Jack-O Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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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:
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(Beer added by: chudson1992 on 09-03-2013)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jack-o Traveler.

Murky dark copper with a film of dirty suds on top. Laces not.

Smells of spiced pumpkin flesh, candi sugar, lemon dish soap, and obvious notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

Chalky yeast cakes onto the spices, but a tangy and soapy lemon note comes through. Definitely a shandy, but with a real pumpkin presence. Flavors permeated by clove and cinnamon spice. Toffee malts and traces of nutmeg and caramel are evident. Not bad.

Feels chalky and semi-bitter for a shandy. Decent body. Carbonation is mild, but tightly-wound.

Decent shandy. I wouldve never thought I'd dig this.

More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Loudell
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of meesles
5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of MikeC144
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.

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!

Photo of Michaela28
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of chinchill
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.

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
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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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
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