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Leisure Time Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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85
very good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
We honor our Pops with this beer. His vision built the Leisure Time ice brand decades ago and inspired us to build Jack’s Abby as a family business. Leisure Time Lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. A subtle spiciness balances the citrusy and floral hops added to the whirl and hopback. Relax and enjoy! Leisure Time Lager uses locally grown wheat from MA.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: taez555 on 05-25-2012)
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-27-2013 23:12:53 | More by DrinkingDrake
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-09-2014 16:58:11 | More by warnerry
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-23-2014 00:41:11 | More by JakerLou
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, straw yellow in color, clear

Smell: honey, lemon, and fresh grass

Taste: lemon, big time floral flavors--not hoppy floral, but floral, light grain

Mouthfeel: sweet with slightly bitter backbone, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: I graded this to style and frankly this blows away most of the beers in the style. If not to style, I would still give this over a 4. This is one of the best Jack's Abbey brews. Floral, clean, and complex for the style. Could easily throw back several of these.

07-13-2012 19:40:00 | More by tigg924
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-13-2014 03:49:19 | More by ccurrid
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-13-2013 20:36:21 | More by doremite
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CloudStrife

New York

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Illegible bottling date.

A: Pours a slightly hazy looking light pale yellowish gold with a small white head on top.

S: The wheat certainly comes through in the aroma with a background of coriander and other spicing.

T: As with the aroma wheat is the forefront of this beer. Solid bready flavor with just a touch of spicing. Mild citrusy fruit flavor. Digging the subtle spice in this as it doesnt overpower the lager qualities.

M: Light body with low carbonation. Something you can easily knock back a couple of on a warm summer day.

Overall a very enjoyable summer beer with a perfect balance between wheat, spice and beer. Pick one up.

07-24-2014 22:15:02 | More by CloudStrife
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2013 02:21:21 | More by mdaschaf
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Connecticut

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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%

Slightly hazy yellow with huge white foamy head. On the first pour it was almost transparent but the second pour dumped all the yeast sediment rendering it mostly opaque. The head sticks around for the entire ride but lacing is minimal.

I can smell a lot of citrus and spicyness, a lot like a Belgian witbeer. Oh this is really good - not as much spice as in the nose but I can definitely taste orange in there. A lot of floral notes as well. Goes down really smooth and it’s as refreshing as a hefeweizen with all the added crispness and cleanliness of a lager. After it warms up a bit I can taste the lemongrass in it as well, but I’d rather drink this one cold – it’s definitely a summer beer.

06-20-2013 23:34:33 | More by greenmtn1111
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2013 15:38:49 | More by tenacioustomato
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.35/5  rDev +16%

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a pilsener- pours a very light, hazy, yellow strawy color with two fingers of bubbly head, decent retention, minimal lacing. Visible effervescence.

Smells of wheat and garden herbs as strange as it sounds. Lovely but not very strong.

Taste is great. I don't like wheat beers as a general rule but this one is an exception- it's incredibly well balanced between light, round wheat notes and barely noticeable but present hop and herb overtones. Not a blast of wheat sweetness as per usual.

Excellent feel- very light body with moderate to full carbonation. Slightly sweet finish but as I said before, very well balanced and incredibly refreshing. Instead of buying a six-pack of UFO or any other cheap hefeweizen for that "summer beer" vibe, pick up a few bottles of Leisure Time and you'll be much happier.

07-15-2012 21:13:05 | More by Hopdaemon39
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New York

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bum732

Lesotho

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

S: Nice floral coriander and orange peel with slight fresh lemongrass, more citrus than anything.

L: Hazy, golden yellow with creamy, carbonated white head with solid retention. Solid lacing.

T: Clean, slightly wheat taste with a medium low citrus and earthy flavors. Low bitterness with a very clean, slightly doughy finish. Any bitterness from the coriander or chamomile.

M: Light bodied, medium low carbonation.

Solid stuff. Perfect amount of spices and fruit, melds well with the wheat. Could use a bit more carbonation for that "refreshment" aspect. But solid overall and quite unique.

07-31-2013 00:09:18 | More by bum732
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Leisure Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.