This rich and luscious brew indulges in flavor with over 28 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel, for a full bodied sweetness and deep russet color. Classic pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice ignite a warmth and spark that’s deepened by an undercurrent of roasty smoked malts. The result is a delectable brew full of enveloping layers of flavor and spice.
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Making favorite fall flavors richer, fuller, and thoroughly satisfying. We began with a pumpkin ale and then doubled its pumpkin, spices, and strength. Fat Jack’s smoothness and richness comes from its abundance of roasted malts, including a hint of smoked malt for a further roasty dimension, and pounds of real pumpkin. These decadent flavors are given an added kick and warmth from familiar fall spices of like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice and strength for a hearty fall treat with a full bodied sweetness and deep russet color.
For years we have been brewing pumpkin ale for our Halloween party using local pumpkins. We found that the richness and smoothness of the roasted malts and pumpkin could be brought to a new level for a much stronger brew. We use over 28 pounds of real pumpkin to give Samuel Adams® Fat Jack a deep smoothness, full body and authentic pumpkin flavor.
Pumpkin Ale is one of the oldest styles to originate in America. When New England colonists lacked some beer ingredients they turned to what they could find or grow themselves. In place of malt they used other fermentable sugars like molasses, sweet potato, or pumpkin. Alas, pumpkin beers weren’t too popular since the pumpkin was used for its sugar alone rather than its flavor. Today, pumpkins, along with other pumpkin pie spices, are used in addition to malt to create these fall favorites. Craft brewers have also taken these to the next level by creating double or imperial versions, amping up the strength, flavor, and spice.