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Jack-O Traveler Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.51/5
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689 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
travelerbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jack-O Traveler is an alluring wheat beer illuminated by the tastes of fall. He strikes a perfect balance between bright refreshment and seasonal spice. Jack is brewed with fresh pumpkin, for a delicious dark-hued, Shandy-inspired beer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,740
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
689
pDev:
19.09%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
254
Trade:
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Ratings: 689 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of mholdefer
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Joe’s Crab Shack in Clifton. Pours a copper, ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of caramel and nutmeg. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of jguzman718
4.54/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patswin
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best damn pumpkin out there.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffdr123
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Oak and Stone. OK, this one is silly sweet. As much like a candy apple as a pumpkin pie. Great after-taste. At one reviewer's suggestion, I mixed it with an IPA. Not sure that worked.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
1.23/5  rDev -65%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Velivolus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of austinc94
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maugan-Ra
2.51/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft. Reasonably fresh. Revoltingly sweet, excessive cinnamon (on the high end even amongst other pumpkin brews). More like an alcopop than a beer. Looks a good copper colour, good head retention.

Might mix OK with a dryish hoppy beer, but rating this on the basis of it representing itself as beer and not just a flavouring.

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Photo of Craven
2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sharkgirl73
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm rarely surprised to the positive by pumpkin or fruit beers, but this one exceeds my expectations and BA marks.
As always with fruit/ sweet beers, and the half way mark, I blend with a good bitter IPA!
a) Pours a barely hazed dark amber body, cidery, w scant visible carbonation that produces a film post 1 finger head and stripey lace.
s) Abundant aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice), pie crust too. Almost liquor like.
t) Follows smell, with upfront caramel malt / brown sugar, and lots of natural tasting pumpkin filling. Finishes with pie spice and lemon zest. All in all, complex and surprisingly good without being cloying.
f) Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp finish. Shandy like without being thin.
o) Along with Carton Squash beer this is a fall special. Liked the lemony zest contrast. Try 1.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Robjm1987
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

look - pours dark, malty-like
Aroma - pumpkin, nutmeg, cinanmon
Taste - way too sweet, very over powering and rough going down.
Feel - of fall flavor, but overpowering sweetness.
Overall - would not recommend.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Willvoll
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Being a shandy, this is a sweeter pumpkin beer. It is sort of like pumpkinhead from shipyard but with more body. Sweet and a good amount of cinnamon in this one

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 689 ratings