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Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
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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Photo of philbe311
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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...

philbe311, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ChipMurray, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JamLand, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Jason1337, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Zimm, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

InspectorBob, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

stephenjmoore, Aug 17, 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.

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.

justintcoons, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

shamrock1343, Dec 24, 2012
Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.