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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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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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this one into a generic 12oz tasting glass (probably a pilsner of some sort). The brew makes a two finger thick light tan head, and the body is cleanly filtered and is copper in color.

The aroma is pumpkin, vanilla, and maybe a slight hint of cinnamon.

In the taste I'm getting the the spices traditionally found in pumpkin pies, but with an earthy tone.

Full in body, a little slick, and warming in the end.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 00:19:10 | More by TheSarge
Photo of Beaver13


3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts with a lot of spicy cinnamon and some ginger.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with some roast and a little dark fruit. It's followed by a ton of heavy spice - mostly cinnamon with some ginger. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent pumpkin beer. It's overly spiced with too much cinnamon. But the base is kind of a winter warmer old ale with some light roast and dark fruit that is kind of cool and plays well with the pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 04:06:03 | More by Beaver13
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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Indianapolis Colts Grille in downtown Indy.

A: Dark amber with a reddish hue, and a solid 3-finger head that leaves behind some great lace.

S: Sweet-malt in the foreground, followed by some apparent ginger and vanilla.

T: this is a total malt-bomb. The taste is overly sweet, with no detectable hop-bitterness. The alcohol is very evident, almost too evident.

M: Very syrupy mouthfeel, with a little too much carbonation. The body is appropriate for the for the amount of alcohol in the beer

O: No balance in this. Way too sweet, and the alcohol is way too discernable

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 02:11:53 | More by Keithstone44
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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Dark red-mahogany with a thin off white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin ring round the side of the glass.

Aroma: Straight up pumpkin spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, possibly a little over spice, with a hint of gourd aroma.

Taste: Mostly spices, no pumpkin gourd flavor with a touch of roasted caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with medium carbonation and a touch of alcohol on the end.

Overall: Not too impressed with this pumpkin ale, would have preferred less spices.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2011 16:53:29 | More by jamescain
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3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 pint served on tap. Clear dark amber color. Perhaps a slight orange tinge if you try to look for it. No lacing and little head.
Mouthfeel is rather thick, which I think is appropriate for this beer. Carbonation on the low side, but is visible when I looked carefully after a few sips.

I get little aroma from this beer.
The aroma is kept for the tasting. At this time, there is a definite alcohol bite, and pumpkin notes in the after taste.

Overall, this is an an interesting, novelty seasonal beer. I recommend it if you have not had it before, but I don't know I would order it regularly, therefore I can't rate it's drinkability very high.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 18:13:13 | More by Bob1966
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3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours deep red/garnet/brown. Much darker than the average pumpkin ale. Head is one finger, light tan, falls flat to a slick pretty quickly. Some lacing.
S- Smell is a bit of pumpkin, a good bit of spice, and a note of fruity/yeastyness. There is a hint of booze.
T- The pumpkin is not as deep as the better pumpkin ales, but it is still tasty. Pumpkin, clove, banana, and booze.
M- Medium bodied. Carbonation is high. I like low carbed smooth pumpkin ales. This one tends to the crisp.
O- It's just an ok pumpkin ale. Not bad, but probably not worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:39:14 | More by jsprain1
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3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours somewhere between a dark amber and a transparent brown. Minimal lacing and small bubbles remain along the edges of glass.

S: Yams, honey and dark fruits crowd the senses. Pleasant and autumnal.

T: Molasses, honey, strawberry preserves. Surprisingly, not much of a pumpkin flavor. A bit too sweet after the second sip.

M: Medium bodied.

O: A pretty good seasonal from Sam Adams. This is a nice alternative to the droves of lighter/smoother pumpkin ales that flood the market around this time of year. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but good in small doses.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 03:34:26 | More by tjumfrid
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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale has a medium-to-thick creamy, cream-colored head, and a dark, yet clear, rust color, with thick, splotchy lacing down the glass. The aroma is of strong all-spice, cinnamon, and pumpkin, with some underlying sweet smell. The flavor is of all-spice (Jamaica pepper), cinnamon, lots of pumpkin pulp, pie crust, alcohol, and a back bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thick, and Samuel Adams Fat Jack finished semi-dry, sweet, cloying, ragged, and almost too rich and sugary to stomach. Overall, this beer is poorly balanced and an obvious gimmick, of which the Samuel Adams line is becoming notorious. This beer might work for those who do not care for beer that tastes like beer. Overall, it’s a bit of a mess. You might want to try it, but I know I’ll never buy it again.


Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 21:49:10 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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