Review: Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin | Craft Beer & Brewing
Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin
97 out of 100

Style: Saison

ABV: 7.5 IBU: 23

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin

What the brewers say

“Named after the unique New Zealand hops that has a distinct white wine characteristic. The addition of Muscat grape juice plays into the fruity aromas from the hops and contribute to the crisp, dry finish. Notes of gooseberries, honeydew melon, and a hint of spiciness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Some nice subtle complexity in the aroma. Notes of white grape, pepper, guava, and passion fruit provide some sweetness. There’s some bready malt notes, slight spice, and a little lemon, too.”

Flavor: “Carbonation is high, which enhances the flavor in this beer. Grape character is of white wine and a bit dry, which fits well with the overall saison structure. A mild earthiness with slight spice is not overpowering, and a bit of lemon sweetness is complemented by a cider character.”

Overall: “Like a South African sauvignon blanc married a saison, complete with guavas and passion fruit. Very drinkable, refreshing, and balanced.”

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