Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.78/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On draft at Cambridge Brewing Company's 2012 Great Pumpkin Festival. We were actually at the brewery earlier in the day and they said this was the beer's unofficial "debut".
Here's the description on the guidebook: Shaun Hill's 1st pumpkin beer, brewed in collaboration with Jackie O's and Grassroots after years of goading from Will. A simple malt bill provides an orange hue. Ben's Pumpkins from Snug Valley Farm provided the requisite squash.
*This was labeled as being from HF, but if they bottle it I assume they'll use the Grassroots label.
Looking forward to trying this one. Reviewed from notes and a 4oz pour (although I think it accidentally was more like a 5-6oz pour). Poured into Fest Pint Glass.
A- Translucent with a nice orange hue that gives it a nice pumpkin appearance. Just under a finger's worth of foamy head that recedes fairly fast and leaves light spotty lacing.
S- Pumpkin, light hops, and saison malts. About average aroma strength, fairly appealing but nothing extraordinary.
T- Again pumpkin, light hops, and typical saison malts. Nothing too complex, but a nice unspiced pumpkin presence.
M- Light, fairly refreshing, easy to drink, decent carbonation.
O- At first I was a little bit underwhelmed by this beer. From two great brewer's I was definitely expecting a little bit more complexity. It was fairly simple as far as pumpkin beers go. The more I drank it the more it actually grew on me and I actually realized I probably preferred that they didn't do anything crazy with it. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin beers that are overly complex, I feel like most of the time they get over spiced. In my opinion it was simple, refreshing, and enjoyable to drink. I'm not sure what their plans are with this, but if they do bottle it I'll probably pick up a bottle or two.
Serving type: on-tap
10-29-2012 03:01:21 | More by jaasen64
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4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
on tap at The Three Penny Taproom poured into a tulip.
A~ copper orange like a brand new shiny penny, minimal head and no lacing at all.
S~ tons of pumpkin and sweet malts. all finished by peppery saison yeast.
T~ a lot more subtle here than the nose. a lot of spices come out, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. followed by lots of peppery, bready saison yeast just like the nose.
M~ very smooth, surprisingly dry and super nice carbonation.
O~ i'm glad i got to try this, i'm loving the newer approach on saisons/wilds using pumpkin. i haven't had too many Jackie O brews but i can definitely see the influence considering this is definitely different than most HF/Grassroots saisons. check out Three Penny Taproom if you're in the area and grab this beer along with the buttermilk chicken wings!
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2014 22:00:56 | More by Skrip
Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison from Grassroots Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.