Leisure Time Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

Leisure Time LagerLeisure Time Lager
BA SCORE
59.4%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 463 Ratings
Leisure Time LagerLeisure Time Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We honor our Pops with this beer. His vision built the Leisure Time ice brand decades ago and inspired us to build Jack’s Abby as a family business. Leisure Time Lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. A subtle spiciness balances the citrusy and floral hops added to the whirl and hopback. Relax and enjoy! Leisure Time Lager uses locally grown wheat from MA.

15 IBU

Added by taez555 on 05-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,823
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
463
Liked:
275
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
10.93%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
86
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 463 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

interesting beer here, but its far from my favorite that these guys do. its almost like a wit beer with all the spices and herbs added, but as always, a lager. these guys have really pushed the envelope forward in lager beer, and they have my utmost respect for that. this is hazy and heady, pale wheat colored brew, patchy lace as it sits. smells like chamomile, really pretty aggressive in that regard, with an earthy herbal property that resembles a belgian wit, just without the yeast. the coriander is rather prominent in the nose as well. the wheat is fresh and flavorful, really fluffy in texture, and provides a lot of room for the depth of flavors going on here. i think its a little over spiced or herbed or whatever, i lose some of the lager yeast and some of the wheat flavor to it, and it seems a little out of whack, sitting a bit odd in the stomach and with an aftertaste i dont all the way love. a little soapy, but still a cool beer in a lot of ways. it has a ton of structure and an awesome mouthfeel overall, and has a real different flavor on the yeast side of things. impressive for being different, but this is one of my least favorites from these guys so far. still absolutely worth a try, especially for fans of wit types. better in summer than fall for sure too.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and a thin layer of bubbles on the surface in between.
S: Faint aromas of coriander and chamomile are present in the nose; these become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of the coriander and chamomile with additional notes of lemongrass and slight hints of the orange peel.
M: It feels just about a bit shy of being medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the taste of this lager as it had an interesting mix of flavors, all of which were nicely balanced. It seemed like the body would have been heavier, but the wheat nicely lightened things up.

Serving type: can

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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's been a long day of lots of yard work, built an actual hop garden in the ground, lots of other stuff, and it was a hot sunny day, so finally sitting down. Perfect time for "Leisure Time Lager".

It pours with vigor from the "pliny" like bottle, forces a nice creamy looking 1.5 finger head to rise to the occasion, and fade back at a med pace letting me enjoy its company for a bit. Just to be sure I get to enjoy it, it leaves some nice bits of lacing on the side so I'll remember it later. The beer is a super bright color, almost neon, mostly clear with a slight chill haze, with a bright lemonade yellow color.

When I waft my nose in it, a very nice malty and lager aroma greets me with kindness. it has some hints of a pilsner toasty malt aroma, remnants of a layered almost decoction like softness, but the definite base of wheat, almost toasted wheat but not really. There are some hints of spices, floral spices that could be from the yeast except that they say on the bottle they added the spices. Some lemon is the first thing to jump out, like lemony hops and lemongrass aromas. Some coriander and hint of the chamomile, and subtle floral hops. A nice citrusy light back end. All that aroma packed into a nice but subtle overall aroma.

Taste, I hope continues where the nose left off... and it does. Nice and light, very fresh tasting, and refreshing as hell. The first thing I get is the light lemony taste again, some lemongrass, hints of a citrusy rind, and light floral lemony hops. The spices again, very light coriander which also seems to add it's hint of bitterness. The chamomile floats its way in very lightly on teh back end once it survives the waves of the other flavors. The malts are there as well, they come in right after the lemon flavors and cut through the coriander, going through to the finish. It brings more obvious wheat, even more so than the nose. The wheat also brings more toasted flavors, almost a light pilsner like malt, with a juicy back end. The lager flavors round off the taste, with light fruity and a very nice light crispness. The finish brings a bit more bitterness, light floral hops and hints of lemongrass flavors, a bit of the spices, and a dry crisp lager flavor.

Mouth is lighter bodied, soft and crisp, with decent carb, maybe could have used a bit more carbonation.

Overall great, this is like the perfect summer beer. It brings the nice wheat flavors with citrus, coriander, etc, but does it super light and not over powering wheat and citrus. The lagering of it is really nicely done, and a great touch. The chamomile and lemongrass also add great summer soft flavors. It's so smooth and drinkable, I'm almost done with the entire 1/2L bottle already, just pounding through it. The only thing that I can complain about is maybe a bit more carbonation.

Another winner from Jack's Abbey, quickly becoming one of my fav breweries. How the hell did these guys come right out of the gate at full speed of awesome beers, and just lagering!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts, some lager yeast and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of wheat, lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and some spices come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid light beer worth drinking for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh, fresh, fresh hop smell and taste. It reminds me of the flower being crushed in my hand. I have never had this happen in a beer before. I'm delighted.

Drawn slowly, served properly "warm". Very cloudy. The glass has a blanket of lace. The color is greenish yellow. That is not attractive, perhaps the only detracting factor.

The smell is a cross between a yeasty homebrew and the aforementioned hop aroma.

The taste has some fruitiness but the tale here is the pleasant hop flavor. The body is very rich with a low carbonation. The combination is superior. Easy to drink with plenty of flavor and complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Slatetank
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this from the bottle chilled in a cervoise.

The color is golden with thick haze and thin white head which recedes to a ring of beads -not much lace or retention. The smell is mild with spice-like smell and light wheat sweetness in the aroma with gentle citrus aroma. The feeel is decent with medium carbonation and light body with slight sweetness and gentle tangy yeast with toast texture and medium dry finish.

The taste is very nice with a malt backbone and mild wheat with toasted grain flavor and slight spice which blends well with light citrus element lemony aspect with yeast accents and mild peppery quality with dry tangy flavor like lemongrass with slight sweetness in the finish. Overall I enjoyed this wheat lager which is not very common midly spiced which is complimentary

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Smells of bready pilsner a spicy wheat malt. Spicy lemony aroma with a hint of grass. The taste is malty and grainy with spice from the wheat and the spices. Lemony and honey sweetness. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet grainy mouthfeel. Nice clean well made lager with a twist. Nice to try but for me lacks that wow factor.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Leisure Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 59.4% out of 100 with 463 ratings
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