Jacko Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.78/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a quite hazy brownish copper color with a big-thick two finger creamy off white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over about a five minute time period to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of roasted pumpkin and spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. The nutmeg smell seems to get stronger as stronger as the beer sits, with some lighter notes of lemon and brown sugar mixed within. Overall, it is quite pumpkin pie like.
Taste – The taste begins very sweet, much more than the nose would have let on, with tons of brown sugar and caramel. Upfront there is also a decent showing of some roasted pumpkin and spice of a cinnamon flavor. As the taste moves on, the sweetness seems to get even stronger with more caramel and brown sugar coming to the tongue, with it being joined by some more spice of cinnamon as well as some new spice flavors of nutmeg and allspice. Toward the end, a lemonade flavor comes to the tongue, sweetening the brew even more and in the end mixing with the rest of the flavors, leaving a sweet and sugary pumpkin flavored taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the average to just above average side. The thin body and slightly higher carbonation are very nice for the easy drinking sweeter tastes of the brew, all while supporting the pumpkin flavors of the beer.
Overall – A quite sweet pumpkin brew that is very easy to drink. A good go to if you are looking for something sweeter and pumpkin flavored.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 01:00:12 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Such a surprising and fun taste that it's almost a spoil to say that it is alcoholic ( even at less than 5.5%). A really friendly beer, don't take it too seriously because it is meant to be a holiday palate stimulator to get you ready for thanksgiving. Really great for the fall season! Remember to judge it as it is supposed to be judged: a seasonal "candy" beer low in ABV that is merely supposed to taste good and get your taste buds ready for thanksgiving
Serving type: on-tap
01-06-2014 09:51:53 | More by Owl-Head
3.39/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- pours a dark amber color with a fizzy two-finger head that reduces to a small fizzy layer
S- at first it smells like a wittier with lots of lemon peel, but as it warms some clove, coriander and nutmeg comes out, along with some cinnamon chewing gum
T-It's definitely got that classic shandy flavor; candied lemon peel and coriander with that pseudo-lemonaide flavor. Some of the pumpkin spices kick in mid-palate with cinnamon sweetness and clove. sweet finish with more spice linger, flavors of cola
M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish
O- I wasn't sure about the concept of a pumpkin shandy, it was actually better than expected but not something I'd go after again. A different switch up in the pumpkin ale category
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 01:13:55 | More by Treyliff
3.23/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Aroma: Lots of ginger and lemon in the initial aroma. A light nutmeg aroma arrives as this is swirled. Sweet and tart battle it out on the nose.
Appearance: Deep orange in color. There is a slight haze, but not much. Large off-white head that persists well.
Flavor: A tart lemon flavor fades to a sweet classic pumpkin pie finish. I get nutmeg at the back of the tongue and a dry sweet-tart finish. No hop at all. Mouthfeel is just a bit more than light. The spicing is perfect--bringing out the pumpkin pie flavors well. As it warms though, this beer gets a bit flabby and loses its edge.
Overall: A good experiment that I didn't think would work. Better than expected, and refreshing. Drink it fast, though because it is best cold.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 20:02:52 | More by Jackofallbrews
Jacko Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.