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Great Lakes Grassroots Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

231 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 23.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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brentk56

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4.05/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color with a whipped egg white head that sticks nicely and also provides a nice lacing pattern

Smell: Lots of the herbal lemon and peppery Saison aromatics, but there is a floral and chamomile character that sets this apart

Taste: Up front, this tastes as expected with the lemon and pepper yeasty phenols complementing the bready malt flavors; by mid-palate, however, we step into a new dimension, with the chamomile and lemon basil flavors adding intriguing complexity; after the swallow, the chamomile is what persists

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: While this beer has its nay-sayers, I have to come down as a contrarian as I rather liked it; kudos to Great Lakes for their additions to the spice profile although I wish the finish wasn't quite so full of chamomile - I'm mad for basil and would have preferred a bit more anise

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 00:21:17 | More by brentk56
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Great Lakes Grassroots Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.