Pdubyah (183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a not bitter beer this certainly has a bang of hops in it, no mistaking the grassy notes, but theyíre 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. Iím lost to describe just how soft and welcome on the palate this is, itís really good and youíll kick yourself for missing it.
stoutnick (287) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jonnyguns (651) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
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maneliquor (2265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
HopRedHead (293) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 isnít too sharp, but really adds some complexity to what tastes like a fucking good pilsner. Awesome beer.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly interesting beer here. Has very much a wine characteristic, and yet its a pilsner, crazy,
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am with dylansdad, this was awesome, Huge flavours and really well balanced, a really well made beer: nice work garage project.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 ReRate after drinking 3rd bottle (oh, lucky me): Dunno whether itís because I have a cleaner palate this time or whether this bottle is a bit long in the tooth, but the grape notes are a lot more to the fore this time, and the rich pilly notes of the first and second bottle are a bit more back seat. Slight spiciness and woodiness at the finish. Iím actually sticking my little finger out as I drink this; I feel so, er, refined or sumsuch. Original Post: Look, Iím not a polite fellow, and I normally only drink wine to be polite, so I know next to nothing about wine. Imagine my slight lack of enthusiasm when I cracked this "wine-beer" and sucked the ísmokeí into my nostrils. First up, a hit of floral and fruity hops. Immediately subsumed by classic pilsner notes. I picked out some grape notes sneaking out through the pilsner, but as soon as I noticed them they would disappear, in a flash, into the malt pillow. Taste, at first, was like the aroma: a delicious, perfectly balanced pilsener with something fattening up the middle and a sharp, puckery aftertaste. Thatís where I could really pick out the grape notes. Then, as the beer warmed and my palate adjusted, it all melded into one awesome pilsner. Itís not a wine, itís a beer. It held its flavour for as long as it took me to drink the bottle. Not only one of the best pilsners Iíve ever had, but one of the best beers. Amen.
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wine made like a beer? A beer made with wine? Whatever. Itís interesting; sharp and bitter - the cat piss on a gooseberry bush characteristic of sav blanc is right there, front and centre, but the sweetness and funkiness of the beer side of this brew comes through strongly, ending almost in a Belgian fashion. Interesting.