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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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466 Ratings
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 87 | FT: 19
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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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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-10-2013 04:57:54 | More by thegerm87
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-09-2013 22:06:21 | More by DRTBrewster
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-09-2013 12:01:36 | More by yourefragile
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-09-2013 07:29:00 | More by largadeer
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DovaliHops

California

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head that goes down quickly. Scent is VERY funky! I love it! Funky barnyard and brett with some hay and tart aromas. Fresh baked sourdough bread with some sharp cheese and citrus notes. Slightly spicy, but more funky than spicy. Love the aroma on this beer. Taste is initially tarts with a good amount of lemon and other citrus flavors. Good amount of barnyard, grass, and pepper. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, and dry. Drinkability is very high. Overall, I think this is an awesome saison that certainly lets the brett shine through as a fresh beer. I would still like to buy another bottle to see how it evolves over a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 06:40:41 | More by DovaliHops
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mikennat

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2013 18:54:25 | More by mikennat
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-06-2013 07:54:53 | More by AlexChillton
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-05-2013 00:36:12 | More by TXhomebrewer
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-03-2013 23:45:47 | More by valkyre65
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rdickey

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale gold, with fine white bubbles swirling up from the bottom. A rocky white head drops fairly quickly, leaving scattered lacing.

Smell: The nose is an interesting mix. The expected peppery spiciness is there, along with lemon and lime citrus. There is an additional element, though, that is somewhat minerally. I don’t get any funk until it warms up a bit, and even then it is pretty mild.

Taste: White pepper, slightly more Brett funk than is apparent in the nose, and a little fruit tartness start the party. There is an interesting vinous element, along with more lemony citrus, and a slight hint of the oak aging. The mineral element continues, and influences the largely dry finish. It definitely gets more interesting as it warms, so make sure you’ve got your temperature calibrated appropriately.

Mouthfeel: The medium to high carbonation lets this once dance a little bit. It works and seems to alleviate any perceived weight from the oak.

Drinkability: This is a pretty sessionable beer, and would probably do well on a sunny summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 21:40:11 | More by rdickey
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 13:28:46 | More by Caudalie
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jbeervt

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 02:53:26 | More by jbeervt
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Juice-O

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-03-2013 02:14:43 | More by Juice-O
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-03-2013 00:26:27 | More by lakersfan16
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-02-2013 19:28:57 | More by ste5venla
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-02-2013 08:34:36 | More by DRBiser
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stealth

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-02-2013 05:04:17 | More by stealth
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-02-2013 04:23:02 | More by bobv
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-02-2013 00:54:48 | More by SupremePie
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2013 00:41:00 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2013 04:00:53 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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afrokaze

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2013 16:35:28 | More by afrokaze
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2013 02:26:21 | More by akang
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share on the beer bus to San Diego.

Batch # 1. Bottled 5/2013.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with Brett and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that showcases a solid earthy Brett presence in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 01:50:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, Batch 1, May '13
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Slightly hazy pale straw yellow in color. Later of bright white head. Some carbonation streaming off bottom of the glass. Sticky lacing sheeting.

S: Slight Brett character. Some barnyard funky notes. Vinous wine like notes. Some traces of pepper, typical to the style.

T: Up front you get some of the true to style pepper notes. Right in tip of the tongue. The Brett is there but it's not as pronounced as other Anchorage brews. Brings out that barnyard, grassy field, flavors. Some traces of lemon. As you drink it, some chalk like flavors. Clean. Finish is dry and refreshing. Really solid brew.

M: Medium bodied. Richer mouth than expected

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 13:18:51 | More by inlimbo77
Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.