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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 14
Gots: 87 | FT: 19
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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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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-14-2013 20:50:45 | More by Jslay013
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riemster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-14-2013 19:03:19 | More by riemster
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-14-2013 18:56:54 | More by Fusebuddy
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-14-2013 18:39:41 | More by drummermattie02
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-14-2013 17:09:44 | More by moonknight31
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-14-2013 01:45:35 | More by ILiveOffHops
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A huge thank you to Paul for grabbing this for me whilst at Hill Farmstead.

Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

The beer is clear and golden yellow with over an inch of fluffy white head. The aroma brings funk, lemons, floral notes, mineral water, earthy tones. Similar flavor, finishing dry. A tasty beer. Mild brett and oak throughout. Not the most exciting saison, but certainly a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 01:39:10 | More by Huhzubendah
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Huge white head atop a hazy pale orange body. Beautiful lacing and great lacing.

Smell - Bretty and acidic. Pale malt. Lemony citric acids. Slight funk.

Taste - Bright lemony tang. Earthy bretty flavors. Slightly sweet pale malts. Bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I was tempted to say that this a fairly straightforward oak brett saison, but that sounds foolish.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 22:36:02 | More by Alieniloquium
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-gold with three fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Spicy yeast and funky dry brett with grassy hops and a little bit of old barrel wood.

Taste. Lemony sourness, spicy saison yead and dry woody brett, and tart light orchard fruits. Nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe on the light side. Medium-full carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff. Wish I picked up a few more but happy to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 22:19:15 | More by Rutager
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-13-2013 20:59:48 | More by thebigredone
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-13-2013 00:55:58 | More by Sammy
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spoony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 14:49:14 | More by spoony
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a glowing orange with lots of carbonation leaving a huge white head and a lively bottle. The head retention is amazing.

S: Loads of fruits! It smelled sordove sweet. Very fresh on aroma, very appealing. I hope it tastes as good as it smells

T: It did, tastes great! A healthy dose of brett keeps it a little funky but this beer just screams like a fruit basket mated with Hawaii. Lots of passion fruits and orchard style fruits. Clean, crisp, a light sweetness and oh so refreshing.

M- Light-medium body, great mouthfeel, very refreshing, clean finish, very carbonated

O: Excellent! I did think it was a little sweet for the style though

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 01:56:45 | More by barleywinefiend
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-11-2013 06:40:49 | More by dhbiker0889
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adamdarcy

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-11-2013 03:54:07 | More by adamdarcy
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-10-2013 16:26:24 | More by roostor07
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bccocx

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-10-2013 00:11:59 | More by bccocx
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-09-2013 16:47:37 | More by mattsander
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-08-2013 04:07:23 | More by agreenman19
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a light golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, citrus, sour apple, funky. Flavor is citrus rind, brett, sour apple, coriander, peppery spices, finishing with acetic sourness and light bittering hops.. Light bodied with nice active carbonation. A lot going on here, lots of sour citrus fruit and a moderate amount of brett. A bit too sour for me, but should please tasters who like a tart bretty saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 02:43:19 | More by LiquidAmber
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-07-2013 18:01:08 | More by InspectorBob
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #1, May 2013

Beer is clear golden with a large white head. Very good retention, good lacing.

Nose contains Belgian yeast, light fruits (apple, lemon, pear). The Brett is pretty mild, just a little bit of funk and cherry.

Brett is the most prominent flavour, but it is fairly mild. Tart cherry and a bit of dry funk. Light fruits, including lemon. Yeast. Oak is there but quite mild. Slightly tart. Nice but surprisingly muted all around.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. Brett slightly dries the mouth.

Overall, quite nice but not remarkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 00:45:57 | More by jrenihan
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-06-2013 18:43:51 | More by Flashyspoons
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-05-2013 22:14:39 | More by jbarletto
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-05-2013 16:30:30 | More by BGsWo22
Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
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