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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

325 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 21.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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mdcrouser

Missouri

2.33/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Given the label and name, I'm looking forward to a highly-hopped, pumpkin ale here.

A strangely artificial light orange-hue gives a faint illusion to the future tastes of the beer - and the nose then completely gives it away, with those spices noted on the label, but I only pick them up prior to the first drink. Afterwards, they become relatively non-existant.

Similarly, the first taste is somewhat enjoyable, noting the allspice and a bit of the nutmeg especially, one has to wait a bit between drinks, just to reclaim that taste a second and third time. Otherwise, it comes through with overt alcohol and a very mild bitterness. Any trace of hops is very subtle, jumping from the tongue like a happy trick-or-treater off of my front porch.

The key with this one is to drink very slowly so as to catch what flavors do exisit, and don't plan on enjoying it as much as you might have liked.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 04:50:23 | More by mdcrouser
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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma includes citrus and nutmeg. Didn't taste the cinnamon at first but after I had a few sips it was prevalent. Could also taste some mild wheat notes. Would be difficult for me to drink while eating food due to its spicy cinnamon flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Michigan

1.7/5  rDev -47.5%
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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.

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3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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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!

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12-18-2013 02:31:25 | More by nukem5
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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.