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Portsmouth Saison D'Automne - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Saison D'Automne
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 10-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by mountdew1:
Photo of mountdew1
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an tulip glass. Had a 1 finger head that all but disappeared 30 seconds after pouring. A few small trails of carbonation rose form the bottom. Pour was slightly hazy, and the color was a dark amber copper. Aroma was fruity, finished off with a raisiny figgy aroma with a bit of spice. Flavor started off slightly yeasty, a tad of alcohol, and then finished as a dry sweetness, akin to some ciders I've had. Coated fairly well, almost a tad too syrupy though. Overall a reasonable beer. Fairly appropriate for a colder autumn evening.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In an imperial pint glass the beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head.

Sweet malt aroma. Clearly the squash was there. A little bit of spice.

The squash dominated the taste. I felt like I was drinking a just-picked squash. A little fruity. Tiny hint of nutmeg and/or cinnamon.

This was very smooth. Enough of a difference from a pumpkin beer that this was a good change of pace.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Autumnal dead leaf brown color. Arrived at my table with a thin collar that didn't last long.

Aroma is a lil' spice and a lotta fruit. Tastes like butternut squash with a heap 'o sugar mixed in. Sweeter and fruitier than a traditional saison it lacks the refreshing dryness.

Photo of steve8robin
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Portsmouth Saison D' Automne review

Got this bottle on a recent stop by Portsmouth Brewery. 22oz bottle.

A: A very nice pumpkin colored orange perfectly filtered clear with a small 1/2 inch white head that fades quickly to tiny bubbles atop the brew. Good. 4.0

S: A get some nice malty autumn scents with a faint hint of tartness quickly following. Subdued is a mild cherry blended with some peach and a faint nuttiness on the back. Decent. 3.5

T: I get a very malty charge of flavor upfront which is quickly overthrown by a marly breadiness. Biscuit malt possibly. A very mild hidden tartness blends from the front to the back of the palate. A mild fruitiness on the backend. Decent. 3.5

M: Light bodied with a great carbonation. A very clean malty finish. Decent. 3.5

O: All in all, this beer is descent. It's not bringing anything new to the table for the Saision style, but it is staying true to a very American Style Saison with no overpowering flavors. A very malt forward brew.

Photo of rudzud
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery at a nice full day trip of Maine and new Hampshire. Poured into a smuttynose tulip. This beer is 28 IBU and is their yearly saison by lightening the body and adding 90lbs of shredded Butternut squash into the mash.

A -nice light amber with a nearly nonexistent white halo that faded quickly.

S - not alot of funk but sweet malts and a super sweet clearly squash note. Super clean butternut squash with gentle yeast. The squash is so enjoyable.

T - More of the nice squash note. Its fall in my mouth. Light yeast and funk/citrus but the star is clearly butternut. Sweet, almost sticky like. Very enjoyable.

M - Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Works for this as the 8.75 is no where present. So sessionable.

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer alot. The appearance left something to be desired but the butternut was so pronounced in this that's what makes it worth drinking.

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Portsmouth Saison D'Automne from Portsmouth Brewery
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