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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-02-2013 20:37:57 | More by ptat
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-02-2013 18:35:29 | More by Pensfan0782
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-02-2013 14:25:27 | More by jp312
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-02-2013 03:06:01 | More by krh
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-02-2013 02:23:20 | More by Alexm1219
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-02-2013 01:34:49 | More by mobrockman
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-02-2013 00:50:42 | More by stampfler07
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Matthew_Phoenix

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this last night to celebrate halloween.

A - I didn't have any glass to pour it in, so this rating of appearance is based on the bottle alone. Very attractive label just all around cool with the jack-o-lanturn and everything. Neat printing as well along with a description of the main ingredients. The label said it uses 28 pumpkins per barrel in the brewing process!

S - I didn't really get a whole lot of smell from this, mainly because I didn't pour, so I didn't get the full aroma. It gets an average score because of that.

T - This is where the beer shines. When it first hits my tongue, I don't get a whole lot, but like a delayed reaction, all the flavors start coming in. A whole load of spices is the most prominent taste noticed. Mostly cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe vanilla, maybe a few others I might be forgetting, I don't know my spices very well. I got a sort of pie crust, almost buttery taste at the end. For some reason I didn't taste a whole lot of pumpkin, its mostly spices, followed by buttery crust, then it finishes off with a slight beery bitterness, I missed the pumpkin, but that's not to say the taste isn't good, I just think they missed the pumpkin taste by making the spices and crust overpower the pumpkin itself.

M - It's real grainy on the tongue, probably a product of the spices, and it complements the pie crust thing they got going on. it's medium bodied, fishes off slightly on the wet side. Pretty good.

O - Pleasant experience. I would buy it again next fall. My only critique is the pumpkin taste got lost in all the other things they got going on, which is really what the beer is suppose to be about, pumpkin ale, other than that, a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 21:21:30 | More by Matthew_Phoenix
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Sweden

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Iowa

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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BitterBosh

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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niiiv

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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California

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Steamer

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark Amber color with a nice orangish head. Spices and a hint of sweet pumpkin. Excellent flavor, a real seasonal that is different from others I've had, the pumpkin taste is there but not over powering, nutmeg with a sweet after taste, no bitterness. Mouth feel: Medium carbonation and body. Overall: A very pleasant surprise. Sam Adams hit the mark with this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 02:09:07 | More by Steamer
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barczar

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant amber with a foamy, moderate khaki head.

Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, perhaps some ginger, and a touch of pumpkin form the aroma. Sweet molasses and lightly toasted malt accompany.

Flavor is less sweet and more pumpkiny than anticipated. Light caramel malt sweetness, with nutmeg and clove, finishing fairly squash dominantand dry. There's an underlying fruity squash character that detracts from the experience. Ginger surfaces in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate to full, smooth, with low carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Not bad. The fruitiness was offputting and the spices overwhelmed a bit, but very festive. I'm not big on ginger. My favorite part about this brew is the dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Washington

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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