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Grassroots Arctic Soirée

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale fermented and aged in oak tanks with Brettanomyces, lime juice and hibiscus.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Cheers Rich, shared 0.75 bottle: Batch 1, Sep 2013. Drank outside PoohDog on 17th Sep 2014. Poured cloudy orange with a white head, citrus, apple and floral nose, the taste had more apple, lime, sourness and a yeast hint or two. Too sour for me, not my scene at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy pinkish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have fruit juice, lime citrus, floral character from the hibiscus, oak, nice drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Serving: Bottle. It pours a slightly hazy light amber with a thin white head. The nose has light citrus, floral, oak, and a touch of funk. The flavor has a nice balance of citrus, earth, oak, and light florals with a dry, brett finish. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1174) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle@home. Small head pink reddish clear. Dusty hay stable barnyard floral notes. Dry slight sour. Long oaky dry finish. Well done. Complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
The very subtle pop upon opening made me fear the worst, but the carbonation ended up being okay, if on the lower side of Grassroots Saisons. A white film lasted above the milky pinkish yellow cloud until I finished the whole bottle. Floral and citrusy nose and it’s funny to mention these words for something other than a Pale Ale, but it is what it is, though it is not all. Aromatically, it’s also fairly oaky with vanilla undertones and a earthy, mushroomy brett character that has certainly evolved in the last remains few months, but not to the point of becoming dominant. I find that bottle much better than the last one I had about 5 months ago and will leave what remains in my collection for a few more months expecting it to become more and more likeable as it gains in complexity through fading away from its initial lime and hibiscus lowly carbonated juice status. Here, the tart citrusy character fits the oakiness nicely and leafy white Pepper touches join in to add complementary touches à la Ceviche. Not as elegant and refined as other Grassroots offering, but certainly evolving toward that direction currently.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop; cloudy orange pour with a frothy white head, citrus and floral aroma, taste has lime, sour grapes, some funk and yeast, a hint tangerine some brett floating about, very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle via Jezza und Rick. Rich can describe this better than me. RICHY KAN DEE-SCRIVED THIS BUTTER THAN MEEES. Lovely line and slight funk combo. Well dribs keys. Punchy, yet light u d tefreeeeshed. Yeah.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1189) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A - the pour is a nice rose gold with 1 finger head with some spotty lacing. S - it's bretty fo sho. Dusty (with just a hint of vinyl) bretts lead the nose. Musty Grapefruit juice and lime peel. Very wet citrus orchard nose. M - light medium body, a little sweet and dry. A nice tartness. T - the taste follows the nose well. Citrusy, musty, floral, bretty (dusty vinyl bretts). Nice balance of sweetness dry brettiness. Orange blossoms and musty goodness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2274) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of barnyard, lime peel, grain, red fruit, wine gums and apples. Taste is very light sweet and light sour with notes of lemon, red berries and grain. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2722) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2014
750ml bottle. The damb key broke off the wire while trying to twist it off. No worries rich had some pliers on him. Pours out a odd almost pinkish color. Nose is nice a great fruit mix very pleasant. Taste is mellow with more of the nice fruit notes. It was not over powering fruit just a great complement.


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