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Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 19.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 142 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chudson1992 on 09-03-2013

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Ratings: 441 | Reviews: 56
Photo of Nickcal
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Way too sweet for my liking. So many more better pumpkin ales out there.

Photo of mchegash
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.25/5
Pours a medium orange color, clear, about one finger of head when initially poured, dissipates down to minimal head. Can see almost no carbonation rising up this beer.

Smell - 3/5
Strong pumpkin and nutmeg flavors

Taste - 4/5
A sweet lemon taste, mixed with pumkin and nutmeg flavors. It sounds slightly weird, but I think this beer pulls it off well. It's kind of in between a summer beer (the lemon) and a fall beer (pumpkin), making it a perfect transition beer as the seasons are changing.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, light carbonation, fairly crisp.

Overall - 3.75/5
I was happy with this beer. I didn't really know what to expect, but it turned out to be quite nice. The mix between the lemon and the pumpkin/fall spice is something I've never seen and so it was a unique experience, one that was quite tasty. I would consider getting this beer in August/September as a season-transition beer.

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.37/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

had this last fall with some pizza was a lot better than expected better than sam and all the other readily available pumpkin beers out there

Photo of jlindros
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's time for... ironic beer of the month! A strange brewery and a beer that I assume will be horrible, in the middle of a huge blizzard of the decade, well except for the one from 2 years ago.

Pours a pasty white fizzy fluffy 1 finger head that surprisingly fades semi slowly, decent soapy lacing, obviously filtered crystal clear burnt sienna dark auburn toasty brown color.

Nose is quite interesting, not as horrible as I expected, definitely a mix of lemon shandy and pumpkin spice latte beer, some mild pumpkin notes, fake pumpkin, lots of spices, coriander perhaps, clove, cinnamon, allspice, perhaps, not quite sure as it's just a hodge podge of spices, drowned by lemon zest, citrus rind, etc. A mild wheat based beer and messy malt, sweet syrup fake like beer, but still not that bad.

Taste is more of the same, but this time the pumpkin pie spices dominate, lots of cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg too perhaps, all mixed, with plenty of canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling. Then sweet malt, malt extract and syrupy mess, touch wheat, etc, and plenty of lemon zest and lemonade, etc. Finish is bitter, lots of lemon and lemonade, mild spices and a little pumpkin note, etc.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, mildly syrupy, lighter carb.

Overall not quite as bad as I expected, delivers what it expected, plenty of lemonade and lemon shandy, with lots of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, although all fake and macro beer like, but despite being decent and delivers what it expects, it's still not very enjoyable and tastes fake. So pound it and move on, or maybe even dump it when I get sick of it soon.

Photo of MadCat
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear light brown, good head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing

Smell: Lemony citrus, pumpkin, light malts

Taste: Pumpkin and pie spices, bright lemony taste, light biscuity malt

Mouthfeel: Light body, good crisp carbonation

Overall: I don't love pumpkin beer or shandy but combining the two makes them surprisingly palatable. I could easily drink a couple of these. Fairly good overall, though probably not something I would regularly get.

Photo of Lexie2614
4.16/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious. My favorite beer. Looking forward to next fall

Photo of jafeldkamp
4.31/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great pumpkin flavor and just the right amount of spice.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

was it just me? or is this thing pretty good? never would have thought to do a pumpkin shandy, but the lemonade aspect of this does a lot of the pumpkin, livens it up without the need for fall spices, which i guess makes it pretty unique in the pumpkin beer world. also, are these guys new? this is the first ive seen from them but am indigenous to the area. its clearish and rather orange, strange looking really, especially for what it is. the taste is nice though, slightly tart from the citrus, rich and earthy from the pumpkin, clean in the finish, and indeed refreshing. im not sure the right context for this, as its too fally for hot weather with the squash, and too light in body and high in carbonation for a hearty fall beer, so its sort of stuck in no mans land out in the middle of september or something, but i like it just the same. uniqueness goes a long way with me, and this is certainly that. also appreciably dry instead of sweet like many other shandy types, so that helps it stay sessionable for me.

Photo of GregSobo44
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Extremely strong aroma. One of the most flavorful pumpkin beers you will find.

Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -71.8%

From an ABC mixed six - it was terrible. Poured a brown color almost like it was 'off'. Very syrupy sweet, like fake lemonade. Bessie had to finish it for me....

