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Grassroots Convivial Suaréz - Grassroots Brewing

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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 90
Gots: 46 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-21-2013)
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 2/18/14

Appearance: Pours with a huge, fluffy, off-white head - burnt orange in color, with some nice orange and red tones - fades to a solid cap, leaves some great lacing, quite pretty overall

Smell: Great saison funk and an unexpected abundance of fruit - I will admit that I couldn't identify hibiscus from a line up, but I'm going to assume the awesome floral aroma here is thanks to the hibiscus - nice level of citrus with a nice level of lemon, lemon flesh, and a vague hint of orange - very floral with some nice light fruits - nice depth to the funk - some pepper, earth, and some light tartness - nicely acidic - only gets better as is warms

Taste: Charming balance between typical saison flavors and bright fruit - big floral flavors, with a lot of fruit - lemons, oranges, and some other fruity esters including apple and pear - some fruits that seem like they shouldn't even be in here, like strawberries - nice level of funk, with some pepper, clove, and general weirdness, and some tart - nicely complex

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth, oddly refreshing, finishes dry and clean

Overall: Hooray for "hibiscuits"

This is a nice saison that benefits from the use of hibiscus in some unexpected ways. It's nicely floral, fruity, and nicely complex. It's hard not to have high expectations for any beer associated with Hill Farmstead... And this exceeded expectations.

02-19-2014 02:25:32 | More by angrybabboon
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-14-2014 20:45:41 | More by SkiBum22
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-07-2013 14:06:58 | More by joel66
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-20-2013 00:46:10 | More by warnerry
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-27-2014 22:32:47 | More by 77apm
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-15-2013 21:53:00 | More by bierdabbler
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-22-2013 14:59:03 | More by Prospero
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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%

A: Hazy golden beer with a touch of red accent. A nice small white head.
S: Smells of hibiscus. Very floral, peppery and citrus (orange/lemon) followed by the classic earthy saison yeast. Lots of citrus actually, smells a bit lactic.
T: Sweet malts and hibiscus tea flavors at first. Has a bit of lemon acidity that blends well with the sweetness. Has a sweet, almost honey-like flavor blended with some fruitiness that is imparted by the hibiscus. Bright floral flavors follow until it ends with a dry and crisp lemony tartness.
M: Light bodied with low carbonation. Very drinkable.
O: This is another excellent saison from HF/Grassroots. Very nice beer, hope they make it again soon.

05-16-2013 07:19:18 | More by standardcherry
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-12-2013 01:21:14 | More by Janeinma
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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

Glowing golden and orange. Persistent but not a huge near-white head of moderately-sized bubbles. A sticky saison. Slight haziness, especially on the later pours. All in all, this is quite pretty and very appropriate for the style.

Fantastic aroma. Huge amounts of white fruit and citrus components in the aroma: lemon and lime, mild orange, and good amounts of pear, and a little bit of sour apple. Mild funk, earth, and just a bit of a dried grass character, but the lemon and lime component with the citrus element is the highlight of this beer's aroma. It reminds me quite a bit of a Fantome offerings and many Crooked Stave examples, which are both very good things in my book.

The flavor is just as good as the aroma. Wonderful balance of citrus and white fruit flavors with an interesting, earthy, grassy yeast, and just a tiny bit of malt. Just a bit of biscuit. Complete, incredibly flavors.

Medium bodied with moderate to near-high carbonation.

Fantastic. I've enjoyed this more and more each time I've tried it. If anyone wants to send me more, feel free to contact me lol.

09-13-2013 03:33:14 | More by ehammond1
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2014 12:26:04 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-13-2013 20:49:36 | More by doremite
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-04-2013 16:19:58 | More by stereosforgeeks
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-25-2013 22:00:50 | More by acurtis
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-01-2013 22:27:40 | More by mdaschaf
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2014 18:03:00 | More by Varkias41
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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New York

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%

Thanks to Kyle for picking this up for me. 750ml bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Gentle pours yields a frothy, 2.5 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is patchy but sparse with moderate stick. Real nice.

Nose is lemon, clove, cane sugar and other floral notes (that I'm guessing is hibiscus). Real aromatic. Very sweet, tart and appetizing.

Opens clove, coriander and other floral notes. Some lemon zest bitterness and citrus in the middle with a puckering tart lemon dryness at the finish. Funky wood and grassy notes throughout. Finishes foamy with a dry, tart aftertaste. So refreshing.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down puckering and dry. Finishes dry with a sticky, saliva-sucking aftertaste. Excellent.

This is as Hill Farmstead-y is a Saison gets. Balanced, aromatic nose with refreshing yet complex palate and an out-of-this-world drinkable feel. A really impressive beer indeed!

08-18-2013 01:19:41 | More by SpeedwayJim
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-27-2014 14:19:45 | More by bconsidine
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-28-2014 18:02:30 | More by CraigMack61
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2013 02:36:42 | More by huskermike12
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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%

pours a peachy orange, thick white head with great retention. light lacing.

light oak, sharp lemon, spice

a great blend of oak and lemon with a light floral spice character. pops with flavor, yet is subtle enough to never be overpowering.

very carbonated. a tad bit too much and thats really being picky.

overall, stupid good. i loved every sip, never boring. beautiful looking. looked even hotter in the HF stem i used.

05-26-2013 00:16:58 | More by hooliganlife
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-13-2014 21:32:16 | More by bsm789
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Grassroots Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
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