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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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89
very good

579 Ratings
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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 118 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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%

spoony, Oct 12, 2013
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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

barleywinefiend, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dhbiker0889, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

adamdarcy, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

roostor07, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bccocx, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mattsander, Oct 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

agreenman19, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InspectorBob, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
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.

jrenihan, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Flashyspoons, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jbarletto, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BGsWo22, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Paccamacca, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bootdown21, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

IndyDad, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

markcp, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ThePorterSorter, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bsuedekum, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Massbmx, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Phigg1102, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

hooliganlife, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bigaltemple, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Googs, Sep 28, 2013
Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.