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Nelson Sauvin - Funkwerks

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 6.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 10
Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/13/14 Picked this up in CO Springs ( Coal Train )

Pours a super effervescent straw color with a finger of bubbly eggshell colored head. Stays effervescent throughout, reminds one of sparkling wine. Very good head retention & pretty good lacing

S: Pineapple, a whisper of funk, pears, apple blossoms

T: Follows the nose, some light crackery notes, plus dryness & a kiss of tartness, delicate grapefruit notes as well up front.. Some pineapple as this warms, a hint of melon & pears, just a touch of oaky twangyness/brett sourness as well. Finishes with mix of orchard & tropical fruit, slight hints of oakyness

MF: Extremely light bodied, delicate carbonation

Drinks so easy, maybe not quite funky enough to completely thrill, but would certainly buy it again; no doubt. These guys do good work!

Photo of KidSalami
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afrokaze
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden straw color with a bit of haze. Melon, tropical fruits, floral, white wine sweetness on the nose. Taste is melon and chardonnay, coriander, clove, grass, lemon, pils malt. Finishes super dry and more like a crisp white wine. A lot of Nelson character at the cost of typical saison esters.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coopington
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of poormishi
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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%

Photo of mgr78704
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.

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Blazer22
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of bigotecircus
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RyanStelzner
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of ElJosharino
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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Nelson Sauvin from Funkwerks
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.