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670. Grassroots Brewing Brother Soigné

Grassroots Brother SoigneNot sure if you have noticed but Hill Farmstead has really started to increase the amount of bottled saisons available. I assume the new foudres have a lot to do with this. With the added capacity the bottle limits have increased from a six or less to multiple cases for many of the saisons.

As I write this Brother Soigne is the #1 saison on Ratebeer.com and for good reason. This beer pours a beautiful golden color with a single finger white head. Aroma has some lime, citrus and a light funk. Taste is incredible with a crisp tart fruit including lime, orange and green apple. I didn’t get any hibiscuus but with everything else that is going on I didn’t miss it.

Only a small amount of funk which makes this beer approachable for almost any beer drinker.  Another amazing beer from Shaun Hill. 
Pros:
 Fruity, slightly funky
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 5.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: A tart, refreshing saison brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.

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666. Grassroots Brewing Wheat is the New Hops

Grassroots Brewing Wheat is the new HopsThis beer was brewed with Mikkeller in Denmark and released under the Mikkeller name and then brewed again in Vermont and released under the Grassroots Brewing label as it was originally intended. I had no idea what this beer was when I purchased it but before opening I did some investigating online and found it was an IPA fermented with brettanomyces.

Even after reading the description of the beer I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was a very interesting beer.  Unfiltered yellow appearance with a fluffy white head. Aroma is strong with lots of wheat, citrus hops and very little funk.

Taste has lots of citrus and lemon and a little more funk than the nose but still very subtle. I have another bottle of this so it will be interesting to see how it changes over time, the hops will fade but will the brett continue to do its thing?
Pros: A nice change from your typical IPA
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: 

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498. Grassroots Brewing Shadow Pictures of a Journey

Grassroots Shadow PicturesGrassroots is the name used for beer brewed by Hill Farmstead when collaborating with another brewery. Shadow Pictures of a Journey happened because brewers from Denmark were in the area for The Festival in Portland Maine. We were so lucky to have so many talented brewers in the area.

This beer is very similar to other double IPAs brewed at Hill Farmstead but maybe just a bit darker and the carbonation seemed a little lighter. The aroma was big and excellent with lots of citrus and a bit of pine. Taste was exceptional with loads of hops but also very smooth and easy to drink for an 8% ABV beer.

Overall this is one of my favorites from Hill Farmstead, right up with Society & Solitude #5.
Pros:
Huge hop profile
Cons:

Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 60+
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: This double IPA is a collaborative beer brewed by Shaun E. Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery with Jacob Storm and Morten Lundsbak of Amager Bryghus (Denmark) at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT.

The name is inspired by one of Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson’s travelogues; the beer represents a vivid but fleeting memory of a productive and wonderful visit by our Danish friends to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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