Evolution Jacques Au Lantern

As the years pass doing the blog, I end up drinking fewer and fewer pumpkin beers every year. The fact that they come out in July doesn’t help either. I’m not organized enough to buy them in the summer and hold them until the Fall, so I end up having most on tap when we go out.


ABV: 6.3%

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our fall seasonal is an unfiltered amber ale brewed with pumpkin and spices. We add roasted pumpkin to the mash and traditional pumpkin pie spices to the kettle, and then ferment with a Belgian yeast strain.”

Random: We’re watching a marathon of tiny house shows. This episode, the buyers requested a climbing wall.

The beer poured with less than a quarter of a finger of head. What was there was ecru colored. It went away quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a bright orange color with only limited carbonation visible. The nose started with spice. I specifically picked up cinnamon, clove and ginger. The taste started with graham cracker and quickly went into the same spice notes that were in the nose (cinnamon, ginger and clove), but also had some allspice and nutmeg. There was also a clover honey sweetness. It had a light body with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with the spice. This was an easy drinker for the style, but I wish the Belgian yeast made more of an appearance because it would have made the beer more interesting.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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