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Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 13
Gots: 68 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2013

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Photo of boredalready
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am probably a bit of a Hill Farmstead/Grassroots homer but I enjoy this beer. Granted, I don't enjoy it as much as Soigne or Convivial but it is a dry, refreshing, and slightly fruity saison with decent drinkability. Nice color from the hibiscus as well.

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of garuda
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer4B
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajs4bd
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SStein
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of itsJB
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, light pink, 1/2cm lacing around the edge, stream of bubbles in center of glass

Aroma: like Chardonnay, light, oak, vanilla, perfum-y flowers, lime

Taste: funky, not-dry Chardonnay, light, more floral, hint of lime, touch of oak/vanilla/sweetness

Feel: Crisp, light, soft

Overall: light and refreshing, seems complex but flavors are simple and muted, funk comes out more as it warms, super pretty color

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thampel09
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light and refreshing. No sourness. Kinda bland.

Photo of duceswild
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evango
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Denzo
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured a clear reddish amber with one finger of bubbly white head. A good looking sour, more Kriek than Saison, but nice. Scents of lime juice, grapefruit juice, medium-light hibiscus and passion fruit, sour barnyard Brett funk and light malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a sour, fruit-forward aroma with lesser levels of barnyard funk than expected. A nice aroma, odd and experimental as true farmhouse Saisons tend to be and overall pleasing. Flavor begins lightly sour with notes of funky yeast, medium lime juice and light hibiscus tea. Middle adds some light lime zest flavors, but continues the above flavor profile, with lime flavors becoming medium-high. Finish is dry with medium-high notes of lime juice, light hibiscus tea, light white pepper and very light oak barrel and funky yeast. Sourness is medium throughout, not overwhelming. Aftertaste is lime juice, hibiscus and light grainy malt with hints of white pepper. Overall impression of flavor is of a light, lime-forward, moderately sour ale that gets most of its sourness from the lime flavors and not a big amount of yeasty funk. The oak barrel is also light, yet the hibiscus is present. An odd experiment that is extremely refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a slightly watery and puckering feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very light, crisp, refreshing beer, perfect for summer. Overall this is a good experimental sour. The added ingredients are still present after a year of aging in the aroma and flavor profiles and the flavor and mouthfeel are quite refreshing. However it is not without its faults. The Brettanomyces character is far to low considering this is a 1-year aged bottle and the oak tank is barely present in the aroma or flavor. It is a good beer, but it lacks a bit compared to other sours as a result. Still worth trying.

Photo of MattSav
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Photchkiss
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.