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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,356
Reviews:
257
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
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100
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Ratings: 1,356 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of zdk9
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a dark but crystal clear brown- close to a mahogany. A finger of just slightly off-white head covers the beer. Not really any lacing.

S- Very malty- molasses, malt syrup, a bit of maple syrup.Overall pretty dark sweetness like almost burnt malt syrup. Is there spice in there? I'm having trouble finding it.

T- Like the aroma, lots of malt- some huskiness to accompany the dark malt flavors. Like a dark rye bread with 10x the regular sugar to it. I'm not really gettng pumpkin or much spice. A little bit of fruitcake booziness though.

M- Sweetness lingers and not much else. It's fairly think I suppose is worth noting.

O- I would not have guessed this was a pumpkin beer without knowing- it's more in the realm of a doppelbock- very malty, a touch of balancing hops that don't lend much flavor, and where is the pumpkin and the spice?

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Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear and burnt orange off the pour, with a nice bubble show that settles in to a head with good staying power; drapery action on the lacing front

Smell: Pumpkin pie spice and underlying pumpkin tones; crusty, underneath

Taste: Very sweet, on the tip of the tongue, with brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and clove; some ginger picks up in the middle; the pumpkin flavor, however, is rather subdued, as the sweet tones linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Well, the spices really come through in this beer but the pumkin flavor is not where I would want it to be

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Photo of CurtisD
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours two fingers of head on a dark straw body.
The aroma is an excellent blend of spices, just like a good pumpkin pie.
The taste plays between bread crust, malty sweetness and mild bitterness to hold it together. It's complex and quite drinkable.
The texture is smooth.
One of the better pumpkin beers out there.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingmaker
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sathanas
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattoclone
2.2/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is probably the worst pumpkin ale I have ever had. Tastes like a blend of mostly vodka and rum with a lot of sugar and a dash of pumpkin. What I find perplexing is that most of these strong ales are typically sold in large bottles (this one was 22 ounce) whereas the lower ABV sessionable beers are generally sold in small 11-12 ounce bottles. Seems counterintuitive. After drinking 8 ounce of this poorly constructed beer I already feel inebriated so I recapped the bottle. It might be good as an aperitif following a large meal so I will give it a try after Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a nice half inch head that lasts most of the brink and laces the glass. The smell of sweet malts and pumpkin fill the nose. The taste is similar with a maybe a little bit more pumpkin. The beer is thick and sticky feeling, almost like a soda. Overall nice beer, nice flavor.

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Photo of Mneme1984
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark ruby brown with a light tan head.
The aroma is roasted malt, pumpkin, clove and a hint of cinnamon.
Pretty darn tasty. Plenty of semi-sweet malt character, pumpkin and earthy squash notes with clove and cinnamon backing it up. Just a hint of booziness.
Mouthfeel is outstanding, medium to thick and nice and creamy.
Overall, I think it's a nicely balanced and tasty fall brew.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a darkened golden amber color with a nice head and lacing. Pumpkin flavor was present on the nose and taste. Also has aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste you also got some caramel. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of TildenKatz
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FloridaMan
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable pour, appealing color and smell to this seasonal beer. Almost like a Belgian to me in terms of taste and feel, at 8.5% it is a good beer to enjoy on it's own. 3.75 because I was craving a more intense pumpkin flavor and wasn't as strong as I had anticipated. Still a very flavorful and good beer that I would recommend and get again

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Photo of osickeym
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sambo4
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Puckboy99
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zatch90
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought this at Costco a few weeks ago and finally opened it up. My daughter thought it smelled like a pumpkin but I didn't think so. It poured amber-ish and was a little sweet, but it was still an overall good beer. One I would drink again, but not more than one. A good beer if you are having one.

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