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Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 62 | 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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Reviews by Ljudsignal:
Photo of Ljudsignal
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Batch 1, bottled November 2013.

Pours a stunning pale, hazy pink with a rapidly-disappearing fizzy bone-white head. Lacing is limited to sporadic splotches.

In the nose, some leathery Brett funk meets plentiful pink grapefruit and a light, sweet floral note--I assume that must be the hibiscus. Bready pale malt and lime zest rounds out the nose. All plenty nice on their own, but I'm not convinced they play nicely together.

In the mouth, strong lime zest and fresh-cut grass up front, along with a big hit of funky Brett. Grapefruit and pale malt mid-palate, finishes with floral notes as well as subtle oak and white grape. Fairly tart throughout.

Mouthfeel is dry and spritzy, on the light end of medium-bodied, with a clean and crisp finish.

On the whole, this was my first Hill Farmstead-ish beer, and I was impressed and pleased without being blown away. Very pleasant and drinkable, certainly excellent for a summer evening.

Ljudsignal, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great pink lemonade color. Nice hazy pink grapefruit. Nice bubbly white head and thin collar. Aroma is a sweet floral hibiscus, slight tart citrus and slight dry/tart yeast funk. Taste is that floral-funk combo at the front, some Brett/lime tart in the middle, then fades back to the hibiscus. Nice light body and medium-light carbonation.

mverity, Feb 05, 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
Photo of dirtylou
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
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750ml bottle, split

Sporting a similar billing as the dazzling Brother Soigne, I snagged a few of these immediately from bottleworks. This is the 2nd anchorage/hill farmstead collaboration that I'm familiar with - surprisingly pink body, light bubbly carbonation. It's still relatively mild with the brett really pretty soft - i think a few years will transform this beer pretty dramatically. The lime and hibiscus play nicely - here's hoping these two breweries keep collaborating as they're definitely two favorites on my shortlist.

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Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.