Jack-O Traveler Shandy
The Traveler Beer Co.

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The Traveler Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
Pumpkin Beer
3.51 | pDev: 19.09%
Sep 10, 2022
Sep 04, 2013
Jack-O Traveler ShandyJack-O Traveler Shandy
Notes: 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.
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Rated by Bigiron10 from Oklahoma

4.69/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Outstanding pumpkin brew. Sad that it's retired.
Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 3.13 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

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.
Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by jguzman718 from New York

Nov 15, 2018
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Rated by Patswin from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The best damn pumpkin out there.
Nov 12, 2018
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This goes a long with the October theme, of course this makes a great brew when the leaves are falling. A different variety to the Oktoberfests. This one has variations of sweet and bitter. This one seems to a bit sweeter than the others but still has a very refreshing palate. This one is not really deriving from any style but takes a shandy characteristic to it, which is extremely interesting.
Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

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.
Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 1.23 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by brewnme from Maine

Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Velivolus from Vermont

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 2.79 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 2.96 by austinc94 from Ohio

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by AC-Mivsek from Ohio

Dec 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Maugan-Ra from New Jersey

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.
Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 2.55 by Craven from New York

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by sharkgirl73 from Connecticut

Nov 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

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.
Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 3.26 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Oct 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Robjm1987 from Connecticut

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.
Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Willvoll from Connecticut

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
Oct 12, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by billybob from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2017
Rated: 3.17 by AJmon13 from Ohio

Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.
Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by hdf561 from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
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.
Oct 04, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by KCarr from Florida

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.39 by Dakin from Utah

Sep 30, 2017
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Reviewed by BrewMaven from New York

3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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!
Sep 28, 2017
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I'm reading Mike Love's memoirs right now, and in it he (egotistically) observes that they were a tough act to follow (Elton John in particular wished he hadn't). I had a WAY superior pumpkin brew just before this, and it is not able to keep up with The Fear.

This ale is a funky reddish brown with nice fine bubbles. The aroma is a strong spice smell that follows suit in the taste. The aftertaste and mouthfeel are watery (especially after The Fear). It is a good taste overall, with lots of spice flavor.

Recommended if you want a weak spice brew.
Sep 02, 2017
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Reviewed by ABabbidge from Kansas

3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: Murky brown color. Thin head.

S: Little bit of bready malt and of course pumpkin spices.

T: Mild pumkin spice, a little bit of citrus as well. Light malt presence.

F: Moderate carbonation and body.

O: I liked this more than I expected to.
May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Jeremiah87 from Colorado

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 2.77 by mmorris15 from Maine

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 2.59 by mitch3114 from New York

Dec 10, 2016
Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
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