Grassroots Convivial Suaréz | Grassroots Brewing

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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
Ratings:
722
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
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90
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144
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Ratings: 722 |  Reviews: 80
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3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pink colour. Rosehip and lemon midsip.saison yeast prominent. Unique saison, but nothing exceptional. Gene's DC tasting. Continued Grassroots series of alright beers.

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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 1/2013.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with mildly sour flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dany Prignon, Dan Suarez, Shaun Hill collaboration.

Thanks to Mark for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Color has a slight reddish pink tint from the hibiscus most likely, fairly cloudy with a thin web by skim of foam across the surface, no lacing visible.

Lemon and passionfruit aroma, fruit forward.

Taste is tart and fruity, fruit forward lemon and passionfruit impressions again. Signature HF yeast. Crisp feel with a dry finish. Overall very drinkable.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured alight reddish color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of oak and cherry with some clearly identifiable hibiscus notes. Taste is a mix of oak and cherry notes with quite a bit of hibiscus with some light tart notes and some acidity. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another solid offering from this brewer with great balance between the different flavours.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mothman
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ruby red pink color. Sour and tart. Lots of herbs. Fruitiness. Belgian yeast. Very enjoyable. Very easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.05/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Large shared bottle in Atlanta.
Beautiful, lightly hazy, reddish body with a very good white head.
Overly funky aroma is not appealing. This returns in the aftertaste but, for the most part, the flavor is modestly appealing.

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4.29 out of 5 based on 722 ratings.
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