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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

858 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 54
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011)
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg mostly with some toasted bread and brown sugar as well.

Tastes of the pumpkin pie spices with a solid malt foundation. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice lead off before a wave of malty sweetness come through. Brown sugar and toffee come through next along with some cookie like malt notes. Some toasted notes come through as well with a bit of nuttiness backing up the cookies. Finishes on the dry side with a bit more cinnamon making its way through.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I find this to fit in quite well with the other standard pumpkin ales out there and is definitely worth a drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 03:17:01 | More by ocelot2500
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in tulip glass.

A - Deep amber with one finger of cream coloured head that reduced to a thin layer.

S - Pumpkin and spice aromas come together nicely with some sweet bready malts, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

T - A big spice profile integrates well with pumpkin puree. Some pretty big cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg notes with a lighter ginger presence. Warming alcohol presence throughout.

M -Medium body. Chewy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 23:07:58 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-23-2012 23:39:47 | More by JoshuaGoins
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Pennsylvania

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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-20-2013 14:59:23 | More by metter98
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Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-17-2011 05:21:55 | More by cestlavie
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale a couple weeks ago for $6.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm still on the search for a great Pumpkin Ale and since today is Halloween I thought it would be fitting to give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date Batch #1. Poured from a brown 24 ounce brown bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks pretty good, its nicely done and it's a little eye catching. It poured a muddy amber color that took on a copper hue when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left lots of nice lacing. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with some malts that have a higher amount of medium sweetness and impart some caramel, toffee, and a slight nutty aroma. After that comes a nice pumpkin aroma that seems to be pretty natural smelling and is followed by some nice pumpkin pie spices with nutmeg and cinnamon seeming to stick out the most. The aroma is pretty good, the malts show up nicely and pumpkin smells authentic without being overly spiced, I like it.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with some malts that have a higher amount of medium sweetness and impart some nice caramel and toffee like flavors followed by a slight smokey flavor that I wasn't expecting but it works well and adds some complexity to this brew. Up next comes the pumpkin which has a nice meaty pumpkin flavor that is pretty natural and is followed by a medium amount of pumpkin pie spices with the nutmeg sticking out the most. This beer tasted good, it was fairly complex with some natural pumpkin flavor and it wasn't over spiced, I enjoyed it.

M- Pretty smooth, a little chewy, pretty damn creamy, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a nice amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was good and it worked well with this beer, I have no complaints.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a pretty damn good example of the style, it had everything I look for in a Pumpkin Ale with some nice balance and a pretty creamy mouthfeel. This beer had good drinkability, it went down pretty smooth and the 8.5% alcohol barely showed up in the taste, I think one bomber is the perfect amount with this beer, I couldn't see myself drinking another bottle after this one. What I liked the most about this beer was it's balance and the fact that it wasn't overly spiced and the creamy mouthfeel was also pretty noteworthy. What I liked least about this beer was nothing, I can't think of anything that I disliked or would change about this beer, it's fine just the way it is. I would buy another bottle of this if it's released next year, it's a good all around Pumpkin Ale, and it isn't that expensive, I recommend this beer to anyone looking for a good Pumpkin Ale. All in all I was pretty satisfied with this beer and I would say this is one of the best Pumpkin Ales that I have had this year but I don't think it knocks the now retired Screaming Pumpkin off as being my favorite Pumpkin Ale, but this was a pretty damn good one in it's own right and I'm glad that I took a chance on it. This is much better then their Harvest Pumpkin Ale and it's worthy of being put in bombers, good job guys this is one good Pumpkin Ale that's really hitting the spot on this cold Halloween night.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 03:48:12 | More by StoutHunter
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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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