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Jack’s Abby Leisure Time Lager



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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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We honor our Pops with this beer. His vision built the Leisure Time ice brand decades ago and inspired us to build Jack’s Abby as a family business. Leisure Time Lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. A subtle spiciness balances the citrusy and floral hops added to the whirl and hopback. Relax and enjoy! Leisure Time Lager uses locally grown wheat from MA. OG 11.8 Plato / IBU’s 15 / ABV 4.8%. May - August Release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1857) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, spicy, floral, coriander and grass. Taste is very mild bitters with lingering sweetness. Light bodied, smooth and a nice change of pace lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Craftissimo, drank outside in TST. Smells of grapefruit, coriander, a little bit of wheat, spice, woody hop. Definitely tastes like a wheat lager - crisp lager bitterness that is a bit empty but with phenolic wheat spices (very light clove/pepper) and coriander. Body is thin-to-medium, rough carbonation. Definitely interesting - taste is somewhat lacking in depth but aroma is fresh and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Craftissimo outside. Aroma is definitely spiced - coriander and cloves. Taste too. A lot of things I don't like in beer - cloves, wheat, etc. - but it does a good job of hitting all those notes, even if they're ones I don't enjoy. Leaves a wheaty aftertaste with some lingering spice. Wouldn't get again but a good example of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2384) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from wegmans. Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a bit of lemon, a bit of a tart note,light grain. The taste has a bit of a sweet, citrusy flavor. Very light, very crisp, very summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (187) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2015
From 12oz bottle, 12 bottle variety pack $16, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: spices, lemongrass, flowery almost lavender

Appearance: soft hazy, straw yellow, nice white head with good retention

Taste: medium sweet, light sour\tart

Palate: light body, average carbonation, bitter and dry/crisp finish

Overall: Somewhat like a Belgian Witbier, but missing the Belgian yeast. The spices are nice and not overpowering. A nice very clean and well made lager. the chamomile and other spices lend a very nice and subtle taste which is balanced nicely with a hint of bitterness. Very easy to drink, especially on hot or humid days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (12439) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 19, 2015
Hefig herber Antrunk, leicht gewürzig. Trocken hefiger Koriandernoten, danach abflachend, die Herbe steigt leicht. Erfrischendes, insgesamt unspektakuläres BIer. 9/9/11/9/9/9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4053) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Strangelove’s Philadelphia tap: pours yellow with small white head. Aroma is light and spicy with a tad bit of malt. Taste is light and a tad sweet. Nice apicy finish. Not very hoppy. Lingering aftertaste. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Debuca’s in Raynham, MA. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Wheat and coriander - the coriander is very prominent. A bit of a dry tingle way at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4157) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Draughts around Boston, most recently Winter ’14-’15
I guess this is the lager answer to the Belgian witbier, though to be honest, it didn’t really occur to me the first few times I had it. It certainly dosent scream Belgian wit bier like some of their IPLs do an IPA. The appearance is marvelous; a glowing, softly hazy pale gold with a mountainous, well-retained white head.
The nose is soft, understated with very light floral notes (lavendar, lilac, honeysuckle) and graceful citrus (tangerine pulp, lemon seed) and incorporates the wheat in perfectly, keeping things round and dry. The spices are wonderfully balanced and utilized perfectly, being just an afterthought in the aroma. No alcohol or flaws. Not a huge strength or force to the aroma, but given what this beer is, it’s as good as youre going to get.
Immediately comforting on the palate, the chamomile, lemongrass and wheat keeping things almost creamy, though the carbonation perks things up, as mildly bitter hops (flowers, herbs) course through the beer, brightening things a touch. Subtle spicing contributes light citrus, a touch of bubble gum and soft nuttiness. Incredibly clean, well-balanced and easy to drink with plenty of flavors to enjoy along the way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swampwater (53) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Aroma: Wheat, lemonpeel, and a faint whiff of ginger.
Appearance: Pours a murky light gold colour. Barely any head.
Taste: A bitter wheat and hop kick, followed by whispers of coriander, lemonpeel and ginger. There seems to be another flavour trying to breakthrough - the chamomile perhaps?
Palate: Very crisp, and bitter throughout. Light body. Medium-Heavy carbonation.
Overall: One of the few times I’ve agreed with the flavour profile printed on the bottle. I can definitely taste the coriander, lemonpeel, and what seems to be chamomile (I haven’t had chamomile that often to compare). A very crisp beer, leaving your mouth feeling clean - almost like a beer mouthwash, in the best possible way! Hehe.

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