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Grassroots Arctic Saison

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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, bring with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead Family. Share. Consider. Enjoy...
Ale Fermented in Oak Tanks with Brettanomyces.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1774) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pour is gold, light haze, white head. Excellent pillowy retention/lace. Aroma of fruity brett, citrus/floral hop, oak, grain. Taste is somewhat bitter, grainy, dusty, citrus, oak. Palate is very dry, higher carbonation, slick, bitter finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keir (140) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2014 Bottle. Yellow with a slight haze, fluffy white head that dissipated quickly. Nose of Brett funk, a hint of citrus. Taste is heavy Brett, hint of citrus, a bit harsh. Enjoyed 2013 much more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (366) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow orange, fluffy lasting white head. Aroma is dirty citrus, rotten eggs, wet socks, lemon, Brett, funky kingston, some oak. Flavor is tart citrus, Brett, lemon tart, wheat, lasting oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6278) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Faint tart and musty notes, some lemony citric notes, light woody and oaky notes, and faint spicy yeast. Very high drinkability. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2014
The typical barnyard funk and thin bitterness of a fine farmhouse ale accentuates this offering. 6% abv seems to be a perfect percentage for saisons, so they definitely hit the bullseye there. Complex but never pretentious, this is a saison I would definitely try again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (1977) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of lemon zest, light citrus, grains... Flavor is oh so smooth, lemon, grains, hay, funk... Dry brett finish... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bomber at rlgk. Pours cloudy pale golden with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity funky earthy citric. Flavor is bitterish fruity a bit funky much like the aroma. Very sessionable and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, floral, perfume, grassy, hay, lemongrass, peach, grapes, pine, some earthy notes. Hoppy perfume flavor, grapes, passion fruit, peach, some hay, perfume, herbal notes, lemongrass, some lemon zest. Nice body, refreshing and easy drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy and slightly milky yellow with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, star fruity, dry soil, hay, barnyard and lemon zest. taste is very tiny sour, bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, dry soil, hay, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, star fruit, dry soil, hay, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Tasty as expected!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4782) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow color with a fine white head. Lovely lacing. Looks good and a lovely aroma. Brett acidic, fruity, citric, apple and some spices. Nice fresh and a bit dry. Fine acidity. Tasty flavor with brett, yeast, citrus, apples and some spices. Yeah I like this!
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]


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