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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 7.48%
Wants: 13
Gots: 28 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012

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Reviews by andrewinski1:
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine shaped glass. There is a large foamy pearl colored head atop an amber-just darker than golden color.

The aroma has some mellow grassy hops blending with some musty, slightly peppery yeast. There is a lot of earthiness in the aroma. This is very dirty.

The taste starts out a little tart. There is a little bit of caramel sweetness. The earthiness is evident in the taste; developing into a very rubbery, band-aid like taste. About halfway through my glass, the tartness becomes subdued and this just starts to taste dirty.

This is medium bodied, with strong carbonation. I like this one. It finds its way into the farthest, dirtiest, brettiest corner of the beer flavor wheel and asserts its flavors strongly.

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of doremite
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rating based on a 18 month old bottle. With age comes beauty.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger frothy white head with great retention. Beer is a clear black tea color. Lacing is thick, web-like and layered with excellent stick. A really good looking beer.

Nose is slightly tart and spritzy. Notes of Brett, sour lemon and apple. Some mild yeastiness and peppery and spicy. Very nice.

Opens yeasty, sour apple, lemon tartness. Clove, peppercorn, and floral in the middle. Ends foamy with some wood and mossy notes. Finishes tart and crisp with a lemon zest and peel aftertaste. Delicious!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and light in the mouth and goes down dry but fluffy. Accented finish with a dry, sticky aftertaste. Super drinkable.

Hard for me to believe the low ratings on this beer. Just because it doesn't have the Hill Farmstead name doesn't mean it doesn't carry the Hill Farmstead pedigree. An excellent saison all the way around.

Photo of dirtylou
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, split

Hair of the dog tulip - cloudy orange-amber with a nice sticky lace. A little funk, pepper, crackery malt, a bit yeasty, notes of apple and pear. Just OK - not really up to the standards set by other Hill Farmstead offerings. Cool logo, though

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Big head. Great retention. Chunky surface foam. Mostly clear amber body.

Smell - Bretty. Lemony acidity. Earthy notes from the brett. Bready malts.

Taste - Bready malts and some tang from the brett. Lemony. Grainy malt and a little caramel.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Easy drinking. Medium light body.

Overall - Good saison characteristics, but nothing extraordinary. The light tanginess keeps it interesting.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy rusty orange with a tall white head, leaving a thin layer of carbonation after it dissipates.

The smell is funky yeast, pumpkin spice, and a slight metallic smell.

The taste is tart, pumpkin spice (I keep picking this up and was not expecting it,) lemon, and yeasty.

Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, dry, and tart.

I've only had a couple but really dig the saisons that come out of HF.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.