100 Feet North
Suarez Family Brewery

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #61
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,542
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 4.14%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
90
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Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: 100 Feet North is our signature country beer.
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle (Feb2020) into a Belgian glass

L: little bit of a gusher, nothing crazy. Light yellow gold, slightly turbid. Rich white head, quite thick thickness, with medium white lacing

S: very light, citrusy farmhouse nose. Tart, some mild funk, lots of lemon (zest, flesh), herbal/floral

T: like the nose, a clean American farmhouse flavor led by that lemon zest/lemon flesh flavor. Tart, slightly peppery, some flour. Medium finish

F: light, thin body, medium/high carbonation, elevated acidity

O: clean and simple farmhouse, lemon flavor leads. Refreshing and drinkable, great Sunday evening beer

May 18, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear, straw colored.

Funky and rustic aroma, with Belgian bubblegum yeast notes, hay, leather, light vinegar and citrus.

Sharply funky on the palate, leaning toward sour tones, along with a noticeable earthy, pungent, cheese-like funk. Oak, tannins, lemon, honey, dirt.

Very lively and crisp.

Feb 04, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear straw color with a one inch white head that left spotty lacing. Smells of citrus fruits, oak and funk. Tastes of mildly tart lemon, wheat, white grapes, oak, a bit of vanilla, a bit of pepper and some funk/must. Light bodied, well carbonated, mildly dry and tart finish. Clean and crisp.

Dec 22, 2019
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Suarez family beer.

Blend #5

yellow body with egg shell white head.

Smells / tastes of dry oak, lemon, pineapple, and white wine.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Light and crisp. Semidry finish.

Overall: This reminds me alot of Hill Farmstead Flora. This beer easily exceeded expectations.

Sep 29, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml. bottle.
Bottle date: 3/19.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a slightly hazy light golden body with a little lacing. Wonderful nose of funk, citrus, and slight oak. Taste of slightly tart lemon, oak, and a bit of spice. There certainly is a lot going on with this 4.3% abv. table beer! Very nice feel and overall, I could smell this all day and will be on the lookout for another bottle! Cheers to the Suarez Family Brewery for another fine offering!!!
Cheers!!!

Sep 29, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrific beer with good tartness as well as hints of lemon and some citrus fruit. Great Suarez family funkiness and amazing head and lacing in this brew.

Sep 16, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

a beautiful looking beer

aromas are sharp lemon zest and pithy floral character. has some fruityness of kiwi and orange. earthy minerality, slight funk, hint of oaky sweetness, grainy, dried straw.

palate opens with a blast of crisp green apple, refreshingly tart. sweet meyer lemon and rose petal dancing in there too ... hint of peach skin, slightly funky and just a touch of that musty attic character. slightly lactic but pretty restrained, invoking a peasant fruit yogurt type thing. fluffy bread/grain character throughout. there are also some subtle oaky vanilla notes and a very delicate grape/wine flavor, grape skin. towards the end of the bottle and as its warming there is more funky character bringing a peppery spice and some earthy and barnyard notes of hay and dried grass...the fruitiness is amplified as well, with musty grape skin, under ripe peach, sweet lemon, and acidic orange flavors showing up in abundance. overall this is complex and has serious depth of flavor but still manages to be delicate and approachable. the wonderful light and effervescent mouthfeel accentuates these flavors, dense dense carbonation and an almost creamy quality. this beer is just so cohesive, its dry and tart but has some subtle barrel sweetness, its light and simple and crisp but also has so much flavor to offer. the execution of this beer is so impressive to the point where it just feels right, or at least invokes an emotion to put you in a certain place, a real laid back and chilled out country side type of setting for me.

Jul 26, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7/17 edition (Blend #3). Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear pale golden pour with several fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention/lacing.

S: Tart and fruity... a bit of funk.

