Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 22
Gots: 124 | FT: 19
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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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A: Pours a golden yellow, crystal clear, w/ a white head that dissipated kinda quick

S: Smell is funky brett, lemon rind, pineapple, musty barnyardy goodness

T: More funky slightly tart brett, lemon-lime, grapefruit

M: Light bodied and perfect, a little tingly and has a good slightly lingering finish

O: This beer is amazing, the best saison I think I've ever had.

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4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale yellow, visible carbonation with 1/8" head that sticks around.

S- Brett funk, pineapple, grass, melon, apples and citrus

T- More tart than I expected from the smell. Granny smith apples, lemon, funk, spices.

M- Medium high carbonation which works well with the style. No complaints here.

O- I tried this a couple of times and can say this is a truly great saison. It has a near perfect balance of earth, spice, hops and sourness. Reminiscent of fantome saisons I've had in the past. Hats off to a near perfect saison!

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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 1 May/2013 Picked up at Meulemans' Craft Draughts in Rawsonville (Jamaica), Vermont!

We have an extreme gusher here! Cork came off way too easily and then the bottle proceeded to spew foam and beer everywhere. Literally. Lost about a third of the liquid. I didn't make things better by trying to stop it with my hand which pressurized it and shot it even further in all directions. Kind of upset but what can ya do? Still turned out to be a great beer.

A: Super hazy, beautiful golden-orange-yellow with a massive, bubbly, fluffy, bright white head leaving behind lots of lace and retention. As the style should be!

S: Heavy on the yeast, funk, hay, barnyard, tart fruit, a bit of booze, and some faint hints of wood. Of course the Brett steals the show, though. Serious funk. As strange as it sounds, it actually smells kind of arctic!

T: Incredibly funky, yeasty, fruity, and Bretty! Great tartness while remaining smooth and funky. Sat outside on a cold, quiet night to enjoy this one. Paired well.

M: Fantastic body, spot-on carbonation for the style, and massive flavor that does not get boring or bland. Every sip is delicious.

O: Even being a gusher, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The incident didn't take anything away from the drinking experience. Grassroots/HF (& Anchorage) can do no wrong!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.