Funkw­erks Nel­son Sau­vin

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Tasted -

LOC: Fort Collins, Colorado ABV: 7.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Named af­ter the unique New Zealand hops that has a dis­tinct white wine char­ac­ter­is­tic. The ad­di­tion of Mus­cat grape juice plays into the fruity aro­mas from the hops and con­trib­ute to the crisp, dry fin­ish. Notes of goose­ber­ries, hon­ey­dew melon, and a hint of spici­ness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Some nice sub­tle com­plex­ity in the aroma. Notes of white grape, pep­per, guava, and pas­sion fruit pro­vide some sweet­ness. There’s some bready malt notes, slight spice, and a lit­tle le­mon, too.” Fla­vor: “Carbonation is high, which en­hances the fla­vor in this beer. Grape char­ac­ter is of white wine and a bit dry, which fits well with the over­all sai­son struc­ture. A mild earth­i­ness with slight spice is not over­pow­er­ing, and a bit of le­mon sweet­ness is com­ple­mented by a cider char­ac­ter.” Over­all: “Like a South African sauvi­gnon blanc mar­ried a sai­son, com­plete with guavas and pas­sion fruit. Very drink­able, re­fresh­ing, and bal­anced.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 5 OVER­ALL: 10

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