Russell Brewing Co. – Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale

Russell Brewing Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale Review


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  • Brewery: Russell Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Pumpkin Ale
  • Pros:

    Nice, mellow pumpkin spice

  • Cons:

    smaller flavour than some

  • Conclusion:

    Nice, light(er) spiced Pumpkin Ale

Russell Brewing Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale Review
Russell Brewing Co. – Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale

Russell Brewing has put together a recipe and brewed up an Oaked and Spiced Pumpkin Beer called the Happy Jack. This fall favourite style from Russell pours from the 650ml bottle as a copper-brown colour topped with one finger of lightly lacing head. The Happy Jack smells malty with nutmeg and pumpkin spice. The aroma is big but forcasts a beer that leaves room for the more traditional beer flavours to come through. The beer is relatively light on the tongue with malt tones coming up front along with an amber ale like flavour. A slight metallic flavour comes through along with toasted malts, caramel and then of course the nutmeg and pumpkin spices. In the finish the palate is left with light spice and a relatively neutral feeling. This is a great Pumpkin Ale that makes itself known but does not take charge – a great balance of flavours.

Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 25
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.75 (Private Liquor Store)


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Tags: pumpkin, russell

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  1. UNhappy
    UNhappy 26 November, 2014, 11:36

    Where can I buy more please? I live in New Westminster BC. The place I found it has run out. And don’t tell me you only make it during Halloween!

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