Jaw-Jacker Spiced Ale
Style: Amber-Wheat Ale
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6%
Arcadia Ale’s Jaw-Jacker Spiced Ale is the next beer in the Oktoberfest/Pumpkin Beer series of seasonal brews.
Spice is the key word here. This beer has a ton of spice flavor including cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. While not terribly pumpkin flavored, it definitely fits with the overall pumpkin beer vibe. This beer poured a deep amber despite not having any pumpkin in it at all. The pour produced little to no foam and left zero lacing on the glass.
I drank my Jaw-Jacker while eating dinner; homemade butternut squash, spinach, turkey bacon and feta pizza. It complimented the meal but in its entirety it was rather blah. There was something about this beer I didn’t like and to be honest with you, I didn’t even want to finish it. I ended up pouring 1/4 of the bottle down the drain and feeling very underwhelmed by this week’s selection.
I would love to write more about this beer but I can’t. This beer is kind of like a bad first date. You know the kind of date I am talking about. The kind where nothing horrible happened but you know there isn’t any chemistry and the relationship has zero chance of progressing. Jaw-Jacker isn’t the worst beer ever but it’s definitely not worthy of a second date.
As if you couldn’t guess this already, Arcadia Ale’s Jaw-Jacker Spiced Ale is a GGG pass.
Disclaimer: The purpose of this review is to offer GGG readers an objective opinion so they can make an informed decision before buying this beer. This review was based on quality, flavor and overall taste. GGG will always deliver an honest and unbiased opinion. No goods or money were exchanged as a result of this review.