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Nelson Sauvin - Funkwerks

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Nelson SauvinNelson Sauvin

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BA SCORE
89
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 05-03-2013)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
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
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jtladner, May 06, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -2.7%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev -2.7%

appetiteforparis, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -2.7%

eawolff99, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of DRTBrewster
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DRTBrewster, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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
Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

bcm75, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

cestlavie, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Yeti1979
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Yeti1979, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev -2.7%

ldhughes3, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -2.7%

mikeincharleston, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

qcbrewer, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

MarkyMOD, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of TheBishopco
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

TheBishopco, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of PhatAtUT
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

PhatAtUT, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of eldiablito
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

eldiablito, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

moonknight31, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of illy0sis
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

illy0sis, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Decanted into a stemmed tulip glass. Bottles notes the date “03-25-13”.
Appearance: Golden and hazy like a sunrise in Los Angeles. Crowned with a fluffy pillow of fat bubbles that sinks away rather quickly. The head remains as a ring around the edge that paints beautiful lace all down the inner edge of the glass.
Smell: Apple cider, white wine, astringent tea, and pineapple.
Taste: The apple cider and white wine show up first and foremost in the flavor. Hints of papaya, pineapple, and grains of paradise. The alcohol doesn’t scream out at me, but it’s in the background somewhere whispering my name.
Mouthfeel: Bubbly and light in the body. A bit of warmth from the alcohol.
Overall: This beer is brilliant and a perfect end to a lovely day. I could drink approximately one pile of it.

mhaugo, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap room exclusive bottle - in the experimental series.

A: Pours a straw colored, hazy body. Huge fizzy head bustles up and pillow tops at the top of the glass. Took about 10 minutes to pour the entire 750 bottle into 2 glasses, because so much head rushed up with little pours every 3-4 minutes.

S: Yeasty and a bit of funk in the nose. Some peppery spice. The grape must is definitely present and a bit of orange and peach.

T: Upfront there is an apple taste. Also some peach on the palate that follows the nose. A bit of banana. Strong white grape juice. Finishes with a solid undertone of black pepper spiciness and funky farmhouse yeast. Very complex and solid.

M: Not nearly as dry as the nose would lead you to believe. Light body. Very crisp and refreshing. Smooth.

O: Wow. This one really caught me off guard. My favorite funkwerks offering to date. Just glad I was fortunate enough to be able to try a bottle. The complexity is incredible.

Justin_Neff, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

claspada, May 28, 2013
Photo of denver10
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A new taproom exclusive bottle; a light saison with nelson sauvin hops and grape muste.

Pours a hazy sandy yellow with a nice soft looking white head. Aroma is quite smooth and offers some spicey belgian yeast, grape juice, and some tropical fruits (particularly peach) that come out more as it warms. Flavor is more poignant and sharp than the aroma would have had me expect, in a good way. Juicy grape juice, tropical fruits hit first, the spicey belgian yeast follows underneath that, and it closes out with slightly fruity and bready finish. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great beer. Funkwerks delivers again.

denver10, May 03, 2013
Nelson Sauvin from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.