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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: 29   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6323) - 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.)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2984) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Hasle. Clear golden color,ok foam. Medium aroma intensity; very fruity, distinct grape ( the Sauvignon Blanc), some citrus. Medium body & complexity. SOme bitterness, balances very well. Very enjoyable- but of course Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite white wine grape

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2117) - 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 (912) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (260) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hank37 (109) - 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 (6031) - 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 (83) - - 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 (605) - 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.


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