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Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at Øltorget, november 14th 2014. Semiclear golden body, big white head. Aroma of crisp malt, mild peppers, and that delicious tropical/cat pee Nelson hop. Dry zesty body, a bit thin, good bitterness, with a fruity and refreshing finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2771) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bomber. Thanks, wombata. Nice fat Nelson nose. Very thin pale straw color. Nelson and pale malty initial, small stone fruit and citrus notes, mild bittering in mid palate. Melds into a squeeze of peaches and Nelson. Don’t quite get the grape bit. Thin-medium body. Very pleasant, thin flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bottled. Nose is huge catpiss Nelson hops, grapes. PAle-medium gold, hazy, wiht lace. Huge Sauvignon grape flavor, a bit of sweet grape sugar remaining, crackers, grapefruity hops, dry finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (402) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2015
From Crafty Cow (bought with our voucher). Hazy translucent green-fold, yeasty white hear, foamy streaky legs. Smells of grape, white wine, sweet honey malt/corn. Tastes less sweet than the aroma, dry frothy hop, toasty corn-y malt, very dry wine, very light pepper. Body is bitter, mineral-y, slick, medium-to-thick. Interesting beer. White wine is quite evident, esp. in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2015
(Expensive!) bottle from Crafty Cow at home. Clear light peach-gold pour. Minimal head. Somewhat weak aroma but interesting. Pilsener woodsiness with sweet grape. Taste is similar - good depth of unusual flavor. Pale lager bitterness to start, quite sharp and bitter, which transitions into bitter dry grape flavor of a white wine. Dry dry finish. Really good combination of wine and beer flavors, while remaining squarely a solid pale lager. Would get again but not for HK$258.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4150) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
Fresh wort, sauvin hops, tropical fruits, heady very rich very differeent. Medium full body. Smooth non-boozy rounded. Unique. Fantasric

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5123) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
650 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a big, fluffy white head. Very nice aroma of grapes, mild grape fruit and flowers. Nice and refreshing flavor of light pale malt, citric fruit, grapes, white vine and quite bitter. Fine balanced body and pleasant aftertaste. Slightly unusually but it really works for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of grapes, grapefruit, citrus, some floral notes, kiwi and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some grapes, white wine, citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4753) - 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 (19534) - 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.

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