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Pumpkin Crop Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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86
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The 2012 harvest on our Mom & Pop’s farm was fruitful and this brew uses 100 fresh pumpkins and 40 organic squash. We prepared, cooked, and pureed all the gourds with the help of our friends at Carrie Anne’s Modern Diner. A blend of autumn spices adds to the intense pumpkin flavors. Uses locally grown Triticale from MA.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: jbertsch on 10-15-2012)
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Reviews by Gatch:
Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

October 2012

A: Golden-amber in color with a bubbly, foamy, off-white, slightly yellow head that fades into little lace and retention.

S: Great blend of fresh pumpkin, squash, earth, autumn, spices, roasted malt, and caramelized sugar/caramel.

T: Deliciously fresh pumpkin, gourd/squash, fall spices, roasted malt, with a hint of hops in the finish. Love the smooth, crisp and fresh taste of the lager, which is unique to this style of beer. Balanced with no overpowering or cloying flavors. Very tasty stuff.

M: Clean, fresh, smooth, properly carbonated. Great lager backbone to make this unique to the deluge of pumpkin beers on the market.

O: Maybe I'm biased because I love nearly everything Jack's Abby makes, but this is a fantastic beer. One of the best pumpkin beers I've had. Not only because it's a lager, but because it tastes and feels like beer made with pumpkins and spices rather than pumpkins and spices with a little beer mixed in. This is one of only a few pumpkin beers I could drink more than one of and would gladly have on hand all season.

Gatch, Oct 17, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

JakerLou, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, bright brownish-orange in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: allspice, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice

Taste: allspice, nutmeg, bread, and pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, high carbonation, light bodied, dry

Overall: A solid, spicy, good pumpkin beer. Nothing mind-blowing, but very clean and drinkable. I will look for this again next year.

tigg924, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Janeinma, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of tredole
5/5  rDev +31.2%

tredole, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of b2hogan
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

b2hogan, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

acurtis, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +5%

Griffith, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2 fingers of rich off-white head. This retains with a sturdy ½ finger, leaving back sudsy swathes of lace. The aroma smells of raw, vegetal pumpkin, spice and earthy citrus. Sweetness mixes in along the back, giving this a ripe and spicy twang in the nostrils.

The taste is green pumpkin flavor and earthy hop bitterness. A tight doughy sweetness sits on the edges, while a light festive spiciness mostly sticks to the malt. This is dry with some slight lingering bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an easy smooth crispness that flows well in the mouth.

This wasn’t bad at all. It was a tad vegetal in the nose but really smoothed out nicely as this warmed up as more spice and sweetness emerged and I really liked how this kept the pumpkin character at the forefront while retaining the drinkable smoothness of a Lager. This is another nice beer from Jack’s Abby and I’m definitely going to be checking out more from them.

Kegatron, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of jmerloni
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Big ruby/amber coloration. Small head. Little lacing.

S - Hugely robust pumpkin aroma, bread, nutmeg, cinnamon.

T - Big pumpkin flavor, red apple, dull dead malt.

M - Fairly thick. Has the thickness of apple cider almost. Almost no carbonation. Not much hoppage here.

D - Very, very boring beer. Wouldn't get this again and wouldn't recommend it.

jmerloni, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of tkelley
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottled poured into a pint glass.

A -- Clear amber with a thin white head. Good lacing.

S -- Ginger, allspice, nutmeg... usual suspects on the nose, plus more squash than most pumpkin beers. Not overly powerful, but pleasant.

T -- Similar to many pumpkin beers out there. More pumpkiny than spicy.

M -- Really good mouthfeel. Not cloying like pumpkin ales that Im used to. The fact that it's a lager I think makes it crisper. Also has good carbonation.

O -- Solid. I like the appearance and mouthfeel. Taste is on par with other good pumpkin beers. Cheers.

tkelley, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Bjlps
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Bjlps, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

garrisonp, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

trevorpost, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

liquorpig, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

campfirebrew, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/1/13, purchased at the brewery on 10/12/13

Appearance: Darker than expected, a deep amber with some serious garnet - pours with a very small, off-white head, fades to virtually nothing - not much lacing, either - definitely clear, but not the prettiest Jack's Abby beer

Smell: Fresh, nicely cooked pumpkin - some lightly toasted pumpkin seeds - a nice background of typical pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove), but this is really about the pumpkin flesh - nicely toasty, lightly bready, very interesting malt backbone - very, very clean

Taste: Clean, tasty pumpkin - nicely cooked, fleshy pumpkin - kind of squash-like as well - nice spice profile (pumpkin spices noted above), not too much, fits quite well with the other elements - toasty pumpkin seeds - toasted malts, bread - nice complexity to the malts, kind of wheat-like (but probably not) - light sweetness - finishes extremely clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, very smooth, almost creamy, superbly clean

Overall: Mmmm... crop...

At first I thought this was overly mild, but this beer grew on me. It's not the best beer from Jack's Abby, but that is far from an insult. This is a great pumpkin beer.

angrybabboon, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

redsecretagent, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

kevgod, Nov 21, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%

LutherBrau, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ThrashMaster, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

liamt07, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Dasein11, Feb 10, 2014
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Pumpkin Crop Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.