Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by Stevedore:
3.76/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 17:27:05 | More by Stevedore
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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.