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Grassroots Arctic Soirée

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RATINGS: 169   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a slightly rosey orange color with two finger of fizzy white foam. Nose has some low tide funk, lime zest, rustic grain and some hints of horsehair and floral grass. Palate follows the nose but is less funky. Bright carbonation with layers of rustic grain some lime acidity and lingering tea like earthiness that draws out the finish into a slightly bitter melon rind finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark golden color, amber head. Amazing mango aroma with dusty peach, fresh haystack. Taste is white pepper, straw, lemongrass, fruit. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (646) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pinkish hue. Wonderful aroma and soft dry bretty flavor. The hibiscus and lime add an extra dimension to an already very good beer (seems like Arctic Saison is the base before the fruit and flowers were added). Floral and funky...dug it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Light pink colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sour, tart, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, fruit, berries, some funk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Weird pale peach colour with a small white colour. Smells friet speciaal, bizarre. Tastes fresh, slightly sourish, malts, slightly fruity. Medium body, nice carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (276) - Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
A softly hazed, glowing body in the vermillion-tomato-bittersweet color range which reverberates with low intensity into a bright one inch, delicate, frothy head which settles to an incomplete ring with a few dots and globs of lace distributed over a low-lying horizontal peninsula of lace

Light, whimsical, earthy-tropical brett nuances float over glowing hibiscus lined with lime which circles back to emphasize the dank earth wild yeast influence on a compact, silky smooth medium-light body offering solid amounts of soft carbonation and a moderate coating of previously mentioned flavor dynamics spiraling through several cycles before completely fading

750ml cork and cage Batch 1 November 2013, purchased from shelf in March 2014, cellared at 55°, served at 45° and warming into 16oz Orrefors Beer Taster


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at RBESG, 2014’s Grand Tasting at the Moncada Brewery. Pink pour with a white head. Earthy-fruity nose with a splash of rhubarb. Flavours of rhubarb, lime and stewed apple. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate floral notes, light-moderate lime, funky brett notes, and oak. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) pinkish-orange with a two finger pinkish-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some sporadic thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and fruit. He finish has light-moderate floral/hibiscus notes with light lime, oak, funk, and a touch of bretty sweet tart flavors. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, this is very tasty and I could drink this all day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours out a light rose/pinkish color with a small head. Aroma is funky, sweet floral notes, acidic lime, light earth and some wood. Taste is strange, but not in a bad way. Sweet floral tastes, lime juice, funky/tart yeast, some mild sweetness, earthy barrel, and some lingering tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeCue (102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
750ml bottle poured into tulip (bottled November 2013). Pours a nice "pinkish" golden with a finger-thick white head. Aromas are really peculiar on this one! Lime is there, hibiscus is definitely there (although more subdued than Dieu du Ciel’s Rosée d’Hibiscus we have here in Quebec), brett/barnyard is there but not too much. The malt profile is pretty hard for me to pickup though, but I do not find that it is a fault at all for this brew. Taste is far less sour than I would’ve thought! In fact it ain’t very acid at all, unless you let it warm un a bit. Body is quite light with a thin/watery texture. Carbo is average, and finish is a tad acid with some bretty "post-aromas". Overall, a pretty interesting experience!! This one I wouldn’t share...I would buy another one for my session partner! Speaking of session, I don’t necessarily think I would session on this, but at 6% abv it sure is a good starter!


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