Leisure Time Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing
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3.1/5 rDev -17.3%
12oz bottle to pint glass.
Pours a particularly unattractive, murky, almost dirty, cider color with a small head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing as well. Looks are not this beer's strong suit.
Mild aroma, floral hops, honey and bread. A vague suggestion of spice, but which ones are unclear in the nose. Kind of an odd flavor. There's a moderate tartness that surprised me a bit, more generic bitterness from the hops than suggested by the aroma - less floral notes. There's also a slightly unappealing character imparted by the wheat, and the spices add to the overall confusion. I get the coriander here a bit but I'd have been hard pressed to pick out camomile.
This beer just seems inharmonious to me. There's a distinct lack of crispness to the experience as a whole; in the flavor and actual feel of the beer, it's simultaneously a little watery and also a little fizzy. It doesn't hit the witbier spot very effectively at all, and lacks the clean execution and lager character Jack's Abby usually delivers easily. There's something about it that reminds me a bit of a grodziske, with its mildly tart, grainy/dirty wheat flavor.
Strange beer, not one that I particularly enjoyed or would return to. I wouldn't call it "bad" but this recipe is ill-conceived for my tastes, and it doesn't really deliver as a summer refresher-type beer either.
08-21-2014 02:47:23 | More by tobelerone
3.75/5 rDev 0%
Nice, refreshing herbal "summer" lager. Very light body with virtually no hop presence or bitterness. Pours nicely although the head diminished amost immediately and there is a slight haze due to the unfiltered processing and use of wheat malt. I picked up a subtle, non-hop, wheat / orange aroma after the pour.
There really is not much to this beer...but I thought is was very good. I killed a few of these sitting on the deck of our beach cottege in Seabrook NH. Jacks Abby is one of my absolute favorite brewers and they have a way of taking a very simple, summer lager and making it quaffable and interesting.
08-19-2014 22:46:16 | More by Reegze79
3.48/5 rDev -7.2%
A: Very light pastel yellow in color. Forms a fizzy white head that slowly falls to a fairly thick surface coating. Minimal lacing.
S: The aroma is pleasantly refreshing. Bright notes of lemon-lime citrus along with wheat, dried flowers, and a touch of orange.
T: Very thin. Starts off with an initial hit of lemony citrus and a light floral quality. Mildy sweet. But then the taste falls off to next to nothing. Just a faint sweetness and a little wheat.
M: Very light and effervescent with an ever-so-light twang to it. Virtually no bitterness. Much like the taste, there just isn't much there.
O: I suppose this is supposed to be the lager version of a wit. Yeah, I guess so. However, while I understand this beer is supposed to be light and subtle there really just isn't much going on.
08-14-2014 00:37:36 | More by Florida9
4/5 rDev +6.7%
On tap; hazy, pale yellow pour. Clean malts, crisp and light but flavorful with citrus and mild herb element. Good mouthfeel with light, active carbonation. This is tasty, easy drinking, refreshing and overall a great summer beer. Very well done. Recommended.
08-10-2014 20:10:25 | More by brianmandell
Leisure Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.