Leisure Time Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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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
Ratings:
463
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
86
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very simple lager, not much aroma. However I love the concept of a wheat lager. The taste is that of what you'd expect from a wheat based beer, fresh dough, bread and biscuits. Also a little spice as well, possibly some banana esters. Beer is slightly more full than a regular lager but still very smooth and frothy.
I really like this beer, if I can find it in stores will definately revisit this.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigferraro
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OrangeMen
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2016 release
~ 1 month from canning date

Appearance- Pours a pale, glowing yellow color, slightly hazy. Finger thick, pillowy white colored head, quickly dissipates to a fizzy fine layer.

Aroma- Fruity lager yeast, apple sweetness. Sweeter lemon, little bit of citrus, and an herbal spiciness. Grassy / earthy quality.

Taste- Sweet fruitiness, apple, grassiness. Smooth lager yeast, sweeter lemony cream type flavor. Not much of the citrus or spices come through, very subtle spice.

Feel- Light bodied, very clean, smooth, and crisp. A really nice beer for a hot summer refresher. Moderate, crisp carbonation.

Overall- The wheat and yeast mainly shine, mostly fruity and sweet. Not a lot of the spices or citrus peel come through. Still, very crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hootie159
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mickyge
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JBudraux
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twillingthenoz
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Celtics76
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dynoflyer
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khoff5
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waughbrew
2.91/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 pack of cans for $18 from Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. Last eight digits on the bottom of the can are 02022016, so I'll assume that's the date of bottling. It would be great to get that date clearly printed on the outside of the case.

Small head, hazy yellow body. Fresh and pleasant aroma of lemon and pepper. Flavor follows suit, but ends on the sweet and heavy side. This one has the makings of a refreshing session brew, but the bigger body and low carbonation kill that potential.

I'm a big fan of Jacks Abby, but this one I just don't get.

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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. It pours a hazy, golden color with a thin, milk-white head and lacing. It smells of lemon, yeast, wheat, and spice. It definitely tastes like a wit with a lot of cracker and lemon peel, as well as coriander, orange, and a slight caramel sweetness on the tongue. It has a lot of flavors but they are all somewhat muted. This is a dry, refreshing lager and with an ABV of 4.9% it is very easy to drink. This would definitely be a good après yard work beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s35keith
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Leisure Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 463 ratings.
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