Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison | Grassroots Brewing

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Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber SaisonGrassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 08-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4
pDev:
7.5%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
38
For Trade:
11
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Photo of BrainTree
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just blew me away..tart, sour, moderate funk and the fruit notes: apricot, peach, orange are just phenomenal.

Wow...one of the best saisons I have ever tasted.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a murky muddied golden orange/amber with 1 full finger+ of near white dense head, fantastic retention and lacing.

S - Light, dry, and tart. Oranges, apricot, grassy hops, and belgian funk. Relatively new aromas but thats the best I can describe, smells very appetizing.

T - Quite sour and tart, peach, pear, orange, ripened apples, slightly clovey, banana, cloves, belgian qualities. Bubblegummy.

M - Lighter bodied with solid carbonation, extremely drinkable.

O - A funky sour/tart saison. Lots of light fruity flavors (apricot and peach mostly). Really awesome, love this stuff!

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Photo of KMcG
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of nootch23
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of pendabev
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of backbaybrewer
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a glowing orange.

The aroma has lemon hay sweetness bready lemon zest . Orange marmalade sweetness.

The flavor follows with signature HF lemon herbs bready malt. Orange and sweet lemony candy. Onto a dry and clean finish.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle of Sankt Hans at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Fest.

The beer pours a cloudy copper color with a big, frothy white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is fruity and spicy. Notes of apple and banana blend nicely with clove and pepper.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is very smooth and soft with mild carbonation. The flavor begins sweet with caramel malt, grapes and a little apple. The middle has a touch of clove and it finishes bready with moderate fruity tartness. Once gone the spice and fruity tartness lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty, full flavored beer with a terrific mouth feel.

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Photo of Ken_P
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of yeaprolly
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 Ace1117
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for sharing, Sam.

A moderately hazy amber with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is fantastic. More like a biere de garde than a saison, this is herbal, earthy, floral, bready and has a touch of lemon, fruit aromatics and moderate yeast. The palate opens mildly sour with a blend of lemon, lactic funk, citrus, tea leaf bitterness and the bready notes. Medium light in body, this beer finishes a little tart and yeasty. Excellent.

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