Photo of dorosjim
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Wasn't crazy about this, something about wheat and pumpkin just don't go together. The wheat makes this beer really weird and almost slimy feeling as you sip when combined with the pumpkin. Was burping up pumpkin spice flavor for hours long after I had half a bottle and not in a good way. Just wasn't for me I guess.

Photo of mralphabet
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Sweet Pumpkin Pie... Lots of cinnamon mixed in. Worth looking for.

Photo of corywalston
1.8/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A. Average poor, little head that dissipates in seconds. Very little carbonation. Color dark cloudy orange that traps the light and promotes inner shadows.
S. Pumpkin spice, burnt pumpkin pie but not in a good way.
T. At first taste is pumpkin spice followed by gag reflex kicking in. To be blunt it tastes like a 40oz of Old English 800 with pumpkin spice. Separately they are good but together gross.
M. Watery, little syrup.
O. One of the worst pumpkin beers I’ve had. Don’t bother.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%

On tap at World of Beer in Gainesville. Pours the expected orange hue with a small creamy white head. Aroma of nutmeg, sweet gourds, and more nutmeg. I'm not getting much else here. The flavor follows suit with an overly spiced nutmeg base--just like almost all pumpkin brews--and a little bit of malt sweetness to balance it out. Thin body, mouthfull of spices feel. Overall, this is better than the average pumpkin brew I've had. But that's not saying much.

Photo of dmberger
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Really sweet, and is the truest "pumpkin pie in a bottle" representation I've ever tasted. It really does taste like pumpkin pie (with whipped cream, even). That said, this isn't for all occasions, as the sweetness may be too much.

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Pumpkin pie in a glass

Photo of nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jack-O Traveler Shandy brewed by The Traveler Beer Co. with an ABV of 4.40% This brew pours out a nice light brown color with a bold white head. The smell is rich with spices and pumpkin. You also pick up on some sweetness in the smell of this brew. There is a lot going on in the smell of this brew. Jack-O Traveler Shandy taste is different.There is a lot going in this brew. You pick up on many spices and grains in this brew. This brew is also sweet. It puts you in the mind of cola. There is a lot going on in this brew. I like how it is different form most pumpkin brews on the market. Jack-O Traveler Shandy has nothing overpowing in it. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. There is also a sweet aftertaste to this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. This brew is a good drink drew.

Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkins are present in the nose along with notes of spices such as nutmeg.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of pumpkins and bits of sweetness along with notes of nutmeg.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a shandy, this beer manages to do a good job incorporating the pumpkin and pumpkin spices into a lighter-bodied beer. It's a perfect selection for someone who likes shandy to drink during the fall.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of uvachief
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Another disappointing pumpkin seasonal beer. Light with little taste or aroma of spices. I'll pass. Really had no taste.

Photo of barczar
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Certainly more of a spiced ale than either s pumpkin beer or a shandy, it opens with tons of cinnamon, his with a bit of pumpkin and malt sweetness, then lemon adds contrast, finishing with more pumpkin and some ginger.

Photo of Urk1127
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pored into nonic glass. Half finger head. Dark brown almost reddish. Smelled like a pumpkin pie. Decent carbonation. Spices upfront. Cinnamon, allspice then pumpkin and malt follow. I liked it a little but it looked and smelled better than it tasted

Photo of WesMantooth
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Have not done a review quite like this one before, but I am just going to cut to the chase. The lemon just doesnt work as far as I am concerned. The pumpkin flavor itself is not bad, but the shandy makes it too sweet. It starts to taste more like a fall version of Mike's Hard Lemonade. If you want a different take on a pumpkin ale, I would recommend New Belgium Pumpkick. While not great, I think the sour tartness from the cranberry is a better spin. This one is fizzy, sweet, and was hard to finish.

Photo of Limbo569
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Nice and refreshing. Did not know what to expect but just the right mix of seasonal spice.

Photo of gater_ade
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

A very good "Beer", It has excellent taste and flavor.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

P- Thanks to my buddy Todd Gates for this one!

A- Clear amber orange in color with a one finger head that is slightly foamy with a decent lacing on the pint.

S- clove and nutmeg come through in the nose and light malts.

F- clove, nut meg and pumpkin flavor.

M- carbonation and pumpkin. smooth light and refreshing

O- I am not a shandy fan but this is one of the better ones I can put up with to drink. not bad but not great.

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.