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Grassroots The Bliss of Absence
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery with our friend Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Brewing. This is a blond ale crafted with chamomile, lemongrass and citrus. 6.5% abv


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Keg at Three Penny Taproom - Montpelier, VT. Pours. Loudy gold with a moderate, frothy white head. The aroma holds lightly doughy pale malsts, touches of hay and yeast, and the chamomile definitely comes through. Light to medium sweet flavor with bready malts, mandarin orane, lemon merengue, faint citrua rind bitterness, more chamomile tea. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish with more bready malts, whippy merengue, chamomile, semi-ripe citrus fruits. Very tasty and quite novel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
In short: A no-style refreshing blonde ale with a fun lemongrass-floral character. Good beer.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is lemongrass, a bit fruity, a bit floral, . In mouth the beer has a nice juicy texture with a lot of soft bubbles. Taste is very refreshing. Juicy fresh lemongrass, blood orange, grapefruit juice, crackers, mild notes of chamomile. Finish is juicy and with a refreshing bitterness of low-medium intensity. Chamomile is well integrated and doesn’t turn the beer into a gimmick beer. Certainly not an aromatic hop bomb like I’ve come to expect from HF/Grassroots but this is a fun refreshing not-too-gimmicky blonde ale with a personality of its own. And I swear, if another local beer pub waiter calls me a worthless drunk I’m gonna ask him to step outside with me so we can discuss other things we agree on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2013 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de citronnelle. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de coriandre et de citronnelle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #5110)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, lemongrass, orange, and yeast. Taste of citrus, lemongrass, spices, yeast, toast, and a dry finish. Spices were there, but subtle, really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
On tap at blackback... Pours a hazy pale light hay resembling brown and topped with. A creamy white head... Pale grain, lightly bready, and a decent Belgian yeast profile. Touch of lemon and mint on the backend... Pale bready with a lighter somewhat subtle banana yeasty note. Earthy to some degree with a semi-sweet middle. Lightly bitter backend with some lemon accents. Lighter bodied with softer carbonation. Drinkable and more than adequate

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Draft at Pig. Pours ultra hazy straw gold with not much lace or heady to note. Aromas and flavor of basil, earth tea, lemon zest, well water, pollen, yeast, florals and lemongrass. Medium to fuller body, long lasting and layered with flavors. Amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig, VT. Nice aroma of lemon, citrus, pepper, yeast. The Appearance is a clear gold/orange, white head. The flavor is lemon, yeasty, citrus. The finish is spicy, citrusy, yeasty. Medium in body. Nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2348) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Golden and cloudy. Nice head retention Very herbal nose. Oranges and clover honey. Mild nose overall Very soft and delicate. Nice bitterness at the finish. It has this floral element that’s really interesting. I can’t pinpoint the spiciness but its spicy in an herbal way. It’s a very drinkable beer. Certainly something I want to try again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap @ The Farmhouse (Burlington VT). Pours a hazy yellow color with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of a Belgian saison and citrus. Taste is wheat, citrus, grapefruit, grass, and some herbal spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (1950) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Une larme de miel, des notes de citronnelle et une sensation de saison en bouche. Bon sans être mémorable.


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