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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Jacques Au Lantern, our Belgian-inspired pumpkin ale, is now on at the taproom. 6.1% abv, unfiltered and a whirlwind of spicy flavors and aromatics. It would take me a while to describe this one, itís probably easier for all of us if you just stop by and try it.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium lt tan head...light sediment throughout. Aroma has muddled seasonal spices...a bit of a shellfish note. Flavor has a shellfish note and a metallic/earthy bitterness...very muddled spices. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a dry spicy/shellfishy finish. Nasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours an orange amber color with thin white head. Aroma of pumplin spice, pumpkin, and vanilla. Clove, cinnamon flavor with pumpkin underneath and well as hint of yeast. Nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours orange with a thin white head that rapidly disappears. NIce vanilla and cinnamon notes on the nose. The taste lingers a bit. Iím not sure Iím getting pumpkin but the combination of spice notes seems evocative of autumn. Solid beer all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2152) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from Mariís. Pours hazy copper with a finger of white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and clove with a little pumpkin in the distance. Taste is pumpkin, clove, and some other gourd tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours fizzy orange with a finger of off-white head that goes away quickly and loudly. Nose is pumpkin spice, puree, and funky malt. Tastes funky, with yeasty pumpkin esters, a bit dry and floral, and with an more funky yeasty esters in the finish than pumpkin. This one is unique, and uses the pumpkin in a supporting role, and it works well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (507) - Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Amber color, small head that eventually disappears..nicely carbonated..aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon..palate is ok, bit thin..decent pumpkin flavor..as it sits a bit takes on more of a slight syrupy taste..if your a fan of this style you will probably find this more enjoyable

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crbolesta (10) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Aroma is filled with scents of allspice, clove, and nutmeg. Color is a beautiful sunny golden hue. Initial taste is heavy with notes of sweet baked cinnamon pumpkin. Mellows out into a medley of seasonal spices; very smooth and pleasant. Finishes clean with a bright sweetish bitterness. Lightly carbonated, but just enough to effectively deliver flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4026) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 10/8/12

Aroma: The nose is herbs and spice (ginger, cinnamon, etc), with some yeasty notes
Appearance: A completely clear orange pour with a small white head (that disappears) and no lace
Flavor: The odd herbal portion that is so prevalent in the nose pretty much goes away in the flavor, as does the ginger, and the taste has a lot more pumpkin-type spices (cinnamon, allspice, etc). It is also fairly sweet for the style with a light spice hop bitterness. The flavor works much better then the nose.
Palate: The body is fairly light and a bit watery, it has a lightly fizzy carbonation, and a fairly short finish
Overall Impression: I wasnít really all that impressed with this one. Oddly, the flavor was completely different then the nose, and probably my favorite part of the beer, but overall, I just didnít feel like this one worked that well. Really though, this issue is that this one was all over the map.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Bottle via StateLine Pumpkin tasting..... Smells like some slight spices, pumpkin and vegetables? Taste is more of vegetable, squash than pumpkin... Some spices and pumpkin but they dont stand out.. Medium body. Maybe this was a funky bottle. I will have to re-rate but overall little let down by this one... Re-rate... 11 12 13... Pumpkin and veggie notes on the nose. Taste is sweet pumpkin and sweet malts... crisp taste. medium body. Easy drinker... Original score was 2.8...bumped it up to 3.2

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
12oz bottle. Pour is a nice orange color with one finger of white head. Aroma is all pumpkin spice for me and a small hint of caramel. Mouth is mostly of spices: nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Not much pumpkin on my palette. Medium bodied. This wasnít all that bad but I could use a little more pumpkin flavor and dial down the spice a bit.


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