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Pumpkin Crop Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%
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:
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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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CJRubes, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep red/brown body with a decent white head and good lacing around the glass. The smell isn't really inviting. Smells like a commercial lager really until you agitate the glass then you get a bit of spice note. The finish on this beer finally delivers a bit of roasted gourd taste and a hint of spice. I like the lack of overt spice on this beer. It is very easy to drink. It just doesn't really deliver the seasonal pumpkin flavor. It's a suitable fall beer. The body is well made.

PHBoiler, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

milkbone_underwear, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

earljones199, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MattyIce21, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Jslay013, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

harsley, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Tschnab, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

kinopio, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DerekMorgan, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

redsecretagent, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

campfirebrew, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Modest head that settles down to rim bubbles and fine layer on the center of the glass. No lace, save for one space. Deep copper color, near brown. Light chill haze.

The smell is a blend of cinnamon, brown sugar and cooked pumpkin. There's a bit of alcohol and malt sugar. No notable hop.

This is a rich beer with strong malt overtones. Probably comes closest to a Scotch Ale. Not too sweet, but the malt is the dominant flavor here. Pumpkin is decently present but not overwhelming. I would consider this one of the better pumpkin offerings.

smcolw, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jmmy3, Oct 18, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Resdstone.
Pours a crystal clear orange amber color with a decent sized off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas mostly of nutmeg and cinnamon with a little bit of brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with a bready brown sugary maltiness. Cinnamon and nutmeg provide the only counter to the sweetness and the malt is winning. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spiced mouthfeel. Decent enough pumpkin beer, I couldn't drink much of this, but its better than most.

johnnnniee, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Celtics76, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

nootch23, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Janeinma, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

JakerLou, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

trevorpost, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

garrisonp, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Resuin, Oct 05, 2013
Pumpkin Crop Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.