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Grove - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

136 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 20.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/11/14 (almost a month old). 7.1% ABV.

A: One of the cloudiest golden pours I've ever seen. It's so cloudy that it's basically white (witbier anyone?). Enormous, frothy and effervescent off-white head. Head finally settles down, leaving only a smidge of lacing.

S: Sweet, candied citrus. Lemons and sweet grapefruit. Light funk.

T: Yup, citrus. Shocking, right? Huge lemons and grapefruits. Acidic and sweet at the same time. Quite a bit of bitterness and a little funk. Funky, bready finish reminds you that this is a saison. Light wave of citric bitterness lingers in the aftertaste with a bunch of earthy black pepper (yay belgian yeast!).

M: Medium bodied, acidic and bitter.

O: Pretty much what you'd expect. Lots of sweet and sour citrus action with some mild saison elements to remind you that this is actually beer. I liked it, it's just a bit over the top with the funkyness but they really needed to compete with the big citric bitterness so I can see it.

Dope, Jul 07, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great beer to have on a warm summer day.
A hazy yellow color, it has a small white head that left a bit of lace.

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.

A very drinkable beer. I would have liked a little more out of the taste.

lordofthewiens, Jun 24, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle purchased at the original location. Served at 50F in a HF wine glass.

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.

M: Light bodied, this is a great summer beer for beach, post lawn-cutting or just sipping all aftenon with good friends. Medium carbonation (slightly low with respect to Belgian styles). Not cloying or slick, this beer leaves you wanting more.

O: A nice Amercan twist on a classc Belgian style. NS has done very well with their fruited beers and this is not exception. I'm told this will be a year round offering. Es, please.

F2brewers, Jun 14, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

A-Cloudy yellow, nice carbonation and a three finger fluffy head

S-Wheat and grass than an odd mix of artificial lemon, not much grapefruit.

T-No balance. Starts wit the artificial lemon then has some wheat and grass. THe grapefruit isn't really there.

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Grove from Night Shift Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.