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Grassroots Arctic Saison - Grassroots Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
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470 Ratings
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 90 | FT: 19
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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Chris00710

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2014 17:26:26 | More by Chris00710
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-19-2014 19:13:10 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Get_Lowell

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-19-2014 01:36:17 | More by Get_Lowell
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-18-2014 22:22:09 | More by MattGrimley
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-18-2014 02:01:30 | More by thereal_adam
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n2pux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-16-2014 18:20:05 | More by n2pux
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear light rose color with a decent head; slightly hazy.

Barnyard aroma with some much more inviting fruity aspects. Mild tartness, light funk and mixed fruits dominate the taste.

Feel: Body should be both livelier and a bit fuller.

O: Moderately complex and nicely original.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 13:43:58 | More by chinchill
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2014 17:27:19 | More by johntfox
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2014 18:50:27 | More by JebediahScooter
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Rizzy17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2014 14:04:18 | More by Rizzy17
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Abbbp

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-11-2014 21:23:23 | More by Abbbp
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2014 20:28:47 | More by TX-Badger
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apparently never reviewed this great beer. Thanks to threelions.

Light fizzy head, murky orange juice color.

Nose big Brett, farmhouse funk, lemon zest, saison funk light spices, wheat creamy, grainy, very Brett farmhouse funk, even little pineapple.

Taste stats with more fruit, pineapple, citrus, lemon, zest, etc. Big Brett funk, farmhouse saison funk, mild spices, etc. Big rind bitterness, little earthy bitterness, juice pineapple tangerine juice. Little creamy wheat too. Finish is dry fair bitterness rind bitterness, more lemon, pineapple and citrus juice.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall awesome. Not the best to look at, but aroma and flavor characters are awesome, nice Brett funk, pineapple and citrus, creamy wheat, bitterness, lemony, etc, just great.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 18:47:30 | More by jlindros
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BeerGreg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-09-2014 20:29:00 | More by BeerGreg
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Ktjonesy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-09-2014 17:02:55 | More by Ktjonesy
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-09-2014 00:13:52 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-08-2014 21:45:04 | More by HookemHoos
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timotao

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-08-2014 05:24:13 | More by timotao
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-07-2014 20:03:13 | More by jayhunter357
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-07-2014 20:02:43 | More by Denzo
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-04-2014 01:06:47 | More by Mini4x
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-01-2014 23:12:27 | More by mychalg9
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-01-2014 22:16:33 | More by ahbithwabm
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-01-2014 02:40:32 | More by ADTaber
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tmzl

Slovenia

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pours with fizzy, huge, relatively thick, white (with subtle yellow hue) head. It has a fast breakdown via forming big bubbles and breakdown of those. Sticky, medium slow, random retention, lots of random sticky lacing. Leaves a big foamy mountain on top. Cloudy, slightly darker yellow with a bit of orange hue.

Smell: Acetic acid at start, ripe lemon note dominant, also some tropical fruits (ripe mango). Subtle funk with hay and bit of grainy sweetness. Quite fresh and inviting.

Taste: Light-medium sour start, not aggressive, citrus (lemon zest mostly). Grainy pale malts in the middle then come an interesting redcurrant spike towards the end of the middle - very nice. Fine leathery funk (doesn't go into the barnyard zone) covers the middle and ends with light-medium sourness that stays and stacks up in the after. Also light hay bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, dry with lively carbonation - nice and fresh.

Overall: Light, fresh and interesting enough. Too bad it's kinda expensive, would pour gallons down my throat in this summery weather.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 16:56:04 | More by tmzl
Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.