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Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jaasen64 on 10-29-2012)
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3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out from a bottom of the barrel pitcher... This still looked pretty good but I'm not sure how long it had been sitting. The beer was a hazy yellow color with a decent looking white head on top. The smell was earthy with some bready yeast aromas and spice, There was also a little bit of citrus on the nose too. The taste of the beer is earthy, very mild with a sharp spict note in the far distant finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was a little under carbonated mainly from sitting the pitcher but there was some life left in there and it was drinkable. Overall this was an interesting brew.

Serving type: on-tap

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First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a Long Trail tulip, a clearish light amber color with a fizzy white head and active carbonation. Aroma was woody, light with spice, apple skins, herbal. Truly autumnal on the palate, but as opposed to a full-blown pumpkin/spice beer, it was much lighter and subtle in body and taste. Essence of pumpkin and apple cider, peppery spice, grass, toasted wheat, herbal and earthy hop notes. Body was on the lighter side of medium. Overall quite good.

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jaasen64

Massachusetts

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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mdfb79

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/06/12 notes. Had this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES. Was labeled under Hill Farmstead and was told it was brewed there; not sure why this is labeled under Grassroots. 8 oz. pour.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright golden-orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spice, pumpkin, pepper, yeast, apples, fruity malts. Heavy spice and light pumpkin, with some nice fruit in the end. Pretty good.

t - Tastes of pepper, apples, pumpkins, spices, yeast, wheat, bready malts, earthy notes. Spice is still there but more fruit than the nose; a step up for me.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice, easy drinking fall beer. Nice fruit in the taste and the pumpkin is light, would like to have this again on a night fall night. Wouldn't classify as a pumpkin-y beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 17:49:20 | More by mdfb79
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Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison from Grassroots Brewing
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