Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.09%
 
 
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6
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1
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Reviews by Skrip:
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4.14/5  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!

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at Blue Dog. From their website: "An Autumn Saison painstakingly brewed with locally grown, organic pumpkins from our friend Ben (Ben’s Pumpkins!). Joined by Shaun, Dan, and Brad from Jackie O’s - this Autumn Saison was naturally carbonated and gently spiced..."

Served in a tulip glass. Hazy gold body with a white cap of foam that receded to a small ring of lace at the edge of the glass. Not much carbonation showing through here. The head seems to be sticking to the sides of the glass.

Aroma is typical of a saison, with notes of fresh hay, pink peppercorns, and some barnyard funk. Whatever the "gentle spices" were, they surely didn't include any that you would typically find in a pumpkin beer. The beer hit the same notes throughout, even as it warmed a bit.

The taste is funky, grassy, lightly vegetal, with only light hints of any pumpkin or spice. It really needs to warm up quite a bit to even taste any pumpkin qualities here. It tastes first and foremost like a saison, and the pumpkin aspect of this beer seems like a light coloring on top of that. It is so subtle, that I am not even sure that I am not just making it up because they say it's there.

Good carbonation, medium body, dry finish. Pretty spot on for the style.

As I said before, this is hardly a pumpkin beer. I am sure the intention was to come nowhere close to a "pumpkin" beer, but to add pumpkins to their saison base and spice it with something that you wouldn't find in any pumpkin beers. They were just too timid with whatever that spicing may have been, because I really couldn't detect much that fell outside of the typical saison style. Good saison, bad pumpkin beer interpretation.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 50 ratings