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

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale
1,361 Ratings
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect pint.

5.0 A: Clear copper color. Three fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is very good and glass covering lacing is left.

3.5 S: While not the most adventurous nose, it is pleasant. Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, but I'd prefer a heftier dose. Pumpkin gives a nice earthiness. Caramel and toasted malts, but on the drier side.

3.75 T: Taste has more power in it than the nose. The pumpkin in particular stands out more. Again the spices mentioned above are on the mild side. Caramel and toasted malts. Good.

4.0 M: Medium body. Nice creaminess to this with chewiness. Good moderate carbonation.

3.75 D: Tasty beer. Other than it being a bit tame, it's tasty and drinks well.

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

Aroma: This beer has a strong malty aroma with a hint of nutmeg. There is a subtle smoky note melded with a mild cinnamon. Overall not as aromatic as many of the pumpkin beers I've tried.

Appearance: A deep ruby color with excellent clarity. Pours with a huge off-white head that seems to last forever.

Flavor: A pleasant malty sweetness at the start that settles into an off-dry, almost roasty finish. I get some nutmeg and a bit of ginger, but pretty subtle. There is a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. I also get a bit of alcohol warming down the back of the throat. Light cinnamon and smoky notes as it warms.

Overall: This was much better than expected. I don't pick up much pumpkin, but the malty backbone and creaminess of this beer is very nice. The spices, dark malts and smokiness add a lot of complexity to this beer and makes you want to keep trying it. I know you will be shocked by this, but it goes very well with pumpkin bisque.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,361 ratings
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