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Grassroots Convivial Suaréz - Grassroots Brewing

Grassroots Convivial SuarézGrassroots Convivial Suaréz

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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%


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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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-20-2013 08:36:22 | More by gonzowestwood
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bsm789

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-13-2014 21:32:16 | More by bsm789
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-12-2014 17:31:31 | More by Yeti1979
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-12-2014 16:09:07 | More by ldhughes3
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A long time want for me. Thanks to Kimmy for the bottle a few months back.

A- Poured from the 750ml bottle to two snifters with a dazzling pink body, red in the center of the glass with lighter hues around the edges. A foamy, creamy white head rises atop the brew to about two fingers. Good head retention but the cap eventually falls to a fluffy pillow and ring covering most of the beer. Lacing starts with some thick spots and

S- The first thing I notice is the tartness off the top, it reminds me of the other HF Saisons like Clara and Florence. Some spicy and funky yeast feel but the most compelling thing here is the citrus and distinct hibiscus floral notes. A large amount of lemony tarts that remind me of certain Lambics and Berliners. I am not sure how much of the tartness comes from the bugs and how much from added lemon.

T- As with the nose, the beer consists of a blend of lemon, floral hibiscus and yeast driven flavors. The way the lemon and hibiscus combine is especially intriguing and would make for probably the best shaved ice flavor of all time. Backing this is a cascade of spicy Saison yeast, herbal tones, musty yeast bread, lactic tartness, apple, white grapes and some barnyard funk.

MF- Light end body with a texture that is foamy, fizzy and somewhat creamy. High end carbonation provides that fizz but it helps accentuate the citrus and hibiscus flavors. Finishes with a medium tartness lingering on the palate for quite some time.

This beer is really something to appreciate with each sip. The delicate yet pungent flavors make each sip a new experience with waves of citrus, hibiscus and funky farmhouse yeast oscillating on the taste buds. I'm glad I don't see HF brews as hype beers because that would only cloud up my perception. The artistry behind creating these beers is so amazingly consistent like Tiger Woods in his prime of beermaking consistent.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:28:16 | More by cbutova
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-08-2014 15:36:17 | More by irv2424
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-07-2014 09:11:57 | More by Kirk
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Abbbp

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

04-07-2014 05:33:40 | More by Abbbp
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replacementpart

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-06-2014 21:30:25 | More by replacementpart
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Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-31-2014 03:45:10 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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mhksuccess

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-28-2014 01:07:51 | More by mhksuccess
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2014 23:24:46 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This saison has a beautiful blush courtesy of the hibiscus. The nose is lemony citrus with a hint of floral notes, not too far from a wild ale. This is light and delicate, like a spring breeze. Lemon predominates, giving convivial a fizzy pucker. Again, this beer is almost more akin to a wild ale than a saison. Some mineral notes at the end add a nice dryness. This is a superb saison, perfect to usher in spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 23:54:28 | More by jjdc
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

03-22-2014 03:56:01 | More by PhatAtUT
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2014 03:35:01 | More by tommyguz
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-20-2014 16:33:40 | More by BuckTuckian
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-20-2014 15:51:40 | More by DustinSWB
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-19-2014 17:41:50 | More by dunix
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2014 16:26:39 | More by IrishColonial
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emerge077

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Mark for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Color has a slight reddish pink tint from the hibiscus most likely, fairly cloudy with a thin web by skim of foam across the surface, no lacing visible.

Lemon and passionfruit aroma, fruit forward.

Taste is tart and fruity, fruit forward lemon and passionfruit impressions again. Signature HF yeast. Crisp feel with a dry finish. Overall very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 23:51:20 | More by emerge077
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2014 22:10:35 | More by thewimperoo
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-15-2014 23:36:01 | More by aasher
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-15-2014 20:14:28 | More by liamt07
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-14-2014 09:32:23 | More by GJ40
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-12-2014 16:59:49 | More by GatorLCA
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Grassroots Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.