Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by Stevedore:
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
750ml bottle, Batch 1, bottled 11/2013. Thanks Ryan! Poured into a minisnifter on 4/26/2014.
A- Light pink body, with a big and beautiful pink hue head that retains quite well, and is quite effervescent. Lots of thick lacing all over. Looks like grapefruit juice, and more importantly, looks incredibly refreshing.
S- Grapefruit, citrus, floral nose with a slight funk evoking leatheriness. It's a very strange combination, especially after looking at how pretty the beer looks.
F- Grapefruit, lime, lemon flavours in some combination. Sweet pale malt brings a bit of breadiness. The floral character seems to be contributing an interesting finish, it's almost like chewing on flower petals. Some dry leathery brettanomyces funk throughout. Very interesting flavour profile that does take a little bit of getting used to.
M- Lighter in body, well carbonated and not too fizzy nor flat. However, the finish is just odd and I believe it is the combination of the strong floral character that makes me feel like I'm chewing on petals, and the dry leatheriness of the Anchorage Brettanomyces strain. It's just not for me.
O- Great concept, absolutely stunning looking beer that brings a lot of citrus flavours, including the lime that would do very well on its own (and does, in Brother Soigné!) but the hibiscus or floral aspects of this beer really does not mesh that well with the Brett.
04-27-2014 17:27:05 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
02-05-2014 06:32:42 | More by mverity
4.01/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
02-10-2014 02:56:11 | More by dirtylou
Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.