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RATINGS: 338   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6520) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
pour @ the festival, portland. two pours for me, that is. unclear pale golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. moderate bretts, tropical, citrus, light sulfur and green notes, underlying woodsy notes, bit of lactic - light acidity. moderate carbonation, light body - never watery, short but assertive citrusy and dry finish. excellent! other than 3F 50th anniv. 1998, this was my highlight.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle via some Cates @ DSM LOL 1st edition 06/13/13
For those of you keeping score, this is the second Crooked Stave bottle offered by Aaron, so 2 bottles offered, 2 shared and consumed, all bottles offered were consumed. I bought none of the bottles offered, Aaron bought both during the period of time when he was buying all bottles offered.



Pours a hazy blonde with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.

The arom ais lots and lots of juicy hops with some light banana, some citrus, and some nice dusty attic and funky basement aromas. Kind of weird how the pungent fruit forward hops work so well with the funkier aromas here.

The flavor is dry, lightly oaky, and packed with fruit forward hoppiness, citrusy, lightly floral, some tropical fruit. Nicely controlled bitternes shown with much care to keep all elements in balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at Fallig Rock. Golden straw color with a nice fluffy white head. Good lace. Funky notes in the nose; green apple with a Brett funkiness. Medium/light mouthfeel. Very tasty; orange and green apple with the Brett funkiness. Some hop bitterness but not too bad. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1441) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
A - pours clear light straw with 1 finger whipped egg whites head with nice retention. S - the aromas as are a musty hop smorgasbord. Dank hops, canned pineapple juice, light egg funk, wet hay, dried grasses, lemon zest, pine resin. Some notable sweeter malts with a peppery spice. M - light body with pretty low carb. Slippery somehow flat body. Lingering bitter musty end. T - fruity notes of grapefruit and canned pineapples up front. Palate is very muddled musty hop and grapefruit that transition to vegetal and lighter caramel malts. Simple sugars. The end is a bitter musty dank hops with a simple tart yet overripe lemon juice. O - amazing complex aromas to a weirdly flat mf and muddled taste. 3.7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle to pair with Persian feast. Pours hazy orange gold with white head. Great nose of florals, citrus, and funk. Tastes of citrus orange, pine, floral, horse blanket, Brett, and cheerios. Very dry on finish making you immediately want another sip. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Funky with musk and citrus hops. Medium bodied, citrus and light brett. Dry, more citrus and toast. Bright lemon and touches of acid. Tart and funky, toast and grapefruit. Beautiful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Hazy golden body, tropical fruits, citrus, pear, light funk, and must. Medium to light bodied, appropriate carbonation, nice light acidity and tartness that plays nicely with the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen. The body was light and hazy yellow. I smelled a bright earthy and perfumed nose of grapefruit and earthy leather. There was also wood, dough and almonds. This tasted very bitter of grapefruit with a woody note throughout. There was some a grapefruit finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1074) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with little lacing. Aroma is citrus and funk. Notes of horse blanket and pine. Quenching mouthfeel. Somewhat tart.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2013
The Sampler, Brooklyn 375ml ($9): Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is flowers, perfume, brett, lemon, other citrus, yeah a bunch of stuff. Taste is bitter, slightly sour, then just a wee bit sweet. Mouth feel is perfect and the carbonation makes your mouth tingle and lets the aftertaste linger with a gentle astringency. This is an excellent beer to sip, but similarly an excellent beer to drink many of in large quantities. Too bad it is so fucking expensive. At least it was superb.


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