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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a creamy/foamy white head. Moderate brett aroma. Med body or better. Flavor is brett, sweatsox, light stone fruit. Some tropical fruit. Could be citrus, but the brett makes that hard to discern. Finishes towards very dry, but there’s still a bit of sweet fruit. Malt? There’s malt here? Think I can get some oak - that astringency comes from somewhere. Do we need malt to carry hop, if the yeast is brett? Inquiring minds want to know! This is elegant, tasty ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11949) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Bruce at the Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting. It pours cloudy pale golden orange with a medium white head. The nose soft, fruity, orange, apricot, peach, bruised banana, candy, barnyard, brett and cobwebs. The taste is crisp, tart orange, apricot, peach, zesty lemon, straw, earthy, brett, cobwebs, mild acidity, floral and decent bitterness with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. A bit too sweet on the nose, but pretty delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2210) - - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a big rocky white head. Aroma is citrus and earthy funk. Taste follows suit but the yeast has a very rubbery character. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. On the whole not bad but I think the Brett strain these guys use is not my cup of tea.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours cloudy blonde with a thick lasting off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very oaky pale malt flavor with a citrus finish.Very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Craft Clerkenwell, Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting, bottle big thanks to Bruce, 17/09/13. Hazed pale golden with a good sized off white head. Nose is bretts, light hop notes, tarte citrus fruit, orange sherbet, toasty malts. Taste comprises juicy citrus, light sour tones, bretty notes, earthy, horseblanket, orange pith, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with brett notes once again evident. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a 3 finger, fluffy off white head. Aroma is big on citrus, tropical fruit and cat box hops, sweaty bretty funk, green wood tartness, and some toasty wood notes. Flavor is full of sweaty brett funk up front, some fallen leaves earthy funk, sweaty dishwater, light, sort of sweet wood notes, lots of citrus and some tropical fruit and cat box hoppy notes, but not nearly as much as the aroma indicates. Light to medium body, neutral to dry entry, off dry finish and light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation. Really good stuff overall, after the first couple of sips the sweaty/dishwater notes die down and it is actually quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Big,big Brett funk here. It is all I get in the nose. Same with the taste. Slightly sour with citric notes. Farmyard all the way. The hops are pretty much gone. Maybe I got an old bottle. If it was called just a farmhouse Brett beer I would give it higher but the lack of bitterness is a minus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
17th September 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting! Very hazy gold beer with a small white head. Light airy palate with light and fine carbonation. Very light geuzy sourness with mildly tropical fruits hpos, fairly grapey. Molding it all together is light floralness. Finishes light. A tasty a little number!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5545) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Aroma is fruit, sugar and an odd/unique perfumed element. The flavor is citrus, fruit, mild hop resin, slick texture, odd funk and a very tangy/slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bogtle at cheese shop, hazy golden pour with a white head , Fruity aroma, some hopps, very bitter finish


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