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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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948 Ratings
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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 72
Gots: 95 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Bushwacker393, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

GreenMind, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Supergenious, Sep 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Krashna11, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

BHansen214, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jbaker67, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Scrapss
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

A: poured from the bomber into a wide-mouthed quart mason jar, it has a very deep orange-brown with a strongly tan 3 finger cap that turns into a disk after length of much time. Nearly opaque due to deep color, yet is filter-like clear for sure.

S: smells of thanksgiving. Spices and pumpkin yield to a strong caramel malted background. Hops are mild and yeast is subtle.

T: Big malts present a caramel sweetness then a nice thanksgiving pumpkin pie with pumpkin and cinnamon, but not klonking me over the head.

M: medium full due to large malt bill and moderate carbonation. Force-carbing this would make it a hair lighter on the palate and make it down right dangerously drinkable. Thick finish with surging notes on tongue and creamy ultimate-post-finish.

O: it's not terrible. It's middle of the road, pumpkin and spice. It's not overly spiced, not overly pumpkin. Just solid.

Scrapss, Sep 14, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%

Grackos, Sep 14, 2014
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4.99/5  rDev +38.2%

allenc666, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ThePaintedTuba, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 13, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%

Yellolab2010, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +15.2%

jmjurinko, Sep 13, 2014
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3.42/5  rDev -5.3%

gonzo000, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

JeepinGreg, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Skyjmpr, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Appearance: Dark Amber. Big head. Decent lace left.
Smell: Cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, spice, and alcohol.

I think this is a great pumpkin ale; surely one of the best out there (which isn't saying much). I'm surprised at the current rating of 82. The spices are there. The kick is there. The taste not only compliments the smell, but is more intense. It's what I want from this type of drink. The nutmeg and cinnamon stand out the most. The smell is very warming. There's a nice bite to the drink. I would certainly get this again.

TeamMathis, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

EEscobar, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

A- huge head on top of a dark amber. three finger head has awesome retention seems like it will last forever. fantastic lacing.

S- not a very big smell. All the traditional notes but everything seems faint and muted. Standard pumpkin and spices.

T- pumpkin and spice surrounded by a roasted nuttiness that seems a touch overdone.

M- good full body. Thick and a creamy finish.

stckhndlr, Sep 08, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +13%

It seemed like I had previously reviewed all the pumpkin brews, but they just keep making more for me to try. Here is another great one.

It is a dark reddish brown, very foamy affair. The aroma, surprise, pumpkin. The taste is a brown ale with spice, but mostly pumpkin. This is a thick and rich feeling brew, with loads of malt flavor lingering on the tongue. There is no boozy quality, or at least it is overridden by the malts. There is a little hops aroma, but generally the hop profile is well below the malts and pumpkin.

Overall this works and it is a great treat (but not a trick). Bool, the end!

schoolboy, Sep 07, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

Jaywalsh20, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Fabiand, Sep 07, 2014
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.