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Grassroots Brother Soigné | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Kinsman on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
1,141
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
19.72%
 
 
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210
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Reviews: 124 | Ratings: 1,141
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

One of those 'I could drink this everyday' beers.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange body, slightly hazy, with a thin white head, tracing the sides with mild lacing. Second pour is understandably much more hazy, turning transparency to translucent.

S - A slightly spiky tang of acidity and fruit notes. Hints of funk below, mostly horse blanket and earth.

T - Brisk and dry. A year has done nothing wrong here, but it has dropped some of the fruit notes out. The remaining hits are mostly in the lime, any blood orange is dialed back. The close is mildly biting, but nothing is punishing. The end hints at sweet tarts, and orange oils. Subtle and strong, this is nuanced sour.

M - Everything is measured without being soft. Bright and slightly puckering, but light enough to not tax.

O - A fine sour saison, very tasty and with a lot to explore. The lime is front and center, but there are all kinds of citrus highlights, and lots of nice but not overpowering acidity.

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Photo of aleigator
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant, hazed golden-orange color, with a sizzling, huge white head, slowly fading down to a glass coating lacing.

The nose is full of tart lemon zest, accompanied by white bread, funky cheese and leather, building the beers foundation. Its fruit impression gets enhanced by sour blood orange rind and wet mushrooms. All in all the aromas feature an intriguing balance between tart fruits and pleasant funk, coming well together, with notes of old potatoes, forest flowers and saw dust.

Has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel to it, while the carbonation remains unusual high, which leads to an outstandingly pleasant drinking experience, finishing with soft mineralic qualities.

Tastes of matured hops, hay, lemon rind and dough bread, while its fantastic mouthfeel and clean design reveals a plethora of nuances, encouraging me to keep on drinking. The beers refreshing qualities reveal themselves, as luscious, funk coated blood orange gets introduced. It packs a rich fruitiness, as well as a bitter punch, successfully balanced by hay and crackers. Its aqueous, mineralic quality gets the most noteable during the finish, due to a fusion of lively carbonation, blood orange and lime, creating a sappy, bitter, pleasantly funky finish, with a hint of fructose to it, adding even more depth to the bitterness.

While this is certainly funky and tart, fruits are the mvp in this beer. The main difference to the popular fruit juice ipas is, that this beer is not entirely based on the fruits. It entangles them into recognizable barnyard qualities, which all benefit from the beers fantastic balance, opening the palate to many details, which becomes the beers biggest strengh overall. Very unique in taste, successfull on all fronts, while remaining its focussed freshness, this one is a winner.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjk135
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bright yellow murky appearance. The taste has a fantastic blend of tart, lemon/lime flavor and funky yeast. This one is extremely enjoyable and refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warnerry
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Magister_Beav
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JC333
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at CBC 2016. Pale peach with a white head. Citrus, cucumbers, lime and some brett. Refreshing.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Grassroots Brother Soigné from Grassroots Brewing
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