Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 its almost indecent. Surely it cant 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NZJoe (20) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2017
Poured from a bottle over in Sydney. Nice golden colour, very carbonated, head fades. Strangely, Im not getting much in the way of aroma - a little bit of custardy sweetness but thats about it. Taste is straight away white grape, sauvignon blanc, hay. Comes on very bitter but not overwhelming. This really is a mashup of beer and wine, and the results are great. Very drinkable beer, while being interesting, too. Worth the $21 price tag... just.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (1217) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Golden straw color, white head. Plastic and phenols at first, but luckily the aromas disappeared quickly. Floral nose, apple, grape juice, yeast, basement, light malty. Malty taste, sweet, earthy, grapes, grass, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1180) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a golden colour and leaves no head and almost no lacing. Aroma of sauvignon blanc. Taste of sauvignon blanc, grapefruit and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (904) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2017
I am a sucker for anything sauvin. Nice grapefruit aroma more so than the typical passionfruit. Great bags of citrus grapefruit with a balanced bitter finish. Not too over the top despite the 8% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
UjoKlobasa (907) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Golden color, hazy to cloudy liquid, white head. Blend of wine and beer, which slightly resembles saison. Dry wine in aroma. Medium bitter taste. Not very good experiment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (4074) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle at Punakaiki Beach Hostel. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweet with a light dryness. Fruity aromas of sweet grapes and pale malts. Medium to light bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Long and quite bitter finish with hints of honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (6879) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Sample from the bottle at Olutexpo 2016, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, grain and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (7578) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle @ Olutexpo 2016. Poured clear golden color with a thin white head. Peachy, sour, fruity aroma. Flavor has lemony notes, peach, sweetness, tartness. Complex, fruity. Orange finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle @ OlutExpo 2016. Pours yellowish orange with a smooth. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty grapefruit, lemon and citrus. Taste is sweetish, fruity and zesty with some grapefruit and lemon. Finish is sweet, zesty lemony and citrusy with some fruits and soda like notes. A bit artificial fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerclubsa (147) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 27, 2016
750ml bottle from International Beer Store, Perth. Pours a hazy golden with a white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of tropical fruits and gooseberries, with a full body and high carbonation. A seamless blend of wine and beer, with an bitter finish to balance the richness and the 8.5% is well hidden. Excellent hybrid,

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