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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

316 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.92%


Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is an ale brewed with spices, not brewed with pumpkin.

(Beer added by: nortmand on 09-12-2007)
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

1.7/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

The best thing about this beer is that it looks like apple cider. And the bottle has some awesome artwork. The smell, oddly similar to over-ripe bananas, is off-putting. The flavor is lacking. There’s a harsh bite to it (someone called it sour and I agree), which makes it difficult to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 22:56:05 | More by brutusmuktuk
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 13 November 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium clear orange. Almost no head, no visible bubbles. Color is fine, but it looks flat.

Smell is quite nice. Pumpkin, rich and full and squashy. The spices are a great complement, bringing out that classic pumpkin pie flavor, but with a beery twist. I like it.

Taste is good. It's not quite as pumpkin pie like as the taste; it's more grainy, a little bitter, and just generally less flavorful. If it tasted like the smell, I'd be happy.

Feel is okay. It does come across rather flat. Not terrible, but could be quite a bit better.

On balance, I like this beer. Maybe I'm just intoxicated by that pumpkin pie smell. The rest leaves a fair amount to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 15:56:41 | More by zeledonia
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice orange hue with light cap of tan foam, slightly hazy but looks fantastic. Would like to have seen a bit darker color.

S: Aroma is of spices nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice.

T: Taste is of Pure pumpkin pie!

M: Medium bodied to full, great carbonation level.

O: Overall a great beer, lots of malty sweetness an a pumpkin pie taste if you think a pumpkin beer shuld taste like the pie this ones right up there in the top 10 maybe at 5 as pumpkin beers go this ones great!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:31:25 | More by nukem5
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Lackluster beer at best.

Poured a cloudy orange color with a one finger head that faded fast. Spices are there...cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice. This beer leaves an odd after taste in the mouth.

I understand that there are no pumpkins used in brewing this beer. That is ok because pumpkins do not have much taste. It is just a lousy ale that is poorly spiced.

Not a drain pour, but this beer is a chore to drink. It is blah and dull.

So many better fall and pumpkin beers out there this one should be avoided.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 04:11:35 | More by JohnFatAss
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None on bottle, 2013 release
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Arcadia's Jaw Jacker is a fairly sweet and well-spiced autumnal ale that is too sweet, a bit too one-dimensional, and overly carbonated for my tastes. Although this beer doesn't contain any pumpkin, it comes across as very similar to most other heavily spiced pumpkin ales, indicating how little flavor a brewer can typically extract from a pumpkin, and how much the malts must simulate what could be expected as pumpkin to our tastes.

Pours a 1cm tall head of off-white colored foam, made up primarily of medium-sized bubbles, giving a somewhat dish-soap like appearance. Retention is about average, lasting just below one minute in a decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a medium-sized island of residual foam resting atop the body of the beer. Lacing is nonexistent. Beer's body is a moderately dark copper orange color, with light bringing out brighter copper hues. Carbonation remains visible through the nearly opaque (90-95% opacity) body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is primarily of pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and apple cider-like sweetness.

Front of palate experiences cloying, pure sugar sweetness joined to pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of spicy clove). Mid-palate of continuing sugar sweetness with pie spices (cinnamon becoming more pronounced) and a bit of apple cider flavor. Back of palate finds continued pie spices (cinnamon and spicy clove-like flavors being most prominent), diminished sweetness, and a bit of pleasant graham cracker taste in the mid-back as the beer warms. Aftertaste of sugary sweetness and cinnamon, similar to a "red hot" candy; a bit cloying, not particularly pleasant.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a moderately fizzy mouthfeel at first, which gradually calms to a smooth and slightly foamy mouthfeel over a few seconds. Beer does not close dry, and leaves moderate stickiness on the lips and palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 16:31:54 | More by falloutsnow
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/11/2013 printed on the bottleneck. I haven't had this brew since around this time last year, so I'm glad to revisit it. I just recently learned that this beer isn't actually brewed with real pumpkin, which is kind of misleading. Regardless, going in unbiased.

Poured into a Miller High Life pint glass.

A - Pours a murky burnt orange color with some carbonation bubbles rushing topside, and a half finger of off-white suds that fades quickly.

S - Smell is of cinnamon, crisp cola presence, herbal spice rack / oregano notes via the allspice and nutmeg, and a hint of buttery biscuit malt presence.

T - Taste is of crisp cola, brown sugar, cinnamon, herbal allspice, nutmeg, and some sort of syrupy medicinal cherry cream sort of taste, most likely imparted from the spice.

