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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing

Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber SaisonGrassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison

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BA SCORE
89
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4
pDev: 7.5%


Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012)
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Reviews by stakem:
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Orangesol for sharing. 750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear yellowish amber color with a big white head that is slow to fade. As the cap dissolves, it leaves a coating of lacing effext on the glass in a webby pattern.

The smell is funky with carbonic and mineral quality. Somewhat lactic almost lemony in character mixed with citrus fruity character. There is a pretty strong phenolic charcwter emitting like plastic but it is faint enough that the enjoyable citrus aspects overwhelm

The taste is fruity and rindy with that previously mentioned phenolic aspect that really drives home the saison yeast attributes. There is some herbal notes of earthy hops that provide just enough bitterness to contrast the bready grain base.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with an effervescent level of carbonation. Overall it started off pretty promising but in the end was a decent to average made saison. Id drink it again if the opportunity presented itself but wouldnt buy a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 17:44:10 | More by stakem
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RayUF07

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2014 01:40:16 | More by RayUF07
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2014 01:16:58 | More by Zaphog
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djmichaelk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-21-2014 18:56:01 | More by djmichaelk
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-17-2014 14:29:13 | More by drummermattie02
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 750ml bottle dated "07 2013" at cellar temperature. Thanks surge1311!

A - Light amber with a hazy finish and a moderate white head. A steady rise of bubbles gives it a liveliness. Nice lacing.

S - Lemon, bubble gum, wheat and grass.

T - Tart with a firm but restrained lemon flavor. Various other fruits and some nice funk too.

M - On the lighter side but it works. A nice low carbonation.

O - A very refreshing and flavorful beer. Glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 09:53:42 | More by GJ40
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip. High expectations. Slightly under cellar temps.

Appearance- Clear amber with two finger head that left nice lacing. Surprised how clear it is. Figured it would be cloudier.

Smell- A very rustic spicy, tart, funk that reminds me of Arthur mixed with a young lambic. Some mild earthy characteristics, woody notes, real funky yeast, lemons and limes, and maybe some pears.

Taste- Oaky funk up front that goes into a tart lemony/apple flavor. Earthy and floral. Similar to Arthur and Convivial but a little roast and very mild hop bitterness. Not too much going on, but what is there, is real solid.

Mouthfeel- Very, very light. This is more or less what the beer lacks. Body isn't really there. Good carbonation, but needs more viscosity to balance it out. The tartness is nice and mildly puckering.

Overall- A nice tart amber saison with nice flavors going on, but lacking in body. Tarter than expected, but that's always nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 23:22:56 | More by Seanniek91
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2014 05:36:56 | More by Bilco
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 20:02:40 | More by Sammy
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-28-2014 16:20:52 | More by xnicknj
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2014 23:50:57 | More by DRBiser
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heystevec

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 21:37:42 | More by heystevec
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

01-18-2014 18:05:17 | More by Griffith
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 08:57:23 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy amber gold. Fluffy, sticky, white head. Drops to a tiny chunk of a cap with big sticky lacing.

Smell: Lightly tart. Carries some nice yeasty funk. A touch bready with some hints of acetic tartness. Some powdery yeast and some vague fruity elements. Slight caramel malt sweetness. A touch of apple. Some pearr and even a touch of mango. Nicely fruity. A bit of leather.

Taste: A bit less tart than the nose. Mild malt backbone adds some caramel malt sweetness as a compliment. Yeast is powdery and light leaving some solid earthy and grassy notes. A bit damp and musty, with a slight toasted and roasted malt element as well. A touch acetic. A vague sort of nuttiness coupled with an almost cocoa nib note. Woody. Herbal and slightly floral as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium moving toward light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Slightly dry.

Overall: Summer, not Gruber.

A nice balance of tart and funky. The darker malt profile gives it a nice touch of sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 08:54:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev 0%

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New York

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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
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