Grassroots Convivial Suaréz | Grassroots Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison brewed with hibiscus and lemon.

Added by MasterSki on 01-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,109
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
765
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
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91
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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours hazy with an orange hue; the one finger head fades quickly to a ringlet, leaving spotty lace

Smell: Vinous aromatics of rosé wine with the hibiscus and lemon tones merging with peppery phenols

Taste: Tart qualities forward, with bold lemon blending with the hibiscus flavors; the vinous character builds, through the middle; tart wheat bread tones expand, underneath, with the malt bringing a hint of caramel; with a peppery element in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A unique character to this tart Saison

Thanks, PhineasMcClintock, for the opportunity

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmylikesbeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ActonBrewer for sending this bottle. Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. 2013 vintage bottle.

A: Orangish gold - somewhat darker than typical for style. A thin off-white head fades almost instantly. A fairly low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Lemon and citric acid tart. Lightly sweet biscuity malts. Some earthy and herbal character, and some citrus hops. A mild barnyard mustiness. Nice, but not much in the way of black pepper or funk.

T: Lemon and orange zest citrus, modest citric acid tartness. The biscuit malts add a bit of sweetness. Some coriander, and then some earthy and/or basement mustiness but stops short of anything I’d really call funk. A light grassiness reminiscent of lemongrass. Light citric tart and dryness in the hang.

M: A surprisingly high level of carbonation sensation for a bottle with age on it...but there's essentially no oxidation noticeable here either. Low alcohol presence, and an average heft to the body for style.

O: Really an enjoyable beer. Nice lightly tart citrus forward saison…not overly funky or earthy, but still has those things in mild amount. Minimal - if any - black pepper from the saison yeast. But that's a piddling complaint. Plenty tasty as it is.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npolachek
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite of all the Hill Farmstead offerings. Tastes of Hibiscus and Lemon. I think the color is truly unique - perhaps the most beautiful beer I’ve ever seen.

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Photo of byronic
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopkrid
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DonLardo
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

an absolutely beautiful looking brew. lemon, wheat, berries, floral, grassy, hay, dry, herbal and earthy, grape skin, green apple, mineral, mellow funk and lactic notes, balanced level of tartness.

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Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Grassroots Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 765 ratings