Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.71/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a nicedark rich tea color with a great tan head which seems to cling to the glass For dear life!
S: Smell is of caramel and sweet malts very little spices.
T: Taste is of the same, mostly sweet malts and rich caramel.
M: Mouthfeel is a fuller bodied to medium bodied beer, good carbonation and you dont really get the higher abv% 8.5till your done with the second glass.
O: Overall a very drinkable but sadly bland beer was hoping for mor of a pumpkin spiced beer but not even slod as such. Good beer non the less.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2013 02:53:40 | More by nukem5
2.9/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with generic unappealing yellow label art and branded black pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop and served into an Odell stem-tulip/snifter hybrid glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.
Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a half finger wide head of off-white colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Retention is average - about 2 minutes. No real lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.
Body colour is a dark translucent amber. No floating yeast particles are visible.
Overall, it's mundane for a pumpkin beer. There's nothing unique or special here. I'm looking forward to it. There are no egregious flaws.
Sm: Pumpkin gourd, mild nutmeg, allspice, clove, amber malts, and caramel. A sweet pleasant aroma of mild strength. Generic floral hop character.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
T: Pumpkin gourd, faint brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice, clove, amber malts, clean barley, floral hop notes, and fruity hops.
Balanced enough, but ultimately underwhelming. Cohesive enough, but not gestalt. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. A bit sweet. Lacks complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance.
Mf: Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, thick, overly full-bodied, and over-carbonated.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.
Dr: Downable but unremarkable. A mediocre pumpkin ale. I wouldn't get it again. A mundane offering from Sam Adams. It's not great. I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. Doesn't hide its ABV particularly well. Not as pumpkin-forward as a good pumpkin beer should be. A bit difficult to drink given its low quality.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2013 05:27:21 | More by kojevergas
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.