Grassroots Arctic Soirée - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by spoony:
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-31-2014 01:18:37 | More by spoony
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 300 ratings.