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The Twisted Hop Sauvin Pilsner

Brewed by The Twisted Hop
Style: Pilsener
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Sauvignon Blanc wine, pear, mineral water, floral esters, burnt pineapple. Soft body, moderately bitter but strongly hoppy. Savory soft mouthfeel, fine carbonation, off dry with moderately strong acidity. Pretty one dimensional but I guess it’s supposed to be. So it’s wine-like in the nose with little malt appeal but it’s a better Nelson Sauvin presentation than most single hop pilsner tried in NZ. Good aromatic representation of the hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2013
The head is robust, the body gold. It smells hoparomatic, flowery, aromatic. The taste is hoparomatic, flowery, a bit fruity, bit grape, natural, aromatic. 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
Nice poor refreshing taste, flavour is a subtle but distinct nelson sauvin. Nice enjoyable beer. 

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
Good looking pale lager, with a golden cloudiness and nice creamy white head. The aroma was not pleasant to my taste -> too spicy, more like a Koelsch. Flavours did not help either. I was expecting fruits, but got more of grass and a whole medina of spices. Very bitter, but not to my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft in Woolston. Clear golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of damp earth and fruit. Taste is dank fruit and straw. Tasty. Good showcase for the hop.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (276) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2013
Rated on a bottle that was past it’s best by, but only by 3 weeks. A bit thin, lacking in any real punch and finishes a bit weak. However on a hot day in the summer this would be a cracker of a beer, sadly it’s mid-winter and it’s not.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
500ml bottle well before best before date yet after reading others descriptions, I’d say mine has lost a bit of freshness. Delicate lemony citrus and slight pepper and typical pilsner yeast(?) float lightly on the thin watery light bread or crackery base. A real summer drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
2 bouteilles de 500 ml partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement astringent. (Rating #4352)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Peppery hops and their tropical fruit ramifications create a mesmerizing Kiwi Kellerbier.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the hazy yellow-gold.
-Carbonation is frothy and the mouthfeel relatively dry.
-A mineral touch is tasted in the second half.
-The hop signature fits perfectly with the refreshing nature of the base style.
-I could drink this all summer.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (925) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Bouteille de 500 ml. Arômes très originaux de malt pilsner et de houblon rappelant les fruits tropicaux et le raisin. Légères notes sulfureuses et peut-être une pointe de diacetyl (sans que ça ne soit vraiment dérangeant). Robe dorée et limpide, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, on retrouve le même profil de saveurs qu’au nez, avec des céréales croustillantes accompagnées d’un houblon au profil très fruité et très légèrement épicé. On remarque bien le caractère de la levure de lager. Finale bien sèche présentant une amertume d’intensité moyenne. Très original et vraiment trop facile à boire.

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