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Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1262) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow gold, massive white rocky cap. Aroma of funky yeast, grape skin, light lemon/lime citrus juice, wet straw. Taste is sweet, bitter, and slightly salty. Might be my sweat or residual ocean in my moustache. Palate is crisp, effervescent, with a medium-dry finish. 8.5%?! Extremely well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Bottle 650ml.

[ As Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau ].
[ Trade by omhper ]. ABV: 8.5%. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, pineapple, grape, wine - white wine. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, pale malt, hoppy, grapes, tropical fruity - pinmeapple - grapes, grass. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160109]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FBoekman (138) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Ljus klarglas med mycket skum. Luktar lite grapefrukt. Smakar först grapefrukt sedan lite besk eftersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1509) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear golden with white head. Quite vinous (white) aroma with green apples, grape juice and light citrus together with some elderflower. Taste is quite pilsnerish with bread, citrus and a light hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12270) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy and light sour aroma. Light biter flavor. Some sour niotes. Average light bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13839) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle, 8.5%. Slightly hazy yellow with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops, ananas, white wine, grapes and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, grapes, ananas, white wine, little sweet, fruity, notes of alcohol and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15694) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle @ my place. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, pineapple, malt, grass, hops and has a nice fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15216) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, white wine and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090116

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (523) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
bottle @ home. pours yellow with a large, lasting, frothy white head. Dry, fresh aroma of flowers, grape, bread, subtle spices and wine grape, malt. Crisp taste with medium body and high (but smooth) carbonation. Flavor is crisp and gently fruity with white grapes, flowers, citrus/oranges, bread, spices. Crisp bitter finish. Considering the 8.5 ABV, it’s notable but well integrated. Really well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5975) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: BrewDog Kungsholmen, Stockholm.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, grass, some hops, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, grass, citrus, floral, fruit. Bitter finish.


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