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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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91
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532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 15
Gots: 112 | FT: 18
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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750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass. Batch #2. March 2014

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow with 1+ finger of a white head that dissipates to a thin cap. Body is very hazy but translucent with lots of visible carbonation.

Smell: Pear, wheat, lemon, peppery yeast, light funk and hints of pineapple.

Taste: Highly tart with a lighter sour acidity. Lemon, good amount of bretty funk, pineapple/tropical notes, some green apple and floral hops. Medium bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is high/medium. Finishes tart and dry.

Overall: Pretty good saison. Nice funk and tartness, but would like to have seen the bitterness turned down a bit, as I feel like it doesn't really work with the rest of the beer. Still worth picking up though.

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A: Hazy light orange with a one-finger head
S: Wheat, brett, funk, citrus, floral... zesty
T: Lemon oil, grass, floral notes brett funk, just a touch of oak
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O: Really well made with intriguing complexities; tasty and easy to drink

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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.