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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 15
Gots: 106 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

WanderingFool, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

A-Pours a hazy straw yellow. Head is of decent stature. Its bubbly and frothy. Some lacing is left behind.

S-Starts off funky with a bunch of Brett. Light grassiness and cereal with some subtle sweetness.

T-A cool representation of the nose. At first, I get a big, buzzing Bretty flavor. The funky, herbal Brett note dies off and then it becomes a much more traditional Saison. Grassy, with some cereal notes and some more relaxed yeasty notes.

M-Quite drinkable. Putting back a 750ml of this was easy-peasy.

O/D-It starts funky and wild then re-composes itself. Interesting flavor transition. I enjoyed it.

VelvetExtract, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Crookdrain
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Crookdrain, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

JohnK17, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

A-Cloudy bright yellow, two finger light fluffy head with great lacing.

S-Mild funk, lots of lemon and orange, grass.

T-Grass, spices, lemon, orange, very slight tart notes.

M-Light, crisp, dry finish, well carbonated.

O-Could have been more on the sour side. However a sweet, citrusy saison that hit the spot.

rlee1390, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%

750mL bottle

A: Pale, semi-opaque gold with a firm lasting head.

N: Plenty of earth, pine, banana. Some mustiness. Lemon and oak. Very well balanced with its floral and wood elements.

T: Soured and quite bitter. Really falls apart for me here. Wood adds another bite. Too many hops, not enough malt balance. Yeast and funk are prevalent.

M: Crisp, but biting. Feels like this is stretched out too far on the tongue.

O: Not my favorite example of the style. Leans too far towards the funk and oak without any balance to bring it back to enjoyable.

Sarlacc83, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%

Big thanks to Kyle for sharing this at the dive.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice hazy golden straw hue with a thin had that fades to leave light lacing and a thin clouds of a head.

S - Aromas of funky barnyard, lemons, faint horse blanket, super gentle saison spices

T - Taste is nice fruity green apples, barnyard funk, Belgian yeast, , faint lemons. More green apples than lemons here which is super nice.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the style, super sessionable, firmly carbonated, well done.

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Good Apple notes along with barnyard. Well done collaboration cc which is fast and few between.

rudzud, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bostonryan, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Abilow33, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cjs61679, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RocksteadyRye, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ygolordned, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev -1.5%

ScottP, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of ccrida
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Grassroots Saison is clear gold with a white head leaving sticky chunks of foamy lace.

Smell is herbal, light sweetness, faint brett funk, but nice pineapple.

Taste is clean sweet cereals with light dusty barnyard. Herbal snap. There is a feeling of alcohol, must be the brett and grain sweetness coming together. Slightly herbal. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is dry, light, a little slippery.

Drinkability is pretty high, this is a solid saison. Just enough funk to be interesting, more of the tropical fruit notes which are nice. Much thanks J!

ccrida, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

brotherloco, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Brew33
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Brew33, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of nootch23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

nootch23, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

polishkaz, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Hellpop65, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured from a bottle marked Batch #1, May/2013. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, golden wheat coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout the body and a clingy, bubbly, chunky, bright white head that has a decent retention around half an inch. Nose of buttered biscuits in the backbone, with floral highlights, toasted grains, and a subtle dose of spices, including pepper, orange zest, and coriander. Flavors of sour and tart forward, with an acidic undertone. Citrus tart profile follows, with a heavier spice blend of coriander, all-spice, pepper, orange zest, and another solid shot of sour. The aftertaste is citrus and sour, with a slowly regressing boldness. The finish is tart and tangy, with a slightly drying feel and spiced linger. Decent brew, with a building spice profile as the rest of the palate quietly subsides. Interesting.

GarthDanielson, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Ajlvt, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

TychoNDC, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DonFrap, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from tap into tulip at Humpy's in Anchorage, AK. Pours a golden color with white fluffy head. Nice hoppy malty and slightly funky aromas...a bit of lemony citrus as well. Taste is big on the cat piss/lemony hop notes, but is met with some good dose of brett funk and corn/maize malt. Very smooth and nice balance. Really great brew and glad I finally got to snag it on tap. Now to just get a bottle for the basement...

DrinkSlurm, Aug 14, 2013
Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.