Convivial Suaréz
Grassroots Brewing

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #49
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #949
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.21%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
792
From:
Grassroots Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  90
Gots
  151
SCORE
95
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Notes: Saison brewed with hibiscus and lemon.
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Reviews by CraftEyeDoc:
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CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Feb 13, 2014
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

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

With more and more saisons taking on the rustic and ancient type of sourness, that high acidity can be quite polarizing and off-putting to some. However the delicate use of hibiscus, flower and herb gives this sourish farmhouse ale a friendlier and more jovial approach.

And that approachable side starts with the beer's beautiful faint ruby glow that caps with a soapy swath of foam. Tangy fruit aromas set the tide as the scent apple cider, rose wine, corkish must and white grape. Its sharply acidic taste easily overcomes the short backbone of wafer-thin breadiness and slight confectioner's sugar.

With its malt character continuing to recede and the fruit, flower and sourness gaining further control, the body also ascends on dryness for a decidedly wine-like middle. Peps of rice-wine vinegar, crabapple, lemon sourness and limey bitterness come to play delicately on the finish. All the while, an aura of flowery bouquet wafts above the palate and act in more retro-olfactry fashion.

Its light and dry body sides with wine as much as beer as its finish of white pepper and acidity pop with effervescence and highlight the beer's floral and fauna as much in texture as it does in taste, buffered only by light velvety slickness of flower pedal. An aftertaste of wheat returns to usher the rose and hibiscus character into a pleasant afterglow.

Feb 09, 2015
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ccnorthwest from Washington

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The color of this beer is like a full fledge hot and ready porno film. The feel is absolutely amazing. The taste is perfection when it hits the tongue. The finish is like a orgy in the shire off gondor

Aug 30, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 26, 2015
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mjohnson17 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

May 15, 2013
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atrocity from Virginia

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

Sep 02, 2015
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wethorseblanket from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 23, 2014
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mkirkland80 from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Nov 16, 2014
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julielynndubee from Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

Dec 07, 2014
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jbertsch from Massachusetts

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

Jun 07, 2015
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Apr 30, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Slight red tinge to an otherwise golden body. Decent white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Really floral. Yeasty, floral, and a little bit of grassiness. Almost a wine barrel scent to it.

Taste - Also really floral. Sweet with a touch of acidity. Yeastiness is less intense. Malt flavor comes through behind all of it. Simple but flavorful.

Mouthfeel - Heavier than I expected. Medium carbonation. A little too sweet.

Overall - Impressive floral character. Maybe too sweet. Covers up a lot of the character that might have come out

Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Dec 14, 2014
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volta from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

Mar 22, 2013
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DRBiser from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Mar 03, 2013
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

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

Mar 14, 2019
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yasky from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 04, 2016
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Dmbphoenix from New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Nov 02, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 07, 2013
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heerboth from Pennsylvania

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

Nov 17, 2016
Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 792 ratings