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Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours pale lemon gold with a fluffy white head that fades to a lasting foamy film and collar. Aroma is tart lemon apple funk yeast some hay grass. Taste is a blend of tart bitter funk with lemon sour apple light malt yeast and a little tropical floating around. Palate is thin with great carbonation and finishes dry. Really nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1376) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Attractive beer. Hazy gold body with long lasting creamy white head. Excellent aroma of tart lemon, cracker, distinctive Nelson Saugvin hops, grass, barnyard funk. Flavor is drier than many in the style. Not as enamored with flavor, though still quite drinkable. I am getting a cucumber off flavor and tastes a bit artificial.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very pale yellow (a slight hint of green) with a copious amount of white, mixed-grained, blown-insulation head. Nose is somewhat muted by the head, but is white grape, barnyard, dusty haymow, and a little cardamom. Sweet up front, with a white wine acidity; there’s a saccharine undertone to the sweetness that I find a little unpleasant. Saison phenols predominate the back of the palate. Not much bitterness from the hops. Seems a little flat. Honestly, I don’t particularly get this style of sweet, weak, saison; if I’m going to drink farmyard ale, I want something that gives me the strength to go plow a field. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2016
Frothy white head. Hazy pale golden color. Dry lemony hoppy nose with a fair amount of funk. The Nelson hop isn’t so prominent until the finish and then tropical fruit lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Pale blond color, hazy. Powerful nelson Sauvin aroma, moderately spicy flavor, lean body, blends will with a touch of Muscat grapes.
Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (363) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2016
On draft at Brass Tap. Pours clear light yellow color with a thin white blanket. Smells like lemon zest, Chardonnay white wine grapes. Thin dry mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pale straw with a white head. Aroma is funky and fruity. Taste is funk, fruit, hints of grape, banana notes, yeast, spice and malt. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2016
(Draught) Pours a cloudy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of melon, grain, pepper, white grape, weed, grass, and earth. Flavor of toasted grain, tropical fruit, grass, herbaceous, floral, vinous, and melon rind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (556) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Aroma: grapes with a little yeast and funk; Appearance: hazy yellow pour with a thin, white head that sticks around; Taste: interesting candy flavor with some sour/funkiness; Palate: medium body with long, sour/funk finish; Overall: unusual but it works for me. Might buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (2317) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Sweet vanilla. Tang malt. Vanilla malt candy. Good balance. Sweet. Candy thick well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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