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Grassroots Brother Soigné - Grassroots Brewing

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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 150
Gots: 94 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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Reviews by KingdomBobcat:
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A-opaque orange that creates a thick white head that dissipates to a nice thin foamy ring around the glass. Poured in Hill Farmstead stemware
S-Fruity citrus and malt. Can smell more lime than blood orange. The bottle smells quite yeasty, but that diminishes once it’s poured.
T-Extremely refreshing. Can taste more blood orange than lime. The lime and blood orange give it a great sour aftertaste. I can see how other reviews make a comparison to Sprite, but this doesn’t need any clarification to know that it’s way better.
M-Quite orange-y, but with the tart lime finish. Very drinkable
O-My preference is still Convivial Suarez, but definitely give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 19:10:19 | More by KingdomBobcat
More User Reviews:
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour is a transparent pale gold with a tight white head. Nose is very clean, hints of lime and citrus with a balanced floral herbal note. Very light farmhouse funk and moderate yeast presence with a touch of peppery spice in back. Taste follows the nose, extremely refreshing especially on a hot day. A good bit of citrus and lime with a nice balance of the farmhouse yeast and a faint pepper in the back. A bit sweet and could use some more farmhouse characteristic. Body is light, carb is a touch on the lights side.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 20:48:05 | More by cpetrone84
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-12-2014 19:01:03 | More by FondueVoodoo
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-12-2014 16:07:08 | More by DaftCaskBC
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-12-2014 08:20:04 | More by zestar
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-12-2014 06:51:52 | More by Gobzilla
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-12-2014 04:38:19 | More by Rutager
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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2014 22:08:51 | More by WTKeene
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-11-2014 16:35:27 | More by tommyguz
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dfillius

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2014 01:47:02 | More by dfillius
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2014 00:48:52 | More by Farnswurth
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2014 00:10:45 | More by IPAIsaac
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-09-2014 10:09:40 | More by bccrosley
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 04:44:28 | More by JArmour15
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2014 23:27:30 | More by dctriman
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle into Hill Farmstead stem.

Pours a bright, hazy yellow with soapy two finger head that leaves nice whispy lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of bright citrus fruits, mainly lemons, limes, and oranges. Juicy, earthy pulp, faint yeast musk, touch of breadiness, tropical fruits floating lightly. Little to no typical saison spices as the fruit is dominant.

The taste follows through with more rich breadiness, tangy lime, deep orange pith/pulp, nectarine skin, calcium forward minerality. Easy drinking, refreshing, excellent exposure of the fruit additions. Crushable.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, carbonation spot on. Tart throughout with a dry finish. Hint of citrus sweetness rounds this out magnificently.

Overall a juicy, highly drinkable, citrus forward saison. The lime and blood orange come out about as good as possible. If anything, maybe the addition of the citrus has thinned down the body a bit. Complexity is not great, but the flavors are so rounded and delicious the former is overlooked. About as good as Convivial Suarez and similar in characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 20:12:36 | More by MarcWP
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-08-2014 17:30:25 | More by dnb128
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natbarr

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-08-2014 01:17:46 | More by natbarr
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-08-2014 01:16:52 | More by PEIhop
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-08-2014 01:02:57 | More by MeisterSmudge
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GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2014 23:38:18 | More by GopherPharmer
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jackmax

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-07-2014 17:13:21 | More by jackmax
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Heretic42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2014 03:23:54 | More by Heretic42
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SABERG

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the most recent release 05/2014 into a modified tulip.

A - Beautiful color, deep straw, carbonation dances into a wonderful rich froth.
Lacing completes the picture, fine and thorough.
S - Fresh citrus, lime, and blood orange as advertised, a touch of funky barn, ever so slight. The nose continues as the beer warms into sweet and sour lime. Ever so enticing.
T - Wonderful tart snap to begin, then fine malt with a tease of refined hops. This is incredibly refreshing. Finishes with a wonderfully tropical, feel.
M - The mouth is coated but lightly as the carbonation with the lime and blood orange to balance the experience. Medium bodied but delicate to say the least.
O - The finest of the saison's I have had this year. The citrus, house yeast, perfect carbonation blend into a fantastic creation.
I hope this becomes one of their permanent portfolio.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 01:47:54 | More by SABERG
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thestupidpunk

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-05-2014 15:10:44 | More by thestupidpunk
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Grassroots Brother Soigné from Grassroots Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.