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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4
pDev: 7.5%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | FT: 8
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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Photo of WanderingFool
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

WanderingFool, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

wesley14, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

phingdong, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

polishkaz, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Rochefort10nh, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ElGallo, Sep 22, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rare tick, thanks Mac!

Tons of head up top. Super malty/bready aroma, banana esters initially too. Fades to a more spicy, yeasty, traditional aroma. Strange.

Not much in the taste to separate it from other saisons. Intensely bitter yeast in the finish. A decent saison, I suppose, but nothing special.

brystmar, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

wesvt, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

bobv, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Reagan1984, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Skrip
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a 2013 Raleigh Beer Tasting snifter

A~ dark burnt orange with lots of head and nice lacing

S~ lots of yeast, herbs, and Belgium. (yes it tastes like the country lol)

T~ here's where it really opens up, light tartness, lots of pepper, citrus, apples, pears, you name some flavor in a saison its probably got it! funk and yeast on the finish.

M~ lots of carbonation, little bit creamy and goes down smooth leaving you with the tartness all the way through.

O~ very good, what i would call a Belgium saison, definitely would drink again but would prefer a stand alone HF saison. still working my way through their saisons/wilds and hope to try them all (hahah yeah ok...)

EDIT: second batch is way better than the first. a lot more lemony tartness and the amber and saison aspects are very well balanced!

Skrip, Feb 06, 2013
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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.