Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 21
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tmzl
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pours with fizzy, huge, relatively thick, white (with subtle yellow hue) head. It has a fast breakdown via forming big bubbles and breakdown of those. Sticky, medium slow, random retention, lots of random sticky lacing. Leaves a big foamy mountain on top. Cloudy, slightly darker yellow with a bit of orange hue.

Smell: Acetic acid at start, ripe lemon note dominant, also some tropical fruits (ripe mango). Subtle funk with hay and bit of grainy sweetness. Quite fresh and inviting.

Taste: Light-medium sour start, not aggressive, citrus (lemon zest mostly). Grainy pale malts in the middle then come an interesting redcurrant spike towards the end of the middle - very nice. Fine leathery funk (doesn't go into the barnyard zone) covers the middle and ends with light-medium sourness that stays and stacks up in the after. Also light hay bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, dry with lively carbonation - nice and fresh.

Overall: Light, fresh and interesting enough. Too bad it's kinda expensive, would pour gallons down my throat in this summery weather.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mdfb79
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/26/14 notes. Big thanks to jslot38 for sharing this one, always interested in a new beer from Grassroots or HF.

a - Pours a deep amber-orange color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smell is of brett bomb. Tons of brett, oranges, citrus hops, tropical fruits, juicy pine, oak, toasted malts, and bready malts. Awesome; loving the brett.

t - Tastes of juicy tropical fruits, mangos, pineapples, brett, oranges, citrus hops, fruity malts, oak, earthy notes, floral hops, and bready malts. More tropical fruits than the nose and les sbrett, though there is still a good amount here.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a fantastic beer with brett; I loved it. Tons of brett and tropical fruits, well worth seeking out. Would love to have it again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.