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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Named after a distinctive New Zealand hop, this single-hop saison has a subtle aroma of white grapes and a hint of spice from our house saison yeast. An addition of Muscat grape must during fermentation plays into the grape aromas from the hops and helps dry out the finish. This dry, refreshing saison pairs perfectly with warm weather!

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Tap. Hazy yellow with a thin white head that laces. Aromas of lemon, citrus, grape, light yeast and spice. Flavor is the same with a slight warmth in the end. Light bodied dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2219) - Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Split a 6 pack of this with my Honkey. 11.2 oz bottle packaged on 2016.07.12. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Funky aroma. Not sure how much the grape must comes through. Honkey loves the Nelsons, so this 6 pack didnt last long.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4975) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Hazy straw color with a large head. Aroma the of pinot gris and gooseberries. Tart, fruity flavor, very much like a pinot grigio. Berries and citrus. Light wheat. Effervescent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3528) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours a medium gradually collapsing white head over a cloudy yellow (SRM 3) body.......nose is grape, lemon light vinous notes, mild malts, balance to the hops.......taste is mild lemon, vinous tones, slight malts,finishing with mild herbal hop bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body, mild alcohol, moderate carbonation with slight acid. The Nelson Sauvin dominates the malts and light yeast contributions. There are some hints of a Sauvignon Blanc wine from the hop. This is a nice beer, but not a particularly stylistically correct Saison. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Doesnt disappoint. Nice grape and hope nose. Light colored with a small head. Light palate and well carbonated. Flavors of spicy hops, fruit and some yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5946) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Tap at Grizzlys. LIght yellow, like a wit. I was expecting it to be a little sour. Instead, it is a soft, effervescent saison. Under ripe pear, aome tangerine, and melon. Peach with a bigger sip. Very nice palate. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (1080) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Very pale yellow, cloudy and white fizzy head. Lemon herbal aroma. Taste - slightly tart lemon, Belgian yeasty funk, light herbal hops that have just a hint of fruit and pine. Wheaty malt base. This is an interesting twist on a standard saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2308) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours pale lemon gold with a fluffy white head that fades to a lasting foamy film and collar. Aroma is tart lemon apple funk yeast some hay grass. Taste is a blend of tart bitter funk with lemon sour apple light malt yeast and a little tropical floating around. Palate is thin with great carbonation and finishes dry. Really nice!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1405) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Attractive beer. Hazy gold body with long lasting creamy white head. Excellent aroma of tart lemon, cracker, distinctive Nelson Saugvin hops, grass, barnyard funk. Flavor is drier than many in the style. Not as enamored with flavor, though still quite drinkable. I am getting a cucumber off flavor and tastes a bit artificial.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
degbert (1742) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very pale yellow (a slight hint of green) with a copious amount of white, mixed-grained, blown-insulation head. Nose is somewhat muted by the head, but is white grape, barnyard, dusty haymow, and a little cardamom. Sweet up front, with a white wine acidity; theres a saccharine undertone to the sweetness that I find a little unpleasant. Saison phenols predominate the back of the palate. Not much bitterness from the hops. Seems a little flat. Honestly, I dont particularly get this style of sweet, weak, saison; if Im going to drink farmyard ale, I want something that gives me the strength to go plow a field. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5376) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2016
Frothy white head. Hazy pale golden color. Dry lemony hoppy nose with a fair amount of funk. The Nelson hop isnt so prominent until the finish and then tropical fruit lingers.


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