Nelson Sauvin - Funkwerks

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Nelson SauvinNelson Sauvin

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BA SCORE
88
very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 63
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 2.43%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 63
Reviews by Beaver13:
Photo of Beaver13
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (550 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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. (1,473 characters)

Photo of qcbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jloomis
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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! (822 characters)

Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElJosharino
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afrokaze
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (295 characters)

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mgr78704
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBishopco
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Justin_Neff
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (954 characters)

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
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. (362 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Truly an interesting beer, not what you'd typically expect (as if anything funkwerks is typical tho, lol). This one was very clear and the flavor profile a bit more muted than I expected. It almost had a blonde ale quality to it. But the nose - holy cow the aroma let you know this was no ordinary blonde, hops coming out in big heaping handfuls and some awesome Belgian spunk and funk to go with it. Aroma wins the day on this beer, and the snifter glasses at funkwerks seal the deal. Must-try. (500 characters)

Photo of Coopington
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DemoniChris
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Nelson Sauvin from Funkwerks
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.