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Grassroots Brother Soigné - Grassroots Brewing

Grassroots Brother SoignéGrassroots Brother Soigné

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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.03%


Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A tart, refreshing saison brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.

(Beer added by: Kinsman on 05-08-2013)
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kevanb

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, dated 10 2013, poured into an etched Hill Farmstead Festival Stemmed Glass.

The beer pours a super hazy, golden straw color, a few noticeable bubbles rising to the top of glass with a thick, taut white head that has very nice retention and leaves a beautiful wall of soapy lace behind. The aroma is really lovely, bright citrus and wildflower with nice funkiness, slightly earthy with a citric tartness, soft pale grain with a bit of berry fruit and honey sweetness at the back end. The flavors are wonderful, distinct yet balanced funk, tangy citrus, the lime really shines while the blood orange helps the tartness of the beer develop gracefully. The finish has a bit of fruit but is lightly bready and rustic, very pleasant and helps to reign in the tang and tart that initially hits the tongue. The mouthfeel is perfect, creamy, soft but still lively and perky that coats the mouth exceedingly well and finishes with a great tart kick.

Verdict: A delight from Grassroots (Hill Farmstead & Luc), the tart quality of the beer is so well executed and the lime flavors are quite enjoyable while layering over the traditional saison/farmhouse flavors. The beer is bright, delicate and very refreshing, exactly what I am looking for in a beer of this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:00:27 | More by kevanb
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dar482

New York

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in an orange apricot color.

The aroma has classic saison, tons of fruit aroma, tartness, and some funkiness. Lime, lemon, grass.

The flavor follows with that wheat and grass saison character. There’s a big tartness and funk, onto the fruits coming through of the lime and blood orange.

An absolutely beautiful beer with funk and tons of fruit tartness.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:41:54 | More by dar482
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A quickly thinning white head leaves a balding crown atop this bright yellow-orange brew.

An array of fruits including, lemon, orange, and grapefruit float just above the glass. Deeper down there are some citrusy hop notes, grain, a little meringue and a slight funkiness.

Bold sour fruits up front followed by a nice lemon backed tartness, a flourish of lime and orange, taffy, hibiscus, lemon peel, Belgian yeast and some simple and effective floral notes to finish.

Medium bodied and dry for the most part.

An exceptionally delicious brew with a rare balance that puts this one right up near the top.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 23:39:13 | More by stephens101
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is hazy orange with a huge, pillowy white head and great lacing. Spritzy, lemony, musty, funky, doughy, floral, light honeycomb, grassy, hibiscus, and citrusy aroma. Really nice Hill Farmstead terroir in this one. Taste tart lemon peel, big lime, citrusy, flower petals, honey, grassy, somewhat bitter, doughy, orange peel, wheaty, and tangy with a big tart citrusy, dry finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Seriously nice, tart, funky, highly-freshing, musty, lemony, and fruity saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 13:11:52 | More by jbaker67
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dirtylou

Washington

4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle, split

Orange body - a touch cloudy, active carbonation. Such an awesome beer - the lime comes through in bold fashion and provides a facebending sourness. Blood orange provides a nice citrus flash. Highly unusual and infinitely drinkable. I would love to have some of this to call my own.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 21:36:28 | More by dirtylou
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joe1510

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml

Brother Soigne comes my way by the ever generous facesnorth, thanks a million Ryan! The tulip is filled with an apricot liquid that becomes straw golden when backlit. A touch of haze darkens the body and the clean white head easily grows to two fingers in height. After a few seconds the foam falls to a skim coat and ring that leaves behind silky, spotty lacing.

The nose brings loads of the classic saison esters; bright peach, dewy pear, and various stonefruit. There's a welcomed wildflower mustiness that brings the rustic. I get the blood orange on the backend that meshes well with the peach but the lime is so faint it may be all in my mind. A touch of sweetness comes through in the form of candi sugar and sugar cookie. The sugar cookie is mild.

Flavor profile is much the same as the nose with one exception. The lime comes through much more on the finish. It's well integrated but adds a nice twist on the swallow. As the beer warms the mustiness grows adding depth to the peach, blood orange, pear, and wildflower characters A nice grassy bitterness picks up on the swallow along with the lime. Rustic and well done!

The body has a touch more weight than I'd like but still sits just under moderate with a snappy carbonation. The swallow slowly dries leaving behind easy lime and grassy bitterness. The finish also has a nice frothiness from the active carbonation.

