Grassroots The Bliss of Absence (Wine Barrel Aged 2014) 4.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20

AdamJackson (2534) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 23, 2014

This one was limit 6 or a case or something like that and I got one of the last ones when I was in line @ limit 1 per person. My sole bottle! Left upright in the cellar for 3 weeks. Enjoyed at 45F split 2-ways.

A – Just a slightly hazy lemony-orange. 2 finger white creamy bubbly head that fades quickly to a thin carbonation line.

S – Nose is very herbal, like a field of wild flowers and a tiny level of brett spice with pepper.White grape and lemon juice.

T – This is quite good! A perfect blend of spice, herb, honey, lemon, orange rind and acidic tartness but very soft. There’s a lot of flavor here. Finish has a touch of vanilla and graham cracker.

M – Nice mouthfeel, bottle conditioning, crisp dry finish.

O – This is a really great beer. I like it considerably more than the initial base. The tartness is controlled and the flavors mellowed and well blended with the time in oak. Wish I had more.

Grassroots The Bliss of Absence (Wine Barrel Aged 2014)