October means pumpkin beer!

1 Oct

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.

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2 Responses to “October means pumpkin beer!”

  1. balancerhythmmotion October 1, 2012 at 10:17 PM #

    YUM! I hope we get that in Canada!

    • The Ale Runner October 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM #

      If you get Sam Adams where you are, it should be available. Cheers!

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