Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.7/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml growler purchased at the brewery on 8-8-13, so 5 days old at this point. Though the Susan I opened with friends last night on day 4 was fine. Poured into a standard pint glass.
AP: Light peach and apricot colour, almost looks like a Hefe. Foamy 1" head fizzled down to 1/8" with minimal lacing.
AR: Thankfully this has a nice lively nose on it. Pineapple, mango, gooseberry and guava. Little whispers of orange and pine with light grains and cracker.
T: Light grains and cracker for the malt base. The tropical fruits in the nose aren't as prominent in the taste. The main flavours are lemon and pink grapefruit. Damn, this is quite the letdown after how inviting the nose was. The lemon and PG just push the tropical fruits to the back, practically suppressing them from adding more depth to the taste.
M: Moderately carbonated, a bit light in body for a Pale Ale, IMO, crisp and off dry finish.
OV: This is my 2nd HF brew out of 4 that has been a letdown for me. I thought this would be really good by the nose, but the flavours just didn't hold up. The Susan was fine the day after and on day 4, so I don't understand how S&S #7 and this beer could be 'off' on day 3 and 5. I would still visit HF when I go to VT again, but would prefer to get heartier beers next time that might do better in a growler for a few days and a 7 hour Jeep ride home.
Serving type: growler
08-14-2013 03:01:56 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.26/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a fluffy pure white head. Nose is heavy tropical fruit of pineapple and grapefruit with a nice balance of grain and bread crust. Taste is very balanced, strong clean grain, less hop forward than the nose. Carbonation is strong and the body is light with a powerful bitterness on top of the grapefruit on the rear end of the palate.
Serving type: growler
02-06-2014 23:13:54 | More by cpetrone84
Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.