Convivial Suaréz
Grassroots Brewing

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #49
Ranked #951
4.3 | pDev: 7.21%
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States
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Notes: Saison brewed with hibiscus and lemon.
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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.

edit: ages well too, but absolutely no need for that!

Aug 19, 2017
More User Reviews:
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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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Hirshi from New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Jan 22, 2014
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mushrooms from Uzbekistan

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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sdpaul from California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

May 13, 2013
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boutwell from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 29, 2014
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jampics2 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

May 26, 2013
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CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Feb 13, 2014
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Ken_P from Massachusetts

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%

Jul 27, 2013
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PassMeAZima from Kentucky

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
Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 792 ratings