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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (499) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Hazy yellow color with small head. Spicy, grassy, lemony aroma. Taste is grainy and spicy, with a nice peppery bite. Crisp mouthfeel. Like a Wit Lager... Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1281) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear deep straw color with thin creamy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grass, wheat, coriander, citrus and spices. Taste starts with light sweet grainy malt, following is citric, yeasty and vinous with mild spicy, crisp and dry mouthfeel and mild bitter finish. Light to medium body, slick texture and lively natural carbonation. Spice girls’ lager...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OyaOrlova (3) - - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
Was expecting stronger taste than it actually is, but it’s neutral with a slight fruity aftertaste. Very drinkable. Light in taste but delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2744) - BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
Bottom-fermented version of a Belgian witbier it seems, spiced a bit differently, but still with the obiquitous coriander and orange peel. Pours a deep and ’sunny’ yellow blonde with somewhat greenish hue, clear with steady sparkling but hazy with deposit, under a rather thin, crackling, snow white, opening and eventually all but disappearing head. Aroma is less perfumey and less citrussy than I expected (and hoped); wheaty soapiness is certainly there, along with something sulphuric like a striked match, sweaty grains, wet cardboard, baked banana, lemon zest but not really lemon grass, chamomille is noticeable and so is the orange peel but both in a subdued way, white wine, green apple peel and, frankly, stale urine... Minerally taste, soft carbo, sourish and sweetish but otherwise relatively neutral, fruity, some banana-like sweetishness in the middle countered by clear wheaty sourishness, smooth and lightly oily mouthfeel, rather thin body, soft but drying spiciness in the finish in which I get a faint impression of that chamomille again, a bit chalky as well, with some lingering malt sweetness and a brief hint of grassy and floral hop bitterishness, quickly fading. A bit of a disappointment, though admittedly the bottle was already past its prime, I’m sure this is better when tasted fresh from tap.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Jacks Abby Leisure Time Lager ].
Clear medium yellow color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, flowers, grass - lemon grass, coriander, spicy. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, lemon grass, coriander, floral. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20141025]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2311) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. How pale yellow can it be? Very mush so with a modest little white head. Great toasted barely and grain character with a lemon bite. The body is light and refreshing. The taste is all over the place. Think toasted bread, lemongrass, coriander, orange peel. and spice and you will get the picture. Very mush like a witbier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 12oz. Pours pale blond with low white head. Aroma is of spices, Jaegermaester herbs, citrus, coriander. Taste is of malt, wheat, spices, citrus, coriander. Palate: Light body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite nice spice blend. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11813) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle, 4.8%. Hazy dark yellow with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, spices and herbs. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, spices, herbs, little sweet and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1390) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Jack’s Abby once again makes a lager that doesn’t really taste like a lager...and that’s typically a good thing. This is reminds me of a more refined version of an American wheat ale. Spices aren’t overwhelming and it finishes rather clean on the palate. Hazy yellow with thin head. Lemon, wheat, orange, coriander, and light hoppiness round out the flavor profile. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a really thin head that doesn’t leave any lacing. Nose is fruity and floral, lightly spicy. Taste is of more spices, herbs, tea and is pretty much completely dry. Pretty crisp for a lager with adjuncts. Body is medium and carbonation low to moderate. Overall an OK beer, I wouldn’t go out of my way for it though.


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