Convivial Suaréz
Grassroots Brewing

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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #75
Ranked #1,437
4.29 | pDev: 7.23%
Dec 14, 2021
Jan 21, 2013
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Notes: Saison brewed with hibiscus and lemon.
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4.4 by bouncepass from California on Dec 14, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Grassroots Brewing "Convivial Suaréz"
€5 / ,3l on tap @ Diorama, Firenze, IT on 26 November 2019

How funny is this? I had this beer in Florence, Italy while I only live a few hours drive away from the brewery in Vermont. If I'd known it was an American beer I wouldn't have ordered it, but at the same time at least I got it for less than I would have paid for it in the states!

Look: Hazy golden-amber/crimson in color beneath a short head of white foam. Fair head retention and lacing, but it is a sour beer so that's actually pretty good. It leaves some nice streaks of lace behind on the glass.
Smell: "Tart" with notes of apple and pear. Floral and lightly vinous.
Taste: Medium tart but not bitingly sour.Notes of tart apricot, apple, and pear over lightly sweet, thin, bready malt. Lightly floral and herbal. Mild touch of citrus pith bitterness. Tart and dry, fruity/floral finish. Short lingering.
Feel: Medium-light in body with a crisp, fine-bubbled, seemingly natural carbonation.
Overall: Quite charming and enjoyable. Very delicately balanced.
Review #7,592

Nov 28, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Dusky nose with leggy white film; flowers, blood orange, and lemon balm nose; orange bubblegum, Lemonhedz, earth, fuschia, hay and horse blanket end; crisp, dry, and minerally.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4.25

By turns funky + candy fun. Loses classic saison character (no pepper) in favour of signature Hill Farmstead mixed ferm. Another good food beer. Interesting enough to stick with for the night.

Aug 12, 2021
4.01 by groleau from Canada (QC) on May 24, 2021
4.08 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 11, 2021
4.16 by Ashes857 from Maine on Oct 17, 2020
4.47 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at Mule Bar

Sep 23, 2020
4.19 by crobinso from Colorado on Aug 16, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Not sure if it's just the (beautiful nectarine-hued) color of this brew playing mind tricks on me, but this one comes across as quite kriek-like. Has a lot of fruity cherry pie aromatics and a nice berry tartness in the flavors without overwhelming the palate. Super refreshing and quaffable. Tried a glass at both fridge and room temperature and both were very good


Jul 15, 2020
4.5 by Hendry from Vermont on Jul 05, 2020
4.1 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
4.43 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 15, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden red pour with 1.5 fingers of fluffy white head. Great ring of lacing.

S: Tart and acidic. Fruit, funk, and goodness.

T.F: Tart without being sour. Light grain/bread. Funk and oak... green fruits and lemon citrus. Hibiscus, pear, and white grape. Moderate acidity with some apple-cider vinegar. Complex... green apple peel and spice. Lots of different flavors going on and the character changes slightly as it warms. Medium bodied... prickly carbonation with more funk and green fruit at the finish.

O: An outstanding Saison. Tart but super drinkable and a great mix of flavors. Just awesome beer.

Mar 10, 2020
4.17 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jan 02, 2020
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Dec 27, 2019
3.84 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2019
4.4 by mmhannon from New Jersey on Nov 18, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 750mL bottle into a stemmed bulb glass. pours a beautiful deep red with a fluffy white head. smells first and foremost of that inviting HF yeast / bacteria. also get hints of lemon, tea, earthy grass and hay. taste is similar with a noticeable lemon or citrus character. extremely east drinking and refreshing. almost no tartness or sourness to speak of. just that soapy, funky goodness that’s inherent in all HF saisons. mouthfeel is spot on. not overly bubbly. not thick but definitely not watery or thin either. overall this was super good. delicate, light, refreshing. very impressive stuff.

Oct 13, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a beautiful light ruby color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has hibiscus and lemon hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced hibiscus and lemon flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great very well balanced Belgian Saison

Oct 12, 2019
4.38 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Sep 28, 2019
4.58 by Ajlvt from Washington on Aug 25, 2019
4 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Jul 05, 2019
4.5 by Bum4ever from California on Jun 07, 2019
4.69 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on May 29, 2019
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4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

tart, dry, crisp, refreshing, fruity, hibiscus, fresh lemon, nice saison

May 16, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 11, 2019
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Mar 14, 2019
4.28 by Samact from Vermont on Feb 03, 2019
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Jan 13, 2019
4.08 by brother_rebus from Maine on Nov 22, 2018
4.25 by Jimmylikesbeer from Michigan on Nov 11, 2018
4.53 by mig100 from Texas on Nov 07, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by macrosmatic from Florida

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.

Nov 04, 2018
4 by redfox405 from California on Oct 29, 2018
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4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by npolachek from New York

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.

Oct 10, 2018
4.02 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Sep 27, 2018
4.04 by hopkrid from Florida on Sep 24, 2018
4.15 by cambabeer from New York on Sep 20, 2018
Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
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