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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ Funkwerks. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Really tropical fruit. Big melon, pineapple, and passion fruit. Straw, light spice, and a subtle citrus tartness. Flavor is melon, passion fruit, and tart citrus. Nice spice, yeast, and pineapple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Very pale with a slight haze. Fruity, vinous and grapey. Big sugars tho. Dessert wine...so why not give it some botrytis and go all the way on it?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at St Augustine’s, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast upfront, followed by floral hops, and cereal malt sweetness. Flavour is well-balanced between the Nelson hops that given off a lovely citrusy, floral and almost vinous hop quality, along with Belgian yeast, fruity esters and light-moderate sweetness. Not an authentic saison really, due to the sweetness, but this is certainly nicely made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of straw, white grapes, light citrus and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pepper and light white grapes with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
Draft - Lemon and nice fruit. Clear pale gold with a small head. Nice light, almost pineapple, sweetness and fruity notes. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Bottle @ home picked up at Funkwerks. Prototype bottle release. Pours a cloudy, light yellow appearance with a big white head. Weedy, skunky herbal, fairly spicy yeasty, white wine, apple aroma that’s kind of strange. Fairly dry, crisp grainy, lemon, white grape, potpourri, herbal/floral hoppy flavor. Carbonation is really heavy. I love Nelson Sauvin hops but this one really didn’t hit the spot for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2016
On tap at the hay merchant. Pours a pale yellow gold with small white head that diminishes quickky. The aroma is fruity hop and grass. Medium body, bubblegum, wheat, light finish, good.


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