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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
100% Brettanomyces Pale Ale. Dry Hopped Artisian Ale Fermented in Oak Foeders.
36% Citra, 36% Mosaic, 28% Simcoe.

All versions of Hop Savant that are not specially labeled fall under this listing. Small hop changes in the boil are considered a tweak. This is confirmed via the brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
(Farmerís market tasting tick.) 375mL bottle, purchased at BeerCraft. Pours a bright golden color; fine-bubbled white head. A touch of a rubbery brett off-note in the nose; lots of tropical fruits; citrus pith. Funky phenols throughout. Medium body; a nice citrus bitterness, along with vibrant tropical fruit brett character (and, again, a touch of rubber; best I can describe; phenolic in nature); long-lasting bitterness in the finish; lingering astringency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
On tap. Clear golden with a creamy white head. Caramel, lemon, green apple, and grassy hops aroma and taste with nice tart notes up front balanced by a dry grassy bitterness in the finish. Nice oak flavors throughout. Slightly bright creamy medium bodied palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2013
375 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, barnyard funk, tropical fruit, pine and grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry bitter lingering funky citrus finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/5/2013 Total Score: 3.9
375 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of crackers, horseblanket, grapefruit, pine and light cat piss. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flvors of crackers, lemon zest, barnyard funk, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering funky citrus finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/12/2013 Total Score: 4.2
On tap at Crooked Stave poured a cloudy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of barnyard, straw, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, grapefruit, barnyard funk and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
From bottle. Pours cloudy golden color with a small white head. Aromas of a pale ale, but with bitter Brett flavors, lemon, spice. Very unique and it works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (769) - USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pale straw, hazy, white head. Aroma: grainy malt, lemony acidity. Flavor: citrusy-lemon hops, very clean for a 100% Brett beer, bright, clean hop character, some fruitiness, tart notes. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Cloudy, dull orange pour. 1 finger head, which dissipates to a thin lingering cap. After a moment in the glass, delicate, perfumed citrus rind and floral aromas arise and dominate.. Lemon peel, orange rind, yellow and white florals, etc.. with integrated layers of dusty, earthy Brett. On the palate.. Similar layers of delicate citrus rind, florals and Brett. Dry, yet juicy and mouthwatering. Very nice! Lingering finish of freshly peeled citrus rind and dry, mouthwatering Brett. Mild bitterness. Velvety, lively carbonation. Super easy to drink.. And very refreshing. Solid example of a Domestic Belgian Pale Ale. Overall, delicate, flavorful and balanced. Recommended. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (594) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Nice and citrusy with a good amount of tart and funk from the brett. Has a light mouthfeel, but with a nice flavor profile. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Tap at the barrel cellar - originally entered an update to my rating of the first batch, but as this does not appear to be aliased, I will now enter here - has all the lovely, musky and tropical Brett character of the original, but much spicier, snappier, and quite a bit drier, which is kind of what I was hoping from the original in the first place - crisp, with potent but manageable bitterness complimented well by a dry malt base and a tropical brett punch - super tasty
Earlier Rating: 5/15/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle - hazy gold pour - soapy, sticky lace - the vibrant citric and tropical character of the Citra and Mosaic hops combines with the pineapple and musky character of the brett to create quite a lovely aroma - soft carbonation and mouthfeel - flavor is tart and moderately acidic up front - a bit juicy, with some light citrus sweetness through the middle - moderately musky, some pineapple brett - strong mango and citrus from the hops - I would like it to be a bit more crisp and dry (perhaps with more time in the bottle, it will be), but this is one of the better beers Iíve had from this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is slightly hazy golden orange with a big bright white head and great lacing. Huge bretty, medicinal, band-aid, pineapple, orange peel, mango, slightly grassy, and funky aroma. Taste is band-aid, herbal, papaya, slightly weedy,mute brett, grassy, tropical fruity, and biscuity with a light bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Super well-balanced and the brett and hops are melded beautifully together - super juicy. Even better than the original.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2013 Total Score: 4
On tap @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Hazy orange in appearance with a huge white head. Super bretty, pineapple, fresh tropical fruity aroma - mango, band-aid, light weed, medicinal, and citrusy. Taste is pineapples, herbal, tropical fruits, oranges, somewhat grapefruity, papaya, doughy, light straw, beautiful brett and grass. Medium body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Seriously tasty stuff and I canít wait to open one of these up in 6-12 months, as I tend to enjoy Chadís beers better out of the bottle, anyhow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle young. Pours a brilliant gold with big off white head and good lace. Aroma is very funky, tart citrus, Brett, fresh pears. Flavor is biscuit sweet with lots of bitter yeast funk and wood. Feel is lively, tickling, woody, and cooling. Great Brett bear.

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