Brother Soigne is a damn fine saison from Hill Farmstead. There's a really enjoyable rustic quality with the traditional esters, a touch of wildflower like funk, and thirst quenching drinkability. Thanks again for the bottle, Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 23:45:15 | More by joe1510
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Hill Farmstead. Bottled 10/2013. From notes.

A - Poured a cloudy burnt orange. Vibrant colour with good carbonation. One finger of soapy white head and spotty lace with a film of retention.

S - Funky, lemon, grass, hay, lime is definitely in there.

T - Much stronger lemon character, funk. You can definitely pick up on the lime.

M - Lively carbonation, medium body. Nice feel to it. Crisp finish with a little bit of funk to finish.

O/D - A nice little beer. Good drinkability. Had no problem with the bottle size. Nice funk presence too and the lime was subtle but enjoyable. Well put together.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 00:24:08 | More by tbeckett
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oooookaaayyy rudzud, I'm going to finally try this beer so get off my back already! Picked up a few weeks ago at the brewery (as in Hill Farmstead).

Not so slow rising up the neck, but not really a gusher, pours a nice large fluffy slight foamy 2 finger head that fades at a med pace then slows to a crawl when it hits an airy 1 finger, pillowy sides that don't seem to fade, but don't really stick a lot either, semi hazy semi clear honey orange slight golden color, with plenty of bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

Nose is very nice, a mild Brett funk with some light background horsehair, quite effervescent floral aromas, a little like a field of flowers. Then lime, a nice pungent lime zest that brings plenty of awesome lime but light enough that it's not overpowering and not in your face. With the floral aromas is a little tea leaf and hints of saison like spices. There is also a mild citrus, like orange pulp, hint of tangerine, and hint of mild Brett C I think like a mild tropical fruit pineapple aroma. Very nice aroma with great fruit, saison, and great Brett with nice lime.

Taste starts with tons of lime, like a lime juice cocktail almost with some saison added to it. It also has some sweetness that I'm not a huge fan of, but the rest of the beer is awesome, starting with the lime, a nice juicy lime juice and lime pectin flesh with a nice sour tart lime bite, and citrusy zest. Then saison flavors, a little malt but almost none (other than the sweetness), and nice Brett in the background again, little Brett B like horsehair funk, and Brett C mild tropical fruit hint pineapple like, as well as a mild citrus component that's a little pink grapefruit and blood orange. There is a hint of a bready yeast in the background but barely. The tartness lingers for a while that seems to balance the sweetness a little. Finish is drier at least, nice tart character and sour lime, bit more brett funk and hint citrus, little sticky too.

Mouth is med bod a bit soft feeling, decent fluffy effervescent carb.

Overall awesome beer. Great Brett characters that I wasn't expecting, a lot more lime than I expected and a great character from it, nice sourness and tart characters, decent saison base, effervescent, etc. The only real issue I found was that it was a bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 03:05:08 | More by jlindros
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle that I picked up at the brewery last weekend. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 12/2/2013.

Pours a hazy orange body, looking like a delicious IPA really, with a nicely effervescent 2cm white head with great retention. Leaves some lacing on the glass as I drink it. Looks more like Abner than it does a HF saison.

Smells fantastic- very intense, spicy and zesty citrusy with a lovely funk component to it. Musty, funky, whatever you want to call it, without being sour. Definitely some of that Brett component in this beer for sure.

Tastes just as good as it smells. Definitely get lime on the back end, but from the beginning to the end, the mustiness is delicious and well accentuated by the citrus throughout. It must be the blood oranges in the middle, with the lime at the end. This is a fantastic saison and one of the best I've had.

Suffers a little here- lighter bodied, good carbonation but it is easily drinkable. No significant ABV presence at all. The lime leaves a nice zesty citrus backend on the tongue, dry and refreshing.

This is a fantastic saison and as a BA I met in Vermont said, do NOT sleep on Brother Soigne. This is a fantastic saison at a great price point of $10 for a 750ml. I would have bought a lot more than 2 bottles had I realized how good it was.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 06:26:32 | More by Stevedore
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 750 ml (1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz.) bottle
10 2013
Big thanks to CADMixes for grabbing me this bottle.

The slightly hazed, medium amber liquid was topped by a one-finger tall, bone white, sea foam crown. Splotches of lacing stuck along the glass. The head quickly faded to a resilient cap of bubbly froth.

