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
Ranking:
#667
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
748
pDev:
7.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Evahflow
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

* Not consumed on this date just finally posting my review

A-A nice Rose Hue with a frothy white head.
S-Floral, lactic,lemon, slight earthiness
T- Floral, citrus like tartness, earthy/mushroom flavor
M-Light, medium carbination, slightly creamy
O- Wanted to like this more than I did. Was fairly dull and wasn't expressive at all. Maybe I'm not a big Hibiscus fan or maybe this bottle develops better with time(I'm assuming this) Would probably be a lot better with some brett development/age on it.

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Photo of RPM3334
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of dleiner
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
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

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Photo of Whatup14
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of diamondlie
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
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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Photo of whatname
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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 Justdoit1234
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corm44
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle picked up at Hill Farmstead a few weeks ago, I believe this is my first beer from Grassroots. Label describes it as a saison brewed with hibiscus and lemon, bottled 8-2013.

Appearance - Poured to a tulip glass. Color surprised me, a hazy, rosy reddish pink. Off-white/slightly pink head, very foamy to start, retains as a good finger or so leaving lace behind.

Scent - Nice tart light fruits like lemon, lime, kiwi, grapefruit come to mind. Some earthy and sweaty funk there, light white wine notes. It seems to get funkier and gain some grains/bready tones over time.

Taste - Nice funk profile as well, fair amount of tartness and acidity. Not as fruit-forward as the smell, but still noticeable lemon and grapefruit specifically, even some strawberry and blood orange. Some floral from the hibiscus. Earthy, grainy, yeasty, some sweeter malts hiding in there too.

Mouthfeel - Feels a bit watery, good amount of foaminess but carbonation was a bit lacking. But it's nice and light, no alcohol noticeable, quite drinkable despite tartness/funk.

Overall - Nice funky saison, was hoping for something a bit more unique with the hibiscus but a minor complaint. Good flavors, light and drinkable.

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Photo of braican
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jw1978
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap at Warpigs, pre-CBC. Clear peach with visible carbonation and a white head. Bretty smell. Sour and dry with notes of apricots and lime.

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Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of mobius387
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Grassroots Convivial Suaréz from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 748 ratings