Jack’s Abby Mom & Pop’s Pumpkin Crop Lager

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2012 harvest on our Mom & Pop’s farm was fruitful and this brew uses 100 fresh pumpkins and 40 organic squash. We prepared, cooked, and pureed all the gourds with the help of our friends at Carrie Anne’s Modern Diner. A blend of autumn spices adds to the intense pumpkin flavors. Uses locally grown Triticale from MA. OG 13.5 / IBUs 10 / ABV 5.5%

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Bebum (993) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Clear amber. Medium body, pronounced flavor not supported enough by body, high carbonation, low heat, lingering aftertaste, clean and flavorful finish. Low bitterness, refreshing in acidity, sweetish. Highly spiced, hoppy, fruity and yeasty as the flavor develops. More interesting than delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, allspice, some ginger, nutmeg, light cinnamon. Light-medium body, light stickiness. As pumpkin beers go, this is really good.

3.5
jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Sampled at the Engine Room in Mystic, CT the night before Streets and Annie’s wedding. Pours a clear amber body with thin white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with loads of spice and sugar upfront, but never really overbearing pumpkin character on the palate. Nice.

3.6
ClarkVV (6710) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Draught at Sunset Grill, 11/25/15.
Clear, glassy, dark amber with some light mahogany tints. Beige head is small and mostly dissipating, though you can never be sure if that’s the beer or the very poor maintenance of the draught lines at this place.
Lots of pumpkin in the nose, meaty and rich and quite authentic. Nutmeg, allspice and vanilla round it out, but are not overdone, as dry caramel and toffee enter the mix as well. Good, clean, pumpkin fun, with no flaw or alcohol noted.
Flavor is pumpkiny, that’s for sure. Meaty, rich and just like the nose. In a sense it dominates the beer, but you can tell this is meant to be a pumpkin-centered/pumpkin-forward beer, not just a dark lager with a slight pumpkin aspect. I don’t find it too sweet, there’s no artificiality to it and the spicing, while somewhat prominent, isn’t overdone. Medium body, off-dry overall with a bit of a hard texture from what I’d guess are some crystal malts. Medium to low carbonation really concentrates the pumpkin. I really, really like pumpkin beers (when real pumpkins are used), so I may be a bit biased here. Definitely a one-trick pony and if you’re looking for a subtle pumpkin beer, this is not your man.

3.8
JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle purchased from the brewery. Clear copper pour with pretty, lacy white head. Aroma is mildly spicy, nice light, well dosed pumpkin pie aroma, light biscuity notes, very pleasant. Taste is smooth, light sweetness, light toasted notes with a well dosed spicy finish. Palate is med-light bodied, dry, with good strong carbonation. Long time since I’ve had such a good pumpkin beer, very nice.

3.9
puboflyons (3434) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2015
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. Amber-orange pour with a lasting cream colored head. The aroma has a bit of nutmeg, a bit of Allspice, and other pumpkin esters as well as a sweet malt presence. Creamy medium body. Same sweetness and spiciness on the flavor with a mild to moderate bitterness at the end.

3.6
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
500ml bottle pours dark reddish brown cloudy with light edges, small finger of head. Nose is spice mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, light bread toast, malt, plum. Taste is similar, some light malty dark grain and bread, strong but balanced fall spice mix, medium bitterness. Finishes with some plum, dark grain, bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, some gourd.

3.5
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. decent pumpkin. typical flavors of nutmeg, allspice, some cinnamon. not a huge fan of style but this is well done

3.4
AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear copper color with lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is about what you would expect, cinnamon, nutmeg and a light dose of brown sugar. Not much in the way of gourd but that is kind of typical. Medium carbonation, fairly light body. Flavor has caramel, dried leaves, toasted bread, spices and very mild pumpkin like essence. Overall par for the course and is what it should be for a lager.

3.6
Jow (3926) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tap at World of Beers at the cross gates mall prior to a movie. Pours orange with nice head and fine lacing. Nose is nice fresh pumpkin squash and hints of spicing. The spices are light of nutmeg and cinnamon and plenty of squash Flavors. Drying with some earthy bitterness. Everything is subdued and very drinkable lager. The fact you can drink this in a mall is awesome.


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