M - Feel is crisp, and clean, with mild stickiness, and some lingering medicinal notes. Fairly unpleasant, but leaves you wanting another sip.

Overall, a fairly unimpressive anti-pumpkin beer from Arcadia. Pretty disappointing from all angles. I wouldn't be upset if they phased this beer out in favor of a beer actually brewed with pumpkin.

Arcadia Jaw-Jacker ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:07:37 | More by mfnmbvp
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin. In the taste, strong all spice and raw cinnamon, just a little pumpkin flavor and tangy vegetable notes. Lots of spice, and a fair malt sweetness. Medium bodied feel with a strong carbonation. Overall, this is a decent pumpkin ale with lots of spices.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 17:43:55 | More by Stinkypuss
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

2.89/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy orange-pink hue with a thin cream-colored head, a touch of carbonation to be seen. Thin lacing, and eventually the head completely disappears, even the usual ring around the top.

S: Cinnamon and nutmeg, some malt in the background to remind you it's a beer. Perfectly autumn-themed, if a bit too assertive about the fact.

T: Cinnamon prevails heavily on the front, while nutmeg is dominant on the finish. Gosh, that's unbalanced. Not unpleasant for a few sips, just very, very heavy on the spices. Approaching the 'cinnamon challenge' in liquid form. Is there even any pumpkin in this?

M: Not much carbonation but not super smooth either. The finish is (I've never thought to use this description before) powdery, as if the ground spices are in my mouth, too.

O: Jaw-jacker is right. While cinnamon may be a pleasant spice, you will get your fill of it in three sips from this beer. Until now I've thought that I wanted a beer as unbalanced and spice-forward as it was possible to make, approaching blended pumpkin pie with alcohol, but I rescind that statement. While enjoyable to drink one, this ends up being neither a well-crafted beer nor a even guilty pleasure.

EDIT: Read the description, I guess there wasn't supposed to be any pumpkin present. Those misleading bastards!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 06:35:13 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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joeboe2001

Maryland

1.8/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Worst pumpkin I have had this year!

A- Looked okay. Not much of a head, light gold in color in a dark venue.

S- Light pumpkin smell--not overbearing.

T - All of the usual pumpkin pie spicing BUT this stuff tasted more like pumpkin pie hand soap than beer! Relatively offensive chemical aftertaste, very week beer taste!

M -The soapy taste turned me off--hope it wasn't a poorly washed glass.

O - I recommend spending your next $5 elsewhere!

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 14:21:38 | More by joeboe2001
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Arcadia Jaw-Jacker could not be more orange and hence look any more appropriate for a pumpkin ale. Dense and solid in complexion, you can't make a finger out on the other side despite its rather luminous glimmer. Its "head" (while and where it exists) is thin as twine.

No actual pumpkin was used in the recipe - what does that matter? How many of us eat pumpkin anyhow? I'd wager few people can think of a recipe that uses pumpkin other than pumpkin pie. It's all in the spices, baby. And this beer, which uses cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg, provides plenty of spicy/savory flavour and texture.

In setting out to brew a pumpkin ale, Arcadia was wise to look no further than the brewer's grandmother's pumpkin-pie recipe. This smells (and especially tastes) like a delicious fall-time dessert, the perfect conclusion to a thanksgiving dinner. As much as it tastes like pie and vanilla ice cream, however, it also tastes like sweet potato.

Jaw-Jacker has the expected pumpkin-pie spices but it also has an unexpected amount of body. The brewery refers to this as an 'amber-wheat ale' so the toasty, caramelly undertones and crisp, effervescent texture should not be surprising. I half-expected a beer with this much character to be a little higher in alcohol; it's super agreeable.

Arcadia has managed to capture and bottle the months of September through November and have made a near-perfect fall-time quaff; it's got me seeing bats and scarecrows and jack o-laterns as well as a bountiful dinning room table. Pumpkin Ale initiates will find love and even the style's most discerning critics shouldn't have much to bicker about. Greatly enjoyed!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:44:43 | More by biegaman
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a cloudy amber orange, no head.

Smells of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and semi-sweet pumpkin.

Mild sweet and tart pumpkin flavor mixed with the aforementioned spices and a light wheaty malt.

Medium to light body with tingles of carbonation over the tongue.

Not a great pumpkin ale, but not terrible. I've had worse ones. Has an okay flavor and aroma with a slightly sub-par body. I probably wouldn't seek this one out again against other pumpkin ales, but I'm glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 22:11:57 | More by Cylinsier
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange copper with a thin head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice - typical pumpkin spicing. The house yeast strain adds spicing. Overall, it's robust, but not overpowering.

