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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 23
Gots: 127 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of Rutager
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.39/5  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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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 638 ratings.