100 Feet North 'Vintage' | Suarez Family Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Suarez Family Brewery
New York, United States
suarezfamilybrewery.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This blend consists of some of our finest barrels.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,648
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
4.3%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
2
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 27
Photo of PHBoiler
4.82/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Exquisite body. Crisp & clean. Some white tea. Oaky vanilla on the finish. Maybe a hint of juniper. Beautiful beer. Everything you want in an American saison.

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Photo of Nickwierda
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Amazing stuff. First half of the bottle pours a crystal clear golden straw color, second half brings the haze.

Nose is that of your typical mix-ferment saison but with an overlay of like pie crust or sugar cookies. Unreal. I want a candle that smells like this.

Taste is lightly tart, green apple, apricot, peach, orange, and grapefruit are most prominent, some vanilla in there too. Kind of like a petit kouign with apricot filling. Truly amazing shit.

Mouthfeel is light, nimble, and sprightly. Has that signature - but ineffable - suarez feel.

One of the best beers I've ever had. Delicate, nuanced, and insanely delicious.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, dated January, 2017. Bought from the brewery, in cellar since.

bright clear yellow golden, bone-white head. great head retention and lacing. aroma is tart and fruity - lemon, ripe peach, grassy. mildly funky. taste starts sharp, but taste mellows and dry aftertaste. great balance. medium bodied, soft feel but yet bright carbonation.

overall - this is not normally a style of beer I like but this is very good.

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Photo of unclejazz
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing yet dry, light yet bold, herbaceous and fruity, 4 out of 10 on a tartness scale, and tickling carbonation. Torn since I want to drink the entire bottle myself whilst needing to share in the bounty of this effort, cheers!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This just might be one of the best Suarez beers I've had yet. At the very least, it's the best thing I've had from them in bottles.

This one pours a slightly hazy light golden color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells absolutely wonderful- stone fruit, honey, lemon, white wine, and oak.

This is so nice. The flavors just leap out of the glass- it's so bold, while still remaining light, fluffy, and so drinkable. It's a definite step up from the already stellar regular 100 ft North. It's super fruity, with lemon, peaches, and grapefruits all making an appearance, accompanied by a soft tartness and acidity. There's a light country funk, just a slight kiss of oak and wine from the barrels. This is HF level when it comes to saisons- absolutely delightful.

This is medium bodied, soft, fluffy, and so drinkable. This is almost an oxymoron when it comes to mouthfeel- like most Suarez beers. It's simultaneously rich and airy at the same time- I don't know how Dan does it.

This is a work of art, really. Amazing country beer here- a near pinnacle for farmhouse ales.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/17. Pours pale gold, with a hazy body and a fine white head that soon diminishes to a thin cap. Lace clings to the glass.

Aroma is lovely and follows in the taste; lemon, grass, barnyard funk. Tons of complexity and subtlety. Nicely attenuated with just the slightest kiss of honey sweetness, finish is dry but not to a bone-dry level. Very inviting. Body is medium light, carbonation just perfect, lively but not fizzy, soft but clean mouthfeel.

If handed this blind I'd say hill farmstead immediately. Very reminiscent of Anna or maybe Florence after some cellaring. Feels totally in the Belgian saison tradition but frankly, improving on many of the old country iterations. Old world definitely meets new here and this is an incredible pleasure to drink.

I'm not made of money (!) so I only dropped a yard at Suarez during my last visit. Should have bought more of these though, this is unassailably world class.

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100 Feet North 'Vintage' from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 27 ratings