Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

Great Lakes Grassroots Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Grassroots AleGreat Lakes Grassroots Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

178 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 178
Hads: 237
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: neenerzig on 10-24-2008

Bottled Grassroots Ale is a Saison formerly named "Hale Ale".
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 126-150 | 151-175 | 176-200  | next → last
Reviews: 178 | Hads: 237
Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look of urnitation that a cloud settled in. Or in other words a pale straw yellow, with an unfiltered look. White frothy head with good retention.

Very distinct aromas. Pleasant smelling. Floral happening with lemon, and earthy yeasty appeal. Hints of malt lye underneath. Everything seems in harmony with each other.

Very yeasty but with a great malt backbone. Full mouthfeel yet simple and thin. Not overly carbonated with a dose of lemon on the mid palate and finish. Floral earthy flavors linger on the finish. This beer really surprised me. Seeing it's the only pub exclusive (until BA Blackout tomorrow) this is a treat. Luckily it's a cool 75 which makes this beer even that much more appetizing. (715 characters)

Photo of DuqTroops
4.4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the GABF in Denver. I am about to go over to GLBC to buy a growler of it.

Appearance - light in color

Aroma - the best part of this beer! aisan influsion of lemongrass and saphron! who knew unique beer would taste this great. Hint of ginger in there too

Taste - sweet beer., not typical hoppy beer that I am used to, but a good change. my boss says this would be a great beer to use for a "beer can chicken".

Mouthfeel - little carbonation, able to taste the beer rather the alcohol.

Drinkability - may be able to have 2 of these in a night, but is too different to have more than that. (622 characters)

Photo of maddamish
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a "Pub Only" Exclusive.

Highlights:

This fine tasting ale is very complex with tasting notes ranging from lemongrass, ginger and orange. Accompanying the bready aftertaste was a pleasant white fruitiness. The beer did look thin but the mouth feel was smooth and consistent. The beer displays more ginger characteristics when served cold but the lemongrass really started to takeover, as the beer got warmer. I would recommend serving this with a lemon cheese cake. (479 characters)

firstprev| 126-150 | 151-175 | 176-200  | next → last
Great Lakes Grassroots Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.