Grassroots Arctic Saison | Grassroots Brewing

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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:
799
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
138
For Trade:
12
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Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of joshkouri
3.14/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristinc
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdrickCS
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Saison is my second favorite style and this is certainly a stellar example. Lots of brett, hops and funk on a light, bubbly body with amazing head retention this beer is exceptional and should be sought after.

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Photo of Corson
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged batch 2 bottle poured into tulip 8/9/15

A milky bright yellow liquid with tiny speedy bubbles popping up from everywhere, as much foam as you desire really I stop it at a large loose three fingers, decent retention oddly enough half of the glass sticks around while the other half has a thin film, lots of random lace deep down the glass

S heavy brett and wet wood, hint of leather, 18 months old but I'm still getting plenty of tropical hops with some lemon, pineapple, green apple, and maybe some dried mango, loving the funk, has some vinous notes working wonders, dried hay and grass just add to the complexity, sexy stuff for sure

T again I'm getting vinous notes, heaps of funk but the fruity aspects toned down, more wood, some vinegar, apples green, tart but not all that sour, tastes great but the nose was a hard act to follow

M light and fluffy, just a little prickly, very mild sour bite, fine grit and some fruity barnyard linger

O plenty going on with this one, the funks coming out strong, still lots of fruity hops, I'm guessing wine barrels have a role, just all around great

One of those beers I want to try at every age, its not every day a "new" brew enters my area with 18 months of age on it, I'm hating the price tag because I want more

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Photo of ccnorthwest
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of light Brett notes with some light lemon notes and rustic malt. Taste is a complex mix between some light lemon notes with dry Brett notes, solid rustic malt and light peppery yeast notes. Body is fuller then average with great carbonation. Solid interpretation of the style with good amount of complexity while retaining some drinkability.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Krey213
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent little beer that I received in a trade from a friend that went to Alaska. I probably was a bit hasty on opening this one, as it might have tasted even better with some aging. Nevertheless, an overall well balanced brew with a great color in the glass.

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Photo of parintele
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cj8311
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grassroots Arctic Saison from Grassroots Brewing
4.1 out of 5 based on 799 ratings.
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