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Nelson Sauvin - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 05-03-2013)
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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

GarthDanielson, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

StonedTrippin, Sep 25, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Beaver13, Jan 15, 2014
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Nelson Sauvin from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.