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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor.

We trekked to Alaska and helped craft this rustic Saison, bringing with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead family.

Brewed and Bottled by Anchorage Brewing Company, Anchorage, Alaska

Added by N17shelfside on 07-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
794
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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28
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136
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Ratings: 794 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of madelf66
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacSon1982
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: light and golden in color and transparent. 3/4" of white creamy head. Head retention was on point. Tons of bubbles rode up the glass throughout. Zero lacing lines during enjoyment...

S: lemon and bits of citrus. Strong Brett musty funkyness as well...

T: medium spice, medium low tart, strong lemon, and solid bready yeastyness...

F: medium to medium high feel. Medium acidic tart, medium low dryness.

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tregan_20
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, batch 4 10/15, poured into a teku

A- A clear golden straw with a large white head.

S- Brett, slightly funky, lemons, oak, band-aids, peppercorns, wheat.

T- Wheat, musty funk, peppercorns, oak, slightly tart lemons, hay.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A tasty saison, but was hoping for a little more out of this being a collaboration between Hill Farmstead and Anchorage. Think it could use more time in the bottle.

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Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capnamerica
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khmel
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This saison pours a light golden, almost straw color with just a hint of cloudiness. The head is off-white at two fingers with a LONG retention. The nose is where it's at on this brew: sour apricots, hints of jasmine and peppercorn. The taste follows the nose, but is more muddled than the nose and so lacks a bit of character. The mouthfeel is good and smooth on this one with just a slightly dry finish. All around, a good saison, but fairly mild and not the best I've had. This being a Hillstead Farm collaboration, I was expecting a little more.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky straw golden yellow with a solid two finger head of active white foam.

Grain, toast, subtle lactic acidity, musty brett, barnyard funk, wet hay, lemon, and subtle white peppery spice.

Citrusy and lemon notes much more pronounced in flavor than aroma, there is still a musty Bretty funkiness but is less pronounced and the lactic acidity takes on stronger character with a hint of yeasty phenols and white pepper.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, tart, light, refreshing.

Overall, while not a huge fan of the style, this is a great example and certainly worth a sampling.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque straw yellow with a big foamy bubbly head.

Spicy peppery lemon bubblegum on the nose.

Tastes like light barnyard funk enveloping the above aromas, with banana candy very far in the background.

Arctic is kind of a shy, unimposing Saison--for the legendary status of Hill Farmstead, and the sudden notoriety of the up and coming Anchorage, it's a touch underwhelming.

While refreshingly tart, it actually does feel like it has a sort of arctic chill to it, like some greater quality may have been shocked out in the cold.

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Photo of eire
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
4.1 out of 5 based on 794 ratings.
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