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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Jaw-Jacker balances our finest malted barley with a bit-o-wheat and is complimented with a citrus hop kick and just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice for a nice marriage of pumpkin pie and beer. Made in the fall to celebrate the changing of the season.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2008
12oz Bottle. Bright and fresh pumpkin pie aroma. Heavy on the clove. Real and bready. Kind of artifically spiced. Pours a crystal clear orange-amber, with a thin rim of white. Flavor is a fairly predictable rendered spice and musty kitchen closet. The mingled pie spice carries on. There’s a shellaced, glassy calmness to the beer that subdues the bright, lively character the spices could show. Actual pumpkin essence flounders beneath the McCormick pre-ground spice show. Mostly spice, not too much meat. It’s not really that bad, just predictable for the style. Just this side of sweet. Hops glow in a loaf of stale bread at the backend. Alcohol not noticed. Lightly bitter from spice overboiling? Realtively clean, yet self-explanatory version. Loses points compared to similar examples for not actually revealing pumpkin flavor, just the spice. Festively appropriate. Thanks again Sean for yet another limited distribution Michigan beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Bright caramel, hazy, thin spritzy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Big spicey nose, some cinnamon, nutmeg, but moreso all-spice.   Heavy on the all-spice as far as flavor, but present is nutmeg and a bit more cinnamon than most.   Not much background, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   All-spice is dominant throughout.   Wouldn’t mind the all-spice to be a little more muted, with more nutmeg and cinnamon.   As is, its fairly decent.   No real pumpkin flavor tho.   Thanks Chris for the bottle!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
12oz bottle consumed around Halloween 2007 in a side by side tasting with Michigan Brewing Screamin Pumpkin. Pour is slightly hazy melon orange. Head is a ring of white cream and a patchy layer of white swirls. Aroma is pretty weak. Mild pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is also pretty mild. This is pretty light all around. Disappointing - especially next to the screamin pumpkin. 5/3/5/3/12

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Rated 10/23/07 - 12 oz. bottle. Nice amber oarange. Spice and pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spice nose, bit of malt. Some kind of "bottle twang". A bit of hops, just enough. Kind of dry. Ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
This ale poured an copper colour with a almost non-existant head, even after a hefty pour. To the nose there was scents of nutmeg and allspice, but I couldn’t find any cinnamon. First taste was very strong with spices, and this is where I found the cinnamon and other spices added. Finish was hoppy and the palate was bitter with lasting flavours of allspice????

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours a reddish golden color with very large bubbles up and down the glass. The thin white head is gone almost immediately. The aroma is very full and complex. All of the pumpkin pie spices are there in force. The flavor is farily rich as well with the ubiquitous pumpkin ales allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, along with a biscuity malt flavor and relatively powerful hops. The mouthfeel is weird in that the large bubbles feel sharp on the palate, but overall this is a solid pumpkin beer, which means a lot from me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma is malty and spicy. Hazy medium amber body with an average off-white foamy head that mostly diminished. No lacing. Flavor is close to an amber ale but with some autum spice, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon. Palate is light-medium bodied, watery, and soft carbonation. One of my favorite autum ales. Smooth and quite drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2007
(bottle) Medium orange gold, slightly hazy, small head. Faint spice aroma. Flavor was spice (more allspice and nutmeg). Flavor was spice on a malt base.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 19, 2007
From dra19 via trade, thank you again! The pour was a slighly cloudy copper color with an almost two-finger tall off-white head. The aroma was mild, with some malt noted underneath the dry spicyness of cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor was nicely spiced with the nutmeg and cinnamon coming through quite well. Many of these beers seem to be watery with a splash of spice/flavor thrown in as an afterthought. This one has an aggressive flavor and I kinda dug it. The mouthfeel is thin to medium in body and the finish is quite dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Hazy amber body, thin-medium off-white head. Light, spicy aroma featuring nutmeg and cinnamon, and I suppose allspice too, if I could pick that one out. The spices present somewhat harshly in the body, which does thankfully exhibit a bready malt backbone, especially evident as the beer warms up a bit. It’s OK but there are so many of these beers on the market now, it is hard to separate from the pack.


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