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Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 550
Avg: 3.33
pDev: 64.26%
Wants: 25
Gots: 188 | 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

Jack-O Traveler is an alluring wheat beer illuminated by the tastes of fall. He strikes a perfect balance between bright refreshment and seasonal spice. Jack is brewed with fresh pumpkin, for a delicious dark-hued, Shandy-inspired beer.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Loudell
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

Photo of MikeC144
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of DWolf
1.85/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In reviewing this beer, I will describe my experience in how I even came to have a pint of it sitting in front of me. The bar I was at had just kicked the Southern Tier Pumpking. The Travelers was the replacement. They gave me a taster. It actually tasted pretty good.

Don't fall into that trap. One one ounce swallow is akin to getting a sip of Hawaiian Punch. It tastes pretty good. It's when you get a mouth full, then a throat full, and then a belly full of this stuff, you realize the mistake you made.

It's sickly sweet and fizzy. It's almost like a soda. It smells pretty good, and it looks pretty good. But, the flavors are cloying.

I wish I had looked it up on BA before I "fell" for the taster offered to me.

Hey, there's a market for Boone's Farm too, so this will appeal to some people's tastes. Unfortunately, not mine.

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Photo of Ryno3031
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why this is rated so low....probably just because of the brewer, but I found this solid for anyone who likes pumpkin beers. Had it side by side with a Whole Hog Pumpkins Ale by Stevens Point, which is rated 91 on here, and it stood up ok against it. For the price and availability I will seek it out again.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

I am surprised this works as well as it does. A bit of lemon really complements the pumpkin spice. This one is over the top pumpkin flavor, but may be their best shandy.

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Photo of alyssa1224
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of chudson1992
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 oz bottle. First thing that popped out was the nice and pleasant smell. Overall not a bad pumpkin beer, good taste with subtle hint of lemon. Not very bitter or hoppy, in fact not at all. Good body and not too strong of an after taste. This is a decent beer and worthy of being on this website.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.39/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish brown with a thin white head.

Smell: Hops, lemon, pumpkin spice, cinnamon

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of malts, lemon, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Overall: This is by far one of the best pumpkin ales I have had so far. New favorite for me!

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%

12 oz bottle with a BB date notch at Dec. 2014.
Spicy and bready aroma.
Tastes like a pumpkin-nut muffin ... not a bad thing but with a light body, some lemon and prickly high carbonation, this is too much like a wine cooler.

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - off orange brown like color with little to no lacing or head

Smell - yam, nutmeg, sweetness

Taste - holy pumpkin pie

Mouthfeel - light bodied beer that leaves your mouth very sweet

Overall - holy pumpkin and yam pie. Too sweet for me

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.