Welcome to the season of pumpkin everything. The other half picked this one up and I didn’t know what to expect from a pumpkin shandy. Let’s pop this one open and see what it’s all about.
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Driven by an obsessive love of high jinks, the Jack-O Traveler spent his days cooking up mischief for everyone who crossed his path. One of his favorite pranks involved tricking unsuspecting bar patrons into buying him beers and then skipping out just when it was his turn to buy a round. So clever was Jack, he even scammed the devil himself into granting him a reprieve from hell. Unfortunately for our Traveler, when his shenanigans finally caught up with him and he died, the man upstairs wanted nothing to do with Jack either. It’s said that after Jack was barred from heaven, the devil gave him a burning coal, which he promptly put into a carved pumpkin to light his way. Legend has it that he wanders the earth to this day, searching for innocent bystanders to hoodwink into buying him his favorite beer, a pumpkin Shandy. Representing the darker side of Shandy, Jack-O Traveler is an alluring beer illuminated by the tastes of fall. He strikes the perfect balance between bright refreshment and seasonal spice. Jack is an American craft wheat beer brewed with fresh pumpkin, for a delicious, dark hued, Shandy-inspired beer.”
Random: My fantasy team tore up the field this week. Now, my record is 2-2.
This beer poured with less than half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark brown color with light carbonation. The nose had pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon mixed with wet horse. This did not smell good. The taste had cinnamon and nutmeg along with tart lemon peel. This flavors did not mix well. The body was on the thick side with low carbonation, which also didn’t help this beer. It had a really quick finish, which was good because I thought this beer was awful. Even for the economical price of $1.99, I wouldn’t buy this beer again. Ugh.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0