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Great Lakes Grassroots Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Grassroots AleGreat Lakes Grassroots Ale

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 23.64%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bottled Grassroots Ale is a Saison formerly named "Hale Ale".

(Beer added by: neenerzig on 10-24-2008)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. purchased @ Premier Gourmet in Buffalo with a BBD of 10/14/2009. Into an Ommegang chalice it goes...

Pours a cloudy light natural honey color that's rather flat - only a couple of yeast wisps up top. Looks like a classical, old-world Saison - maybe a little flatter.

There's a fair amount of raw grain and wheat electricity. Something else a little fragrant...oh yeah...the chamomile. Definitely there and a little earthy...maybe even a little bit of cigarette ashes that's a little strange. Very wheaty and yeasty.

This is OK but that raw burnt grain taste is a little strange. Definitely electric from the wheat and saison yeast. Maybe even a little sweeter - less dry than the average bear. Maybe the FG on this is a bit higher than classical saisons. Who knows - it's still solid. Maybe that taste is some spent basil per the label?

It may not be as dry as a regular saison but after it warms up it's still quite dry...just with a heftier feel. Latent carbonation shows up on the palate along with a light to moderately-viscous honey feel and some strong wheat and yeast electricity. Finish is robust and spritely.

This isn't yo mammy's Saison but it's a pretty decent pour. If I had this around regularly I'd have this around regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 22:10:16 | More by IBUnit63
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Great Lakes Grassroots Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.