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Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4371) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is muscat grapes, grape peel, straw, hints of red fruits, wet grass and mild yeasty tones. Taste is grape peel, muscat grape juice, bitter herbs, grass, tomato plant and hints of pine with an almost medicinal bitterness towards the end. Light body, dry finish, medium carbonation. Quite refreshing, though a bit too much on the bitter side for me, since both the fermented grapes and generous Nelson hops contribute to the mix. Decent and rather innovative, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2167) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
650 ml bottle. Label says 8.5% abv, not 7.6% as listed here. Crystal clear golden. Tall fine white head that clings to the glass. Grape aromas and Nelson Sauvin hops. Very aromatic and it works really well. Vital and lively. Nice malty flavours and a gentle crisp hoppy bitterness. Well balanced beer with a delicate fruity flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2084) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 15, 2015
A mildly grainy profile with hop notes and grapes underneath. I enjoyed this one more than the other grape brew they put on. Could have a glass of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (689) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Litt uklar gul farge med hvitt luftig skum. Lukter gjær. Litt vinøs. Litt syrlig i smak. Tørr og bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1536) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Gulbrun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lett fruktig blomsteraktige lukt. Syrlig druesten og eplesmak. Litt floralsk smak også. Tørr. Syrlig, bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Yellow, almost olden color, clear with a small white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, grapes, grass Taste: Nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. Palate: Medium body, lively carbonation, soft bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (581) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is white wine, citrus, minerals and some grapefruit. Rich and fruity palate. Aftertaste is dry, white wine, citric, minerals, floral notes and some spice. Overall: Probably the most interesting beer ive tried this year. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
Big white head. Clear coppery body. Fruity resiny aroma with grapefruit notes. Dry resiny grapefruit taste with spicy herbal grape notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny gooseberry and grapefruit aftertaste with pineapple, spice, and grape notes. Very nice, and quite unusual. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly Oslo City.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3132) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
65cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours clear golden with a white head. Surprisingly vinous aroma of white wine grapes, some herbal notes, mild grassy and malty with hints of sour fruits. Surprisingly grape dominated flavour, but well balanced and with a nice acidity and bitterness. Tasty one!

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