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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,357
Reviews:
257
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
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100
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287
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Ratings: 1,357 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of dd53grif
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurzman
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frykid
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured it into a snifter glass....it was a dark color, similar to a cola.

very strong aroma of pumpkin and spice. it had a nice taste, like pumpkin pie.

overall, it was good...but the spice was a little too strong for me.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.95/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

its like drinking pumpkin pie at thanksgiving. And this would be a great beer to go with Thanksgiving dinner. Smells of pumpkin and cinnamon and nutmeg. The Taste of pumpkin is overshadowed by the cinnamon and nutmeg. Head was a little thick for me but i loved this beer

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Photo of ikidunot
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goodsuds
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this for my wife because she likes pumpkin beers. I'm not usually a big fan of them, but I'll drink one on occasion. I really enjoyed this beer and could drink it regularly. The smoked malt gives it a subtle hint of smokiness.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreizhen
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of forshamegetit
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Averwo
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buffbraz
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a nice pumpkin spice nose, but taste is more vegetal/squashy. If they could sweeten it up a bit, and add some nutmeg, this could be decent. As it is, not the worst effort.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a dark amber. The head was moderate. There's some pumpkin spice on the nose. The taste is strong with pumpkin spice. Nutmeg, cinnamon. A delicious pumpkin beer.

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Photo of jmills3
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle with a very well designed label. Marked as 8.5% ABV.

This pours clear but dark, red-brown, with a decent bone-colored head. This soon reduces to a ring that leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: caramel; dark bread, vanilla and surprisingly light spicing.


Flavor: For those of us who often find pumpkin beers over-spiced but who do not object in principle to the addition of such spices, this pumpkin ale hits the proper spicing level: The well chosen and balanced mix of spices is both obvious and light enough to let the underlying ale shine. There's even a nice pumpkin note here that has none of the unfortunate vegetative characteristics found in some other pumpkin ales. Lightly sweet and mildly boozy with hints of fruitcake and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, the body is medium-full and well (light-medium) carbonated.

Overall: an outstanding pumpkin beer; certainly one of the best I've tried.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

In review is a 2012 vintage.

A - Pours a hazy dark amber color with a caramel lacing ring.

S - Spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, maple, pumpkin, and ginger.

T - Pumpkin, ginger, all spice, cinnamon, some traces of vanilla. Mostly malt and spice with a mild bitterness on the back end to knock down some of the sweetness.

M - Big medium body that's a little watery up top but robust underneath. Carbonation in non-existent. Very viscous.

O - This aged far better than I ever expected.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,357 ratings.
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