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Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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194 Ratings

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 10-28-2009)
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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

GoldenMonkeWhore, Nov 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

mhbarber, Nov 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Roland45s, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of MrOzNthePumpKings
2.05/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This year I made it my mission to indulge and try EVERY single Pumpkin related beer I could gather among all my local beer stores. I discovered this particular one today, the gentleman at the store recommended it for me, I love recommendations, so that always makes it exciting. I’m going to be very blunt. After coming home, setting up my new Freddy Krueger figure, turning on some tunes and pouring this bottle of Jacques Au Lantern into a glass I was immediately struck by what I consider a foul and unwelcoming odor. Let me mention that when it comes to pumpkin beers I am personally looking for a sweet aroma and taste, anything as close to a pumpkin pie and or related dessert as possible and this beer is certainly none of that. I am almost inclined to describe the smell as Pumpkinhead urine, you know, the film “PumpkinHead” right? Imagine that monster urinated, and that bitter stench is exactly what I experience as I inhale the aroma of this particular pumpkin malt beverage. I am almost struggling to find the pumpkin spice in this one too, it sort of creeps up amidst the after taste after you swallow, but I am very disappointed with this recommendation, not a fan. I had to give this one a very low rating, definitely will not be purchasing more, just aint my style.

MrOzNthePumpKings, Sep 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

mpalestino, Oct 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

wingnutz27, Sep 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

camillo13, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Orange/amber with 1 finger of head that fizzles out quickly like soda. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation.

Clove, nutmeg, Belgian yeast and banana.

The spices are upfront consisting of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some nice Belgian yeastiness along with notes of wheat and banana.

Medium bodied and dry.

I detect no pumpkin. Just a whole lot of spices.

justintcoons, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of davey101
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Notches on the dates seem to be out of alignment.

A - Pours a dark orange body with no real head retention to speak of.

S - Surprisingly witbier like. Cinnamon and coriander mostly. A touch of bread.

T - Coriander heavy with faint spices on the finish. Not very pumpkin or fall like.

M - Nice carbonation and smooth mouth feel.

O - An oddly coriander heavy beer with little resemblance to its namesake.

davey101, Dec 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Skabiski, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

mendvicdog, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

jjd315, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

RobertKeith, Sep 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

hAle2theWort, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

brez8791, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

brpendergast85, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

DCocco86, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Jason1337, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Kegatron, Oct 17, 2012
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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

Drewan19, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one is in honor for my late Pops, John O. "Jack" Chandler, who upon hearing of a French television crew coming to Lancaster to interview bicyclists, changed his name to "Jacques Chandler".

The pour netted a finger of very fizzy, tawny head that quickly dissipated. Color was a very hazy deep-copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose was incredibly spicy: nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, vanilla, very EVOcative of Fall, at least on the nose. Mouthfeel was medium, but the taste was quite EVOcative of pumpkin pie. The cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla flavors were really big, but I just wished that the mouthfeel had been creamier. It was certainly spice-driven, but I just was not feeling it. Finish was dry, spicy, but not of anything to separate it from the rest of the growing pack.

woodychandler, Nov 03, 2013
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Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.