Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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4.23/5 rDev +5.5%
Sampled from a 750ml bottle dated "07 2013" at cellar temperature. Thanks surge1311!
A - Light amber with a hazy finish and a moderate white head. A steady rise of bubbles gives it a liveliness. Nice lacing.
S - Lemon, bubble gum, wheat and grass.
T - Tart with a firm but restrained lemon flavor. Various other fruits and some nice funk too.
M - On the lighter side but it works. A nice low carbonation.
O - A very refreshing and flavorful beer. Glad I tried it.
03-12-2014 09:53:42 | More by GJ40
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
Served from a 750ml bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip. High expectations. Slightly under cellar temps.
Appearance- Clear amber with two finger head that left nice lacing. Surprised how clear it is. Figured it would be cloudier.
Smell- A very rustic spicy, tart, funk that reminds me of Arthur mixed with a young lambic. Some mild earthy characteristics, woody notes, real funky yeast, lemons and limes, and maybe some pears.
Taste- Oaky funk up front that goes into a tart lemony/apple flavor. Earthy and floral. Similar to Arthur and Convivial but a little roast and very mild hop bitterness. Not too much going on, but what is there, is real solid.
Mouthfeel- Very, very light. This is more or less what the beer lacks. Body isn't really there. Good carbonation, but needs more viscosity to balance it out. The tartness is nice and mildly puckering.
Overall- A nice tart amber saison with nice flavors going on, but lacking in body. Tarter than expected, but that's always nice.
02-19-2014 23:22:56 | More by Seanniek91
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
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
Appearance: Hazy amber gold. Fluffy, sticky, white head. Drops to a tiny chunk of a cap with big sticky lacing.
Smell: Lightly tart. Carries some nice yeasty funk. A touch bready with some hints of acetic tartness. Some powdery yeast and some vague fruity elements. Slight caramel malt sweetness. A touch of apple. Some pearr and even a touch of mango. Nicely fruity. A bit of leather.
Taste: A bit less tart than the nose. Mild malt backbone adds some caramel malt sweetness as a compliment. Yeast is powdery and light leaving some solid earthy and grassy notes. A bit damp and musty, with a slight toasted and roasted malt element as well. A touch acetic. A vague sort of nuttiness coupled with an almost cocoa nib note. Woody. Herbal and slightly floral as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium moving toward light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Slightly dry.
Overall: Summer, not Gruber.
A nice balance of tart and funky. The darker malt profile gives it a nice touch of sweetness.
01-16-2014 08:54:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
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