Grassroots Arctic Saison | Grassroots Brewing

Grassroots Arctic SaisonGrassroots Arctic Saison
BA SCORE
92.9%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 801 ratings
Grassroots Arctic SaisonGrassroots Arctic Saison
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
Ranking:
#2,254
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
801
Liked:
744
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
8.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
138
Trade:
12
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khmel
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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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Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 92.9% out of 100 with 801 ratings
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