Grassroots Brother Soigné | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

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
Ranking:
#385
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
1,245
pDev:
6.36%
 
 
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206
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Ratings: 1,245 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of Heftklammer
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic beer. Won at an auction from the good folks at Last Hope animal rescue. Sometimes I find breweries get more ambitious than necessary with ales like this and forget about taste. This though is very unique, and well balanced - great use of the lime in this saison.

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Photo of Simon212
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npolachek
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tart refreshing ale brewed with lime, hibiscus, and blood orange. Extremely limited run of this. Very balanced taste with solid sour finish. Extremely well made beer.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ajlvt
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcasher
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bomber at Hill Farmstead last week while camping. My wife and I drank it out of our camp tin coffee cups so we didn't get a good look at it. It was fresh, had the expected funky farmhouse flavor from the yeast, and the blood orange was a nice addition. It was easy to drink, yet tart. Overall, it was a great experience and we both enjoyed it.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a glowing golden straw color with a bright white head that recedes quickly. mild aromas are followed on palate - there is plenty of tart citric flavor led by lemon, lime, and grapefruit. these aspects brilliantly compliment a deep but subdued grassy and slightly funky barnyard thing. wonderfully fruity and green, dry and crisp. perfect summer offering!

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Photo of JC171717
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer in the world.....period.

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Photo of bhatch729
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great minds brew alike and as the team of Grassroots bonds with those formerly of Dieu du Ciel, greatness in saison reaches new heights. With a pinch of hibiscus here and a dash of lime peel there, this uniquely soured farmhouse ale does everything that this historic ale asks, ...and more.

Glowing with a beautiful translucent neon straw, Brother Soigne crowns with a creamy but arid stark white foam. Its funky freshness kicks off with a burst of weathered citrus, faint cellar funk and a full floral bouquet. Crisp yet wheaten on the palate the tongue is greeted with hints of sourdough, saltwater taffy and a sour hard candy character.

The real magic happens as the maltiness dissolves effortlessly on the middle palate and the estery fruitness of white grape, gooseberry, kiwi, lime, lemon and green apple begin to shine. The lime additions kick the beer to that side of the citrusy balance as the flowers turn from floral and to spicy. Natural sourness balances the fruit and invites the taste of dried oak, white pepper, white wine and an overall mustiness of damp burlap and cellar-like funk to decorate the retro olfactory senses and late palate.

Light, crisp and nearly irresistible in taste and texture, the drying ale has a juicy, briny component that brings the savory character of margarita. But its pleasant leathery funk is strikingly appealing as the ale trends strongly wine-like in finish and with a quick aftertaste, lingering only with brisk echoes of sourdough and cork.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml split with Trevor at Hill Farmstead brewery tasting room.
A: pours a huge +3 finger brilliant white fine bubble foam head that fades to the perimeter, stringy lacing, hazy golden caramel wheat color body
S: notes of tartness, soft greenness from hibiscus, citrus, lime shines through
M: soft medium light body, smooth dry finish on the tongue
T: citrus juice, lime juice, orange rind, wheat
O: smooth brew, amazing how soft it finishes, guess it is the water

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Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a Straw Yellow with a big white fluffy head. It has high carbonation. The beer smells of lime, citrus, barnyard funk, musty brett, and orange. It tastes tart, with lime, citrus, orange, hay, barnyard funk, musty brett, and minerals. The mouthfeel is medium light. A great Saison from Hill from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of Tony210
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, crisp light yellow / similar to Corona. Nice micro foam head that fades, minimal lacing. Has a gentle, earthy, funky aroma, grassy, citrusy. Taste is tart, some funk, citrus, a little sour on the finish. Has a bright, crisp mouthfeel, loads of micro carbonation bubbles. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, very refreshing.

3/6/18
750ml bottle dated 4/3/17, bought st brewery 9/9/17
4.25 rating

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JCrowe
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SBlobaum
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 1,245 ratings