Jack-O Traveler Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

Jack-O Traveler ShandyJack-O Traveler Shandy
BA SCORE
37.2%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 658 ratings
Jack-O Traveler ShandyJack-O Traveler Shandy
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
Ranking:
#39,836
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
658
Liked:
245
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
19.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
249
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 658 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of lolathedestroyer
2.03/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Waaaaaay too sweet.

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Photo of Santiagocpr
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cleve1212
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMcBride415
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jaydoc
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Captaincral
2.06/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

L : dark brown, tiny head....tiny

S : clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Kind of pumpkin, maybe more pumpkin pie. Think bay rum cologne.

T : Tastes like bay rum cologne. Cinnamon, fake pumpkin, nutmeg, more fake pumpkin. Smell bay rum cologne, and tell me this isn't it.

F : felt a bit thin, easy to drink (if you like drinking pumpkin extract)

O : Again, like bay rum cologne, or a cinnamon jockstrap. Not very good. Actually, the worst pumpkin "beer" I've had. Smells good, tastes bad.

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Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGB
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of imperialking
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of habaceeba
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nicbus
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scaliasux
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bigleague
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drtth
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed yellow-brown color with an ivory 3/4" head that soon recedes to a thin layer on the surface of the liquid. Sipping creates small patches and speckles of lacing, some of which stick to the side of the glass.

The aromas include some lemon and pumpkin pie spice with something mixed in that reminds of cola.

The flavors include the lemon zest, some moderate sweetness and a touch of nutmeg. The other spice flavors begin to show better as the beer warms.

The mouthfeel is bit thin and is definitely on the light side of medium bodied and almost crisp with light but persistent carbonation. The finish is medium length and remains pretty semi-sweet throughout, with no hop bitterness showing and traces of spices slowly declining.

This was an interesting beer(?) to try and fairly enjoyable. I'd think it probably works best on a warm autumn day when something like a summer cooler is a good fit. That said I don't think I'll be having another for much the same reason Not Your Father's Root Beer won't be a repeat. I like my beer to taste of malt and hops with both of them engaged in the action.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kooz
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Yellowish orange color with a bit of head that stays throughout the glass. Smells of pumpkin and smells slightly sweet. Tastes really sweet but not sticky sweet. It's nice. The pumpkin flavor is strong, but not overpowering. No body to this beer. Feels velvety smooth so doesn't lose full points. But still, not great. This is a really good pumpkin beer. Impressive and nicely sweet without being treacley.

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Photo of CalebM
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Criske
4.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cimperman17
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange color with a head that disappears quickly. Tastes like wheat and pumpkin seeds mixed in with fall spices. The feel of the beer was very heavy and it felt as if my mouth was full with only a moderate drink.

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

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jack-O Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 37.2% out of 100 with 658 ratings
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