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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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, it’s probably easier for all of us if you just stop by and try it.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Pours that classic orange amber of the pumpkin beers of the season. This one has a heavier spice profile that keeps it from tasting like creamy pumpkin pie. In the good manifestations (Pumking) I think the creaminess is awesome, but I respect the effort to have one with a bit more hop presence that isn’t just straight pumpkin and sweetness. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BazookaJoe (235) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On draft at The Big Hunt DC. Not a bad pumpkin ale, not overly spiced which is good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin spices and herbal hops. The taste is pumpkin, pumpkin spices and a hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Seems a little hollow... missing something. A little bit too hoppy. Soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (10059) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Staff recommendation at Churchkey. Not a bad pumpkin beer, the spice outweighs the squash, and it doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
A golden ale wit a thin white head. In aroma, a nice mix of Belgian fruity esters and light pumpkin spices, light herbal notes. In mouth, a smooth Belgian ale with good balance of spices, cinnamon predominating, cloves, a bit of cardamom, quite nice. On tap at RFD, Sept. 18 2010.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2010
On tap ta Arenas. Poured a slightly hazy deep copper color with a small white head that fell to a ring. A bready sweet pumpkin spice aroma with clove standing out. Soft malty flavor with a good balance between the spices and a mild pumpkin flavor. Spice level is just right with cinnimon, nutmeg and all spice. Nice light to medium body and well balanced. Avery good pumpkin seasonal.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, ginger, clove, allspice, light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some vanilla, light bubblegum. Soft, light-medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Growler from the brewery: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a spotty-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with some fresh pumpkin notes and aromatic cinnamon. Starts with good fullness and a nice light malty sweetness balanced with fleshy pumpkin flavor and clove spice before a smooth pumpkin pie finish. Has just the right amount of pumpkin flavor and spices. I hope they start bottling this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harpsm (32) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2010
On tap at RFD in DC. Cloudy straw color. Flavor begins with pumpkin spice, dominated by clove, but with very little actual pumpkin flavor. Flavor then quickly fades to a smooth, spicy Belgian wheat ale. The wheat and spice flavors hang around for a looooong, wonderful finish. Not a great example of a pumpkin beer, but more of an interesting twist on a Belgian style wheat ale.


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