Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Snagged a single for $3.50 into a pint glass
A - Pour is kind of disgusting. Hazy orange amber with a tone of floaties and just a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to practically nothing.
S - Smell is rather sweet, good spices, and a nice vegital note.
T - Pretty good pumpkin ale mostly getting bitter pumpkin mixed with nutmeg with not much sweet notes. Not terrible but I had better.
M - On par light to medium body. Wish it was sweeter or smoother.
Overall not the worst pumpkin beer but not one to seek out especially for a high singles price.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2013 04:53:45 | More by DrDemento456
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is a one finger white shade. It's very fizzy-looking with poor retention. No lacing, either.
S: There's some typical allspice character from a-- wait, Belgian yeast? Yep, those apple, grape, and pear notes are unmistakable. I also get some brown sugar sweetness. The yeast helps give it a unique twist missing in many other pumpkin ales.
T: First things first, I don't get much actual gourd flavor. Rather, this is loaded with spices - both allspice and yeast-derived. These two elements have good cohesion, thankfully. It finishes with a nice wave of brown sugar. The nuance and depth of this one is pretty good; my only complaint is that it's a bit sweet (especially taking the use of Belgian yeast into consideration).
M: Medium bodied - not too heavy nor too light. The finish is both dry and sweet, with the former being aided with strong carbonation. Okay, it doesn't have bone dry feel of, say, Orval, but it's still pretty drinkable in comparison to its complexity.
O: Even though I'm a fan of Evolution, my expectations for this weren't particularly high because hey, it's a friggin' pumpkin ale. My fears were assuaged, because this is quite good. Unlike a lot of the mediocre examples of the style, this is both tasty and relatively deep. This brewery has no hype why?
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 22:16:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.