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

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Ratings:
1,359
Reviews:
258
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.63%
 
 
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100
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287
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Joshpu
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber to a snifter

A: Poured a dark ruby red, almost brown. One finger of off-white head.

S: Nutmeg, dark fruit, caramel malty, slight pumpkin, slight spices. Smell is pleasant. Smells pretty sweet.

T: The taste basically follows the nose. Malty, dark fruits, nutmeg, spices on the end. Getting the smokiness as it warms.

M: Medium bodied. Average amount of carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. Not surprisingly, a little sticky on the mouth.

Overall a good beer. I would say its actually one of the better pumpkin ales I've had. It's not blowing my socks off or anything, but its good.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Photo of Bob1966
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 pint served on tap. Clear dark amber color. Perhaps a slight orange tinge if you try to look for it. No lacing and little head.
Mouthfeel is rather thick, which I think is appropriate for this beer. Carbonation on the low side, but is visible when I looked carefully after a few sips.

I get little aroma from this beer.
The aroma is kept for the tasting. At this time, there is a definite alcohol bite, and pumpkin notes in the after taste.

Overall, this is an an interesting, novelty seasonal beer. I recommend it if you have not had it before, but I don't know I would order it regularly, therefore I can't rate it's drinkability very high.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Very dark red, looks black at the core. Clear. Slow streams of bubbles rise. Tan 1-finger head leaves a patchwork of lacing on the glass.

S: Somewhat faint, pumpkin, typical pumpkin pie spices, malt.

T: Really nice. Pretty high-brow for this style; some aspects remind me of some great Belgian quads. Pumpkin first, then some well-selected malt varieties, finally the spices back it up. Medium finish, mild sweetness overtakes the even milder bitterness. This is a balanced beer, not a pumpkin pie- almost works as an Oktoberfest, too. Great if you want to appreciate a beer, maybe not so great if you want a dessert. Also, alcohol is hidden magnificently.

M: Great. You can really bite into it, but it isn't overly heavy or thick. You will appreciate every sip.

O: I was curious what Sam Adams would do with their shot at this style. Glad to see they took not only the balanced approach but a unique one, too. Balanced flavors, cross-varietal even, and an appreciably high ABV for the style. As stated before, make sure you want a beer, not pie.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Number 2 in today’s pumpkin beerathon. Let’s see how Jim Koch does the imperial pumpkin thing (and let’s hope it’s better than Harvest Pumpkin Ale)…

A: Gorgeous – shining, ruby red body with a thick, three-finger head of tan foam. Creamy retention and abundant lacing.

S: The nose of a dense, sugary brown ale with a pumpkin undertone: Maris Otter-style vanilla and grain husk, coupled with pecan pie and rich caramel aromas. Savory pumpkin purée adds to the sweet, alluring scents, while a cinnamon-sugar scents and a soft alcohol note inhabit the back end.

T: A mouthful of residual sugars greets the palate at first sip: marshmallow and vanilla cream soda, primarily. Thanksgiving dinner tastes supplement the sweets, with tastes of buttery, baked yam and canned pumpkin pie filling with whipped cream – I’m getting a bit of allspice and ginger, but the balance tips more towards pumpkin than spice. Finishes in accordance, with an English-ale smack of mild sweetness.

M: Creamy, with a texture that’s bordering on heavy. Chewy, medium body with a velvety carbonation.

O: This beer is an outright Pumking clone: same sweetness, same vanilla-heavy nose, same ABV for goodness’ sake (8.5% for SA, 8.6% for ST). But there’s just something so special about Pumking that this beer doesn’t capture, something that makes it like taking a bite of the world’s best pumpkin pie: I’m guessing it’s the pie crust malt and authentic pumpkin earthiness that this beer is lacking. That said, this is an excellent pumpkin ale, and one of the best seasonal I’ve had from Sam Adams. Sweet, but satisfyingly so.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,359 ratings.
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