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Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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GoldenMonkeWhore

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -59%

11-28-2013 00:52:14 | More by GoldenMonkeWhore
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mhbarber

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.4%

11-02-2012 13:43:02 | More by mhbarber
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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.4%

10-04-2012 16:10:43 | More by djre4orm
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Roland45s

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.4%

08-12-2013 11:22:47 | More by Roland45s
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MrOzNthePumpKings


2.05/5  rDev -44%
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.
-Mr.Oz

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 02:18:47 | More by MrOzNthePumpKings
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

10-20-2013 01:12:43 | More by mpalestino
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redfox405

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

09-09-2012 22:15:44 | More by redfox405
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camillo13

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

02-25-2013 03:18:38 | More by camillo13
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

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

Nose
Clove, nutmeg, Belgian yeast and banana.

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

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied and dry.

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

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:11:30 | More by justintcoons
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davey101

Connecticut

2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 05:45:19 | More by davey101
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

09-22-2013 16:52:08 | More by jjd315
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -18%

05-28-2014 06:53:56 | More by KevMo84
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RobertKeith

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

09-18-2012 23:59:32 | More by RobertKeith
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

10-15-2013 14:10:08 | More by hAle2theWort
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

11-13-2013 19:18:31 | More by brez8791
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

09-21-2013 20:48:51 | More by DCocco86
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

08-31-2013 15:35:49 | More by Jason1337
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

05-08-2013 03:17:38 | More by tommyguz
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 19:28:51 | More by Kegatron
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 19:08:24 | More by woodychandler
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-23-2013 15:28:09 | More by ShanePB
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Phread

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-11-2012 11:12:35 | More by Phread
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-25-2013 23:13:41 | More by TheFightfan1
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-21-2012 00:15:22 | More by MaseFace
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-13-2013 06:39:44 | More by HopsMatt
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Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.