Sauvin Nouveau (8,5%)
Garage Project

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 8.95%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
7
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Notes: What do you get when you add freshly pressed Sauvignon Blanc juice to a pilsner wort, extravagantly hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops, and then ferment the resulting blend? Vin Nouveau meet Sauvin Nouveau in a vintage harvest pilsner of crisp and intense aromatic fruit complexity, where the flavours...
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 7
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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Format: a 100mL taster from the cellar door at Garage Project during Wellington Good Beer Week.

Appearance: pours out a fantastic sparkling light yellow with a slight haze. A one-finger fizzing white head lasts for a time before dropping to a thin cap. Looks pretty good.

Aroma: a very floral and fruit-based aroma with the obvious champagne and sauvignon blanc grapes up front.

Taste: more floral and tropical fruits here, with those grapes bursting through again. Quite sharp, but still quite nice.

Aftertaste: the sharpness comes through that little bit too hard on the finish for my liking. The flavours are all there, but covered by a sharp carbonation.

Mouth feel: moderate in body with a sharp carbonation.

Overall: another good beer from Garage Project. This one has a nice grape, floral and tropical fruit flavours with a sharp carbonation. One bottle at a time, at AU$17.

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Sauvin Nouveau (8,5%) from Garage Project
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 7 ratings