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Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
80
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434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 19.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 132 | 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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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 GreenEggsHam1
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 bpkrippner
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnwillis31
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of mlacanne
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of joegallows
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Vorschlaghammer
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Rizzy17
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of dsnyder61
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of walaguh
4.56/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of jmward21
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of gbw5009
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of craftaholic
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of gopens44
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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 Burkbom23
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mandudeson
3.68/5  rDev +4%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.