Jacques Au Lantern | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
252 Ratings
Jacques Au LanternJacques Au Lantern
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lackenhauser on 10-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-cloudy, golden amber/orange color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a few wispy clouds that gathered into the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of pumpkin, but not as strong in the nose of spices as other pumpkin beers. I get notes of brown sugar, all-spice, mustard and nutmeg, but not much in the way of hops, however.

Taste: Tons of pumpkin and all-spice, followed by a good malty backbone. Not too sweet, but there are notes of brown sugar. The beer finishes with some subtle hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.3%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is quite a good beer. Nice pumpkin flavors, balanced well against the malt, sweet and hops. I’d certainly get it again.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass
A - Pours a gold/orange and cloudy; looks like apple cider, head dissipates quickly
S - cinnamon, spice, fermented apples
T - Mild spice; slight bitter aftertaste
F - sinificant carbonation, frothy
O - It's drinkable and ok, but I'm beginning to realize that I'm not a fan of most Pumpkin Ales; it seems more of a seasonal novelty to me rather than a really good seasonal brew

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Photo of Mattyboh90
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

A sweeter more spice pumpkin ale. I prefer less spice.

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Photo of sampsonw
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of matridium
4/5  rDev +7.2%

really good but not quite there.

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Photo of Vogt52
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cj8311
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Valentno7
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of mgi020
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of DrBass
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7.2%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Pumpkin Ales should have some umph to them right? Evolution gets it with this somewhat brawny brew. Spicing is very well balanced, just enough pumpkin character to round it out. A sure thing if this is the style you are craving and it will definitely stand up as something different and fun to you novice beer drinking friends.

STYLE: Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 6.3%
AVAILABILITY: Fall Seasonal

LOOK: Clear brassy color, solid looking head

SMELL: Cooked pumpkin meat, pie spice, faint ginger, cloves, cake batter, bready

TASTE: Deep smoothness, creamy medium bodied, spicy start, clove, mace, nutmeg, ginger, caramelized pumpkin, mild alcohol warmth, lingering spice, modest hopping, earthy, grassy, slightly dry finish

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Photo of goblue3509
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Jacques Au Lantern from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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