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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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, it’s probably easier for all of us if you just stop by and try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Had this on tap at theBarley Que in Harrahs Chester. I was a bit worried because it was only two bucks. Poured a clear amber with no head. The aroma was pumpkin pie spice as was the flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
From the tap poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Spicy light malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2012
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Notches on the dates seem to be out of alignment. A - Pours a dark orange body with no real head retention to speak of. S - Surprisingly witbier like. Cinnamon and coriander mostly. A touch of bread. T - Coriander heavy with faint spices on the finish. Not very pumpkin or fall like. M - Nice carbonation and smooth mouth feel. O - An oddly coriander heavy beer with little resemblance to its namesake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, slightly hazy orange-red with no head, aroma brought notes of some cinnamon, clove, ginger, hints of herbal, vegetal pumpkin notes, hints of earth, slight sour fruit notes with some grape, white fruits, pear notes. Taste is a mix of sweet orange, pear, grape, peach, vegetal pumpkin notes, some slight spice, toasted notes, cinnamon, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. Interesting take, which it had a little more of the spice and pumpkin depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12 bottle. Golden poured with a small sized head. Spice, pumpkins, vanilla, and some herbalness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Location/Date:</bBottle on November 29th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a slightly less than clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma of pumpkin, faint spice, some yeast.
Taste: Medium pumpkin but not sweet, clove and other spices.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Might be one of my last pumpkin beer ratings of the year...and a beer from Maryland I got from Ben(who lives in NJ). Solid pumpkin beer - what I really like is that it’s not overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Nice rich, hazy amber and copper coloured body with a thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rich squash, light nutmeg and allspice with canella, yeast and alcohol notes. Medium-bodied; Malty squash flavour at first with almost no immediate flavour that shows some light allspice and nutmeg shortly after and a little herbal notes coupled with some alcohol and a touch of yeast. Aftertaste is a bit more complex with a little caramel and a bunch more squash, but not as robust as I’d expect with the nose and the feeling of body. Overall, a nice lightish spiced squash-based beer, but a bit underwhelming compared to some of their other offerings - still always nice to try a seasonal around this time. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Red White & Bleu in Falls Church, Virginia on 23-November-2012 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 26-November-2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar/GT2, its got that belgian yeast flavor and a nice pumpkin spice, though the spice is too muddled compared to the dominance of the belgian yeast, the pumpkin flavor only peaks through on the tail end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours from the bottle clear roasty pumpkin orange. Small aroma of pumpkin pie spice with good body and little hops. Nice balance of spice and pumpkin. I could drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twj2000 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
Hazy amber pour with only a minor head. Aroma is spice but the pumpkin really comes through on the taste. More of a vegetable taste than pie.

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