The aroma was intense and really interesting. Crisp, fresh and zesty with notes of cut hay. Super musty and slightly funky with a strong Belgian yeast presence. Good dose of bretty tartness. Somewhat wine-y/grape-y. Lots of bitter orange peel. Loads of spices. Clove was most noticeable. Phenolic and a touch smoky.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was also crisp, tart and super citrusy. Quite acidic. Lemon and lime notes came through strong. Lots of white wine. Bitter orange rind appeared in the center. Some hay and peppery notes as well. The ultra dry and pithy finish was again dominated by tart and acidic lime notes.

On the palate, the beer felt frothy and creamy. Soft and smooth with a fine, medium effervescence.

The amount of bitter lime and orange flavors in this brew might be overkill for some, but I really enjoyed it. Crisp, refreshing and immensely flavorful, this saison would make for a perfect summer sipper.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 12:15:05 | More by Damian
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip.
5% ABV, 10 2013 on label

Thanks for this brew, Keith!

A - Hazy golden yellow, Brother Soigné almost gushes from the bottle but a quick pour avoids spilled saison resulting in a billowing ivory head that trails delicate lace down the glass.

S - Explosive fragrance wafts into the air from this saison; rustic as can be. A spritz of lime and blood orange citrus add zest to the spicy yeast esters of lemon grass and white pepper which congregate in the background of the beer. Floral notes offer suggestions of strolling through a garden on a warm spring day while subtle sweetness holds everything together.

T - Tart citrus grips the sides of the tongue as this rustic saison imparts a melange of yeast-driven spices and supplemental sweetness. Dry wheat and grain teeter between soft and rough respectively, balancing the bold beer.

M - Dry and light, the tiny carbonation bubbles give the beer an ethereal feel, similar to some champagne, that's akin to drinking air. Finishing with a grapefruit like bitterness and sharp tartness, Brother Soigné demands sip after sip from it's wonderful lingering profile.

O - Grassroots packs a wallop of rustic flavor into an easy-drinking, low ABV saison for an exceptional take on the style. Lime and blood orange citrus blend beautifully with airy floral aspects and spicy yeast esters, finishing with dry tartness encapsulating this harmonious, unique saison!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 19:37:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Ataraxia for the bottle!

A- Very inviting, golden orange hue with a full white head that dissipates quickly into thin ring around the glass

S- lime, funk, hay, background spice/black pepper, some citrus. one of the best noses on any sasion, barrel aged or non.

T- Taste is an initial burst of tart lime and blood orange that fades into some funk/hay characteristics with some light bready malt on the finish

M-drying, fairly lively carbonation, lends well to the style

O- Incredibly drinkable with a flavor profile I could never get sick of, Arthur is my favorite saison, this may be my favorite saison with adjuncts

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 00:56:59 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to sideshowe for hooking me up with this bottle.

Opens as a bit of a gusher but it's not too bad.  Lost about an ounce/ounce and a half before it settled.  Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a three finger, frohy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Good retention with large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Slight earthy floral aroma with a strong citrus character and prominent spicy zest.  Only subtle farmhouse character with slight musty funk.  Could use more barnyard/farmhouse/saison character but it's dominated by peppery spice, bready yeast, tropical hops and citrus fruit.  There's a bit more farmhouse quality as it warms but there's still too much going on and the strong citrus presence hinders the other flavors.

Medium body with crisp carbonation and a blast of overwhelmingly sour, tart citrus flavor.   There is a ton of lime flavor which almost completely obliterates the farmhouse and saison characteristics.  Intensely dry and puckering citrus flavor, like a few ounces of lime juice was dumped into the bottle.   All lime juice and citrus zest.  Slightly peppery and spicy but after a while, when the palate adjusts, the saison notes very subtly start to show up.  Subtle farmhouse funk, spicy hops and tropical fruit.   Grassy with faint barnyard character but again, the citrus is so strong and overpowering it kills off everything that I enjoy about the style.  Needs balance and has way too much citrus/lime flavor.  Very disappointing.  

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 23:29:15 | More by corby112
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bunch of these up at Hill Farmstead. Poured into a Duvel tulip. *Note: This bottle, Batch 2, was a slow gusher, as in two seconds after popping I had to quickly pour to prevent it flowing out of the bottle*

A - Poured a nice crystal clear (which is amazing seeing how it gushed) super dark golden lightly copper hue with a one finger white head that fades down to a thin, thin blanket but really doesnt leave any lacing.

