Grassroots Convivial Suaréz | Grassroots Brewing

Grassroots Convivial SuarézGrassroots Convivial Suaréz
BA SCORE
4.3/5
729 Ratings
Grassroots Convivial SuarézGrassroots Convivial Suaréz
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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:
#625
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
729
pDev:
7.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
153
Trade:
25
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Photo of Tony210
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: pours a rose colored light amber - looks like a glass of Rose wine.

Smell: earthy, sweet, funky, lemon, wildflower,

Taste: Tart with an unusual bitterness at first, probably from the hibiscus. Funky, sour, tangy, lemon zest, bright citrus, thick of grapefruit rind, lots going on here.

Feel: crisp and refreshing.

Overall: not my favorite offering from HF, but it is interesting.

10/11/17
750ml from brewery (9/20/17)
3.75 rating
Bottling date.: 5/25/18

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Photo of sd123
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is reddish pink and fairly opaque with the finger thick head and pretty good retention. Looks like fresh Guyana juice. Smell is hibiscus and tart lemon as expected, guava, hay and a touch of wheat.

Taste follows the nose with a lot more juice coming through than expected. However, it does not over power the Saison-like tart and delicate flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft, juicy and creamy up front. There is a nice refreshing finish that brings it all together. Overall, just an incredible beer.

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Photo of goalie35
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

absolutely gorgeous bottle of beer here, huge dept of gratitude to my friend for bringing this (and a whole bunch of other gems) back for me from vermont! i am hit or miss on hibiscus in beer, but i think saison is the right style for it, and i trust these guys to use it well, and they sure do! the flowers are tea-like in this beer, somewhat bitter, floral and springy, but delicate, not overpowering, and they seem to call out and highlight some cool floral and spicy elements in the wild yeast here, which is very much hill farmstead, a mix of agents i would think, soft farmy brett and some light acidic elements too that really jive with the lemon in here, this is a really smart beer, and there are cool synergistic relationships all throughout it. i get an almost lemonade aspect to it, very summery, and with some light sweetness from the grain. lemongrass too, zesty and fresh. some nice bitterness too in the end, gorgeously complex and rustic funkiness from the yeast, dynamic but also sort of subtle in the sense that this isnt overly weird or sour at all, yet its so interesting, really cool. amazing carbonation too, this absolutely dances on the tongue, and it drinks easy and refreshing even without being as dry as some of their others. sensational beer, stoked to have another bottle of it in the cellar so we can see how it ages. special stuff.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a amber color with a two finger foamy white head, good retention

S- earthy and spicy yeast, dried hay, light funk, lemon peel, light barnyard funk, floral notes

T- slightly tart and funky, dried hay and barnyard, lemon peel, some hibiscus floral notes, the finish is dry with an earthy spicy yeast linger

M- medium light body with light carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- solid saison with just enough funk mixing with some soft floral notes

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle shared with friends. Pours a cloudy/hazy orangish coppery color with off-white head that dissipates quickly. Floral notes, berries, funk, light earthiness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more floral notes and a nice funk.

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Photo of South2NW
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of professorchow
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frekky
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

9/2016 btl

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Photo of yergermeister
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juice14
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish orange hue. Slightly transparent. Nice rocky white head but doesn't last too long. Floral, berry, lemon, funk on the nose. Peppery funk with lemon, orange zest, and a slight dry bitterness. Great.

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Photo of aleigator
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yields an orange-red color with a fizzy white head, not even leaving back a thin film of lacing.

Smells of strawberry bush, wild berries, hay and grass with a flowery lemon crispness on top. Got a dough wrapped old leather funk quality, accompanied by more hay and fresh cut wild flowers.

Has a lively carbonation to it, showcasing a light bodied, utmost refreshing and versatile beer. It turns pleasantly fruity onwards from the mid palate, while its funky farmhouse character maintains on the palate, with a softer turning mouthfeel, once an initial effervescence slowly dies down.

Tastes of juicy blood orange pulp and a dryer layer of lemon zest with its fruitiness setting the tone during the beginning. Offers a well nuanced stony mineral quality, which enhances the sourness of the lemon, soothed by white bread dough. A flowery hay aspect joins in, complimenting to the sour, intriguing fruit profile. Finishes slightly dry, sour, maintaining its thirst quenching fruit quality, slowly maturing to a more soddled state, due to noticable malts.

Another unique offering from this world class brewery, convincing on all fronts. To me this is an innovative beer which looks great, smells great, has a well balanced, lively, yet soft mouthfeel - and the beer actually tastes great. Differently from what I expected it to be, fruitier, but with such a nice depth to it.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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