jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Linh. Pours a dark murky brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is stringent spice. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonated with spice notes.
Maverick34 (2787) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy burnt siena with mild head. Aroma is cinnamon gingerbread etc. Watery mouthfeel.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, brown-orange color with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Traces of some sediment. Lots of baking spices in the aroma, with cinnamon and allspice being most dominant. There is some fresh pumpkin and toasted malt in the background. Overpowering spices and a faint smokey flavor drown out any pumpkin that may be in here and leaves a slight medicinal aftertaste. Disappointing because I enjoy these spices in my Fall seasonals when balanced properly.
paulgermain (16) - sterling heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really great aroma. Reminds you of fall. A good color when poured into a glass. the taste is slightly bitter.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is malty, but sweet and spicy like the fall should smell. The color is a beautiful orange amber. There is a malty aftertaste that is slightly sweet and a little bit too much allspice. But overall it was enjoyed.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Had this in the fall and never got around to rating it. I guess it wasn’t that good. Aroma was spices, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Flavor was a lot of the same. There are a few better pumpkin beers out there. Although most pumpkin beers aren’t all that great. Poured an orange color no head. Average beer at best.
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Ginger Man, NYC. Deep amber body with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma is spicy as one would expect with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Pumpkin spice tastes with notes of caramel. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Seems overly spiced just like so many other pumpkin beers.
italianjohn (2681) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange hazy pour creamy layer of off white head and some lacing aroma of mostly nutmeg and allspice with cinnamon malty taste with nutmeg and cinnamon light dry bitter finish an average pumpkin looks better than it tastes more like pumpkin spice beer
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent dark amber color. Thick, creamy, sandy colored head. Heavily carbonated. Had to pause after pouring half of this and wait a couple of minutes for the massive head to diminish before pouring the rest of the bottle. Excellent retention and great lacing.
The allspice and nutmeg dominate the nose. Very nice level of sweet underlying malt smell. Light yeasty notes.
The taste is totally sweet-malt based with spicy pumpkin flavors. Once again the allspice and nutmeg dominate, but the cinammon makes a light showing on the back end. Nice caramely edge to this one.
Medium bodied, creamy and smooth make this feel very nice.
An easy to drink (and enjoy) festive ale here. A good representation of the style.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Arcadia Jaw-Jacker, a pumpkin spiced ale but no pumpkin - Pours an orangey-amber with off white head that dissipates to a rim of lacing fairly quickly. Overwhelming cinnamon aroma, which features strongly in the flavour profile but nutmeg and malt bread are quite discernible too. Finishes with some nice citrus hops. Mouthfeel is good, but this beer while having the basics, just doesn’t have unity.