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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 24
Gots: 128 | FT: 21
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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: N17shelfside on 07-17-2013

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pored from a corked and caged 750 ml dated March 2014 into Hill Farmstead stemware at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. Pours that murky hazy pale sunset fog that makes me salivate... The aroma quickly reveals the funky characteristics I so crave. The taste delivers. Funkier, fruitier, and more delicious with each sip. Refreshing and satisfying. A must enjoyable bottle and glass to linger over. Orange and pineapple, maybe a little past ripe, dominate the finish. Velvety smooth but undefined mouthfeel. This beer makes the day better.

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

Has elements of a sour, particularly the smell and initial sip. Very nice subtle blend of malt and oak, with a lemon aftertaste. Very refreshing.

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Batch #2. Need to enter more words.

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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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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.