Black Raven Jackdaw Pumpkin Dark Saison

Black Raven Brewing Company
Redmond, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Fall Seasonal (vintaged)
ABV: 6.1%
Bitterness: 30 IBU
First released: October 2014

From the brewer

The Jackdaw is our pumpkin dark saison fall specialty beer. This ale drinks like a dark saison with the spice notes from the yeast blending in harmony with the fire roasted pumpkin and acorn squash. In true Black Raven pumpkin beer tradition, no spices were used to create this squash ale.

Average Scores

Overall: 69 (logged 3 times)
Draft: 69 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

2014 release
Dry banana/squash taste and brown bitter finish. Appreciate that it's not spiced.
2014 release
2014 release
I didn't think "saison" so much; more like a cross between a German dark wheat and a porter. The opening is mellow and estery, in a way that could have been banana as much as pumpkin. A bit of yeasty funk bitterness brings out the sweetness, and then a transition to a roasty porter finish. I think I liked this better than the Harbinger.