Great Lakes Grassroots Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dancinwillie:
4/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Been sipping on a few of these the last few nights, thought I'd better get a review done before I finish the 6 pack.
Pours orange, with a tight white head, which drops quickly. Beer is hazy orange, with a few steady streams of carbonation. I saw a good amount of yeast sediment go into my glass, but strangely, I don't see any of it actually IN my glass.
A lot going on in the nose, but I'm not really picking up on any one scent. I am pretty familiar with chamomile, yet I'm not really getting that. A little random fruit aroma, and a huge yeast aroma. I just got done making some pizza dough from scratch, and this smells exactly like the bakers yeast. Smells wholesome.
Light apricot, some lemon, and a lot of the bready yeast flavor. Spicing is quite high, and I like it quite a bit. As in the nose, I'm not entirely sure what I'm getting here, but it seems to work well. Not picking up any hop flavor, and no alcohol is detected either. Almost a honey sweetness as it warms a little.
Mouthfeel is spritzy, and medium to light in body. Which is where I expected it to be. Finish is short and sweet.
A delightful beverage. Nothing flashy here, just honest to goodness ingenuity. Grassroots definitely drinks bigger than it's 5.60% ABV would indicate. This would be a good choice for a light session, maybe 3 or 4 at a sitting. Although to some, the spicing may be fatiguing to the palate. Not me though. I may not know what I'm tasting, but I know what I like. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2009 02:16:05 | More by dancinwillie
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Great Lakes Grassroots Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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