The taste is pumpkin pie. There is a sweetness that is reminiscent of whipped cream over the spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. The sweetness fades to a spicy, dry finish. The yeast strain adds a buttery note that helps with the smoothness in this case.

It is creamy.

This is a nice pumpkin spiced ale. It keeps its ale character while being spiced.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 04:48:17 | More by jwc215
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metter98

New York

3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is quite hazy amber-orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high dense beige colored head that died down a bit and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of the types of spices used in a pumpkin pie are present in the nose—nutmeg and allspice seem to stand out in particular.
T: Much like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of spices, except that notes of cinnamon are also noticeable and linger through the finish. No bitterness or sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels a little shy of being medium-bodied
O: When I first saw that this beer doesn't have any pumpkins in it, I thought that the balance might be off but the beer isn't really too spicy. It's definitely a nice beer for the fall, especially if you don't want something that's sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 03:33:56 | More by metter98
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pours a very clear, medium amber, with a creamy bone head and lots of fine-grained carbonation bubbles.

One of those beers that smells really nice, but not entirely like something I'm eager to drink; great as a candle, however. The aroma is dominated by spices, as is the flavor. A solid malt base appears mid-taste, but essentially only spices remain in the aftertaste.
Borders on over-spiced, if notclearly over the top, but thankfully there's a nice mix of spices, with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice all evident.

Feel: Medium+ body; medium but soft carbonation; odd mix of smooth and lightly astringent/harsh.

O: spicy seasonal choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 01:55:45 | More by chinchill
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barczar

Kentucky

2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange copper with frothy cream head that lingers.

Clove, ginger, and cinnamon dominate the aroma, with nutmeg batting cleanup. Seems fairly sweet. Hard to say if there's pumpkin in there, with the overwhelming spice notes.

Flavor is off. There's a tangy character underlying the onslaught of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Almost tastes like a mild infection, our possibly off flavors from yeast or fermentation temperatures.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Jaw-jacker is right. Doubt I'll be able to taste anything after this one. I do think there is an issue with this beer that was not intended.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 16:36:42 | More by barczar
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is hazy light orange-amber with a large head of fine, tight bubbles. Spices are evident on the nose (allspice and nutmeg) along with a dry, husky, vegetative note. I don't get any sweet malty aromas.

Medium body and spicy flavor. Just a touch of malt sweetness up front before cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice kick in. On the back of the palate, they outgrow the rest of the flavor and unbalance the flavor. It's almost as if someone tipped a shaker of dried allspice and nutmeg over a beer and dusted it on top. It seems to hit your palate with all the force of a huge clump of dried spice.

As it is, I find this beer to have below-average drinkability because of the unbalance. It really needs more sweetness. The spice mixture seems to contribute the right flavors to the beer, but for me there simply isn't enough sweetness to make it work properly. I'm afraid I didn't enjoy this one very much.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 21:26:29 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.74/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A- Pours a nice orange color, medium finger of fluffy head. No lacing.
S - Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon.
T - Cinnamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin, cinnamon.
M - Ole! Spice
O - What a joke. Good job at making a cinnamon beer Arcadia! I like how you added that faint hint of pumpkin in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:00:21 | More by Omnium
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poures a light brown body with no head but a thin lace around the edge. the smell is well balanced of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and some clove. the taste is the same asthe smell just you taste the spices, its like a brown ale with spices add to it. the mouth feel is good and overall a ok beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 03:59:13 | More by chefhatt
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

So there's no pumpkin in this whatsoever it looks like. Nothing on the bottle or 6 pack box says anything about pumpkin being in this. Weird. They sure make it "look" like there's pumpkin in it. Oh well, 12oz bottle pours copper with a fluffy off-white head, good head retention & lacing. Funky aroma, earthy, spicy, cinnamon. Odd flavors are dominated by the spices. Cinnamon, allspice, & nutmeg, earthy hop, caramel, rye bread come to mind. Body is thin-to-medium, modest carbonation. Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this one. The spices dominate too much; lackluster effort...especially with no pumpkin. I feel ripped off. Wait - a friend bought these! He got ripped off...

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 22:35:16 | More by barnzy78
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Its Halloween time! In a pint.

A: Pours a cloudy reddish- orange color, thin white head that dissipates quickly, small amounts of lacing

S: Pumpkin, sweet honey, cinnamon

T: Pumpkins, honey, spices, cinnamon

M: Over carbonated for my tastes, overbearing, but the after taste is good, its moderately smooth, little bit off balanced by the carbonation.

