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Pumpkin Crop Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
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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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-13-2013 16:37:46 | More by JakerLou
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev 0%

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.

11-05-2012 15:57:43 | More by tigg924
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-13-2013 22:47:01 | More by Janeinma
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tredole

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +29.9%

08-18-2014 15:39:49 | More by tredole
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-08-2013 01:31:15 | More by b2hogan
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-10-2012 20:05:12 | More by acurtis
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ThatguyJoefromBoston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2013 16:37:35 | More by ThatguyJoefromBoston
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-21-2014 23:14:36 | More by Griffith
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

11-16-2012 20:28:45 | More by Kegatron
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jmerloni

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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.

11-17-2012 05:04:32 | More by jmerloni
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

10-19-2012 23:09:02 | More by tkelley
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-03-2013 15:38:44 | More by Bjlps
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-03-2013 16:57:46 | More by Kmlund
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-09-2013 23:53:23 | More by garrisonp
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-13-2013 02:05:53 | More by trevorpost
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-25-2013 22:07:57 | More by liquorpig
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-19-2013 12:48:51 | More by campfirebrew
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

11-01-2013 05:42:37 | More by angrybabboon
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redsecretagent

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-19-2013 21:18:13 | More by redsecretagent
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-21-2012 02:26:37 | More by kevgod
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-27-2013 23:16:06 | More by ThrashMaster
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-10-2014 17:59:36 | More by Dasein11
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-03-2013 21:48:01 | More by CJRubes
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-18-2012 20:50:24 | More by Bilco
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LeRose

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Basically, I really liked this beer. Pour was a nice, deep golden color, decent head with enough retention. Aroma wasn’t overwhelming - kind of subtle like the kitchen after the pie baking is done. Taste followed suit - not one dominant flavor, nice sweetness in the brown sugary way, seemed balanced pretty well to me. Flavors of roasted pumpkin at the end, and the sweetness lingered a tad. Lighter mouth feel than some of the other pumpkins wife and I have tried. A very enjoyable brew and worth the search IMO. Snagged the last three bottles at the local shop

Review from notes

11-26-2012 16:16:57 | More by LeRose
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Pumpkin Crop Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
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