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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Grisette style ale aged in wine barrels

Grisettes were originally brewed for the industrial workers similar to how saisons were brewed for the farmhands. Similar in design and purpose; providing sustenance, hydration, and brightened morale. Our Grisette, Scrip, is named after the controversial form of currency used in mining towns, only to be spent at the company store. Scrip was primarily fermented with saison strains and brettanomyces, no sour bacteria was used. After 2 months in stainless, it spent 9 months in oak wine barrels. Crisp and refreshing with notes of tart citrus and pineapple. Pictured below is the company store from historic Eclipse company town right outside of Athens. Owned and operated by the Hocking Valley Coal Company, this structure was built in 1901.

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3.8
DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max's place. Cloudy yellow. Funky, earthy, floral, citric, brett, dry, oak, a bit vinous, slightly tart, light bitterish hint. Really good.

3.4
zvikar (6609) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2018
At Max Place, hazy with a small head, aroma of fruits, peach, wax, funk, flavor is sourish with malt, funk, wax, medium bodied

4.2
Nickls (2634) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle. Lightly hazy lemon gold. Hay, earthy funk, some basement, light citrus and white fruit. Lemon zest and not overly tart. Light zippy body. This is magnificent.

3.8
mansquito (7276) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Somewhere: pours hazy hold with chunky yeasts. Arola is funky yeast, mild fruitiness, some barrel. Taste is winy, musty and yeasty. Subtle and light. Good.

3.9
radagast83 (8690) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2018
Consumed most of a 500ml or so sized bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, yellow-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light white wine notes. Very mild barrel. Some mild tartness. Light fruits - touch of yeast. Alcohol is really mild in this one.

3.7
Maverick34 (3409) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2017
Bottled. Pale gold pour. Hits with lots of wine up front and a bit of barnyard funk. Pretty good.

4.2
Ktwse (5818) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Bit of a gusher. Pours hazy golden with tall white head. Aroma of grass, honey, grapes and citrus. Taste is mellow tart up front, a slightly earthy anfmd buttery funky sweet finish. Light and crisp body with soft carbonation.

4.1
DialSquare (5198) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2017
Draft at Giant Eagle, Grandview: hazy yellow pour, minimal head. aroma of yeasty, grape, little funk. tastes are herbal, floral, bready, citrus, little tropical, grape-wine. crisp, lightly tart. subtle, good.

4.2
superspak (6363) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage bottling. Slight gusher upon opening. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/oak tannin spice on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, vanilla, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tart/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, grainy, acidic, tangy, and tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a fantastic wild saison! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the balanced tart/tannic/spicy finish. Absolutely wonderful Brett and saison yeast complexity. Perfect balance of fruit, barnyard funk, and spice. Great wine barrel presence and malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

4.4
Evolutionary (544) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 Bottle from downtown beer store - pour wheat like. Nose is pineapple and sour and body is somewhat thin throughout and pineapple balanced by sour and wine complexity. Finish is yeast and cereal and malt. Drinks smooth and good balance. Would like the alcohol a bit higher but otherwise wouldn’t change at all.


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