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Leisure Time Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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85
very good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | 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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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-21-2014 12:08:20 | More by mklisz
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.1/5  rDev -17.8%

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
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logicalparadox

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-20-2014 05:43:07 | More by logicalparadox
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.44/5  rDev -8.8%

08-20-2014 03:02:35 | More by wisegreensoul
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Reegze79

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2014 23:19:58 | More by spycow
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tredole

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +32.6%

08-18-2014 15:38:25 | More by tredole
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-17-2014 06:51:01 | More by Dicers
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

08-16-2014 17:37:40 | More by Hoggo
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-16-2014 00:13:08 | More by WesM63
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2014 16:40:58 | More by jrand2621
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Florida9

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

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
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

08-13-2014 15:53:53 | More by WoostaBia
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brianmandell

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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
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timmy2b

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-10-2014 12:48:31 | More by timmy2b
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-10-2014 05:50:45 | More by Resuin
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-09-2014 16:58:11 | More by warnerry
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nbertuzzi887


4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-08-2014 03:47:24 | More by nbertuzzi887
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-06-2014 05:38:23 | More by bobv
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ettbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2014 15:56:52 | More by ettbeer
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Beans11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-04-2014 00:48:08 | More by Beans11
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Mikexw

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2014 22:12:30 | More by Mikexw
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-03-2014 18:57:25 | More by Latarnik
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stevehagy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2014 11:35:05 | More by stevehagy
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-25-2014 04:26:06 | More by ThirstySavage
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Leisure Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.