Kelso Fette Sauv
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
The Fette Sauv has a pilsner malt base, is fermented with Sauvignon Blanc Yeast and aged with toasted French oak, passionfruit, and a generous amount of Summit (think tangerine) hops. Very crisp, with a big passionfruit nose and luscious mouthfeel. A refreshing summer beer that pairs perfectly with BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Tap at Fette Sau. Very estery, fruity aroma, tangerine and passionfruit. Flavor starts out with a firm malt, fades to a fruity, frothy milk shake. Kind of vegetal. Pretty decent, but doesn’t really fit with the food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2009
˝ pint jar pour at Fette Sau, man those jars are cute. It has a glowing hazy amber color and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy and light American hops, its hoppy yet subdued. Taste is lightly hoppy with a light tingling tropical young berry flavor at the end. Its there but it makes very small impression. Easy drinking and light on bitterness but still comes off as a rather dull beer. I see where they were trying to go with this beer but they did not make it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Tap at Fette Sau - this is an interesting take on a pale ale, with an odd, but somehow pleasant mixture of woody/twiggy earthiness that couples well with the hops - I picked up a strange fruitiness, but it wasn’t distinct enough for me to peg it as passionfruit - although it did seem quite tropical - crisp and nearly tart in the finish - certainly good with food, but by itself I would probably not be able to drink much of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2008
On tap @ Fette Sau, Brooklyn. Wierd beer. White wine flavor, fruity, passion fruit. Not really beery to me. Golden coor, grassy, citrus. Like a nice New Zealnand Sauvignon Blanc. Grapey. Different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Draft at ginger man. Pours a la moderate golden body with light head. A slight tart flavor of pear and citrus fruit. A bit spicey. Bready then then hoppy to the finish, a strange twist on a pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
Objectively speaking: A weird match-up between a sour ale and a hoppy ale.
I like: Never too sweet. Pleasantly grapey which was more or less the purpose of the beer.
I dislike: Clashing aggressive hoppiness removes the focus from the fruit and scratches the finish. Not particularly interesting yeast profile with its raw bread and sourdough notes. Hard to drink in the end. Not so classy bubble gum peaks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Draught at Fette Sau. Hazy amber pour with a small frothy white head. Tart fruity aroma-- lemon, green apple, green grapes. Flavor of light malts with a champagney acidity. Notes of lime, grapefruit and minerals. Finishes citrusy with a mild woody dryness. Actually comes across as something like a hybrid of SNPA and a New Zealand Sauv. Blanc, which I guess was the intent. Personally, I’m not sold on the smoky/sweet meat pairing suggestion (I was thinking more along the lines of grilled fish, etc.), but an interesting and refreshing concoction from the local boys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
In short: A problematic fruity kind-of-Pale-Ale. Felt tired and old (probably bad conditioning)
How: Tap at Fette Sau
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose of old orange juice and extra-ripe citrus fruits. Boring doughy malt profile, a bit too yeasty for its own good, ripe tropical fruits, a bit dirty, some wet grass and citrus in the finish. An overall feeling of an “old beer”. Once again I think the conditioning was the problem. Are the kegs at Fette Sau left under the sun? Weird because the two pints I had at Fette Sau were wrong and I felt that it was the conditioning and not the beer recipe that was the problem. Man, this place offers worst conditioning than the brainwashing communist school that Bill Gates went to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Big, funky plastic grape and floral nose. Oily texture, medium to full body, medium dryness on the back, nothing extreme. Fruity, light, tart, yeast is noted throughout, but overall it just doesn’t go anywhere. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Tap at Fette Sau: The pint poured a slightly hazy golden with a white film of head. Great fruity presence in the nose. A bit perfumy, but with a natural tropical fruit character (evident passion fruit). Creamy body. Bright flavor, which starts with a soft malt base of dough. It is then followed by a surprising fruit presence. Very tropical-like and sharp. The passion fruit is very evident and natural. Has just enough hop dryness to make you thirsty for more. An interesting experiment, which should be consumed in a warm climate.

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