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Leisure Time Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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85
very good

259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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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Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a pale and hazy yellow, with a big, bright, eggshell white head of smooth bubbles on top. The head sits at a little over a finger’s width and leaves a lacing of medium thick sheets on the sides of the glass. The beer’s body is properly cloudy with a wheat protein haze and a steady stream of bubbles that are slowly working their way to the beer’s head. On the nose, the beer tastes clean and light with whiffs of cardamom and citrus orange peel interplaying with light wheat flakes. The orange occasionally steps over into a more lemony flavor on the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes crisply sweet with light bitter spice and a touch of citric tartness. In flavor the beer begins as clean wheat malt that slowly builds towards a full bodied wheat flake flavor. As the wheat flavor builds, spices move in on the tongue to give big bursts of cardamom and then a snap of citric orange peel and lemongrass and just a touch of chamomile. The finish is a whirlpool of all the flavors with a final hiccup of wheat flakes, and the after taste of light, clean wheat malt and a slight citric tart bite of lemon on the tongue. In the mouth, the beer feels on the plus side of light in body with a crisp and fluffy carbonation that snaps the tongue at the beginning of the sip and then cradles it. The mouth is left wet with acid neutralizing spittle, and begging for more beer. Overall, this is one hell of a summer beer and a great light sipper with terrific flavor and complex simplicity. I love the spices and the citric snap on the palate, and I could knockback this beer all day long. They should can this! If you are looking for a beer to put back this summer, try this!

Maxwell, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

warnerry, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

JakerLou, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tigg924, Jul 13, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

CloudStrife, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mdaschaf, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Griffith, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of greenmtn1111
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

greenmtn1111, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Gonzoillini, Aug 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

tenacioustomato, May 19, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Hopdaemon39, Jul 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

bum732, Jul 31, 2013
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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 259 ratings.