Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
750ml bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead and poured into HF glass. August 2012 brew date, limited to 1600 bottles.
A- Pours a translucent dark reddish brown amber with lots of fast rising carbonation bubbles and a big white foamy 4-finger head that has excellent retention and takes forever to recede coating the glass in thick foamy lacing. Towards the bottom of the bottle a build up of yeast makes it a little bit more cloudy.
S- Yeasty and lightly tart with some light grassy farmhouse-like grains and malt undertones. Fairly aromatic and very reminiscent of Arthur due to the yeasty and tart qualities.
T- Yeasty with a nice tartness and some light grassy farmhouse qualities. Finishes with a tart yet sweet lemon taste that pleasantly lingers on the palate for awhile. Nicely balanced.
M- Nice carbonation, goes down very easily, a bit too dry but a very clean finish.
O- I wasn't sure what to expect from this being a fairly experimental amber saison collaboration brew. I was pleasantly surprised and amazed at how much I actually liked this brew. It had a nicely balanced tartness to go along with a pleasant lemon sweetness. I would highly recommend this to any saison fan especially if you like Arthur.
11-29-2012 00:02:25 | More by jaasen64
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.