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Grassroots Arctic Soirée

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale fermented and aged in oak tanks with Brettanomyces, lime juice and hibiscus.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller webshop. Pours hazy vibrant pinkish orange with a rather small frothy and fizzy white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, blood orange juice, hibiscus, dry soil, barnyard, moist hay, moist wood, black currants, horse blanket, kumquats and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sour, tiny bitter, fruity, floral and funky with crackers, blood orange juice, lime juice, hibiscus, rose water, moist hay, moist wood, dry soil, minerals, barnyard and orange zest. Mouthfeel is sparkling, dry, tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is tiny sour, tiny bitter, fruity, floral and funky with crackers, lime juice, hibiscus, rose water, moist hay, barnyard, minerals, orange zest and lemon zest. Great bright citric nose but the taste is a bit muted and doesn’t live up to the same standards. Still a top notch saison though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2177) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Beautiful deep golden copper hued slightly ruddy, nearvheadless, quickly disappating, fruit lightly sour, aged books, wet mineral water, grapefruit, finishes spritzy in feel, fruity and crisp

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Corked bottle. Poured clear pink color with a large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy brett sour and herbal aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour & sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (861) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sent by Patrick, thanks! Pinkish copper, no head but lots of bubbles. Aroma of lime, light Brett. Flavour is lime and a herbal tea, no real Brett flavour, but really enjoyable. Acidic, but under carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2007) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Pinkish-orange pour with small head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are lime, strawberries, flowers, and light brett. Barnyard is stronger in the taste than the aroma. Mixes well with limes, grain, oak, and flowers. Nice saison. Very easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pinkish orange gold pour with thin veil of white foam. Aroma is really citrsuy, lots of lime juice, light hibiscus notes, brett is pretty tame, lemony. Taste is tart, wheaty, very citrusy, zesty, hoppy and juicy flavors. Palate is light-med bodied with thin carbonation. Unfortunately a bit undercarbed, could be livelier. Still quite nice.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3797) - 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 (5483) - 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 (3223) - 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 (1176) - 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.


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