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Leisure Time Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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

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

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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of kkazemi
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PicoPapa
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle with Summer 2012 on the side. Pours a hazy straw color with no head and no lacing. Aromas of grass, bread, and orange peel. Spicy. The taste is of spices with orange peel, grass and sweet bread. Lots of wheat flavor. Slightly sour. Certainly tastes and drinks like a summer beer. Its nothing special, not much going on here. Overall, I dont need to have it again.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of witts2000
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imbibehour
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep and solid opaque lemon yellow. A bit of fine carbonation, a few flecks of trub as well. Snapping soapy white fine head of a finger, quickly dissolving to a simple collar. Looks a little wet and lifeless.

Aroma is not exactly pleasant. Rancid lemon, and a bit of bile like bouquet. For once I can detect the corriander in this , and it comes off almost vegetative. Some slight citrus character saves this from being totally revolting and a dud on the nose.

Palate saves this just barely. If anything comes off way better. A slightly wet body, but has some depth to it. Citrus breakfast orange a bit, but the excellent flavors seem to come on the aftertaste. Light toasty malt and a good doughy bread like finish. Much more orange tasting, but also gets into fruited beer qualities.

Basically ok, but also very passable and not memorable. Nose is far too often putting to just even have this casually.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%

12oz bottle to pint glass.

Pours a particularly unattractive, murky, almost dirty, cider color with a small head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing as well. Looks are not this beer's strong suit.

Mild aroma, floral hops, honey and bread. A vague suggestion of spice, but which ones are unclear in the nose. Kind of an odd flavor. There's a moderate tartness that surprised me a bit, more generic bitterness from the hops than suggested by the aroma - less floral notes. There's also a slightly unappealing character imparted by the wheat, and the spices add to the overall confusion. I get the coriander here a bit but I'd have been hard pressed to pick out camomile.

This beer just seems inharmonious to me. There's a distinct lack of crispness to the experience as a whole; in the flavor and actual feel of the beer, it's simultaneously a little watery and also a little fizzy. It doesn't hit the witbier spot very effectively at all, and lacks the clean execution and lager character Jack's Abby usually delivers easily. There's something about it that reminds me a bit of a grodziske, with its mildly tart, grainy/dirty wheat flavor.

Strange beer, not one that I particularly enjoyed or would return to. I wouldn't call it "bad" but this recipe is ill-conceived for my tastes, and it doesn't really deliver as a summer refresher-type beer either.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Retention isn't particularly special, though it has a nice softness. Some streaks of lacing stick to the glass. (3)

Smell: Definitely a wheat lager in smell, with the spices adding a savory yet spicy touch. Coriander is most prevalent. I also get a lot of cracker-like malts. Not a very bold nose, and what is there isn't wowing me. (2.75)

Taste: This tastes much better than it smells. It starts off with some malt sweetness, transitioning into some floral touches. The finish is lightly fruity...but also a little yeasty. Other than that, this works well. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Not as crisp or dry as I like my lagers to be. On the other hand, the general feel is quite soft. Carbonation is decent, but never fully cleanses the palate. Fairly easy to drink in general. (3.25)

Overall: The idea of a typical wheat ale brewed like a kellerbier somewhat intrigues me. And despite the underwhelming nose, it works decently. This would be a solid summer-time beer, but it could also stand to be cleaner and crisper. I wouldn't trade for this like I would something like Hoponius Union. (3.25)

3.22/5: It'll work in a pinch

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3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Plissken
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of joegallows
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of AirBob
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rogacks
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leisure Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 466 ratings
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