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

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82
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1,225 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,225
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 82
Gots: 186 | FT: 2
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011

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4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber pour, cloudy with light lacing.

Sweet malty aroma underneath a wave of spices. There is a hint of smoke, then a wave of ginger washes over the flavor. Ginger leads the pie spice charge but otherwise finds a balance on top of the malty body.

Refreshingly suitable malt base to carry this spice-forward ale. Ginger up front but not overpowering.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of kristiekatk
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Jack pours a rich garnet with a thin tan head that quickly collapses into a light surface layer. It doesn’t look like your typical pumpkin beer. And I like that. The aroma is full of pumpkin meat, cinnamon, and vanilla. It has as very strong fall spicing smell, but not overly sweet like the Harvest.

I was expecting that imperial bite in the taste but was instead hit with a luscious malt base. On the palate it’s bready, toasted malts, a slight smokiness, and a great squash character; plus that same holiday spicing as the nose, very cider-like. There’s a light booziness and just enough bitterness to give a nice kick. Incredibly smooth and drinkable for an imperial pumpkin, Fat Jack is a great representation of the dark pumpkin style and it’ll definitely be a beer that I pick up again next year.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, deep, near ruby brown with an off-white, yellowsish two-finger head. Fair retention. The lacing is spotty a best.

Smell - Hits on strong nutmeg and cinnamon character with lesser notes of pumpkin taking a backseat. Hints at a subtle, lightly baked pie crust aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose. Pumpkin flavor is subdued in favor of the nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Hints of pie crust. Finishes with a bit brown sugar sweetness and a moderate alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with a tingly carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall - This is basically their Harvest Pumpkin Ale on steroids. That's not necessarily a good thing, as the Harvest Pumpkin wasn't all that good to begin with. Drinkable, but not too terribly enjoyable, and I cringe at the thought of paying the full asking price for it.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.