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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
658
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
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Ratings: 658 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of djchrismac
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bbtkd
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Traveler Jack-O Pumpkin Shandy. Getting a little head here. Pretty unusual of me to drink a non-stout, but I like these and have a few left from the fall. Kind of a subtle lemon/pumpkin flavor. First had this on tap last fall, and that had a bit more pumpkin flavor. Still have not found the elusive perfect pumpkin beer (aka unicorn) which many do not believe in, but I will find!

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Photo of Zac88
2.97/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smells and looks great. I'm not the biggest pumpkin fan so this probably wasn't for me but hell can't turn down a free beer. Honestly it taste like someone blended up your grandma's pumpkin pie. For some people I guess that could be a good thing... not in my family. Overall it's like most Traveler beers kinda gimmicky and punch to the mouth flavor.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
4.41/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of all of the Pumpkin beers that I have tried this one is by far the best. This beer TRULY captured that pumpkin flavor that a lot of the other pumpkin beers really don't capture as well. You can really taste the spice in there and it just makes for a truly delicious pumpkin beer. Has an amazing nose, it smells just like delicious pumpkin spice. It goes down very smooth and is just a truly delicious and refreshing pumpkin beer. I pick it up every chance I get around October for a real pumpkin taste and October/Halloween feel.

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Photo of afinepilsner
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GermanDisease
4.68/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Not an all the time beer, but definitely a treat while the trick or treaters are coming around.

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Photo of yodeltoe
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slack
2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Amber to copper in color.

Smell is artificial pumpkin.

Taste is sweet pumpkin lemonade.

Body is thin and watery.

Pumpkin beers and shandys should not be combined.

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Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, pumpkin. Taste has lots of spices, ginger seems to stand out, some pumpkin is present. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jeschaefer
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tronester
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dark copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is pumpkin spice. Taste begins with some cinnamon, citrus, and wheat. Extremely cloyingly sweet though. Average mouthfeel. An ok tasting beer, but the sickly sweet flavor is too much.

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Photo of trocketsauced
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Drunkie
2.48/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 57md
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light dirty copper with a finger of fluffy head. The nose has notes of autumnal spices. The spice in the flavor is reminiscent of the fake pumpkin spice flavor one gets out of a gas station cappuchino. The mouthfeel is creamy.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Spice heavy, cinnamon and nutmeg, some pumpkin. Main flavor is the spices.

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Photo of wanderluster11
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tastes like pumpkin pie in a bottle.

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Photo of Dave_DC18
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Myotus
2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured at 46°F from a 12oz bottle (enjoy by date Feb 2016) into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarters worth after 45 seconds. A displeasing orangey-greenish-brown color that reminds of sewage. There is slight amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: Mild aromas of wheat, lemongrass, nutmeg and cinnamon combine with subtle aromas of pumpkin.
TASTE: Initial taste is of strong lemongrass and mild wheat flavors. Subtle flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg immediately follow. Hints of pumpkin enter lastly as nutmeg flavors quickly vanish, but all other previous flavors grow slightly stronger. The final taste is what I can only imagine as accidently dropping a wheat roll and a tiny piece of pumpkin pie into a whole cup of lemonade, letting it sit for an hour or two, then drinking it.
FEEL: Light-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the high amount of carbonation. Finishes with an extreme crispness that nearly makes up for the rest of the terrible mouthfeel.

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Photo of bjm2133
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lolathedestroyer
2.03/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Waaaaaay too sweet.

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Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 658 ratings.
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