Grassroots / Jackie O’s Autumn Saison

 
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Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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...

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3.1
skrip (187) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*1/17/2014 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!

4.3
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2014
From notes. 3rd Anniversary Party. Amber pour with a thin white head. Hints of herbal spice and cheesecloth funk lead to quenching lactic acid and the cheesy barnyard funk that I get from so many Hill Farmstead Saisons. Earthy, rustic, and distinctive. Light body with velvety carbonation and a dry finish.

3.6
cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
Draft at Three Penny. Reviewed from notes. Pours a deep orange with a touch of off white head. Nose is earthy saison yeast, some peppercorn, and a touch of fleshy squash. Flavor is much of the same, with a more pronounced sweetness, some of the same fleshy squash, and doughy brett. Rather dry. I wish there was a touch more carb. A nice beer for sure, and I look forward to future iterations.

4.3
Marheb (5749) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Très bien équilibré entre l’acétique et le surette avec une touche funky. Je ne pourrais pas identifier les sucres comme étant ceux de la citrouille et le côté épicé est presque absent, une très bonne american wild en général.

3.5
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
At HF 3rd Anniversary. Pours a light amber color with a white head. Mild tartness, sweet yeast body, spice, cider, earthy hops and light pumpkin. Less a saison, more a tolerable spiced beer.

3.8
AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Draft Three Penny Taproom. 2012 vintage. Nose is herbs, yeast tones with some light funky gourd. Taste is mild yeast, earthy herbs with very little spice. No pumpkin can be found in the flavor. Very mild tartness without any funk to mention. Small / weak pucker in the taste buds. Medium, chewy body with a low carbonation level. A pretty smooth, well-tuned lightly tart saison. I never had it fresh so it’s hard for me to gauge how the year of age changed it. Nice.

3.7
Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pleasantly rustic aroma laced with tart pumpkin flesh, raw almonds, mace and clove.

There’s a distant mist of acidic funk that frames the aroma nicely, but that doesn’t present itself noticeably in the flavor. Here there’s some light pumpkin, doughy malt and dried brown spices.

Texturally it’s pretty cool. There’s a fleshiness to it that doesn’t translate to being heavy, and a brightness to it that also doesn’t mean brisk or light; the finish shows some mild vanilla with soft carbonation.

3.7
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
In short: A not-too-spicy pumpkin-style beer with a pleasant rural character.
How: Tap at infamous Hill Farmstead 3rd Anniversary, winter storm in May.
The look: Cloudy pale copper body topped by a small off-white head.
In long: Nose is a bit spicy (usual array of spices found in autumnal pumpkin-style beers), a certain rusticity and herbal notes of tea. Comfortable medium-full body with ample carbonation. Taste was same as aroma. Really not too spicy and with a good integration of the spices, doughy cookies, moderately sweet (a bit too sweet for a Saison imho), tea-like herbal sensation, a light overall rural farmhouse character. I’m really not a big fan the spiced pumpkin beers tradition and this one falls into this category, however it might be because this was kegged in autumn and served to us in May but I found everything was well integrated with no rough edges. Good beer. And speaking of Autumn, you can’t stop time, every year autumn always turn into winter no matter how many leaves I glue back onto the trees.

3.9
j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Hill Farmstead during the Third Anniversary Party. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Soft musk, gentle spiciness on the nose. I don’t get a lot of pumpkin, but there’s some gentle caramel and sweetness. Sweet spice comes through, light yeast. Medium bodied, musk, spicy and lingering. Always a good sign when your least favorite beer of the day was still really good.

3.5
tom10101 (6081) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
On tap @ Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary. Hazy golden/amber with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin, spices, earthy notes and yeast. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with pumpkin, spices, earthy notes and a grassy finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Not bad, but not one of the best from Grassroots/HF. Also, I think this one should be under "Spice/Herb/Vegetable" rather than Saison.


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