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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: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (294) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
650ml bottle. Aroma is a sauvignon blanc with grass, gooseberry and a little sweaty note. Taste is huge juicy gooseberry. It’s tart, big grape and it hides the underlying pilsner well. Delicious, but the chateau aro is definitely the best of the series (though this is much more affordable).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (109) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
Very grassy and pungent sauvignon gooseberry smell. Taste is the same delicious taste. Not overly pilsnery. More refreshing and enjoyable. Very close to its namesake inspiration.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (417) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
BOTTLE. Hazy light straw with minimal white head.. Peach and honey on the nose with a touch of grass tones.. Clean crisp palate, honey & fruit hops with a touch of lemon acidic bitterness.. Sourced Cape Cellars

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skarecrow (230) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
650ml bottle. Ok, now this is an interesting beer. Fruity hoppy aroma. Hazy gold color with ample head. But it’s all about the taste - the upfront hoppiness is followed by the smooth Sav Blanc background. This shouldn’t work but of course it does - a perfect balance of beer and wine. Of all the beers I have drunk recently, this one truly sticks out as a unique specimen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Clear bright golden color with a fizzier white head. Aroma is really nice, lots of white grape, stone fruit, slight tropical notes, with some sweet dough. The flavor is quite vinous, lots of sauv blanc, mildly sweet with the tiniest hint of bitterness. Medium-bodied and lively. Quite good and interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8377-20160529] Tap. White grape grassy hops aroma. Clear, yellow body with a foamy white head. Straw grains and sweet floral hops flavour. Light-medium body cannot hide the alcohol after awhile. Interesting. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5~
(@ Garage Project 91 Aro, Wellington, NZ)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-29. Crisp yellow body, small white head. Aroma is very interesting, sort of musky funky grape, may actually be partly coming from something around me - not sure. Notes of grass and lemon. 7+ Flavour is fairly fruity, modest grapes, vinous character, light grassy undertones. Moderate alcohol. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Tasty. 7/3/7-8/3/15+ On tap at Garage Project - Aro 91, Wellington, NZ.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
03.04.2016, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, grape juice, grass, light malts, hay, sugar, minerals, leafs, hops, citrus. Taste is harsh boozy, weeds, minerals, booze, yeast, grass, harsh hops, grape peel, fruit stones, bark, leafs, grape juice, citrus peel. Medium bitterness, harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2016
Pours a clear light yellow with a med frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, rye bread, orange peel, honey, green grapes, grass. Taste is very citrusy and grassy with medium carbonation and body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1282) - 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.


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