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: 1,199
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 82
Gots: 175 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011)
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There's no doubt that this is a good beer, but I think many are disappointed because it labels itself a "double pumpkin" beer when actually the pumpkin flavor takes a backseat to the spice. There are flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, a bit of hops, and vanilla. The alcohol is well concealed in the taste, but there's nothing here that's particularly exciting. I paid around $8 for 1 pt. 6 fl,. oz. (hence the slightly lower "Overall" rating) and frankly I wish I would've spent that money elsewhere, but the beer was still enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Look: It pours a really rich brown, with about a one finger head with a vigorous pour. A pretty solid amount of lacing throughout, and after 15 minutes, there's still a film of foam on top.

Smell: Almost nothing. at first. I was hoping to get a rich amount of pumpkin in my face, but it's really lacking. As it warmed up, it got a bit better, but not by much. There's a hint of pumpkin, and a soft chocolate note as well. Perhaps nutmeg that I just think is chocolate.

Taste: Very surprising, after the lackluster smell, I was expecting the exact same, but it packs a bit of a punch. The pumpkin spices are pretty prominent, and it's backed up by the nutmeg, with a bit of caramel.

Feel: A bit slick on the tongue, medium bodied, and warm going down.

Overall: I was pretty surprised by this one. Sam Adams rarely disappoints, but this was a tier higher than I was expecting from them. I was expecting a top 15 pumpkin brew, but this is easily in the top six. The only thing keeping it from really excelling was the lackluster aroma. I'll probably go pick up a couple of more though before the season ends so I can have some in October.

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(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Sam Adam's Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale: 8.5% ABV; Appearance: thick, medium amber-red, thin head, fades quick; Smell: pumpkin skin, nutty; Taste/Mouthfeel: pumpkin sweetness, citrusy hop, slight nuttiness, light aftertaste; good/pretty good.

Poured into a pint glass.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.