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Garage Project Hops on Pointe

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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Premium Lager
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer and ballet – the perfect Pas de Deux. Brewed by Garage Project for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hops en Pointe teases the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Brewed with premium German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops and finished with champagne yeast, the result is a pale gold lager with a crisp, clean palate, rich tropical fruit aromas and tight champagne bubbles forming a dense white head of foam. Available at all good barres.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NezArmstrong (1) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
Good easy drinking beer, malt upfront on the pallet with a clean and crisp finish to make this an enjoyable experience. Well worth the test.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5948) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bouteille de 650 ml partagé lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fruits de la passion avec une pointe de miel et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #5827)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (253) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours golden with good white head. Lines of bubbles. Aroma is fruity, crisp with hints of baking soda, very winey hop aroma, distinctive yeasty aromas as well. Taste is very much like wine. Bitter dry sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (51) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared, straw colour with small bubbly head. Honey & banana on the nose with a small sent of cork. Sweet almost wine profile with a honey lemon crisp sweet finish. Sourced form Cellarbrations Capel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma of grapefruit and ice wine grapes, lime rind, with a squirt of skunk. Flavour is hoppy bitter, a bit grassy, but still balanced with the same fruits as on the aroma (except the mustelid). Very creamy palate, nice for this lager. Nothing too exciting about the appearance, lemony gold with a creamy white head. Really much better than the average lager. I could drink more of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BungEye (24) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014
Went into this without reading description. Obvious skanky nelson Sauvin on the nose. Pale light base malt colouring. Pillowy foamy white head. Flavour is similar to nose enjoyable, boozy. Small amount of bitterness. Almost Saison like but without the spice. A beautiful well crafted beer, but I could really only drink the one and saviour that flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (597) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2014
Clear highly carbonated poor with fizzy white head. Pungent hops from start to Finnish. Tropical passion fruit - great kiwi hop flavour. Nice difference the highly hoped lager from the ale was that it seemed light not overly filling then again might have just been because it was the first beer of the day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (374) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a golden straw color with foamy off white head. Nose is approachable. Floral, some passionfruit, slightly spicy phenolic aroma, a tiny bit of orange marmalade. Flavor is pretty similar. Passionfruit, a little spice, slightly sweet marmalade note, lightl bitter finish. Very focussed, with a light body, fine carbonation and moderately long finish. The yeast character in this is really the star. The phenols and the slightly marmaladey sweet note taste very Belgian and they make this much more than a ’premium lager’. Interesting for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gazagaz (8) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Excellent lager from the Aro Garage. Resiny floral herby aroma due to mega amounts of hops. Nice medium white head and golden coloured beer. medium bitter taste, crisp finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (548) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 An excellent lager that would probably make any ale drinker happy. Clean taste somehow remains complex (and that is not the brew talking). Probably better than my initial rating indicates - will endeavour to try again soon and update with an amended score (as required).


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