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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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 (12341) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9960) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9285) - 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 thatís 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 didnít hit the spot for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy pale gold with a medium eggshell colored head. Aroma of lemon, funk, sweet malts, dough, and floral notes. Flavor of lemon, peach, funk, orange, and floral notes. Some of the Muscat grapes come through after a while. Light-medium bodied, with a funky, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice summery saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought nice pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit, juicy citrus into some slight biscuit and cracker, a nice zesty and spicy note helps to balance it. Taste is a mix of sweet pineapple, mango, hints of lemon zest, nice grapefruit into zesty and spicy hops, nice cracker and biscuit notes, finishing fairly spicy, nice and dry, slight fruit notes come back. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
(Draught during GABF 2013 at brewery) cloudy gold, fine white bubbles, excellent lacing and thick meringue-like head. Nose is a bit skunky, spicy Belgian yeast characteristics, light vanilla, lemon peel zest. Refreshing and well carbonated. Almost bone dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Tap at Funkwerks - hazy gold - soapy lace - nose is highly floral, with the spice and fruitiness of the nelson very forward and complimented well by the addition of the muscat grape juice - smells very much like a dry white wine - nice texture - well attenuated - dry, flinty, spicy - strong mineral bite - spicy, peppery - moderate peppery phenols - mango, peach, melon rind - dry finish,with strong white grape - delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Strong Belgian flavors, kinda like a tripel, not much like the hops, spicey, good offering

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3354) - 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.


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