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:
270
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4
pDev:
7.5%
 
 
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12
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38
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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akdo
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: The body is bright yellow, has a little bit of carbonation and has a one-finger white head. For a North American beer of any category, this one has an extremely good head retention. The head recedes to a thin white layer that nearly covers all of the beer.

Smell: The nose serves as a prelude announcing that we will deal with a simple beer. I could smell lemon. There is a little bit of the funkiness you would experience with a Belgian saison in the form of a feeling of heat.

Taste: The palate follows the nose. The beer maintains a taste of lemon juice during the tasting. As it is about to enter our throat, it has a mild peppery, and even salty, taste. Unfortunately, the taste of grasses is weak. As a result of that, I had the feeling I was tasting a mild Sauvignon blanc that is not too sour.

Feel: Despite having the appropriate wateriness, the beer didn't feel refreshing as other North American or Belgian saisons. Moreover, because of its very limited notes of spices, this saison was closer to a white wine than beer. The taste is not unpleasant. The beer just seems out of place.

Overall: This is not the best North American saison I've had, because it is not hoppy and therefore spicy enough on the back-end. However, this is the beer I will use to introduce a beginner to saison.

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Photo of BakaGaijin
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a musty smell, lots of yeast. Some fruits hidden behind. Taste is fairly malty, with some hops and a bit of fruit. Not one of the good ones from these guys, but still decent.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 0625/2015. 25oz. bottle served in a tulip at 47 degrees. Pours an amber hue with a slight haze and a loose, quarter inch, off-white head the dissipates into a soapy froth around the edges. Copious tiny bubbles are present adhering to the walls of the glass. Nose suggest chamomile, grassy notes and a hint of lemon. Taste follows nose - lemon coalesces nicely with the tea qualities. Mouthfeel is light in body with a kiss of acidity and a subtle carbonation. Overall, pleasant and easy drinking, but perhaps a bit young still. A nice beer, but not my favorite Grassroots offering.

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Photo of epyon396
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | 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 my_knew_craft
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cj8311
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

September 24th, 2013 - The Sankt Hans Amber Saison was a treat served by a friend at a board game night, and impressed all much more than the board game did. The color is a murky, soft, brown-orange, heather at the edges, and effusive with buttery saffron notes in the smell. Yeast and white grape juice add a second and third dimension, with a full, fluffy smell and texture. The palate is on the light side, clear and quenching, and initially sour and carbonated. My first impression is that this resembles the Italian beer Panil, but a little flatter, and with the flavors and sourness reigned in. This saison also brings in more mandarin orange citrus, a light delicate palate, and tangerine to bring a hard-to-build balance.

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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 mltobin
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evan
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison from Grassroots Brewing
4 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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