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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 99 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor.

We trekked to Alaska and helped craft this rustic Saison, bringing with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead family.

Brewed and Bottled by Anchorage Brewing Company, Anchorage, Alaska

(Beer added by: N17shelfside on 07-17-2013)
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-22-2014 03:37:12 | More by Soto
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Maine

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2014 12:20:19 | More by stevec32
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-18-2014 03:32:54 | More by WillCarrera
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-17-2014 16:42:38 | More by muskiesman
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-16-2014 21:09:58 | More by Zimm
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-12-2014 23:34:02 | More by masterofsparks
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-09-2014 00:21:15 | More by dbc5
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2014 14:59:38 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2014 22:07:57 | More by Bilco
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runner72

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2014 14:28:18 | More by runner72
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-04-2014 04:33:16 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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PG2G

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-02-2014 13:53:14 | More by PG2G
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

07-31-2014 17:07:30 | More by Walkerjgt
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MarioM

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-31-2014 01:58:11 | More by MarioM
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2014 02:58:06 | More by RichardMNixon
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-28-2014 21:02:49 | More by Dasein11
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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blairdils

Massachusetts

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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Massachusetts

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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

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
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zeledonia

Minnesota

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
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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.