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Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing

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very good

326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 11
Gots: 63 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-12-2013)
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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Jmr85, Sunday at 07:32 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

mrebeka, Saturday at 02:08 PM
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

wpg1989, Saturday at 12:56 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pinkish orange body. Hazy. Big white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Floral. A little lime. Some brett. A little sweet and musty.

Taste - Sweet and floral up front. Lime is kinda lost. Brett builds. Kinda drops off and leaves some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Eh. Just shy of what I'd consider good.

Alieniloquium, Saturday at 12:17 AM
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Friday at 02:07 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

bcoyle, Sep 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Appears a pale orangeish pink with white head. The nose is full of lime, fruit, citrusy hops, and a hint of funk at the back end. The hibiscus is certainly present but I can't really put my finger on any descriptors for it. The flavor is juicy and refreshing. The flavors are relatively mellow for a saison as it lacks that farmhouse funk that I am used to with the style. Well balanced and refreshing.

homebrew311, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Drumtgot, Sep 08, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

750ml bottle poured into an Anchorage Teku. Enjoyed on 9.2.2014, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a pinkish orange color, light amber, very clear with many bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A fizzy, off white, slightly pink head rises, maybe a finger or so, that has low retention and lace, but nice film. The aroma is very herbal and medicinal with plenty of hibiscus and wildflower, lightly funky, mild oak and a touch of fruit. The flavors showcase a bit more complexity, but are still dominated by heavy and medicinal hibiscus flower, a bit of the limey citrus comes out with some oak and funk, and the fruitiness from the yeast is a bit clearer. The body is oddly thick, but still struggles to coat the mouth, carbonation is a bit lower, but still lively, and the finish is a bit creamy but generally unsubstantial.

Verdict: A bit of a miss from Anchorage and Hill Farmstead here, the hibiscus is just a bit too overpowering and dominant and the texture is very odd, heavy but wispy and ethereal at the same time. There are some redeeming qualities in here for sure, the tart citrus from the lime could use a bit more oomph to balance things out, but this was generally unimpressive.

kevanb, Sep 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

kerry4porters, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is spotty and sparse. Beer is a clear, pink ruby red. Decent.

Nose is spices, hibiscus, citrus, Brett and wood. Nicely aromatic, sweet and crisp. A treat

Opens citrus, Brett funk, lime and floral. Coriander and other spicy and floral notes in the middle with a decidedly Brett-y finish and just a hint of citrus fruit. Notes of oak, cobwebs and foam. Finishes clean. Really refreshing and drinkable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and crisp and refreshing going down. Clean finish with the slightest lingering aftertaste. The perfect session beer.

Just a really solid offering though nothing stands out about this beer. I could have a ton of this before I've had my fill though.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

nmann08, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Ken_P, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

riotontheroad, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jrenihan, Aug 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

750ml bottle (batch 1, 11/13) poured into a tulip
A: Ruby grapefruit is what comes to mind, light orange with a reddish/pinkish hue
S: Grapefruit, lime, wheat, a bit of pineapple
T: Matches the nose but lacks depth
M: Fairly light-bodied, a nice citrus acidity & a pleasant finish
O: The flavors don't blow me away but the rest of the beer is nice. Definitely screams grapefruit every step of the way (I'm not getting as much of the other notes the bottle mentions). A bit of brett but very much a complimentary note. Good not great; worth a try

ONUMello, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.