Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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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
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
4.05/5 rDev +1%
Bottle opened on 12.26.12
A - Pours a opaque, dull light brown with a large foamy light tan head with good retetntion.
S - Old ripe citrus, oranges, lemons, apricot, some light malts.
T - Orange, lemon citrus, pretty dominate and tart.
D - Good carbonation with a light body.
O - Tart citrusy saison with a nice little HF touch.
01-10-2013 06:23:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
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
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
$7.00 for 10oz, served in a tulip
[A] Arrives with a puffy finger high head, snow white in color, compact/foamy in texture. Lacing in sheets. The body is medium-light brown and much darker than expected. Somewhat out of character but it is, after all, labeled as an Amber Saison.
[S] Herbs and spices hit the nose. A little mint-like with a light menthol/wintergreen thing going on. To make this experience even more unexpected, I get some candied ginger and nutmeg. Or something in the same family of spices. It's basically a hard-to-discern- combination of 2 or 3 pumpkin pie spices. Minus the cinnamon. Outlandish. But, oddly, rather enjoyable.
[T] Pure bubblegum on the flavor. Whatever the old school gum is with the yellow, blue and pink twisted wrapper (Anglo Bubbly?). Herbal mixed with earthy fall-themed spices. Either this beer was spiced, or this yeast strain had a field day during fermentation. Again, pretty enjoyable.
[M] Medium-light body, with a somewhat coarse texture and a crisp snap on the finish. Very dry.
[O] Nothing short of intriguing. I thoroughly enjoyed the glass but 10 ounces was perfect. A second glass could be a worthy challenge. [EDIT] Reading the other reviews, my experience was NOTHING like the others, which were all bottle servings, so I imagine that is the biggest contributing factor.
12-31-2012 15:15:58 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
Split a 750 ml, August 2012 1,600 bottles.
A: pours a dark amber with some brown goes and almost two fingers of creamy white head after a gentle pour. Excellent retention And some nice lacing.
S: yeasty and tart, with some light notes of grassy barnyard funk. Some apple and citrus notes as well. Pleasant aroma, the tartness reminds me of Arthur. As the brew warms I begin to get an odd almost plasticy aroma... Kinda strange.
T: very similar to the nose, that tartness is dialed up a bit adding a nice lemon to the mix... Nice citrus, notes of apple , light grassy barnyard funk... Then again as the beer warms instant getting a very strange plastic note, overall the brew is still very tasty, but that part was odd.
M: nice lush and creamy, very nice medium carbonation.
O: this was a good brew, I love the tartness that hill farmsteads yeast contributes to their saisons, the only down side here was the strange plasticness. It wasn't prominent to throw off the entire beer, but it would have been better without it.
12-09-2012 04:03:37 | More by PeterIngemi
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
4.2/5 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
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a dark, clear golden with a low white head. The smell is peppery, with some herbal and floral notes and a little graininess. The taste is mild pepper up front, some biscuit quality in the middle, and a tang of hops in the finish. It's highly carbonated, very smooth. Easy to drink - very nice.
11-27-2012 17:50:54 | More by gory4d
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
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