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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

416 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: nortmand on 09-12-2007

This is an ale brewed with spices, not brewed with pumpkin.
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I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. 12oz brown bottle for $4. The bartender said it's a pumpkin beer without any pumpkin in it. The website and bottle label say the same thing. Doesn't seem to make much sense, but we shall see.

The beer poured a hazy copper/orange color but it didn't produce any head - just a thin white rim that faded in about 10 seconds. Despite the lack of head it still left a decent amount of lacing.

It has the smell of all the pumpkin pie spices - just no pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice aroma and not much else. Actually smells pretty good.

Tastes like drinking carbonated water with those 3 spices in it, plus a touch of noticeable alcohol. There is a slight bitterness in the finish. I didn't care for it.

Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

I don't know if even the addition of pumpkin could have saved this one. It was bad on so many levels.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Dark copper, rusty burnt orange. Light cream colored head that recedes to a film, very light lacing.

Aroma: Very thin array of spices such as cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.

Taste: Mostly cinnamon up front, then allspice and nutmeg follow. Paper thin, little "meat on the bones" to this.

Mouthfeel: Thin.

Overall: I rated it 3 across the board, but this is not good. That's average to most pumpkin beers though. This is a bottle of spices and little else.

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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.