Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jaasen64 on 10-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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7
Ratings:
51
pDev:
8.64%
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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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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Grassroots / Jackie O's Autumn Saison from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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