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Grassroots / Tired Hands Wachu Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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91
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 24
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: codewarrior on 10-16-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into HF over-sized wine glass stemware. Thanks to uvm2003 for sending this to me in the BIF. Probably bottled at least two years ago at this point. There is a date labeled what appears to be 7/25/12, not sure if that is a best by date as I'm pretty sure this beer was made over two years ago.
Tired Hands collab brewed with long-grain red rice, schezuan pepper-corns, and Yuzu fruit. According to label: "If there exists such a beer as an Asian Farmhouse ale, this is our rendition of it.

A- Gusher as soon as the cap is taken off, tried to pour fast so it didn't get all over my counter. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a big foamy white head that measures at least 4-5 fingers. Nice consistent carbonation.

S- Classic hf saison yeast, a little bit of brett, lemons, slight pepper-corn, other fruits that I can't put my finger on (probably because I have no idea what Yuzu fruit is). Aroma has held up incredibly well.

T- Saison yeast with a bit of fruit reminiscent of a bit of lemons, oranges, passion fruit, etc (I'm assuming this is from the Yuzu fruit), faint funk, slight pepper-corns on the finish and can taste the rice aspect slightly. Very well balanced, clean saison qualities, held up extremely well- never had this fresh but seems like it hasn't deteriorated at all.

M- Medium bodied, clean, crisp, decent carbonation, light fluffy head, all the great qualities of a saison.

O- This beer holds all the great qualities of a perfectly crafted saison and has held up surprisingly well after being brewed well over two years ago. The "Asian-aspect" of this beer comes out nicely and adds a nice unique characteristic balancing with the saison qualities of the beer. This was an absolute treat to try and is definitely still worth seeking out. This makes me want to open up some of the HF saisons that I've been cellaring for over a year.

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330 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/25/2012? Not sure if that's what the date means. A collaboration between Grassroots and Tired Hands. A must try, even with my dismal outlook on collabs.

Appearance - Golden orange. Huge overflowing white head. Layers cling inside the glass. Impressive. Thick collar after it all finally settles.

Smell - Floral with some tropical fruits. A bit of apple. Lots of brett. Some sweet malts.

Taste - Dynamic. Apples counterpointed by some peppery notes. Sweet malts. Earthy tones from the brett. A build up of bitter flavors and a spicy finish. Tough to pinpoint the spice. Cardamon or something. I'm probably way off, but it's something that plays with that earthy flavor.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Probably my fault for sitting on this bottle for so long. Medium bodied and a little sweet.

Overall - Great incorporation of flavors. I wonder how much it has dried out or maybe would have dried out if I sat on it longer. Definitely would have carbonated even more, but I'd be interested to see what flavors pan out as the brett chows down on the sugars.

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Grassroots / Tired Hands Wachu Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.