Jack-O Traveler Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

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.

Added by chudson1992 on 09-03-2013

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#43,520
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
682
pDev:
19.14%
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1.23/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of austinc94
2.96/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maugan-Ra
2.51/5  rDev -28.3%
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 -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sharkgirl73
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.71/5  rDev +6%
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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3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Robjm1987
2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Willvoll
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
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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Photo of billybob
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at Mark's in Portland watching the Sox eat it.

Appearance: Cloudy copper with a ring of white lace.

Aroma: Pumpkin, spices, a little wheat.

Taste: Spices and pumpkin definitely lead the way. Coriander is there. Maybe cinnamon. Pie crust. Wheat, maybe faint lemon.

Mouthfeel: Very easy drinker. Light and refreshing. Slight kick to the palate from the spice note.

Overall: Much like everyone else, I'm sick of pumpkin beer. But this is a nice, interesting effort. Not sure why it's a "shandy" but it is a fun light fall seasonal.

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3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tall Pilsner not head and no lacing

Smells great pumpkin, spices pleasant aroma all around, the smell makes me feel warm

Not amber but not brown in between

Taste again is pumpkin and spice but not overwhelming it is the right amount of flavor, and it is smooth no harsh taste or bitterness.

This is a great beer, it’s smooth, drinkable, and a great seasonal beer.

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3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.39/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of the massive beer haul wifey brought me from NC. I wasn't expecting much from a 4.4% Pumpkin Shandy but this stuff was REALLY good! Reminds me of an Imperial Pumpkin Ale but without the effects (good and bad) of the high abv associated with that style. Excellent session ale for the fall season!

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 682 ratings