Saison Sauvin - 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
Light orange-colored body, incredibly cloudy, topped by a porous, finger-thick off-white head. Great retention and solid carbonation.
Potent tart character and decent fruit and spice - coriander and pepper. Orange, grapefruit, and kiwi take over the aroma-scape with a decent herbal punch on the tail end. It's all over the place, but I really like it for this reason!
Dry, bitter, and tart. Very earthy hop presence. Grass, Lemon and pepper. Not much funk, but if you're caught off-guard, it could make you pucker. Alcohol on the finish.
Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Very dry finish.
A unique entry in the style. It's definitely more bitter than most, but points for originality. Due to it's heavier body, I'd have a hard time pouring one of these to accompany me while I'm workin' the grill, but it's worth grabbing for a cold day by the fire.
07-13-2014 22:17:19 | More by alphagnome
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
Appearance: It has a beautiful hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick bubbly off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pungent grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, some peppery spices, light grass and faint yeast.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit, lemon, light pepper, some funk, a touch of grassiness and some yeast.
Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.
06-20-2014 20:24:17 | More by SebD
4.26/5 rDev +10.4%
Really great saison. So happy to find this in San Diego at best damn beer shop. Poured cloudy dark yellow with a huge white head. Really fruity nose with lime citrus notes. Yeasty delicious taste. Great start to a five course Nelson sauvin tasting! :)
04-20-2014 21:48:32 | More by skipxtracer
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Very nice Saison - an enjoyable drinking experience
aroma: peach, spice and white wine
taste: peach, spice, pepper, white wine, melon and citrus with hints of honey, smoke and watermelon.
well balanced and smooth with a nice dry/bitter finish - delicious
03-20-2014 09:15:26 | More by admiral
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
always keen for anything with nelson hops, but this is an odd saison. clear for one, throws me off, bright goldenrod yellow, with zero yeasty haze and a lot of rising bubbles amassing into a thick white head. the nose is nelson indeed, but in more of a buttering role than i have seen them in before. they are still tropical and floral and unique, but they seem to add a bit more bitterness then usual, maybe a longer boil time on them. french saison yeast also adds a wine character to the nose and the taste, an interesting choice for sure. lots of bitterness for a saison, seems to be exacerbated by this yeast. i expected a softer use of nelson, but this was not what i expected at all. well made for sure, but the bitterness is surprising, and not what this hop is known for. lots of malt body too, maybe more than just wheat. the clarity is also puzzling. tasty and different, but as a saison its definitely weird. good carbonation and refreshment value. a little pricey for what it is, but ill bet this is one thats a whole lot more enjoyable fresh where its made.
02-22-2014 20:33:00 | More by StonedTrippin
3.6/5 rDev -6.7%
500ml poured to a tulip glass. Been wanting to try an 8 Wired beer for a while now.
Appearance - Hazy, somewhat dull orange color. White head starts at about a finger, ends with a mostly full cap. Some strands of lace here and there.
Smell - Mostly just Nelson Sauvin hops coming through here, which bring grapefruit juice, lime, white grape and light earthy funkiness. There is just a bit of yeast and grains present. Nice, though could use more complexity.
Taste - Mostly follows the smell, mostly all about those hops, a little less pungent and discernible though. Less 'funk', but still a good mix of grapefruit/citrus fruits and herbal/earthy flavors with a general oddball vibe about them. Again, really not much for a saison base except some slight yeasty and grainy tones.
Mouthfeel - Somewhat hefty body for the style/ABV with lowish carbonation. Low bitterness and average drinkability.
Overall - A decent example of the unique Nelson Sauvin hops, not much more to it though, it may as well be an IPA rather than a saison. Not bad, but comes off as a little boring.
02-17-2014 01:16:20 | More by Chico1985
Saison Sauvin from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.