Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by angrybabboon:
4.3/5 rDev +7.2%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Note: bottle purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse in 2012
Appearance: Hazy, medium amber - the bottle opens with some big carbonation, fades to a medium head, solid cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing
Smell: Funky and interesting - some nice saison yeast, with some barnyard aromas, clove, pepper, and spice - pale and caramel malts - earth and some dirt, but also very clean - some light fruits, like apple, as well as some lemon - lightly phenolic - some nice tartness
Taste: Tart, funky, tasty - pale and caramel malts, with a touch of amber grains - lightly toasty - really nice yeast component, with a touch of barnyard, clove, lemon, and pepper - some really nice light fruitiness, with both esters (apple) and tart notes (lemon) - finishes tart and dry
Mouthfeel: Somewhere between light and medium - nicely dry, nicely tart, finishes very clean
Overall: More fortunate than Sankt Hans Moleman
This is a lovely saison. I hope it gets brewed again, and sees distribution beyond the Hill Farmstead property line. It's nicely funky and tart, yet also clean. Quite, quite nice.
01-16-2014 08:57:23 | More by angrybabboon
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
10-19-2013 23:02:22 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
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
06-30-2013 04:21:25 | More by dirtylou
3.65/5 rDev -9%
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.
06-15-2014 02:36:08 | More by Alieniloquium
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
02-14-2013 02:18:37 | More by Vonerichs
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.