S - Aromas..my god. This is one of the best non barrel aged saison aromas I've smelled. This beer is second behind Ann as far as favorite HF saison aroma. Tart lime just explodes on the nose like the beer did from the bottle! Wonderfully bright lime flesh, juice, and zest. I do not get much hibiscus at all, however, the finish is nice lingering blood orange. Not just any blood orange, but Tarocco, the wonderful blood oranges I ate near Mt. Etna. Scattered throughout is a faint farmhouse aroma.

T - Taste is not quite as good as the nose but man alive is it good. Tons of bright, tart, delicious lime juice. Like I'm squeezing a lime into my mouth. There is much more farmhouse in the taste than the nose. Right after the lime there is good light hay, maybe some wheat, and then out comes the blood orange. Flashes of the peel and juice and then is just rounds out the tongue with more lime. The juicy sweet blood orange and the tart lime bounce off each other with the rather faint hibiscus does help round things out and offer a break in the citrus.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice. Carbonation is bright and clean, much more than I was expecting after that slow steady gush.

O - Overall, I loved this saison. Alot. Favorite non barrel done saison from Shaun. Hands down. Just wish the appearance was better. Is this a typical saison? Not even close..but again, it is just delicious. Very Unique and very well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 06:40:24 | More by rudzud
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a light but vivid and bright hazy orange. inch plus of white head, leaving light retention and lacing.

tart lime and floral scents. light oak and and sour orange on the back side.

tart and puckering up front. lime shines through with a hint of blood orange in the back. very light hibiscus. lots of oak and barrel aging, some light spice and funk.

moderate carbonation with lots of lip puckering and tongue smacking. quite shocked at how sour this was.

overall, this was awesome. juicy tart fruit, bright oak, and 5% make this rule

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 00:17:35 | More by hooliganlife
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange body. Nice white head. Sticky lacing. Chunky collar and wisps on the surface.

Smell - Lime. Lots of lime. Pale malt, but mostly zesty. Almost a bit peppery.

Taste - Super limey. Almost tart. Pale malt. Some stone fruits. The peppery flavors are gone. Bright lime citrus finish.

Mouthfeel - A crisp saison. Medium high carbonation.

Overall - The lime gives it a tangy finish. Another solid saison from Grassroots.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 00:13:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

thanks to AdamP for trading this beer to me.

750ml bottle with pressure cap.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: slighty hazy pale yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Head down to a thin cap and leaves spotty lacing behind on the glass.

Smell: For the most part this beer has the nose of a well made saison with a little hint of citrus. Wheat malts, yeasty, hint of pepper.

Taste: Woah! Where did the lime come from! Didnt smell it, but definately taste it. Lime is bright and tart. The saison seems to be earthy with a litle brett presence, but I am not so sure that this beer was brewed with any brett. Also getting wheat malts with slightly fruit and peppery yeast. In the finish, I can detect a slight amount of sweetness in the from of oranges. What a complex and flavorful saison!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing beer that is so drinkable. Near perfection with this mouthfeel.

Overall: This very well could be the best saison that I have ever drank. This beer is now a permanent want. Wasnt sure about the lime part of this beer when I was reading the label, but limes in saisons are really good. I also wish that the blood oranges had a bigger role in this beer, but I was really happy with the overall effect of this beer even without the big orange flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 04:48:33 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brother Soigne pours a hazy orange/yellow with a small, creamy white head on top. A coating of lace covers the sides of the glass as the foam disappears. There's a steady stream of bubbles rising to the surface from the nucleation point in my Chimay glass.

The aroma has pleasant notes of lemon, orange, citrus tartness, wheat and some peppery spices. It's sweet and lingers for quite a while.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is very soft on the palate, creamy with a mild effervescent fizz. The flavor begins tart with citrus notes of orange, lemon and lime. Slightly spicy in the middle with pepper and clove. It finishes bready and tart. The lime and tartness lingers when gone.

Very tasty beer with a great mouthfeel. The tartness is moderate. You won't be puckering with each sip.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 22:10:44 | More by WanderingFool
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy bright yellow, two finger light fluffu head, leaves some lacing.

S-Lemon, orange, wheat, grass, very mild funk, lime.

T-Very citrusy, lemon orange and lime. Grass, slight funk. Great balance. As it warms more funk and lime.

M-Light, crisp and well carbonated.

