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Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Flat Jack Pumpkin AleFlat Jack Pumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2011

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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 10
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of aasher
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light bodied honey gold in color with a two finger, very soapy off white head. It's a little lighter in color than most pumpkins. The nose is slightly sweet with a nice balance of nutmeg and cinnamon with ground pumpkin and vanilla in the back ground. The flavors are also well balanced. You get sweet pumpkin filling and vanilla before getting a good amount of nutmeg and cinnamon. It's not overly sweet and the spicing is just right, making this one very sessionable. The lighter malt also makes this pretty lean and gives it a lighter, smoother mouthfeel. I'm a pretty big fan of this one. While not as big as Punkin of Schlafly, I would put this in the category of cant miss pumpkin beers. I'm also glad that they bottled this, making it the only bottled pumpkin beer from Indiana. Good job guys!

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3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a light golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like pumpkin (or should I say Indian(a)) spices, pumpkin, and some sweet malt. I think the taste is just like the aroma, it's all pumpkin, pumpkin spices and sweet malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick, smooth and easy to drink. I liked this pumpkin ale, I wouldn't mind buying some more the next time I come across it. $10.99 a 6-pack.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of rlee1390
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear as day, light orange. No carbonation, head that barely lasts.

S-Good deal of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, sweet.

T-Starts with a bread/toasty note then the pumpkin but mainly spices. Balance isn't really there.

M-Lighter, watery as well. Not much carbonation either.

O-A bad pumpkin beer. The toast/bread notes are so bizarre for the style. Not worth trying.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JamesS
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room. Very light golden, much lighter than most pumpkin ales I've seen, but with some good head and good lacing. Huge pumpkin pie spice scent, with a bit of decent malt underneath. Very unbalanced taste with a ton of pumpkin spice to it, which unfortunately covered almost everything else up; hints of sweet pale malt underneath, but not much. Went down decently well, just a bit rough. I was sadly disappointed in this, as most of Flat 12 beers have been quite good.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of secondtooth
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours all suds! Gradually, as it all subsides, lace is pretty spotty and erratic. Color is cloudy light amber.

Nose is spicy, with plenty of nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Inviting!

When the overcarbonation settles down, the flavor is more of this spice and plenty of hoppy bitterness. The actual pumpkin is subdued and the body is light. Gets better as it warms, and more character is brought out.

Still, as it is, not among my favorite pumpkin brews.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flat 12 really nailed the earthy flavors in both their amber and porter, so I’m expecting something good from this pumpkin ale. Cheers!

A: Clean golden color in the body, with a billowing three-finger head. Smooth white and soapy, it condenses to a wet, shining foam, leaving behind chunks of thick lacing. Fizz rises constantly from the bottom of the glass, a torrent of bubbles.

S: Strong potpourri scent to start: allspice, nutmeg, pine, and cinnamon. Bit of pumpkin and pecan pie aromas give some savory, sugary effects, though they never crack the surface of the spice. Smells like autumn – still, it’s overspiced.

T: A pale, hoppy beer, which isn’t what I expected from a pumpkin ale: herbal bitterness with bright lemon and spicy Noble notes. Spice coincides beautifully, especially since it’s propped up by the malts – white pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon over vanilla and pumpkin pie filling. As far as pumpkin beers go, this one is more on the spicy side than the pumpkin-forward, sugary side; I like the rich pumpkin flavors a little more, but this is quite tasty. Dry, lemony aftertaste echoes from the hops.

M: The body on this ale is light, with carbonation that reminds me of a pale lager. Doesn’t feel like a sipper.

O: Another hoppy pumpkin beer for me, and it definitely left me satisfied. Granted, it’s over-spiced, but I’m glad I got a six-pack.

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Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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