RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
THOUGHTS: A very nice melding of spicy Belgian yeast and pumpkin pie spices. But it’s a better Belgian beer than it is a pumpkin beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light, orangey amber with nice carbonatoin and a small, off-white head that nearly fully diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had light caramel; light hops; heavy spicy yeast; hints of pumpkin pie spices that increased as it warmed, and slight pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, ever-so-slightly sour and slightly sour; while the finish was slightly sweet and sour, and moderately bitter with and average duration. There was pale malt; slight caramel; spicy Belgian, yeast, sour pumpkin, slight pumpkin pie spices, and metallic hops. The light to medium body was very dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.

Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Very nice appearance.. medium-dark brown color.. fizzies that stick to the glass, some head. Solid spice and pumpkin aroma.. very nice, authentic. Tastes peppery, spicy, cinnamon.. mild pumpkin, thankfully not that malty. This is one of the best pumpkin beers I can remember.

beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2016
I was like, "ehhh I don’t like pumpkin beers." But then I was like, "ehhh its a Belgian pumpkin beer so it may not be shitty." And it was just a single. So, I got it. Well, its Halloween and I need to get to drinking these beers since its been sitting in my fridge for over a month. So, I pour it into a tuliped pint glass. Color is dark amber orange, clear. Aroma is like, "ehhhh I should have known." Flavor is like, "ehhh what a waste of time." Slightly sweet beer with sharp spices.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Clear orange body with a minimal fizzy off white head. The nose is super spicy with lots of pie spice, heavy nutmeg and allspice with some caramel malt. The flavor is the usual heavy spice, almost a burny level of cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet caramel malt. Lighter bodied with a slight cling and soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, I’d take a pass on a second bottle of this.

jcartamdg (3445) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours a hazy Amber with a thin white head. Aroma of peppery Belgian yeast, pumpkin spices. Taste follows. More spice and yeast than pumpkin

downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber with a decent, off-white, head. Spicy pumpkin and cinnamon, a touch of orange and caramel sweetness, with a gentle finish. Good.

shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin/squash, malt, and straw aroma. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin malt, and straw flavor. Nice balance - pleasantly sweet with spices nicely forward but not overwhelming.

nittanyjim (118) - - OCT 17, 2015
Hazy orange-brown. Sweet, cinnamon, pumpkin nose. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin start. Slightly sour finish. Solid carbonation, but no lacing evident.

Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. Hazy burnt copper brown. Nutmeg and allspice with some wet dog aromas. Nutmeg, cinnamon sugar and wet dry toast my flavors. Medium slick body.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle at Vino Volo, Chevy Chase, MD. Orange body with slight, tan head. Nose is malty, fruits, pumpkin of course. Taste sweet, floral, some pumpkin, gets spicier. Okay.

ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Gettysburg Eddie’s in Gettysburg, PA. This beer is a nice pumpkin orange color with a small white head. the aroma is full of pumpkin and nutmeg with some cinnamon, very inviting. The flavor is a really good pumpkin and cinnamon mix. This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. An excellent pumpkin beer.

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