Grassroots Brother Soigné | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tart, refreshing saison brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.

Added by Kinsman on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,190
Reviews:
133
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
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204
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Photo of WaffleNugget
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this at HF at the end of April. I am really getting into the Saison/Farmhouse Ales there and decided to try this out. The smell is wonderful - very citrus-y but also really floral. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated and definitely sour, but your palate tends to adjust about 1/2-way through a full glass. I still think Arthur beats it out in a head-to-head but this is really sensational, particularly if you enjoy a crisp/light/punchy ale.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours clear yellow with a finger of white head. Looks clear Amber color in the glass.
S: lemon with some sourness
T: a nice orange and lemon mix. Slight sourness.
F: smooth and easy drinking. No puckering, and doesn't finish dry.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. A hazy peach-straw color on the pour that formed a bright golden orange color in the glass. A generous, creamy bright white head that reluctantly settled into a resilient cap. Really nice aromas: oranges, dough, lemons, and some peppery scents. Tart on the first sip but not puckeringly sour. Lots of citrus - orange, lemon, and lime. Some floral notes were in the mix, with a bit of peppercorn and straw. A gentle funk enveloped the palate with an earthy stickiness. Dry on the finish with a crisp aftertaste.

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Photo of SFC21
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheimbigner
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gehille
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the brewery for $10usd

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Photo of tblack4d
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Such a nice extremely funky smelling slightly tart and citrusy saison. Highly recommend.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 6/26/15 @ Golgi Apparatus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Opaque dandelion appearance.

White head; strong lace.

Fresh-cut grass & lemon notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Lemon & fresh-cut grass flavors up front; spring water freshness on the finish. A very refreshing summer brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

astounding beer, among my favorites of the grassroots stuff. it has a wonderful funky yeast profile to it that is reminiscent of the jolly pumpkin culture, bretty and weird, but also acidic and dry, really complex and awesome, well out in front of the fruit and hibiscus, which is cool. orange hazy beer that settles quickly form the bottle pour. bright citrus aroma, the lime is the most obvious, but the bretty farmy musty dankness combined with the wood is what wets my whistle and holds my attention, the yeast profile here is amazing all the way through. citrus acidity and some bacteria derived acidity are like long long brothers here, united in this beautifully tangy complex. picking up plenty of lemongrass, grapefruit peel, and floral delicacy, although i would describe this as a highly conservative use of hibiscus, especially compared to its peers. wheaty in the malt base, enough body for what it is, and effervescently carbonated, dry, and ever so funky as it goes down. wet hay, old oak, decaying almost, contrasting zesty fresh lime and lemon, tropical juice, white wine. lots going on here, and all in a pretty earthy overtone from the wild yeast. this is as good as people say it is. thanks to my brother for finding and saving a bottle to share with me this holiday season. one of my favorites in a long list of great beers shared together recently. have they made this more than once or are these all still original bottles?

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Howlader
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11/25/2016

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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlatona
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.41/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Peachy gold hue with a minimal thin head dying to nothing.

Smell is like a grassy lager blended with a barely funky champagne.

On the palate I get an apple cider-like tang, with a breadiness and a little oak. Lime lends a light tartness. Hibiscus and blood orange? I think they take a back seat.

Soft, wet and smooth.

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