Sankt Hans Amber Saison
Grassroots Brewing

Sankt Hans Amber SaisonSankt Hans Amber Saison
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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States
Ranked #431
Ranked #10,582
4.01 | pDev: 7.23%
Jan 12, 2022
Aug 06, 2012
Sankt Hans Amber SaisonSankt Hans Amber Saison
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Rated: 4.15 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle, dated 05.17.18, poured into a Half Acre "occult" tulip glass. Enjoyed on 07.07.19, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice amber and honey olor, cloudy with a white head that has great soapy lacing. The aroma pleasant, soft funk, assertive amber grains, citrus peel, a bit of spice and floral bouquet with mineral water as well. The flavors are right in line with the nose, amber malts and biscuity cereal grains, lemon peel, orange blossom and other fragrant wildflower comes across with some raw honeycomb and soft funkiness and mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, coating medium body that is lively and crisp with a lightly tart finish.

Verdict: A very nice amber saison from Grassroots/Hill Farmstead. It's simple and straight to the point but it's rewarding and very refreshing to drink.
Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by eddiefl from New York

Sep 10, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by edthehead from Maryland

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 20, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Nov 03, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle onsite at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT.

This one pours a nice golden amber color, with a big fluffy head and lots of lacing.

This smells like honey, grassy funk, herbal tea, bready malt, lemon, and toast.

This is really well done. It’s got a nice malt character for the style, with a nice warm toastiness and some definite breadiness. There’s a soft lemony acidity, and lots of hay type funk, and just a hint of honey sweetness.

This is light bodied and surprisingly creamy, with a great level of drinkability.

I had been looking forward to trying this for a while now. It did not disappoint.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Share 10/20/18 Aromatic and tasty. Thanks Hashim!
Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Digimaika2 from Canada (ON)

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: (4.00) Fantastic amber colour. Deep and dark almost like a peach or ice tea. Decent foam quickly dissipates to a ring.
S: (4.25) White grape, grass, lemon, honey, cloves, pepper, biscuits. Lots of different saison/farmhouse elements with a pronounced white grape aroma.
T: (3.75) Tart/sour flavour up front of white grape and lemon transition to a sweeter orange, spice and biscuit malt profile. Very strong flavours with that pleasing white grape really taking centre stage. Dry finish.
M: (4.00) Good oily body with a moderate carbonation pretty near to style. Wasn't detecting a lower carbonation as others have pointed out. Might've improved with newer batches (bottled May 2018).
O: (3.75) A very flavourful saison. My preference for saisons leans towards more of a spice/grass focus as opposed to fruit, however this is nonetheless very delicious.
Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by Jtsang1 from New York

Jul 24, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 03, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by emottram from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Interesting brew. I got one bottle just because I drove a gazilloin miles to get to HF and I generally buy a bunch when I'm there. So I got and am glad I did. A little tart. I might buy another one if I was there when they released it again.
Jun 02, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
04/29/2017 @ Anchorage Brewing Co fundraiser/tasting.
May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by unclekeith from Alaska

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by Jhfinn from New York

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Dec 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a reddish amber. Not much in the form of head. The cap came off easily, so I wonder if there were some packaging issues. By that, I mean that it didn't seem as tightly on the bottle as other Hill farmstead ales. Smells like many of Hill's saisons. There's that yeasty lemony house character. This carries though as far as taste, but there isn't much else. It's dry. I don't know if greater carb would have led to a more pronounced body, but it felt very thin. I wouldn't call this a disappointment, but it was pretty ordinary by Hill's standards.
Nov 10, 2016
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Reviewed by PHBoiler from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
2015 bottle. Poured still. Amber color is right on point. Fairly lemony tart. It's an interesting contrast with the malty body. It does drink a little heartier than the others but it is difficult to get all the flavors with no carbonation. It's an annual release and the brewery let this beer out, so I'll rate the experience that I had.
Nov 03, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by judkinst from Vermont

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts

Mar 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Gus_13 from Mississippi

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light amber in color with hints of orange. Off white head that doesn't linger very long. Very little carbonation even with a pretty aggressive pour. HF yeast aroma that has a hint of tartness to it. Just a bit of honey on the nose and flavor. Dry and crisp with more sourness in the flavor than aroma. I'd really like this more if it were carbonated a little more.
Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 27, 2016
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Reviewed by shnsajax from Idaho

3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Just came in flat, not even a half finger head. Flavor profile was good, right amounts of spice and acidity but really needs some carbonation where this had none.
Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by NateF90 from Connecticut

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by billab914 from Virginia

Dec 20, 2015
Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 291 ratings