Tuatara Brewing | Sauvinova

Tuatara Brewing | Sauvinova

What do a hop, a gooseberry and a grape all have in common? You're about to find out. Sauvinova is a single hop pale ale exploding with tropical gooseberry notes from the Nelson Sauvin hop. It has the same gooseberry-ness that made its grape-cousin famous. So say goodbye to Sauvignon Blanc. Say gidday to Sauvinova. (Source: Brewery's advertising material.)

  • Beer: Sauvinova
  • Style: American Pale Ale (18B. American Pale Ale)
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • IBU: 34
  • Brewery:
  • Look: between the yellow and the golden color, transparent, with the formation a nice white head.
  • Aroma: the white grape aroma is very present, so present that I can’t feel any other aromas that usually show up due to the hop addition.
  • Taste: a very persistent and linear bitterness is present from the start to the finish of the sip. Light fruitiness, again reminding of grape. Light harshness at the end of the sip.
  • Mouthfeel: high carbonation, dry and persistent finish, medium body.
  • Overall: I like single hop beers a lot, because they propitiate the acknowledgement of a hop as a whole. This Nelson Sauvin single hop, something that it’s hard to be seen (at least here in Brazil, where it is quite expensive), is very interesting because it isn’t the profile of aroma and flavor that we are used to get in APAs. Worth trying.
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.