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Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2014
Nice aromatic Pilsner, with passion fruit and jack fruit on the aroma and a cider-like taint on the flavour. Finish is dry. Pleasant, but not memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit; particularly passionfruit, yeast, cruits and wine. Taste is medium sweet leading to a nice dry finish. Very impressed by this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (181) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Golden colour with a 1 finger white head. Sauvignon blanc notes are immediately apparent, along with citrus and pine. Lots of pine upfront with a little sweetness, then the vinous Sauvignon blanc, finishing very dry. Light bodied. I’m quite enjoying this unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Looks.. Translucent yellow/golden w/- sml white head. Smells..vinous, grassy, citrus and some tropical fruits. Tastes.. Super grassy and sauv blanc, tropical fruits, finishing dry with a lingering tasty pilsner malt. This is sensational.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgb1991 (112) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Kinda dank aroma. Bright golden colour. Crisp falvours of nectarine and pear. Very smooth. Not the typical nelson sauvon hops I have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1031) - 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 (470) - 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 (514) - 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 (385) - 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 (531) - 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.

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