Today is October 1st, and fittingly, the mercury didn’t even reach 70 degrees here in south Louisiana. So what better way to celebrate the turning of the calendar than with a pumpkin beer?
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin is an ale brewed with 28 pounds of pumpkin per barrel. It pours a deep ruby color and cinnamon and allspice are detected on the nose. It has a nice pumpkin taste that isn’t overpowered by the spices and has a hint of smokiness to it. The finish is warming, but not boozy, despite the 8.5% ABV.
It’s a good effort from them, as I’m typically underwhelmed by most Sam Adams offerings. I’ll call this a 3 1/2 out of 5 bottle caps. I’m enjoying this one on the front porch as my wife cooks the first gumbo of the season. Aaahhh…fall.