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Nelson Sauvin - Funkwerks

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 6.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: denver10 on 05-03-2013

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Photo of spoony
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (bottled November 13, 2014) to a tulip.

A-The beer is light in color (like dry straw) but very murky. The head is pretty much white in color and two-plus fingers tall when I pour it. The retention is so so and there is no lacing left behind. I can see a few bubbles in there.

S-The aroma is light and fruity with suggestions of juicy fruit...in the both the literal sense, i.e., juicy tropical fruits like pineapple and lemon, and the descriptive sense, i.e., I get a hint of fruity bubblegum. I also get some Belgian yeast and bread dough. There is a hint of dry grass in there too.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with more dry grass flavor and less juicy, hoppy fruit as the beer warms up. It never gets to full-on pepper, but there is some spice too. Otherwise, the Nelson hops keep things juicy and tropical.

M-The feel is lighter than average and effervescent carbonation fills my palate. It fits the flavor profile pretty well.

O-This is an enjoyable beer. The hop flavors stand out, but they don't completely overwhelm the saison flavors, and the pairing of the two makes for a drinkable, non-IPA hopped up beer. I don't know that a November/December release is ideal for this one, but I could drink more of this in the summer and really enjoy it, I think.

Photo of jloomis
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltlikker
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured a cloudy, very pale straw colored body with a one finger fluffy white head. The cloudiness was due to yeast stirring in the keg so it's not fair to rate that aspect, but the head is nicely formed and overall it looks pleasing. Scents of citrus, especially lemon peel and juice, white pepper, light sulphur and yeasty aromas, a bit musky and some medium-light sour funk. Overall impression of aroma is of an amazing saison aroma, very true to the core form of the style. A bit yeasty due to being the first pour, but not bad, the core aroma shines through regardless. Flavor begins like a classic saison with notes of lemon zest, sour funk, clove and white pepper. Middle continues this flavor, with a pleasant sourness, lemon zest, light lemon flesh and white pepper flavor. Finish is medium-dry with notes of spicy Belgian yeast, white pepper, lemon zest and light lemon juice with a bit of sour yeasty funk. Aftertaste is funky yeast, light grainy malt, white pepper and lemon zest. Overall impression of flavor is of a lovely saison, very true to form and quite pleasant. A joy to taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation and an initially creamy feel that gives way to a drying finish. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of an excellent saison, a bit full but very pleasing on the tongue. Overall this is a fantastic saison. The slightly off aroma gave way to a wonderful flavor and mouthfeel that was well worth trying. Another hit from Funkwerks.

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4.32/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of ElJosharino
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy, bright gold coloring with a foamy, sparse, white head. Nose of straight booze, tart citrus notes, herbal spices, and toast. Flavors are tart forward, with a lemony and sweet crème undertone. Light and crisp body, with a blast of herbal notes on the aftertaste. Spiced, smooth finish. Nice.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

as one of my favorite hop varietals, i always look for new beers that feature the nelson hop, and i was stoked to see this one tap at barrels and bottles in golden. the color is cloudy but bright, pale straw yellow with a short white head but plenty of carbonation. the nose on it isnt as nelson forward as anticipated. in fact, the hops are almost background noise to the saison yeast profile, which is always solid with funkwerks. the flavor too seems light on the nelson, maybe could have used more late kettle and dry hop additions to make it sing. i mean, i get that its nelson, but its not as vibrant and up front as i like it to be, seems under dosed in that way. the beer though is real tasty, with the nelson almost appearing more like a saaz hop, citrus and grass rather than the intense pineapple. saison yeast dries it right out and leaves and appreciable farmy weirdness on the palate, but high carbonation fizzes it clean. overall a very tasty beer but i think i missed opportunity to showcase what nelson can do in a saison setting.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beaver13
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled on 11/6/2013. Pours slightly hazy straw gold with a huge fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is tropical fruits and some dry vinous grape with some earthy yeast and perfumey malt.

The flavor is bready malts with tropical fruits, a little spicy funk and some grape. The finish has a decent amount of dry bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer. I like tropical fruit from the nelson sauvin hops and what the grape must adds.

Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Nelson Sauvin from Funkwerks
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.