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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 90 | FT: 19
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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Dope

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Batch 1, May 2013.

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange. Enormous and fluffy white head. Head fizzes out slowly, leaving thick streaks of lacing everywhere. Some of the heaviest lacing I've ever seen in fact. Big island of foam too. Nice.

S: Big tart citrus notes, orange peel and sour lemons. A bit of graham cracker, making it almost like a lemon meringue type aroma.

T: Quite tart/sour citrus notes up front. Lots of it. Kind of a lactic sourness in the middle like spoiled milk...lingers for a long time. Very funky. Light bready malt in the finish but mostly overpowered by the sour notes. Kind of a bad milk aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, sour and crisp.

O: A very tart/sour/funky saison. Too much, pretty much overshadows the normal saison characteristics and not in a good way. It's not horrible but not great either. I drainpoured it - not worth teh calories.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 03:43:51 | More by Dope
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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.