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Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3805) - 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 (5312) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
This beer must’ve been fantastic to begin with because it was still pretty damn good after trying an older bottle. Lots of zing in the aroma and a pleasantly dry finish. A bit musty in flavor at the end, but I chalked that up to age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Thanks Niels for this 750ml bottle. Murky darker yellow pour with a little fluffy white head. Light fruits, mainly banana’s on the nose. Pick up some white wine flavor, lemon zest, banana’s, and grass. Light body. Overall - not a bad beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8553) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Bottle. Hazy pale gold with a short-lived white head. Signature Nelson Sauvin fruity nose of melon rind, white grape, bubble gum, fruit cocktail overload. Pear and banana yeast esters. Clean fermentation. Medium body, sweet and effervescent with relatively high bitterness and tart pulpiness that I would guess is the grape must. With that the finishing hops seem overdone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy pale orange with a thin white head. Slightly musty dried apricot, very very light lemon, wheat, mild, moderate carbonation, becomes dry with a hint of sweetness, some green grape skin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Samples at Funkwerks dinner at Birch & Barley on 5/5/14. Clear pale yellow color. Aroma of dried dusty white grape skins. Taste is fruity, dusty, sweaty grapes. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4301) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
From a bottle served at the Funkwerks beer dinner at Birch and Barley, DC. Pours a clear pale yellow-gold with and off white head. Flavors of banana, white pepper and white wine. Smooth and aromatic. Crisp, fry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Tap at the source. Pours clear straw with white head that lasts and laces. Smells of esthers, citrus, and wheat. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Tastes of citrus, bread, slight pine, bread, and white grape.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Tap. Hazy yellow with a thin white head that laces. Aromas of lemon, citrus, grape, light yeast and spice. Flavor is the same with a slight warmth in the end. Light bodied dry finish.


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