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Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing

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very good

352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
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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Reviews by spoony:
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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 750 ml bottle (Batch 1, November 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces almost two fingers of nearly white head. The retention is short and there is no lacing on the glass. The beer is mostly clear, with just a haze obscuring my view. It is lighter in color and still-looking...it reminds me of apple juice.

S-The aroma is a mixture of tart and perfumed. I get some lime (that comes across as almost lemon-lime), some dry, toasted oakiness, as well as some spice and grass. The hibiscus definitely comes through and provides a bit of its flower scent that registers as almost tropical when combined with the lime.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. There is a tart citrus, some perfumed floral tastes, and dry oak on the mid-palate and the finish. There is also a nice, peppery spice in there. Funk is very, very light. The whole package is very vinous-tasting.

M-The feel is medium heft for the style with a fine, persistent carbonation that attacks the roof of my mouth.

O-This is a unique beer with refreshing, summertime/springtime flavors and a crisp, mostly dry style. The perfume/hibiscus and lime combo may not be for everyone, and I find it to be a bit much towards the end of my glass, but I have to give credit for being able to taste each of the advertised ingredients so clearly. Glad I tried this, but I don't need to rush out and buy more.

spoony, Mar 31, 2014
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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.

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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.

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Grassroots Arctic Soirée from Grassroots Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.