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Grassroots Brother Soigné

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A tart, refreshing saison brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mix fermentation.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle @ Niels. Cheese tasting. Hazy straw yellow, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, hoppy, fruity, yeast, spices, peber, citrus, grass, lime, lemon, . Taste, malty, fruity, tropical, lemon, lactic, white grapes, peber, grapefruit, pine. Dry mouth feel. High carbonation, almost fizzy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (958) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours a light, hazy yellow with a huge, white head. Aroma has dry floral notes, spicy funk, corianders, slight honey, saison yeast, white pepper. Taste is pretty tart and dry, but has a smooth, wheaty sweetness to it as well. Fruity and spicy beer. Great, but a little one sided.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy light orange liquid with pink hue and small to medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon peel, blood orange, white pepper, grain, tropical fruit and light barnyard. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, grain, white pepper and grapefruit. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really good. Drinkable. Blood orange and lime really shine through.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (545) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
750ml bottle from the brewery. Aroma: wonderful aroma of blood orange, lime and floral background. App: hazy copper with orange tint, almost salmom, small white head, good retention, some lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, vineous, dry moderate sour and bitter finish. Overall: this is highly drinkable. Love the aroma of this one. We can clearly predict the sourness just by its nose. My kind of Saison. So good and easy to drink. Should have bought more than one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
(750ml bottle) clear medium orange, fine white bubbles. Nose of orange peel and pulp, hibiscus, citrusy, floral, lightly tart, Belgian yeast, lightly grassy, reminds me of the wildflowers around Hill Farmstead, as well as the terroir. Taste is bright, hibiscus, citrus, touch of tartness, Belgian yeast, super easy to drink, medium carbonation, amazing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler tasting. Pours a blood orange with no head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange and funky hay. Taste is citrus, orange zest, slight pepperiness and a touch of herbs.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mr1581 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
poured from 750 into HF stemmed glass. Bright orange hue, with two finger head. lime and other citrus flavors really pop in this

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Magnum (I believe 2014) shared by Adam C on 7/25/15.
Bright pale-golden body is well-carbonated and topped by a foamy, white head that shows moderate retention. Good clarity.
Again, very well-presented/constructed Belgian aromatics in the nose. Peppery phenols, light plaster, floral notes and very, very mild acids. A good deal of light vanilla-cream-like maltiness and just a pinch of lime in the nose. No sign of the blood orange nor any alcohol or flaw. Really can’t reiterate enough how refreshing it is to see a brewer doing unique Belgian ales that aren’t just a noseful/mouthful of brett or conversely, a mess of brutish peach/banana/apple esters.
The flavor is given a bit more to the lime, though nowehere is it overdone. Rather it balances against the malt, which, while not overly sweet, still provides enough body and, in concert with the always tight carbonation from HF, another perfect mouthfeel. Soft fruit esters (apricot, nectarine) and light pepperiness are all enjoyable, while minimal funk has developed. Adam was a bit disappointed that it hadn’t really funkified over the course of its year in bottle, but it didn’t bother me. Still incredibly drinkable and with warming, you can pinpoint the lightly tart, citrusy blood orange, if you know to look for it. Another gem from Hill Farmstead....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (561) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Heavy barnyard, waves of orange/lime/hibiscus, some minerality, moderate acid, extremely dry, tannic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Capped 750 from jredmond. Pours a sort of slightly pimked , very hazy grapefruit. Aroma is rather floral/citrus. Med body. Flavor is earthy orange, moving to lime, then floral with a slight brett suggestion. Rather dry and earthy/tart. Excellent.


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