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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
Ranking:
#4,459
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
273
pDev:
7.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
38
Trade:
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a red-amber color with great clarity. Four fingers worth of rocky white head makes itself a permanent fixture. A thick blanket of lacing coats the whole glass. An impressive beer to behold.

S: Yeast driven aroma, as would would expect of the style. Very peppery, hit of clove and garden herbs. Musty and rustic. Hint of tartness. Fruity scent of apricot and peach. Doughy and nutty malts with a slight toasty and bready impression.

T: Pleasing tartness greets the tongue first. Pear, peach, apricot, and green apple skin. Musty and funky, though not as much as the nose would lead you to believe. Rustic and dusty, like an old book smells. Bready and toasty malt tastes far in the background. Hit of clove. Black pepper toward the finish. Tartness fades and musty and nutty yeast rides it out into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Light but sharp effervescence. Somewhat creamy, though it does feel overly foamy in the mouth.

O: A pleasant surprise. Sankt Hans shows a good balance of refreshing tartness and rustic barnyard character. You don't often come across a saison like this brewed on American soil. In fact, I can't say that I ever have. An easy drinking, refreshing summer quencher and a complex thinking man's beer rolled into one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of doremite
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -4.8%
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 +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.88/5  rDev -3%
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of andant
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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