Jack'd Up Autumn Ale - Third Street Brewhouse

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Jack'd Up Autumn AleJack'd Up Autumn Ale

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Chaz on 11-20-2012

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by MattyG85:
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3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottling date of 08/07/13.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat cloudy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A spicy malt driven aroma with lots of fall spice hints and caramel malt. Upfront scent of spices including hints of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, and slight clove. Hints of pumpkin and slight vanilla and cream. Sweet toasty malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and yeast. A nice malty fall spice aroma.

Taste: Like the scent hints, a fall spice forward taste with sweet bready caramel malt notes. Fall spices upfront with notes of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, clove, and pepper. Vegetal notes of pumpkin. Slight note of creamy vanilla. Toasty bready malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. Hops are very light. A nice spice forward malty taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty decent fall brew. Nice presence of spice and sweet malt.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bsp77
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with initial strong head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Mostly spices, such as ginger, cinnamon and maybe allspice.

Taste: Weak Amber Ale that has been spiced to death. Cinnamon, ginger and something I can't put my finger on, but there is a lot of it.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. The finish is grainy and it feels like spices are left rolling around in my mouth.

Overall: While drinkable and nothing is truly offensive, this is an over spiced but other bland beer. Whether true or not, it doesn't taste or feel like they used fresh spices, but instead opened their spice drawer and poured a bunch in.

Photo of pat61
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Has a spicy, vegetal, nose with a little smoke.
Pours copper tinted amber under an off-white very finely bubbled foam cap.
The pumpkin palate comes across almost medicinal liked a warped banana – not pleasant. More spice than pumpkin. I could only drink a third of a glass.
Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of alphagnome
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured in a nonic pint glass reveals a slightly hazy golden straw color and a thick, bone white head. Head retention here is pretty impressive and carbonation levels are solid.

This one is pretty dull, but there are some traits worth pointing out. Clean and tart, ginger is the dominant spice here among nutmeg and pepper. Hints of light cloves and pepper are also present among notes of faint pumpkin flesh.

Thankfully, most of what I like about the aroma carried over and well executed. Bitterness hits upfront briefly before a wave of ginger rushes in. Hints of nutmeg ride the aftertaste.

Rather thin, watery body. Carbonation is light and the finish is surprisingly dry, but easy to drink.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Not everything was exceptional, but few beers nail everything. Interesting flavors and aromas and easy to drink, the only real let down is the lackluster body. If you happen to be in Minnesota and see this one on shelves, grab it.

Photo of JackieTH
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber pour with a wispy head that recedes to nothing, no lace. Smells of nutmeg and possibly allspice, caramel and a bit sweet too. Taste is nutmeg, slightly spicy like cinnamon, grain, lightly sweet. Highly carbonated. Medium light body. Clean and it swigs down well enough to make it fairly drinkable though not sure if I'd want to plow through more than 3-4. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice beers are some of my favorites but this one doesn't actually have any pumpkin, just the spices. It shows.

Photo of Redrover
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on at the Crooked Pint in Minneapolis. Served in an imperial style but not sized pint glass, the beer is copper with a slight chill haze.

Malts and spices on the nose. It is pretty much what you expect.

Beer leads with the pumpkin spice backed with malts and a bit of overripe apple. Surprisingly sweet at mid-glass.

Mouth is fine and workable.

Not bad but not an overly memorable fall offering, kind of like the Vikings....

Photo of garymuchow
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A autumn brew with some pumpkin spices, but no actual pumpkin. A pumpkin colored amber with a darker head. Fairly clear.
Soft malt aroma with hints of the spicing.
Flavor is close to the same. Really seems like a fairly simple amber ale, low hops and largely indistinct. Then a layer of spicing that is much more blending in purpose than distinctive or prominent.
Moderately light feel and same for carbonation.
A perfectly fine drinking ale, just kinda' indistinct.

Photo of Jackofallbrews
2.22/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is described as an Autumn Ale, and does not actually contain any pumpkin. It does have pumpkin spices however.

Aroma: Tannic and earthy. Hints of Cinnamon and Ginger. No hops. Almost no malt.

Appearance: Gold in color, lighter than most examples. Fine white head that fades fairly quickly. Slight haze.

Flavor: Not very sweet, in fact not much malt flavor at all. Ends very dry with a hint of spices. Ginger stronger in flavor than in aroma. Has a fairly notable astringent bite in the finish. Might have some hop bitterness. As it warms the astringent finish makes me not want to drink more, reminding me of soap.

Overall: Not balanced enough. It lacks body and complexity, more like a cream ale with a touch of spices. The astringency is overwhelming for such a light beer. I have yet to really like a beer from these guys, and this is no exception. I try not to be a hater, but after tasting 5 beers from a brewery and not finding any of them pleasant to drink, I tend to give up.

Photo of Phocion
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Hazy bright orange with a finger of bubbly white head with decent retention and lacing.

Aroma is, of course, spicy. Nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon. Biscuity malt and somewhat of a gingerbread aroma as well as, surprisingly, vanilla. Light roasted malts as it warms.

Flavor is mostly cinnamon and ginger. Far more ginger than the nose, actually. Slightly doughy in the back.

Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Very clean mouthfeel.

Overall, this one smells great, but the flavor is pretty boring and one-dimensional. Too bad, Third Street is a solid brewery.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jack'd up pours an amber color with a small lacing head. There is an aroma full of nutmeg and is a bit earthy. The taste has a nice mellow nutmeg and cinnamon flavor, with hints of allspice. Good noticeable flavors, good body. Overall its a nice drinking beer, a pumpkin ale minus the actual pumpkin flavors.

Photo of Chaz
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper-red in color, topped with a creamy pale tan head, and exhibiting excellent clarity. Most prominent aspect of the nose is the "pumpkin" spices; ginger/gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice... and there's just a hint of vanilla. Aside from the spices it's a vegetal/cooked veggie blend, some fruit (grapeskins and golden pear) but no real base malt character, not really "beer-like" in the traditional lager or bland industrial ale sense. It's different...

Blandly-fruity and very much a mild raspberry character on the first sip, I'm thinking this one is a dud! But yet; it's dry and biscuity, the spicing isn't nearly as overwhelming on the palate as it is on the nose, and there's more bitterness than I'd expected. It's also very, VERY gently-warming... the alcohol almost being "too weak" by comparison to the bruisers that've emerged from the stables of high octane American Craft producers in recent years. It's subtle, this one.

It's worth a try and definitely better than I was expecting. For that matter I'd say that it's better than most of the offerings from this sub-seasonal style (EDIT: if Fall = Pumpkin Beer = a "style", that is. I still think Oktoberfest lagerbier, mainly. Note also that I do not believe there is any pumpkin in the mash for this beer, despite the spices. Website for the brewery does not indicate as much, at least.)

Worth a try. Also, this one paired very well with a spiced-up panini at Old Chicago.

Jack'd Up Autumn Ale from Third Street Brewhouse
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.