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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Photo of RPM3334
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of traxstar7
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A. Pours a cloudy ruby red grapefruit color with a foamy white head that lingers for almost 2 minutes.

S. Guava, floral, lemon, some farmhouse funk. Dried wheat

T. This beer tastes real nice. It's got nice traditional farmhouse funk elements but a nice sweet aspect along with some citrus. Very nicely balanced. Lot going on that comes together super nice.

M. A nice medium light body with some refreshing carbonation that's not prickly but lets you know it's there. Smooth.

O. I love this beer. It's so nicely balance from taste to mouthfeel. Even with all that's going on with the tart, sweet and funk its so nicely put together. I think this would actually go great with some grilled walleye. Get your hands on one.

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Photo of benzalman
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VTCombi
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alequine
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First and foremost you should not rate this beer if you are not an experienced drinker of farmhouse ales as it takes a bit to get past the funky smell. I have read a couple of other reviews of this beer and can tell those people apart. It is not fair to the brewer or the beer. The funk smell to me is now a Pavlov's mechanism to tart, vinegary and citrusy taste and mouthfeel which took me time to equate. The funk smell, vinegary taste and high acidity can be off-putting to some people. Understandable. Don't rate the beer till you have been able to drink a variety of the style.

Off my soap box. The beer pours a rosy pink with a very foamy head which was surprising. This was good because I allowed the head to dissipate and the beer was able to get closer to room temperature to allow for the aromas and flavors to come out. My wife was able to immediately and distinctly callout the use of hibiscus flower in the beer. She has a great nose and great palate which I didn't find out till later on in my marriage.

For me the aromatic funk smell followed by wafts of citrus is enticing for me. Another whiff of the beer gives me the funk, citrus, slight vinegary and bready aromas. I can tell that the beer is carbonated as the carbonation popped off and dissipated the head. In my mouth the carbonation brings out the hibiscus, lemon and grapefruit flavors with a lasting tartness and vinegary sourness in the finish. Its light, its dry yet citrusy, sour, slightly sweet from the hibiscus, bitter and vinegary. I enjoyed this saison and thought it rates high. Its simple ingredients have brought out a complexity of flavors and aromas if you really pay attention to this beer. Outstanding job Grassroots.

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braican
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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

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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

Grassroots Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 722 ratings.
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