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Nelson Sauvin | Funkwerks

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90
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20 Reviews
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Ratings:
90
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
15.01%
 
 
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Nelson SauvinNelson Sauvin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by denver10 on 05-03-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 90
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Photo of Beaver13
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jeschaefer
3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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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Photo of qcbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jloomis
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

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Photo of breadwinner
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love Nelson hops, so you know I'm down for this. Interesting choice to add Muscat grape juice to the wort. I get some melon in the nose, some white wine-like notes, and a definite touch of spicy yeast. It's a little sweet smelling, a little heavy on the wine notes, but it definitely works. Palate amplifies the wine-like effect with a rather juicy/wet body. Personally, I'd prefer it to dry out a touch, to give it some lift, but it's not unappealing. Little hints of pils malt sneak through, though again I'd prefer them to come out a bit more. No real Nelson "funk" you sometimes get with that hop. Interesting, refreshing. Dry this sucker out a bit and, personally, I think it'd really sing.

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Photo of zonker17
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Mildly hazy light yellow pour on draft. Pillow white head decreases to film. Very Belgian nose. Subdued hops with that fine soap smell. Taste is joyous, and I'd swear this came from Belgium. Major lacing. Moderate body and carbonation. Need to get some bottles.

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Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElJosharino
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afrokaze
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of BdM
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mgr78704
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBishopco
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Knobs303
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justin_Neff
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Nelson Sauvin from Funkwerks
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.