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Grove - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our tart saison fermented w/ grapefruit & myer lemons!

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-26-2014)
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This is a great beer to have on a warm summer day.
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Nice aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Some sweet malt, a little bit of spice.

Not quite as tasty as I expected from the aroma. Lemon and grapefruit, but muted. Bready.
Some peppery spice late.

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A: Sightly hazy golden-orange body with a creamy whit 1.5" ead thst folds on for 2-3 minutes leaving thick lacing in the glass. Medium swirlinh revives the head. Medium size bubbles in the carbonation.

S: Stong scent of lemon and citrus over an earthy/bready base. No hop presence and malts are jst above background levels. Hints pf pepper and lactic acidity.

T: Citrusy lemon balanced against the sweetness and bitterness of grapefruit. That sounds counterintuitive, but it's a fresh, bright grapefruit flavor...alomst fresh squeezed. Hints of barnyard and classic earthy saison round out the flavor. Lingering touches of grapefruit nd a slight residual (non hop) bitterness associated with citrus peel. I like that, but some may not. Finishes dry.

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Grove from Night Shift Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.