Great Lakes Grassroots Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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2.23/5 rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A-Slightly orange-hued golden body with very little for a head. Minute lacing. Not a bad looking beer, but not all that true for a saison.
S-I really dont know where to begin. This is awful to the point of disgust. Hello cooked veggies! It actually smells like vomit in a way and takes away from the entire beer. They went for an herbal approach but it would have been better suited to go with rosemary and lemon grass instead of basil. The aroma really confuses the pallet.
T/M-The aroma seeps into the taste and mouthfeel of this beer. The body is a bit sugary up front but immediately yields to the herbal/vegetable flavors. The body is a bit thick and lacks the dry finish of a saison. A chalky coating seems to hold the basil flavors in the mouth creating an ever-present reminder of my dislikes in this beer.
D-Guys...this is just not a good beer. I am all for experimentation but this is just poorly built. You will be hard pressed to find me pass up a saison but this one sends shivers down my spine. I just cannot get over the smell of this.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2009 04:34:47 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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Great Lakes Grassroots Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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