Brew Battle returns with my seasonal theme of pumpkin beers. Today I'm reviewing Samuel Adams' Fat Jack Double Pumpkin.
Fat Jack is one of Sam's pint bottle special small batch brews. I bought it for $6.95 and it's 8.5% alcohol. This beer is apparently brewed with 28lbs of pumpkins per barrel, according to the bottle, so it's very flavorful. The label also says that it has cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
The first taste is sweet and malty, then you get the pumpkin and the spices, it finishes very smooth and easy for a beer that is as sweet as it is. It doesn't leave a sticky sweetness on your tongue like some sweet drinks. It's a very hearty brew and one that I have started to look forward to, I believe last year was the first time it was available and when I saw it in the store I did not hesitate to grab it again. If you don't mind sweet, this is a bit like drinking a malty pumpkin pie. Me? I love malty and pumpkin pie, so it's a "Hell Yes" for me.