Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.78/5 rDev +6.8%
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
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3.68/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From the depths of my well (over?)-stocked reefer comes yet another out-of-season surprise!
From the bottle: "Ale brewed with lemon peel with natural flavors and pumpkin added"; "Quite a Refresher!"
I went with an aggro pour to try and stir up anything that may have flocculated while this was being held in abeyance. I still only mamaged too produce a finger of soapy, tawny head with moderate retention as a result. Color was an orangish-copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. I did not really get lemon, but that's okay, since it would be kind of out of place. Mouthfeel was kind of thin, which is common to shandys, apparently. The flavors were kind of riotous in the mouth, loads of spices, the lemon peel asserting itself and even a molasses sweet-bitterness. The finish was semi-sweet and the molasses taste overcame the spices in an unexpected twist. This was a curious drink. I may not have liked it as much in the Fall, when I was inundated by Pumpkin Beers, but as an out-of-season break from Summer seasonals, it was pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 16:15:21 | More by woodychandler
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
So I tossed this into a build your own 6 pack with 5 other pumpkin beers last October, not really expecting much since I've had a couple other Travelers beers and was not impressed at all. But damn, this was delicious.
Did it taste much like beer? No. Was it a sweet, cinnamon, brown sugary, pumpkin delight? Yes. I much prefer Southern Tier, Weyerbacher, or Flying Dog's pumpkin ales, but this was far superior to the other widely available options, such as Sam Adam's, Brooklyn, Leinenkugal, or Blue Moon.
In summation... This was a really enjoyable beer and I recommend picking up a 6 pack during the holidays, maybe just to share with any family and friends who aren't avid beer drinkers. It's good. Try it.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 20:14:19 | More by jodybrutal
Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
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