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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This spiced amber-wheat ale is our celebration of the arrival of Autumn. Using the finest malted barley and a small amount of wheat for mouthfeel, Jaw-Jacker displays a brilliant orange-amber color, despite the absence of pumpkin in the recipe. The addition of cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg (in the exact proportions of a family pumpkin pie recipe) creates a refreshingly spicy, season brew.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Pours amber brown with a light tan head. Nose of spice and malt. Taste was heavy spice, caramel malt, and strong citrus hoppiness, but not a lot of pumpkin pie. Finish was malty. If I tasted pumpkin, it was uncooked pumpkin. It’s good, but it’s not like the rest of the pumpkin ales out there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Poured a thickish, dark coppery with a slight tinted head. It smelled very spicy of pumpkin and perhaps cinnamon. It seems moderately carbonated and has a decent body. It’s finish is great--very spiced but not over the top. A great seasonal and another great beer from Arcadia. I would definitely have this one again.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Tried today from Tim’s beer rep. Actually quite nice for a pumpkin ale (with no pumpkin). Very nice balance of flavor. Most pumpkin ales I find to be very seltzery and off in the spice flavor. This is very nice and should be well commended. Tim has done a nice thing with this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle. Had to display this one. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and pie. Lager malt and some light skinned fruit. not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2008
Hazy dark orange and copper with a lightly off white head. The aroma had some spicy nutmeg and cinnamon. The pumpkin smell was light with some apples. The taste is definite pumpkin rind with some nutmeg. There is also a little bit of cinnamon. Good for those that like more pumpkin in their pumpkin ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1870) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Amber colored with small, mostly diminishing head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with subtle cinnamon and ginger spiciness. Spicy flavor, with nutmeg and more ginger. Mildly bitter finish with grainy wheat notes. Flavor quickly wane, leaving behind only a wet grainy aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2008
apricot-puree looking body with no head and large carbonation..aroma of spice, nutmeg, pumpkin, etc..flavor is very earthy, with hints of nutmeg, orange peel, and pumpkin pie..nice balance

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3182) - 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 (6300) - 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 (1977) - 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


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