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Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing

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very good

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 12
Gots: 66 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2013)
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look 8/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 83/100

A very average DIPA, I for some reason really thought this would rock. However it had a bit of a soapy after taste and the body was a bit flat. However it was very easy to drink~

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Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.