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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | FT: 10
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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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

01-05-2014 18:33:50 | More by ThatsThatDude
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BrainTree

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

10-16-2013 20:37:04 | More by BrainTree
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

12-28-2013 05:58:13 | More by mjw1200
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:58:53 | More by MacQ32
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KMcG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-27-2012 23:53:05 | More by KMcG
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andant

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-01-2013 02:32:03 | More by andant
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-27-2013 23:53:40 | More by rjp217
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-06-2014 02:34:41 | More by OnryAndMean
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-05-2013 19:13:34 | More by BGsWo22
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-20-2013 23:55:32 | More by FeelinSurley
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-07-2012 21:36:29 | More by nh2032
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Crookdrain

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-08-2013 15:56:15 | More by Crookdrain
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-30-2013 04:12:29 | More by nootch23
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pendabev

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-02-2013 04:16:25 | More by pendabev
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-21-2013 20:51:38 | More by ShemRahBoo
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:09:11 | More by WanderingFool
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:02:22 | More by SpeedwayJim
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
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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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 06:20:39 | More by DefenCorps
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-13-2013 20:48:11 | More by doremite
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-05-2013 15:41:51 | More by roostor07
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Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-24-2013 01:21:51 | More by Andreias21
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-21-2012 21:25:25 | More by dtx00
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-24-2013 20:28:40 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-11-2013 19:07:23 | More by Atomicskis5
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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.