O-Another knockout out from Greensboro. Their saisons are practically perfect.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 16:55:54 | More by rlee1390
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light orange with creamy white head. Smells of citrus, funk, wheat, and some floral notes. Medium carbonation ,almost creamy body. Taste is zesty lime and orange. Nice refreshing acidity and light bitterness . I really enjoyed this one, quite refreshing on summer time!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 21:14:48 | More by Noyt
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a bright orange/peach color with a foamy white head on top about two fingers in height. Great head retention and lacing.

S: Fantastic citrus aroma, lots of lime upfront with lemon as well. Very bright, really inviting. A bit of light funk on the back end.

T: Very juicy and refreshing. More citrus, mainly as lime with a bit of lemon peel mixed in. A little bit of stone fruit as well, some apricot/peach.

M: Light to medium bodied, very easy drinking with a great level of carbonation.

O: A fantastic beer, I was a big fan of the citrus in this beer, would love for HF to make this frequently..or at least again.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 20:39:11 | More by mdaschaf
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason. Served in a snifter.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap, leaving behind minimal lace. Hazy orange body.

S - Aroma is great, with a mix of lime, tropical brett, stone fruits, and the typical estery yeast flavors I get from Shaun Hill's saisons.

T - The is full of similar flavors, with lime, tropical fruit funk, tangy peach, and citrus zest. Pale malt backdrop supports things nicely with stone fruits and cereal grains. Not much hibiscus; perhaps a hint of lemon in the finish.

M - Medium body, the usual soft Hill Farmstead carbonation, lightly dry nexture, and no alcohol. Refreshing and appropriate for 5%.

D - Great beer. The lime makes it a little different from other offerings I've had from Grassroots and Hill Farmstead, but it carries over the consistently great elements of beers like Art and Anne. Could easily drink a 750ml bottle on my own and would happily drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 17:48:54 | More by MasterSki
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Kyle for picking this one up for me. 750ml capped bottle into a Drie Fonteinen wine glass. Shared with schen9303.

This one's a slow gusher. Pours a 3 finger course, frothy white head with good retention. Lacing is stringy, patchy and thick with good stick. Beer is a clear gold color that reveals ample retention. Beautiful!

Nose is lime, coriander, clove, flowers, sweet, spritzy with a fresh citrus tartness. Real aromatic. Very nice.

Opens tart lime and citrus. Coriander and other spices come in towards the middle. There's a touch of floral and spice bitterness. Bready and yeasty at times. Citrus tartness throughout. End is yeasty with a slightly spicy finish and a clove, peppery finish. Crisp, clean, tart aftertaste. Phenomenal!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly, bubbly and refreshing in the mouth and goes down crisp and clean. Subtle, clean finish with a short aftertaste. Super drinkable.

This beer is just a step below perfect. Unmistakably a Shaun Hill beer, this is the essence of Saison, bottled. The nose is lively and appetizing, the flavor is crisp and refreshing, and the feel is just spot on in every way. Really an awesome beer all the way around.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 02:26:21 | More by SpeedwayJim
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 8/25/13, poured quickly into a HF fest glass.

A- Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a soapy brilliant white head about 3 inches tall with good to excellent lacing. Over a few minutes it falls to about a half inch coating over the beer. Medium carbonation.

S- A strong brett presence with a lemon-lime tartness, I can't tell if it is the fruit or some acidity from bugs. Smells much more funky than I remember from the last time I drank it. Some rubber band phenolics also present.

T- Wow- not what I was expecting at all from the nose! Extremely tart- lemon and lime. I know it has been mentioned in previous reviews, but this is very reminiscent of alcoholic sprite. On the end, there are some pepper and floral notes that really balance out the extreme tartness from the beginning and seem to cut the acidity to a not-so-lingering level.

M- Much more effervescent than I was expecting. The carbonation really accentuates the acidity up front. Body is medium to low. The dry but not cottonmouth finish makes you crave another sip as soon as you swallow.

O- Another hit from the HF/Grassroots crew. I drank one about a month after release and I don't remember it being nearly as tart as this, although I think it has improved. That being said, drink it now...this is a simply amazing experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 12:54:18 | More by justforrazors
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 6.17.13

A - Pours a hazy pinkish-orange with a two inch foamy pink-white head that fades quickly.

S - Tart and funky, peppercorn, lime, citrus.

T - Slight tart lime and orange sweetness, little malt, and some subtle wood-barrel.

D - Tart light body with good carbonation.

O - Tart and funky lime and orange with subtle barrel. Very light and crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

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