Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.
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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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