T/F: Light grains and tart fruit with some sweetness making its way through. Lemon citrus, oak, and chardonnay... light funk... green apple peel, and faint vanilla. A mineral quality towards the finish. Light bodied... super drinkable and with delicate carbonation.

O: An outstanding and super drinkable brew... and at 4.3% it's good for just about any occasion. Complex and delicious.

Mar 20, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Pours a clear golden. Smells of soft oak, grain, lemon acidity, and a little bit of grape fruitiness, like a very fruity white wine. Tastes of grain throughout. Lightly tart, again with a touch of lemon and a white wine fruit flavor. Oak permeates and softens the grainy profile. Back end is mineral, almost salty at its peak. Light and crisp. Much more textured than the standard Suarez profile. Delicious.

Oct 15, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped bottle. Teku glass. Pours a cloudy golden yellow body, slight straw, one finger white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smell is freshly squeezed lemon, a bit of zest, spelt, touch of leather, slightly sweet toasted grain. Flavour is a nice conglomerate of the nose; lemon, citrus zest, wheat, very light brett leather and lemon, slight toast, mineral. It's an incredibly clean but interesting beer that brings everything together really nicely. I can't stop drinking this. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, incredibly refreshing and full of flavor all the way through. According to this listing, this beer is 4.3% ABV. I have a really hard time believing that. It hits all the boxes and has something for you every single step of the way. This is one heck of a flagship saison.

Jul 22, 2018
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serious horseblank in the aroma. Really delicate beer with some brett yet sweet saison and Champaigne like a biere de garde. Really outstanding beer.

Jun 10, 2018
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SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle purchased at Suarez a week ago.

A: Slightly hazy goldenrod with two fingers of fluffy white head. The head subsides to a solid collar and leaves tons of lacing.
S: Meyer lemons, grass, horseblanket, apple tree
T: An upfront tartness of lemon, key lime, blood orange that is not puckeringly sour. There is a fruity sweetness that has hints of plum and kumquat. Throughout it all there is a layer of Funk and wet grass. Again it never overpowers and serves and serves as the glue that holds everything together.
MF: Appropriate carbonation. Slight lingering tartness,
O: This beer is beyond reproach. A perfectly made Country Beer that hits all of its marks with class and dignity. I cannot say enough good things about this beer.

May 28, 2018
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant golden straw. White head. Funky lemons on the nose. It smells similar to a Hill Farmstead but as you sip it, you realize that it's a lot more restrained. Where as Hill's house yeast is super assertive and get be very citric at times, this is balanced Brett with a touch of citrus and bit of funk. Super delicate. This is what I look for in a Country Beer, Farmhouse, Farmstead, Saison.

Sep 26, 2017
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ELS from Florida

4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Yes, I was told that Dan Suarez brewed at HF before starting his own brewery, but it was obvious once I started drinking. This beer has the subtle, well crafted flavor and smoothness that is a unique signature of HF and just as good. New Yorkers can now save the trip to VT if they want great farmhouse ales.

The taste is mild but really shows it's earthy flavors as the beer warms up. There is a hint of lemon zest, slight well water, and a little sourness. It drinks so easy that the whole 750 ml bottle is gone before you know it. This is a beer that I can see a Belgian Family putting on the dinner table on a nightly basis. Excellent overall crafted beer!

Jul 22, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light yellow-ish color, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells like pear, grassiness, lemon, stonefruit, hay, and very light stinky funk.

Like all Suarez beers, this is very subtle and drinkable, and an expression of complex simplicity. It's inviting, making you want to just drink a ton of it, because you can. But it also allows you to look deeper, as there's a surprising amount going on here- pear, green apple, grassy hops and grassy funk, some hay, apricots, and a bucolic light funk.

This is light bodied, kind of like drinking air, with a good level of carbonation.

Dan Suarez is really a wizard. This brewery is making the most exciting beer in NYS at the moment.

Jul 17, 2017
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Nickwierda from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful tart saison. Nose is orchard fruits, touch of vinegar and funk, though the funkiness fades as it warms and the aromas of peaches, apricots, and nectarines become more prominent and juicy.

