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:
1,359
Reviews:
258
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.63%
 
 
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100
Gots:
287
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2
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Photo of rjvanston
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany hue, clear. A 2-plus finger head of pale gold foam left delicate lacing as it faded.

S: A nice balance of malted grain, pumpkin pie spice, and floral hops, with none overpowering the others.

T: Sweet malt is strong up front, and is sustained even as other flavors appear and fade. Mildly tart fruit shows up, then fades into vegetable pumpkin flavor. Then come the spices, nicely balancing the other flavors without drowning them out (as is all too common among pumpkin ales). I definitely taste buttery diacetyl as well. The bitter hops in the finish is not strong, but somehow it doesn't fit well with the others -- I can't put my finger on it, but it doesn't quite work.

M: Smooth, nicely carbonated, with only the slightest alcohol burn (about what I'd expect for the ABV).

O: I saw this one advertised in "Beer Advocate Magazine" and cynically thought it would be another macrobrewery's attempt to capitalize on the popular style, but when I saw it in the store I took a chance -- I'm glad I did, as this is a fine example of the style. The finishing taste was a little off, but just slightly; otherwise it was a very good beer. I think it's a little pricey, but I would (and did) recommend it to friends.

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Photo of KISSFR33K
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Lots of hate for Sam Adams on here overall. Not sure why.

Served in a Port City glass.

A: Poured a dark orange color, with a sticky, icky off-white that stuck around for a bit.

S: Actually smelled good: The usual pumpkin spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, etc.

T: Definitely an intense malt bomb. Under all the mess, I got Sam Adams' signature profile which I totally dig.

M: Absolutely and utterly ridiculous lacing left on the glass. The carbonation was just right for this style.

O: The pumpkin ale category is very, very competitive, for sure. I firmly believe that a lot of the negativity on here is due to Sam Adams hate.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg mostly with some toasted bread and brown sugar as well.

Tastes of the pumpkin pie spices with a solid malt foundation. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice lead off before a wave of malty sweetness come through. Brown sugar and toffee come through next along with some cookie like malt notes. Some toasted notes come through as well with a bit of nuttiness backing up the cookies. Finishes on the dry side with a bit more cinnamon making its way through.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I find this to fit in quite well with the other standard pumpkin ales out there and is definitely worth a drink.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Makisupajoey
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12 oz of a 22oz bottle into a 16 oz snifter

A: Pours dark, I got about a half inch of head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some lacing throughout.

S: smells mostly of nutmeg with some pumpkin in the back

T: Pumpkin spices, but not over whelming. The flavors blend in well together. A little alcohol taste is present.

M: Thicker than alot of the pumpkins I've tried. Feels like a double.

O: I was not disappointed. I prefer stouts and such, but would like to revisit this one.

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Photo of hermit990
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Yogz
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of chucksim
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Burt
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JGlitz87
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber, thick head and a good amount of lacing.

S: Strong pumpkin scent. Almost overpowering amounts of pumpkin and nutmeg. Slightly off putting.

T: Creamy. Decent amount of pumpkin. Alcohol is not hidden very well.

F: Smooth, medium to strong body. Moderate carbonation.

O: Good, but far from my favorite pumpkin ale.

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Photo of beans923
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of aaronblain22
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mkdzimiera
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Wrex68
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours dark amber almost red in color minimal head dissipates quickly with almost no lacing

S- smells of fermented pumpkin and pumpkin spice very heavy alcohol smell

T- very strong alcohol flavor IMO too overpowering it really bring down the rest of the beer. Very ligh pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor

M- light and very alcoholic not like a regular pumpkin ale

O- could have done without trying this one it wasn't great. The two row and 8% abv ruined this beer for me..

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Photo of beertardis
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is a deep ruby hue with highlights all day thick textured tan head fills the glass, light sporadic chunky layered lacing gives you the idea of texture. Aroma has a hint of spice and earthy hop additions it's actually pretty muted on the nose. go figure. Flavor has it all ginger, all spice, cinnamon to the point where it almost burns you, it's a beer that actually feels like it's a heated addition due to the level of ginger this Fat Jack decided to take on. It's a big beer almost too much, calories I could guess at least 500 per 12 ounce serving. Residual sugars flood the mouthfeeel making it full to the bone. I want an easy drinking ale to come around.

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Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of 2013beer101
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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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