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Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Fruit Beer
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Fresh sauvignon blanc juice fermented with pilsner wort brewed an extravagant late addition of Nelson Sauvin hops. Vin Nouveau meet Sauvin Nouveau in a vintage harvest pilsner of crisp and intense aromatic fruit complexity, where the flavours of beer and wine intertwine so closely it’s almost indecent. Surely it can’t be wrong if it feels this right? This beer was made possible by the generous assistance of the award winning Palliser Estate Wines of Martinborough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at FWIBF. Pours a clear yellow with big white head. Aroma is white wine, tannin, hay, barley chaff and some sweet fruit. Taste is very white wine forward and dry. Some sweet grape and then a harsh oak presence. Nice overall for a white wine/beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (437) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 A brilliant beer that combines the crisp clean taste of a pilsner on the grain side with the similarly crisp clean taste of a Sav-blanc on the grape side. A ’different’ brew that ticks most of my aroma/taste boxes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Beervana 2013. Pale yellow-straw, fine white head, very fruity aroma, passionfruit, grape juice, apple, amazing fruity flavours, sweet but with a really well balanced bitterness, delicate and light but dry grassy bitterness, residual sweetness, light body, slightly sticky texture. Amazingly complex, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (340) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
For a not bitter beer this certainly has a bang of hops in it, no mistaking the grassy notes, but they’re a little magical in the delivery, this is altogether a bit clever. It carries a long soft bitter note but has a wonderfully moorish over-riding sweetness. I’m lost to describe just how soft and welcome on the palate this is, it’s really good and you’ll kick yourself for missing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
Look is a pils heaven. Aroma is nelson sauvin hops galore! Taste is tangy bitterness with hoppy pils tang. Pretty intense and complex, but not to my palate. Overall, another interesting and drinkable brew from Garage Project.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (878) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a light straw yellow with no head. Nose is full of sav blanc!! Citric and grassy hop driven. Taste is more of the fruits - passionfruit, citrus, lychee. Light on the palate very thin mouth feel. Soft/medium carbonation. Half wine half beer basically best way to some it up. Hoppy white wine. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Wow, great start to the night. Pours vibrant orange with a small, firm white head. Nose resembles a Sauv Blanc! Very grassy and citric. Taste is veryfruit driven - passionfruit, citrus, pineapple, lychee. Very in your face fruit driven and bright. Grassy like a dry Sauv Blanc. Half wine, half beer and a damn good one at that

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours gold with a fading head. Nose shows potent Nelson passion fruit notes along with some cookie dough characters. Interesting stuff. Similar flavours, big Nelson hop characters. Not much malt but there is a faint fruity sweetness. Finishes very dry and bitter. Almost sharp. Carbonation could be a little higher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (339) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Pours golden yellow with a light, fluffy white head. Immediate pungent tropical fruit aromas - mango, passionfruit, kiwifruit with a hit of buttery resin. A light floral malt profile backed by a big white grape acidic sweet aroma. Taste is really smooth. Crisp floral and tropical notes carried by huge sauv blanc grape flavours, once again with sweet acidity. The wine hit isn’t too sharp, but really adds some complexity to what tastes like a fucking good pilsner. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Incredibly interesting beer here. Has very much a wine characteristic, and yet its a pilsner, crazy,

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