Jack-Ale-Lantern - Jackalope Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -1.6%
Tasted On: 10-25-2011
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: On tap at the Flying Saucer, Nashville
Was pretty excited to try a pint from the new Nashville brewery. The only previous tasting I had from them was at a beer fest. The Jackalope blog describes this as a pumpkin pecan ale.
Appearance is hard to describe since I was in a darkened bar, although the most noticeable feature was this was a very cloudy beer, that stayed hazy the whole session. Head was maybe a finger high.
Aromas consisted of pumpkin fruit, pumpkin pie spices and hops. To me, the hop presence was too pronounced for a pumpkin ale -- they seemed to overwhelm the pumpkin notes.
The taste, as the aroma, was hop forward with few malt characteristics. The bitterness fights back the more delicate spices and pumpkin flavors, which are hard to pick out. I really didn't taste any pecan or nut flavors either. The body was medium and the finish was dry.
Overall, I was disappointed in this beer. I like pumpkin ales and was eager to try the new local effort, but in the end both me and my friend thought this tasted like a pale ale with a few spices thrown in.
10-26-2011 03:55:40 | More by sommersb
3.1/5 rDev +1.6%
This is the October seasonal brewed by the lovely Jackalope ladies. They describe it as a pumpkin pecan ale. Served in nonic pint...
A- Dark brown, hues of maroon. Pours a cm pale cream colored head. No lacing, settles to film.
S- Sweet maple aroma. Nutty, pecans come through in nose more than flavor. Not much pumpkin, but does have nice warm spices reminiscent of the season. Has that standard bubblegum finish I get in most if their beers.
T/M- Has a cinnamon warmth right away. The pumpkin is subtle, but it's there playing peek-a-boo. The pecans don't distinctly show their face too much, but there is a sweet more generic nutty flavor. Its more of a blend of nuances rather than any in your face flavors. Finishes with those damn bubblegum esters; not becoming of this beer IMO. Medium body, carbonation could be kicked up about .2 volumes though.
O- Definitely a solid fall beer, but could use some tweeking. Would like to get more pumpkin out of it; not looking for a pumpkin pie beer I or anything, just more pumpkin presence, especially with the awesome name it has. My girlfriend, friends, and myself all put down more than one of these- very drinkable
10-22-2011 17:58:52 | More by TheGordianKnot
Jack-Ale-Lantern from Jackalope Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.