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Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours golden clear with a creamy white head. Smell of sauvignon blanc grapes, fruity white wine aromas, spicy hops, light malts. Very refreshing. Moderate sweet, sauvignon grapes, some hints of acids, quite fruity, hints of spices and herbs, light malts, hints of grass. Moderate to medium bitter finish, some nice grassy and herbal tendensies. This beer sure is a blast. What a good idea to mix a nelson sauvin pilsener with the actual sauvignon grapes! It get’s the best of two worlds. Should be a winner in the summer; and probably very good with sea food. Recommended

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (873) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle 65cl. Foamy big white head. Not too carbonated, a bit hazy. Aroma is hops, honey, flowers, nettles. Taste is surprisingely sweet of honey and butter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (253) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2014
Okay so I don’t like lager but... Typical of GP, this a high quality brew and a fine drink - not at all cloying - a rich, fuller bodied, more complex and tasty pilsner with its own character.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hank37 (89) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
Pale gold with fluffy white head. Maltiness (roasty) and grassy aromas dominate, some residual sweetness with some warming barleywinish flavours and feelz. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5941) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bouteille de 650 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron en arrière goût. (Rating #5828)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (57) - - OCT 12, 2014
Enjoyed at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational. It looks and smells like a pils, with a clear golden hue and peppery Czech hop aroma, but that’s where similarities end. Wine grapes permeate the flavor, though the bitter hops and pale malt lend a snappy pilsner finish. Very tasty, very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (597) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2014
Very nice crisp, fresh beverage. Fresh clean flavours with plenty of punch. Very well balanced. Big fruity grape fruit, feels almost oily on the palate after a sip. Very clean.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cantabrian (867) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1382) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (235) - 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.


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