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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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82
good

849 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 52
Gots: 68 | 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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Josh


2.08/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A – I poured the beer into a Sam Adams pint glass. It was amber in color and got darker at the wider portions of the glass. There were three fingers of head, which subsided within two minutes. A very thin layer of carbonation bubbles stayed on top of the beer.
S – The beer smelled like cheap watered down light or even diet beer, but it also reminds of the smell of some of my favorite amber beers. Not sure why, but amber beers always smell like watered down cheap beer to me.
T – This beer starts out with a deep roasted taste and quickly fades to a bitter alcohol taste. Several seconds after my swallow I taste pumpkin. Not the pumpkin I expected though. Not the sweet kind like in pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, but bland as if you reached into a pumpkin and put its slimy contents directly into your mouth.
M – Strong carbonation and thin.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 02:37:32 | More by Josh
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dertyd

California

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

10-07-2013 06:16:35 | More by dertyd
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sburrough

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

09-01-2012 02:28:18 | More by sburrough
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

09-04-2012 01:36:33 | More by Shnanign
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

01-05-2013 10:25:18 | More by beernads
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

08-13-2012 18:22:09 | More by Satchboogie
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.45/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Portion of a 22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a burgundy color with excellent clarity for a dark beer. The head is a two finger offwhite color that recedes to about a half finger in a quick manner, but it leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass.

S: Well spiced in general; there are notes of cinammon, cardamom, and allspice. If I really focus, I can get a bit of smokiness to it. Sadly, there isn't much pumpkin, but it's still an acceptable aroma.

T: An initial wave of light smoke gives way to...well, I don't know. Normally, I'd pick out how the flavors progress in a story like manner, but there's something incredibly nondescript about this. Everything just blends together to an excessive degree, to the point where I have a LOT of trouble picking out the pumpkin and the spices. I don't hate the taste by any means - after all, how is it possible to hate something so bland and neutral tasting?

M: The body is neither heavy nor light, but it has a slight creaminess to it I kind of enjoy. Otherwise, like the flavor, it suffers from being too neutral and unassuming. Carbonation is on the lower side.

O: A good idea with a fairly poor execution, but at least it's mildly drinkable. Sam Adams makes quite a few good brews - this isn't one of them. To be fair, this isn't my favorite style, but I nonetheless won't be repeating this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:47:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ste5venla

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

09-12-2013 19:53:51 | More by ste5venla
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atoulouk

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-08-2013 13:44:48 | More by atoulouk
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Jsproat

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

09-08-2012 15:33:48 | More by Jsproat
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scm2787

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-22-2012 03:01:46 | More by scm2787
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

09-28-2013 11:31:40 | More by JohnnyK
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PabstLou

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

after having a few beers tonight I decided to take a shot at Samuel Adams Fat Jack. I've got to say, every time I passed this beer on my way to pick up a Pumking (if you haven't had it you need to find it and hoard it forever). I've got to say I'm pretty happy that I've picked pumking over this 99/100 times. I feel like it literally tastes like a slim jim. the smell doesn't add a thing to the experience and the taste is far off from what the label describes it as. do yourself a favor and pick up something you can drink without thinking about macho man randy savage

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 01:17:26 | More by PabstLou
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: a very dark copper red. With alot of head upon pouring the beer. This color is very common for pumpkin ales. So far not very characteristic of this beer style.

S: Very faint smell of spices, pumpkin. Its very rich smelling and quite common for pumpkin ales, just not so strong. I really am looking forward to tasting this beer. I don't smell very much alcohol either.

T: First and foremost the alcohol is very evident when first tasting. I can also taste some spices and some of the pumpkin but not too much. The alcohol just takes over, and this somewhat ruins the beer for me.

M: Very very creamy. Almost no carbonation, and this is a pretty medium-high thick beer. I can't complain about the mouthfeel, but i'm not impressed.

Overall: There is alot of alcohol detected when tasting this beer, that i don't detect when i smell it. I'm disappointed by the taste, after expecting a lot more from Sam Adam's special beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:01:13 | More by Fergyx825
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Belittle

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

01-10-2014 18:17:28 | More by Belittle
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

09-19-2013 00:28:59 | More by rjvanston
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-01-2012 00:26:38 | More by brendaniel
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OhNo789

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

11-20-2013 02:59:25 | More by OhNo789
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-24-2013 16:22:17 | More by AlaskanYoung
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

12-30-2011 19:40:04 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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Squid55

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

01-02-2012 00:46:17 | More by Squid55
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ctodda

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24%

10-26-2013 13:29:54 | More by ctodda
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mzeld

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-15-2012 15:48:04 | More by mzeld
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24%

02-20-2013 01:23:54 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24%

10-03-2012 11:21:05 | More by rkcrozier
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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