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Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after a distinctive New Zealand hop, this single-hop saison has a subtle aroma of white grapes and a hint of spice from our house saison yeast. An addition of Muscat grape must during fermentation plays into the grape aromas from the hops and helps dry out the finish. This dry, refreshing saison pairs perfectly with warm weather!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Aroma is white bread, earth, malts and mild grape funk. The flavor is grapes/white grapes, hops, fruit, malts and a tart/dryish finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4627) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Tap. Pours clear light gold. Aroma is melon, tropical fruit, Belgian yeast esters, white grapes, and soft barrel notes. Flavor is fruit and dry with some nice oakiness and tons of fruit and yeast esters. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5252) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 11/25/15. Nelson Sauvin / grape kind of aroma with a nice, crisp hop presence. Bright hop fruity notes as well. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1109) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Nose is straight up tropical fruit. Taste is similar. Pineapple and passion fruit. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4035) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Draft at MBC. Pours almost clear bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like Belgian yeast, light herb, floral hops, and lemon and grapefruit. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like Belgian yeast, citrus hops, herbs, with some floral and grapefruit aromas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Draft. Clear yellow with thin head. Aroma of melon and pepper. Light body, melon, lemon, light spiciness,and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
I normally expect a beer that is named after the hop variety used to be, well, hoppy but that is not really the case here, which is fine by me but might leave some dissapointed. This is a moderately cloudy brew w/ a thick, fine-bubbled head. Itís got some light banana notes along w/ some cloves and baked bread in the nose. Itís got a nice creamy texture w/ medium carb. Itís rather dry and fairly flavorful, though it drinks lighter than its 7.5% alcohol would have you expect. This is a solid beer but if you are seeking hops, look elsewhere.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Draft. Winey and light sulfur aroma. Some hay. Taste is subtle in grapiness. Kind of bland actually. Not bad just not getting much hope in this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Lightly hazy bright yellow color with a dense white head. Decent aroma of spice and some obvious grape flavors. Definitely dry. But, I was disappointed by the relative lack of depth and finish in this. On tap at brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Hazy light golden with a thin foamy white head. Large funky saison esters with some melon rind and hay and a subtle white wine bite. Spicy and estery flavor with a punchy white wine tone and some oak and gentle saison Belgian bitterness and a bit of hay and lemon and wheat. Very complex saison. And tasty. And refreshing.


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