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Grassroots / Tired Hands Wachu Saison | Grassroots Brewing

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Grassroots / Tired Hands Wachu SaisonGrassroots / Tired Hands Wachu Saison

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by Kkottonmouthkngz:
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy off-white large head which leaves some sticky lace.

N: Peppery spices, bready yeast, some barnyard funk, floral and fruity, grass and hay.

T: Well integrated balance of warm spicy pepper, yeast and funk. Nice floral and earthy notes.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Lingering peppery spice finish.

O: Enjoyable and interesting.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/25/2012? Not sure if that's what the date means. A collaboration between Grassroots and Tired Hands. A must try, even with my dismal outlook on collabs.

Appearance - Golden orange. Huge overflowing white head. Layers cling inside the glass. Impressive. Thick collar after it all finally settles.

Smell - Floral with some tropical fruits. A bit of apple. Lots of brett. Some sweet malts.

Taste - Dynamic. Apples counterpointed by some peppery notes. Sweet malts. Earthy tones from the brett. A build up of bitter flavors and a spicy finish. Tough to pinpoint the spice. Cardamon or something. I'm probably way off, but it's something that plays with that earthy flavor.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Probably my fault for sitting on this bottle for so long. Medium bodied and a little sweet.

Overall - Great incorporation of flavors. I wonder how much it has dried out or maybe would have dried out if I sat on it longer. Definitely would have carbonated even more, but I'd be interested to see what flavors pan out as the brett chows down on the sugars.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge thanks to King Kong for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a lovely golden hazy color. A finger and a half of head is achieved that dissipates slowly leaving great lacing,

Smell – Heavy spice and fruits (lemon), slight funk, pepper, coriander, and wheat.

Taste – Begins with a citrus sweetness which melds to the white pepper spice and coriander. The barnyard funk is not very pronounced but there, mixed with wet hay and a bit of lemon zest. Overall, relatively sweet.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, higher carbonation.

Overall – A decent saison, though a bit too sweet. Glad I was able to try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Hazy golden-yellow liquid with a nice puff of white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma of yeast and wet grass, light fruit, sugary pale malts. Taste is a nice mixture of chewy bready malts, peppery yeast, light fruits--peach, pear, citrus--mild grassy funk, and a slightly sour twang; nice hop bitterness in the finish. Crisp, tasty, drying, light body, easily drinkable.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. Fades very slowly.

S - Sweet grainy and coriander and other spices, Belgian yeast, funky Brett, barnyard smells, lemon zest, honey.

T - Sweet grainy malts with lemon zest, citrus hops, coriander and other spices, Belgian yeast, funky Brett, tart green fruits, honey.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and estery finish.

D - Nice funky Saison, Great Brett character and nice balance.

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Photo of liamt07
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason, 12oz bottle into a tulip. A brewery I've been looking forward to!

Hazy dark orange body, with a big, thick offwhite head. Good lacing and fantastic retention. Nose is funky and bretty, lemon, spice, and incredibly floral/perfumy. Some sweet malt too, a real nice nose here. Taste echoes this, quite spicy and again a unique floral/herbal quality. Peppercorn in there too. Reminds me quite a bit of the DDC Noce de Soie. A bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Good effervescence, mildly drying and supremely drinkable. An excellent saison.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SittingOnAMtnTop
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful unfiltered golden color. Already can tell the carbonation is a bit on the heavy side. I let mine sit and ocassionally swirl in the glass before trying. This really helped with the carbonation. The smell is wonderful. Great Brett funk upfront. You get some citrus, I assume from the yuzu. Then you get some spice, typical for a saison. But the overall smell of the Brett and citrus notes gets me very excited.

The taste was perfect too. The brett hits you strong upfront and followed by a bit of sourness but not much tartness. The herbal and grassy taste come through strong and at the end I get the peppercorn. I love the flavor - I take a sip, let it hit every taste bud I can find and it never offends but it is packed with tons of flavor, funkiness, and pure beauty.

The mouthfell is great. Lingers very long on the palate. Nowhere near light bodied but not too thick, just like a saison/farmhouse beer should be. The taste and mouth just linger and linger. This is everything I want in a saison/farmhouse beer. I LOVE the Brett. It reminds me a bit of a Jolly Pumpkin, like the Oro Callabaza, but with more funk and less sour.

I wish the price wasn't so high. $12 for 11.5 oz is steap. I would perfer 750ml of this at $15-$20. I would give it a 4.5 overall if it wasn't for the price.

For those of you that like saisons, you'll love this beer. If you haven't tried many of this style it may be too much. But, life, he said, is all about style!

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DogfishJoe
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of jjheinrichs
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased this beer at the Hill Farmstead store in Greensboro, VT. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear light amber hue with a one finger thick white blanket that leaves lots of thick, sticky side lacing. Really nice.

S - Smell is incredibly inviting. Theres not funky barnyard belgian saison notes with some funky brett as well. There is some slight malt sweetness, no hops to speak of. There is a very nice, inviting pepper aspect from the schezuan peppercorns.

T - Taste is just delicious. Great barnyard funk with the brett coming through for a subtle sourness that is not overwhelming at all. Infact it interplays wonderfully with the peppercorns. Some nice fruitness with the finish being big time schezuan peppercorns. Nice and peppery.

M - Mouthfeel is the only thing that didnt blow me away here. Knew it would happen when I cracked it and it was a slow attempt to bubble over. The feel is a bit flatter than I'd like but the pepperyness more than makes up for it. Super drinkable.

O - Overall I really, really enjoyed this saison. A great balance of funky and peppery spice with a hint of brett. Well worth the price I paid ($7?) and I really wish I had another bottle of this. Just delicious.

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Photo of starrdogg
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Michael for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a significant white head. Smell is very interesting with some brett, pepper and other unique spices in there along with some more traditional lemony saison aromas. Tastes sweeter than your average saison, I've never had a beer quite like this, the spices used are unlike anything else I've had before. Very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is nice and light bodied with very effervescent carbonation. Overall, pretty impressive effort from these guys.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy, dull orange with half an inch of a loose white head that laces. The nose is intense with huge spicy and herbal notes )which I attribute to the peppercorn being unfamiliar to yazu fruit). The taste is outstanding and doesn't disappoint with huge spice, yeast, and malt backbone. It's medium to full bodied with great flavor and balance. The aftertaste is slightly spicy and dissipates gradually...not a ton of Brett in the mouthfeel, but still present.
It's a very delicious beer that's completely worth trying.

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Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Grassroots / Tired Hands Wachu Saison from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 104 ratings