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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 23
Gots: 133 | FT: 23
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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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Ratings: 668 | Reviews: 93
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2.5 finger frothy white head with great retention. Beer is a pale, clear goldenrod. Lacing is thick and web-like with good stick. Nice looking beer.

Nose is a bit earthy. Lemon peel, citrus and spice with a very mild funk. Aromatic, crisp and clean.

Opens citrus, lemon peel, coriander, and flower petals. A bit of Brett funk and light, fizzy tartness in the middle with a tart, lemon zest and peppercorn end. Finish is accented and dry with a slight hop presence. Puckering tart and bitter lemon zest in the aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down frothy and a bit dry. Finishes bone dry with a filmy aftertaste. Really drinkable.

Grassroots saisons have been every bit as good as their Hill Farmstead offerings and Arctic Saison continues that trend. Super drinkable and definitely worth trying.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a generous head and has an interesting tangy and earthy smell. The mouth feel is good, the beer is well carbonated. The taste is like a Belgium ale with a tangy, sour twist. Its a well made beer that any Saison lover would enjoy. All in all this puppy goes down smooth.

Bottom Line: Excellent Hill Farmstead Family brew!

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed the saison in a snifter glass.
Pours a nice light golden color, medium head with very nice lacing.
Smell is tangy and earthy, good yeast.
Flavor is very, very nice. Complex yet light and acceptable sour tang.
Mouthfeel was a touch thin for me, would have liked slight higher carbonation, but still very good.
I found this saison to be an approachable and sessionable beer and would serve as a great introduction to saisons for the uninitiated.

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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
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