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Leisure time, what’s that?  Here we go with another session beer from a brewery with “Jack” in the name.


Beer Name: Leisure Time Lager

Brewer: Jack’s Abby Brewing

Style: Pale Wheat Lager

ABV: 4.8%

Description: Listed on the brewery website as a lager brewed with “wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel, and chamomile.”  I emptied a 12 oz. can into a pint glass for this review.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy, semi-see through straw yellow body with a frothy white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: Slightly sweet, mixed with lager yeast and a faint bit of tea on the finish.

Taste: A little bit of sweetness upfront, primarily in the form of orange and lemon zest.  From there the beer picked up a wheaty, yeasty taste before finishing with a subtle mix of light malt, chamomile, subdued floral hops, and just a bit more citrusy sweetness.  Really nice blend of flavors that complimented each other well.

Mouthfeel: Just barely medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.  Went down nice and easy.

Hype Factor: No particular hype here, I simply picked this one up to get re-acquainted with a core offering from another one of my fantastic local breweries.  

Overall: Very tasty and really easy to go through quickly right from the start.  It had a  great blend of flavors and was both refreshing and relaxing to drink.  I could see this being an excellent beer to have in quantity for some outdoor day drinking on a hot summer day.  Nicely done, one of my favorite session beers so far this summer.