, slightly dry finish

Photo of Sonofalime
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of wiscokid920
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Traditional pumpkin beer spices cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and sweet malt. Smells great, nothing overbearing. Taste follows suit but in a much subtler fashion. Nice pumpkin pie spices, malty sweetness and subtle earthy spicy hop character on the finish.

A nice take on a Pumpkin Ale. Very subtle all around, and sometimes that a great thing for this style.

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Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.