O: A pretty good seasonal beer, its too bubbly for my tastes but it reminds me of pumpkin pie, so its worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 06:32:06 | More by Mavigo
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kpclemens

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a goblet

A - good inch white head. deep hazy amber color. very attractive.

S - not much here, just spices. wouldn't be able to identify them without reading the label. Overall smells like most pumpkin style beers with a little booze.

T - I've had at least 4 pumpkin beers this year, this being the least ambitious. Its just average. a little bit a spices and some pumpkin influence. kind of tangy. I taste more alcohol in it than the others even punkin ale.

M - Feels like beer, light and smooth. no real impression just liquid.

O- pretty average "pumpkin" style beer for having no pumpkin in it. Just average, not a bad one, not my favorite. Probably wont seek it out again. just another spiced beer for fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 18:55:09 | More by kpclemens
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 9/14/12:

From my haulback from Michigan:

Into a pint glass:

A: golden clear brown and left a small white head. Though the body was extremely clear, no carbonation was seen rising.

S: nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice up front and dominating every aspect of the aromas.

T: pretty much the same. Some pumpkin came out in the taste as it warmed up.

M: light and felt great on my tongue. This is an extremely drinkable beer.

O: ok, I know its not a "pumpkin ale," but I can see certain seasonal aspects how some would think this is since the pumpkin only came out once the beer warmed. This isn't bad for the style of "herbed/spice beer," but I probably won't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 13:13:43 | More by BeerKangaroo
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If it has a pumpkin on the label and taste like it has pumpkin in it, it's a...oh, wait. Never mind! It took me a little while to get used to the fact that this was *not* a Pumpkin Ale when I opened it up and poured it out. This was quite spicy and heavier than other beers that have come out this Fall but it wasn't as bad as some on here made it out to be.

The pour to this was a dark nutmeg with some sediment in it. A nice head and a decent amount of lacing were also discernible. Not much of an aroma here but the taste more than made up for it. Lots of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and a bit of walnut in the front that faded quickly after each sip. What was left over was a creamy residue that reminded me a bit of an Irish Dry Stout. Just a bit of pumpkin here but without the vanilla and cream that characterize the lighter examples of many beers in season now.

Yes, this is too strong and yes, this is too spicy. Nevertheless, I liked it and it had just a bit of a toasted nature to it that tied everything in nicely. While I'm not a huge fan of these types of beers, this was sufficient enough to enjoy once and not need anything afterward to wash it down. Heck, I could even have a piece of Pumpkin Pie with this.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 07:01:48 | More by JerzDevl2000
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment. Let's see how this goes.

Appearance: Pours a simple copper brown, almost orange haze. Pretty thin in body, but looks pretty enjoyable just by visual alone. The thin white head dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell: Has a mediocre hint of caramel malts upon first encounter. Aroma is pretty stale with some bitter and sweet spices. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg fill the air, but nothing overbearing, nor exactly inviting. Kind of disappointed with the fact that there's no pumpkin to this.

Taste: As soon as the first sip is initiated, the toasted malts are more apparent. Now, upon further sips, the spices really make their presence, with a splash of simple cinnamon and nutmeg, maybe some slight hint of ginger. Quite honestly, nothing that really pulled me in. Bitterness was nice, but that was it. Just too plain. Improvement can start with maybe some pumpkin flavors, since a pumpkin is pictured on the front of the bottle and labeled as a "seasonal" beer. Very slight hint of citrus is more noticeable towards half-way through.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some medium carbonation. Finishes somewhat dry, but not too bad. Quite enjoyable in fact.

Overall: This beer was not so bad going into it. Pretty average. Nothing exactly jumping out to make you want to explore the whole thing. I may try this again, but not exactly willing on a regular basis. I may recommend this to another friend. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:21:25 | More by DMXLOX22
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TheBigLebrewski

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle to goblet. Appearance is a decent reddish brown color but you'd hope for it to be darker or, more importantly, cloudier.

Smell is pretty subtle; nutmeg comes through the most, followed by allspice, with very little cinnamon, per the ingredients.

Taste is enjoyable, but nothing to get excited about. Arcadia's done a fair job of spicing this one for the season, but the pumpkin itself is sorely missed. Kind of tastes (and to segway) feels like a spiced octoberfest, considering the lightness of flavor coupled with the amber/brown coloring and additional ingredients. The mouthfeel is too viscous. This beer, overall, is worth a try - indeed, I'd give it major props as an accessible version of a pumpkin ale - but, in the end it leaves me reaching into the fridge for a darker, thicker, and, well, spookier brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:22:43 | More by TheBigLebrewski
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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
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