Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 08-06-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
261
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
7.2%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
41
For Trade:
12
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Reviews by jlindros:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was brewed at, and in collaboration with, my favorite brewery, Hill Farmstead. Not sure why this isn't referenced as a collab. Also met these guys at The Festival, great guys, great beers, so this should be awesome. Shared with rudzud.

Big fluffy head hits a few fingers then fades at a med pace, nice lacing, very hazy copper mahogany orange brown color.

Nose has plenty of farmhouse and light barnyard funk, light cut grass, wet hay, light Belgian malt, saison, gritty malt and grainy, little lemony and slight yeasty, quite funky, hint orange zest and earthy.

Taste starts with earth, I don't mean earthy I mean like soil right from the farm. Lots of yeast, farmhouse funk, grainy malt, some saison malts, light saison spices, hint of lemony and orange peel citrus. Wet hay, cut grass, fermented straw, slight taste of chewing on the floor of the barn. Light sweet malt, little Berlinerweisse like lemony funk. A hint if amber toasty brown malt, and some creaminess maybe oats or lactose. Light acidity but smooth and rich. Finish is dry but light, lingering funk and grainy malts, more earth and dirt, more yeasty flavor and lemon.

Mouth is med bodied, interesting creamy feel with many little bubbles, the carbonation is interesting.

Overall really interesting, can't call it great, but it's not that bad. Weird flavors and funk, very complex, nice Berlinerweisse flavors, very earthy. Although really tasty, not sure if I could finish the entire 750ml by myself so I'm glad I got to share this with Matt.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of doremite
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rating based on a 18 month old bottle. With age comes beauty.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger frothy white head with great retention. Beer is a clear black tea color. Lacing is thick, web-like and layered with excellent stick. A really good looking beer.

Nose is slightly tart and spritzy. Notes of Brett, sour lemon and apple. Some mild yeastiness and peppery and spicy. Very nice.

Opens yeasty, sour apple, lemon tartness. Clove, peppercorn, and floral in the middle. Ends foamy with some wood and mossy notes. Finishes tart and crisp with a lemon zest and peel aftertaste. Delicious!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and light in the mouth and goes down dry but fluffy. Accented finish with a dry, sticky aftertaste. Super drinkable.

Hard for me to believe the low ratings on this beer. Just because it doesn't have the Hill Farmstead name doesn't mean it doesn't carry the Hill Farmstead pedigree. An excellent saison all the way around.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, split

Hair of the dog tulip - cloudy orange-amber with a nice sticky lace. A little funk, pepper, crackery malt, a bit yeasty, notes of apple and pear. Just OK - not really up to the standards set by other Hill Farmstead offerings. Cool logo, though

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Photo of Ace1117
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Big head. Great retention. Chunky surface foam. Mostly clear amber body.

Smell - Bretty. Lemony acidity. Earthy notes from the brett. Bready malts.

Taste - Bready malts and some tang from the brett. Lemony. Grainy malt and a little caramel.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Easy drinking. Medium light body.

Overall - Good saison characteristics, but nothing extraordinary. The light tanginess keeps it interesting.

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Photo of KMcG
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy rusty orange with a tall white head, leaving a thin layer of carbonation after it dissipates.

The smell is funky yeast, pumpkin spice, and a slight metallic smell.

The taste is tart, pumpkin spice (I keep picking this up and was not expecting it,) lemon, and yeasty.

Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, dry, and tart.

I've only had a couple but really dig the saisons that come out of HF.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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