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Jacques Au Lantern - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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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?

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Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.