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Flat 12 Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale

Flat 12 Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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When Fall rolls around, so does Jack. Provided he stays away from marauding trick-or-treaters, this bright orange gourd-like squash from the genus curcubita (Thanks Wikipedia!) finds his way into the mash of this Flat12 seasonal pale ale. A special blend of Indian(a) spices and pumpkin shine through just enough to complement this slightly sweet and malty tribute to the season of hayrides and bonfires. Flat out fantastic.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Some pumpkin, not an overpowering aroma. Taste is pumpkin, grainy vegetable, small amounts of spice. Decent pumpkin beer

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Whiteyís Wine and Liquor, tasted on October 26, 2013. Nice clear gold/amber color, moderate pumpkin/spice aroma, mostly bitter flavor with rank astringency dominating. Horrible--maybe it was spoiled, This was my first beer from Flat 12 Bierwerks and Iím not exactly dying to try another from there.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mittenator (1276) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Straight allspice and nutmeg. Spicey and weird.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Exactly everything i hate in a pumpkin beer. Sweet, heavy, and overly spiced. Barely drinkable. Smells OK, I guess.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3099) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
12 oz. bottle part of my Fall trade with queenholly. Clear yellow pour with lasting fizzy white bottles, well carbonated. Nose is ginger, roasted pumpkin seeds and some odd spice that isnít the normal. Flavor is ginger, pale malt and lightly bitter floral hop flavor. Secondary flavor of dried leaves. Hard to find the pumpkin in this bottle. Light body with a spritzy carbonation. Itís more like an spiced Golden ale or maybe a spiced lager. Really not what I was expecting but not in a bad way. Different take on the fall seasonal.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Overall, you know, I thought this was a decent pumpkin ale. It kind of seems like these are all the same in most ways. Itís probably a hard beer to do differently or to make a statement with.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hartung32 (214) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A pretty average pumpkin ale from a good brewery. Probably wouldn't buy again. I had hoped for more considering what they were able to do with their Cucumber Kolsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap in Bloomington (IN)
This was a guest tap that sounded better than it actually was. While not a terrible seasonal it needs to be shored up in a couple of areas. Overall though it is one of the better Flat 12 releases that I have tried in the last year.

Aroma / Appearance - A coppery base with soft legs and wisps of white head swirls around the glass. Spicy pumpkin pie, whipped cream, nutmeg, and squash are cool like the evening of a first frost or a muddy pumpkin patch.

Flavor / Palate - Earthy and mud caked pumpkins stick to the tongue. Dried seasoned seeds fresh from the oven transition to a refreshing finish along with a dash of garlic powder. The mild bitterness is a good touch. It feels rough around some edges. Overall though it is in the ballpark; a fine seasonal worth trying at least once if local to the state.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft pour at the source. Aroma has an interesting anise and spicy profile. No bready crusty profile to balance things out. If I were a bigger fan of anise, I would like this beer better. Oh well. Its an alright beer regardless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice golden amber hue, subtle haze, decent carbonation with a brighter whitish head atop. Filmy layer dies to a decent ringer, mellow lacing and some gentle dulled golden amber glow. Aromas show pumpkin, canned and fresh, a gentle carmelized sugar feel meeting firm nutmeg and ginger. Some mellow cinnamon, gentle sweetness. Not necessarily richer pumpkin pie sweet, but it has some life. Firmer pumpkin and spice elements. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some carmelized malt, firmer clove and pie spice elements. Bigger ginger and nutmeg, touches of bread, firm pumpkin. Not necessarily toasty, caramel, or sweet. Lacking that inviting creaminess. More approachable girth, but a big spice element dominates. Middle is spicy, clove and cinnamon come on strong. Cinnamon takes the reigns, a bit bready with some pumpkin, nutmeg and spice. Backend is dry, spicy, with some gentle pumkin, tapering out spice. I found this one a bit different. Not sweet and a bit clunky, but firmly spiced, cinnamon and pie spices really dig in up front and into the middle. Solid. Different.


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