Get to know the gooseberry aromas and fruity tastiness of Sauvin beers
If you’ve ever heard a beer described as having a ‘crushed gooseberry aroma’ (honestly, who smells a gooseberry?), it’s likely the beer contained Nelson Sauvin hops. This unique hop variety has similar aromatics to the sauvignon blanc grape, and is a favourite ingredient among both Kiwi and international craft brewers.
Try it in these beers…
One of the first beers in NZ to champion Nelson Sauvin hops, this is a lovely fruity spin on the classic Belgian saison style. (RRP$9.99, 500ml)
For a pure showcase of Nelson Sauvin, try this single-hop pale ale from Tuatara. It’s loaded with passionfruit and gooseberry goodness, and is ultra-smashable at just 4.7%. (RRP$22.99, 6 pack 330ml)
Behemoth Sauvin Slayer
Like your hops dialled up to 11? This one is for you. An 8% Imperial IPA, Sauvin Slayer is a delicious and not-at-all-subtle showcase of Nelson Sauvin. RRP$11.99, 500ml)