On the palate this thing is just insanely delicious (I feel like I'm a broken record when it comes to Suarez beers). Insistently tart- moreso than most mixed ferment saisons ive had but not crazy like an AWA - with notes of green apple, some lemon juice (not too much though), tangerine, and a hint of peachiness too. Ends dry, kind of flies off the palate with an aftertaste of Brett and a kiss of hops. Just enough to remind you that it was one of the ingredients in this beer after all.

Couple things: first, unreal how much deliciousness they packed into this brew at 4.3%. It drinks like beers I've had at 2 to 3 percentage points higher. Second, the thing I love most about this one (and basically all of suarez' beers, quite frankly) is that it's so tight, so refined, every flavor note they hit is just right, it never gets too sour or too thin or too sweet or too bitter. But it's not "meek" in any way either, like a lot of wines are IMO. It's tight and refined but also bold and insistent. They do not shortchange you on flavor here.

Excellent beer from a brewery that is very quickly becoming my favorite. Execution is so crucial at these abv's and Dan just crushes it every time. I've never even had a beer from them that I thought was "pretty good." Every single one I've tried (and I've tried a ton) has been a home run, and 100 Ft North is no exception.

Jul 06, 2017
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a milky yellow hue with a hazy clarity. Nose expresses bright citrus notes, brine and tropical fruit. Taste is pleasant - malt bill is light and in the forefront. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, even carbonation and a kiss of acidity. Overall, a pleasant summer beer. Quite tasty and refreshing at 4.3%. Nice job.

Jul 03, 2017
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StJamesGate from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy blonde with white film. 4
Lemon peel, chalk, white balsamic, + pineapple. 4
Sweet grain, tart papaya, golden wood-aged vinegar, and an almost anejo rum thread of vanilla to end, plus some hay. 4.5
Halfway to medium, crisp, medium. 4

Supremely balanced and nuanced, natch. Suggestions of either dry hops or some fruity esters. Sourness is sooo gentle. Someone else wrote dandelions, I could see that. Deserves as much attention as you want to give it. Up to Suarez standards. 4.25

May 22, 2017
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richj1970 from Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle dated 12/2016.

A: Pale straw yellow with 2 finger dense white head. Decent retention and moderate lacing.

S: Tart citrus with lemon and lime, Earthy grains and fresh cut hay mixed with a little funk.

T: Light citrus acidity, lemon and lime zest, but balanced out by the grains. Just a hint of apple and grape.

M: Light to medium body with average carbonation. Crisp and refreshing with a drying finish.

O: Excellent beer and I like the country ale connotation. Seems to fit nicely.

Apr 14, 2017
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Medium gold, rocky white head. Strong citrus aroma; earthy, floral and fruity. Truffles, grape must, dandelions, wheat grass and lemon. Decadent taste, which turns an otherwise easy sipper into a contemplative journey. Light and crisply carbed belies a velveteen finish.

Feb 18, 2017
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dar482 from New York

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a medium gold color with a medium haze.

The aroma offers musty earthy ponds, grass, hints of sweet citrus rind.

The flavor follows with light acidity of Meyer lemon, a musty more touches of light funk, a wonderful floral mushroomy quality comes through with a light crackery and a hint of oak drying. Bright and lively carbonation drives the beer through the palate.

Jan 10, 2017
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour at the brewery. Bottles also purchased to bring home.

Slightest haze, straw, slight orange tint. Thick, soft, foamy pure white head.

Big bright tartness in the aroma followed by earthy grain, grass, a bit of funkiness.

Slight tartness, crisp and refreshing, balanced with the malts. Flavor of lemon zest and white grape.

Moderate carbonation and lighter side of medium body.

Great brew, they call a "country beer" because they are not in a farm and not in France (hence no farmhouse or saison title).

Jan 02, 2017
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