I’m not that big on the shandy but I am big on pumpkin beers. I look forward to fall because of pumpkin everything. Yeah I know. Whatever.
Anyway, recently reps from The Brooklyn Brothers reached out to me so they can send me a sample of Traveler Beer Company’s new and limited Jack-o Pumpkin Shandy. Hell, it’s free and pumpkin so of course I said yes. I’m never going to turn down free beer.
When my package arrived I didn't think much of it and threw the beer in the fridge so I could do my job and review it for you faithful readers.
Let me preface my review with a disclaimer. I want my pumpkin beers to taste like pumpkin pie. I know some of you don’t and that’s cool but that’s what I look forward to in my pumpkin beers. And holy shit did this one pumpkin pie the shit out of their pumpkin beer. Here is my review:
Brewery: Traveler Beer Company
Beer: Jack-O Traveler Shandy
Style: Pumpkin beer
Louisiana Availability: Yes. Limited seasonal.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy dark orange with a nice foamy, white head.
Smell: Strong aroma of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice) as well as slight hints of a lemon citrus.
Taste: You ever tasted pumpkin out of the can? Yeah. Tastes just like that but with all the pie spices mixed in- cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice all there. There is a lemon citrus bite that adds to it though.
Mouthfeel: Mice medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: This is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had. It has all the pumpkin pie taste that I look forward to in a pumpkin beer with some sort of added….something. Not sure what it is. It’s refreshing. Maybe the whole shandy aspect is adding that. Not sure. Go grab some though!
The Beer Buddha