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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26
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Photo of flyersfan900
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Red Robbins.

L : dark iced tea color, 90% opaque, creamy and milky head with sparse lacing.

S : clove, nutmeg, heavy on allspice. Faint pumpkin and roast malts. A bit of fresh Orange on the nose as well.

T : delicious and smooth - lots of nutmeg and cinnamon, followed by toasted malts and some fleshy gourd flavors. Belches are citrusy and gourdy.

F : creamy, smooth, well carbonated. Easy drinking.

O : I'd have it again. Better than Leinenkugels harvest shandy.

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Photo of John_Squires
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.47/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chollajames
4.47/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite of the season, and I have had a few. It did not taste like an autumn experiment as do many others.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, wheat, toasted bread, light lemon/ginger, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pumpkin/lemon/spice, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, wheat, toasted bread, light lemon/ginger, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, wheat, toasted bread, light lemon/ginger, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pumpkin/lemon/spice, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderate crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale/shandy style. All around good robustness and balance of pumpkin/lemon/spice, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Corburk
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of E-McFarden
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgido759
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light with an overpowering taste of cinnamon that seemed to mask any other flavor. Not totally horrible, but there are too many better pumpkin beers available for me to come back to this one.

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Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ogdon
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BranfordBound
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had a few sips on tap at Barnum Publick House in Bridgeport. Pours a dark copper color, tinge of haze, with a nice light tan head that sticks around. Smell is a little too sweet and candy like, some artificial spice in the back, malty. First sip: wow, this is a disaster. It tastes oily and fake, chemicals, hints of ginger beer, maybe some nutmeg, strong sweetness. Bitter at the end, not enough carbonation. Ended up sending it back. This beer really sucks, do not buy it.

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Photo of Cyrano41
2.16/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I ordered this on tap at Finn McCool's in Virginia Beach. I asked if they had any pumpkin beers and ordered it without hearing the name, wanting to get my first pumpkin of the season. I hated it. Could only force half down. It was far too sweet, and the spices were over the top. Cloying. I would not have ordered it if I had known it was from curious traveler. They seem to be a brewery for people who prefer soda to beer, always to sweet and lacking balance or sophistication.

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Photo of podge_34
4.47/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaredtp
4.92/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kerry4porters
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Olorinpc
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like pumpkin beers it's great. If your more of an IPA type it's going to be 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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