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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This poured a bright orange with a white head. Aroma was Ginger and cinnamon. Flavor was similar, way too much Ginger. Bad pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Nose extremely strong on the spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, some vanilla, but a soft, sweet maltiness underlies. Pours murky orange-brown with a dull beige head. Very autumnal taste, the above mentioned spices, pulled back a bit and in perfect balance with each other, stronger malt coming up to meet them from underneath. Almost no sweetness or bitterness here, closer to bland than anyone would like, but there’s a nice earthy overtone and even the thin, weakened malt gets in a punch or two. Cheers for the balls of straight up admitting, right off the bat, that there’s no pumpkin in this, but I need more out of the base beer, even if the limited adjuncts are deployed well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5196) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5171) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Sweet lemon-spice aroma. Thick, murky orange color. The taste was surpisingly light and citrusy for a Pumpkin Ale. The wheat really changes the character of the beer, giving it a real dry crispness. The lack of real pumpkins is a little bit of a disappointment, but it is fresh and balanced enough to enjoy. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Faint sweet aroma. Smells of spices, nutmeg, caramel malts, and pumpkin pie. Poured dark orange in color with a small, fizzy, off-white head that diminished immediately. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Some small particles. Tastes lightly sweet. Flavors of pumpkin, light spices, and caramel malts. Light to medium body. Creamy, oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malty pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4883) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Central Market, 11/10/13

Aroma: The aroma is vegetal and spice, mild pumpkin, and cinnamon
Appearance: It pours a dark orange color, some beige head, and mid-plus lacework
Flavor: The taste is much the same, a little too much vegetal, not enough pumpkin spice
Palate: The body is medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, average carbonation, and a tingly finish
Overall Impression: I wanted this one to be better, but the vegetal flavor overrides the pumpkin spice and makes it a less than stellar example of the style for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Pours a hazy brown-orange with an off-white head. Nose is malt, yeast, spices, and a bit heavy in allspice. A bit heavy on mouthfeel for a pumpkin ale. Flavor starts off with a peppery bite followed by citrus, orange peel, sour, and some barely noticeable pumpkin. Finish lingers with pepper and sour. Interesting, but most noticeable pumpkin flavor is only a memory that reoccurs after the beer is gone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a deep orange-amber with a rather small foamy light beige head. Aroma starts off with some sort of vomit-pumpkin mixture that is overrun by nutmeg and allspice. Body is medium to slightly fuller with strong tingly carbonation and an average to quicker fading, for the strength of the taste anyway, aftertaste. Flavor is all allspice and nutmeg up front, followed by some earth and candle. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4804) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Aroma is spices and perfumed sour/sweetness, can’t tell if its pumpkin or yam. The flavor is spices, citrus, mild wheat notes and the same sour/sweetness from the aroma in the finish.

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