Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.
A: Pumpkin orange with a half-a-finger white fluffy head. The head settles to a thin line within a minute. There is little lacing.
S: Pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon (traditional spices). The pumpkin does smell a bit watery.
T: Pumpkin and fleshy earth combines with a little allspice and cinnamon in the finish.
M: Medium and dry
O: A relaxed pumpkin beer that lacks much of the spice and alcohol of its many brethren, Jacques offers some earthy pumpkin and slight spice without sweetness. It is a bit watery in the finish.
09-30-2012 21:52:58 | More by ianjsullivan
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Had on tap at the brewery
A: Pours a light amber color with a small head. Not as dark as most pumpkin beers I have had. Decent lacing down the sides.
S: Somewhat spicy, with some cinnamon and other pumpkin spices (cloves/nutmeg/and brown sugar). Definitely on the sweeter side.
M: Very malty with hints of spices mixed in. Nice and subtle, not over the top like some pumpkin beers out there. Had a slight hop kick in the middle.
M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall a pretty good example of a pumpkin beer, one of my favorites in the style for sure.
11-11-2010 02:02:23 | More by mdaschaf
3.03/5 rDev -17.2%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear copper, with 2 fingers of robust white head that has a bit of an off-look to it. This retains with a thin sudsy look that leaves back a smattering of spotty lacing. Sadly, butter just dominates the nose here, with light notes of pumpkin, spice and sweetness sitting way along the back. What a shame.
Thankfully this shows a little m ore of itself in the taste, with notes of pumpkin, a moderately sticky sweetness, a sprinkle of festive fall spices and a gentle bite of crisp green hops. A flush of diacetyl does come out across the back upon each sip but it isn’t quite enough to ruin things (although it tries). The finish is dry with a lingering raw bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and firm on the tongue, with more of a smooth creaminess on the edges of the feel that help keep this mostly easy feeling in the mouth.
This is kind of sad. I mostly liked what I could see from this Pumpkin Ale but that buttery off-flavor unfortunately threw this under the bus a bit. Maybe I’ll have to try another bottle this season and reinvestigate things.
10-17-2012 19:28:51 | More by Kegatron
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
Has a sort of ember appearance. Has a minimum medicinal smell to it. Taste is spicy, has a sort of wheat like finish too it, not as sweet as other pumpkin beers. Its almost as crisp as a cider though which makes it pleasant to drink. Definitely a well rounded beer
10-12-2012 19:53:15 | More by hdofu
3.8/5 rDev +3.8%
First pumpkin ale of the season... Pumpkin beer + Belgian yeast = Yes, please...
A - Two fingers worth of extremely active exceedingly fizzy light khaki colored head comprised of lots of big chunky bubbles... Audibly fizzy... Very limited retention as this one recedes in rapid fashion... The end result is a slightly splotchy lacing and thin collar... Loads of carbonation bubbles can be seen bursting through the surface of the lacing... Streaks of rapid paced carbonation rise within... Some carbonation bubbles also just cling to the sides of the glass... The color is a rich and dense medium golden amber...
S - A very powerful nose right off the bat... Equal parts spice and Belgian yeastiness... The pices take the form of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove... The light Belgian yeast add loads of depth and complexity... Rich roasted pumpkin lies beneath the surface... There is also a very slight caramel sweetness... Really a truly exquisite nose that proves to be satisfying, complex and rewarding...
T - The spices are at the forefront but don't dominate... Next the roasted pumpkin and caramel sweetness vie for second billing... The interplay between the works very well together... The Belgian yeast adds a layer of unique depth and highlights some faint banana and bubble gum notes...
M - Medium bodied... Dense... Sleek... Some light prickly carbonation... The finish has a slight touch of dryness to it...
D - One of the more unique Pumpkin Ales out there... The addition of Belgian yeast adds a significant amount of character, especially in terms of aroma and flavor profiles... It took a moment to get used to and it may not be everyone's favorite pairing, but I thought it worked very well together... Nicely done as I continue to add to my growing respect for Evolution...
09-03-2013 00:31:20 | More by philbe311
Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.