Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing
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4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
Pale yellow with a peppy white head. I know the beer is what's important but I'd appreciate some better bottle art. Damp hay, funk and floral aroma. Tastes crisp, dry and funky with lemon, floral herbal sweetness, sourdough and more. One of those beers that changes as it warms and you can fish for new flavors and flavor combinations throughout the bottle.
07-20-2014 13:59:51 | More by donkeyrunner
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
Batch 2, bottled March 2014.
Pours clear pale golden yellow. One finger of fizzy white head, okay retention, nice lacing. Sprinkling of bubbles spread throughout the glass.
Smell is a lovely blend of floral and funk. Light flowers in the nose, magnolias, then a potent brett barnyard funk comes ripping through, both disrupting and harmonizing with those flowery aromas. They combine fantastically, synergizing and bringing out the best in each aspect. The flowery bits have their thin-ness supported by the pungency of the funk, and the funk doesn't become overpowering because of the airy character of the flowers.
Taste is even better. A fantastic variety of flavors, with lemony citrus, earthy funk, and tangy spice leading the way. There are light overtones of those same flowers so prominent in the smell. Mild bitterness blends with the citrus in the finish Each sip brings waves of complexity. Outstanding.
Feel works quite well with the taste. Medium-light body. Carbonation that rises slowly but peaks high, turning fuzzy in the finish.
This is a stunning saison. I'm getting repetitive here, but the combination of different flavors and characteristics is fantastic. Varied, but it all works together nearly perfectly. Wow.
07-19-2014 23:25:49 | More by zeledonia
Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.