Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at my tasting.
Bottled 8/2012. 1,600 bottles.
Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, yeast, and a mineral-like aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness to it. There is a mild amount of mineral bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
01-01-2013 01:55:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
Thanks to Moll for sharing this. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Pours a moderate brown color. Great lacing. Light bready malt with some earth. Touch of fruit. Extremely dry finish. Bit of white pepper. Mouthfeel is the best aspect of this. The nose and flavor are more biere de garde, with the mouthfeel all saison.
12-16-2012 19:53:38 | More by Thorpe429
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
Another bottle generously shared by Chris (spycow). Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - A few fingers of white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind lots of lacing. Hazy dark orange-amber body.
S - Interesting and complex aroma. The farmhouse yeast is phenolic, and perhaps a touch dirty and funky, but strangely appealing. Light pepper, hand lotion, with some under-ripe apricot and vinous flavors in the periphery.
T - The taste is a touch more understated, with more toasted grains. It's again a tad vinous; sufficiently so that I was curious if this was oak-aged. Less sweet, although the stone fruits come out as it warms up a bit. Yeast is less phenolic and funky, with some mild pepper showing up in the finish.
M - Medium body, dry texture, clean finish. Pleasantly soft and creamy carbonation - feels like a Hill Farmstead offering.
D - A nice amber Saison. Nothing mind-blowing, but has sufficient depth and no flaws to it. I enjoyed that it was a sub-6% beer that had potent and complex flavors going on. Would happily drink this one again.
10-23-2012 16:33:16 | More by MasterSki
4/5 rDev -0.2%
This was brewed at, and in collaboration with, my favorite brewery, Hill Farmstead. Not sure why this isn't referenced as a collab. Also met these guys at The Festival, great guys, great beers, so this should be awesome. Shared with rudzud.
Big fluffy head hits a few fingers then fades at a med pace, nice lacing, very hazy copper mahogany orange brown color.
Nose has plenty of farmhouse and light barnyard funk, light cut grass, wet hay, light Belgian malt, saison, gritty malt and grainy, little lemony and slight yeasty, quite funky, hint orange zest and earthy.
Taste starts with earth, I don't mean earthy I mean like soil right from the farm. Lots of yeast, farmhouse funk, grainy malt, some saison malts, light saison spices, hint of lemony and orange peel citrus. Wet hay, cut grass, fermented straw, slight taste of chewing on the floor of the barn. Light sweet malt, little Berlinerweisse like lemony funk. A hint if amber toasty brown malt, and some creaminess maybe oats or lactose. Light acidity but smooth and rich. Finish is dry but light, lingering funk and grainy malts, more earth and dirt, more yeasty flavor and lemon.
Mouth is med bodied, interesting creamy feel with many little bubbles, the carbonation is interesting.
Overall really interesting, can't call it great, but it's not that bad. Weird flavors and funk, very complex, nice Berlinerweisse flavors, very earthy. Although really tasty, not sure if I could finish the entire 750ml by myself so I'm glad I got to share this with Matt.
10-12-2012 13:10:17 | More by jlindros
District of Columbia
4.16/5 rDev +3.7%
750 mL bottle.
Pours a mostly clear, reddish brown with a massive, retentive creamy white head. Earthy and spicy with bready malt, fruity sweetness and citrus rind, grassy, mildly funky, and some dry pepper in the finish. Medium, dry and clean body, crisp finish.
01-14-2013 00:48:19 | More by yourefragile
3.43/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
12-05-2012 17:44:10 | More by stakem
4.01/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours a hazy golden amber in color with some orange highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to thick medium sized cap in the center with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Overall the aroma of this beer is pretty yeasty - moderate aromas of peppery spices and some grassy barnyard funk. There is also a lighter aroma of some tart fruits including apple, apricot, and lemon/citrus.
T: Light amounts of grassy barnyard funk/hay with some light amounts of grainy malt and peppery/spicy yeast. Light to moderate flavors of tart fruits - apple, apricot, and lemon/citrus.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of acidic prickliness. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: This is a very interesting and tasty brew - one I definitely would have again. I enjoy the light funkiness and I found this one pretty easy to drink.
01-10-2013 23:48:05 | More by dbrauneis
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.