Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by Ljudsignal:
4.09/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 02:53:45 | More by Ljudsignal
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3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a snifter this is rose in color with little head if any. Some peach hues reflect the light.
Herbal notes come through in the nose with just a hint of a Belgian farmhouse yeast.
Smooth and yet watery in the initial sip. Effortless on the palate but I am warming to this. Light and the carbonation is lower then expected but it dances on the tongue. Playing to the light tartness this saison comes across well. The hibiscus and lime go well with the style and aide rather then compete with the farmhouse style.
Just a beautiful, easy drinking beer. A pleasure to drink even if it doesn't blow me away.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 02:35:56 | More by stewart124
Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.