Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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4.53/5 rDev +13%
A - Pours a murky muddied golden orange/amber with 1 full finger+ of near white dense head, fantastic retention and lacing.
S - Light, dry, and tart. Oranges, apricot, grassy hops, and belgian funk. Relatively new aromas but thats the best I can describe, smells very appetizing.
T - Quite sour and tart, peach, pear, orange, ripened apples, slightly clovey, banana, cloves, belgian qualities. Bubblegummy.
M - Lighter bodied with solid carbonation, extremely drinkable.
O - A funky sour/tart saison. Lots of light fruity flavors (apricot and peach mostly). Really awesome, love this stuff!
09-16-2013 01:58:53 | More by MacQ32
4.43/5 rDev +10.5%
Purchased a bottle of Sankt Hans at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Fest.
The beer pours a cloudy copper color with a big, frothy white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.
The aroma is fruity and spicy. Notes of apple and banana blend nicely with clove and pepper.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is very smooth and soft with mild carbonation. The flavor begins sweet with caramel malt, grapes and a little apple. The middle has a touch of clove and it finishes bready with moderate fruity tartness. Once gone the spice and fruity tartness lingers on the palate.
This is a very tasty, full flavored beer with a terrific mouth feel.
09-26-2012 00:09:11 | More by WanderingFool
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
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
4.29/5 rDev +7%
Thanks for sharing, Sam.
A moderately hazy amber with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is fantastic. More like a biere de garde than a saison, this is herbal, earthy, floral, bready and has a touch of lemon, fruit aromatics and moderate yeast. The palate opens mildly sour with a blend of lemon, lactic funk, citrus, tea leaf bitterness and the bready notes. Medium light in body, this beer finishes a little tart and yeasty. Excellent.
10-14-2013 06:20:39 | More by DefenCorps
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.