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Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

430 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 13
Gots: 130 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chudson1992 on 09-03-2013)
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Reviews by Shaw:
Photo of Shaw
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle provided by the brewery, my first from Traveler Beer Co.

Pours a cloudy brown in color with a pretty white head.

The aroma is of lemon and pumpkin spice.

The taste is pretty dreadful. Pumpkin spice sweetness and not much else. Reminds me more of soda than beer. Almost sickly sweet. I'm having a hard time drinking this.

The mouthfeel is decent.

Overall this is a bad beer. More like an alco-pop.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of DWolf
1.76/5  rDev -50.3%
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.

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of chudson1992
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
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 -15.3%

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -13%

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 +13%

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3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.