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Now Tapping – 5 Seasons West’s – The Full Nelson

This is more than a “Now Tapping” post.  I put this beer on the “You need to be drinking this” list.

Westside brewer Crawford Moran was lucky enough to get a hold of a special and rare hop from New Zealand – the Nelson Sauvin.  The  Nelson Sauvin hop hails from New Zealand and has an amazing character.  It smells like sauvignon blanc – thus the name “Sauvin.”  It has berry, citrus, and grapefruit flavors.Only about 3 breweries in the US got a hold of this hop.  5 Seasons West got a hold of the last 11 lbs available.

To quote Crawford Moran about “Full Nelson” –

There have only been 2 times in my life when I was really blown away with a completely unique hop aroma. (And I love hops.) The first time was when I first homebrewed a pale ale and opened a bag of fresh Cascade. It blew me away. I had never really smelled anything like it. The next time was when I opened the bag of these Nelson Sauvin hops. They are just so different from any other hop that I have smelled.

On Draft now, and worth the trip over.  Crawford ended up calling it an ale, to prevent a long style debate.   Honestly, it has the most in common with an IPA.  Fantastic aroma, and beautiful palette.  Keeps you wanting more.   Not sure about the ABV, but I would suspect at least 6%.

If you are a hop lover – DO NOT MISS THIS!

5 Seasons Westside

1000 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-0524
(404) 875-3232

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