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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.

fidelis83's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Breezy4life (29) - - APR 16, 2016
Color is light straw. Very cloudy. Aroma is banana and clove with hints of hops. Taste of hops, sour, clove, and banana. Mouthfeel lingers but is fairly pleasant. *13 oz bottle poured into wine glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3221) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle. Moderate funk, some stinky overripe stone fruit. Bright medium straw color. Mild rounded funkiness. light tart fruit, some umami or saltiness, and light peach pit bittering in finish. Thin body, with small tingly carbonation, and moderate astringency. Very smooth all around, fruity and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8748) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle. Funky ass citrus nose, grapefruit, huge brett. Pretty pastel yellow, tall head, oily, silky, soft. Somewhat sweet, lemony, a bit of lacto, bretty funk. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Appearance: pours with a large beige head, the beer is a very hazy orange color, not quite transparent Aroma: very strong funk, bread, lemon, yeast, orange Taste: a lemon-lime flavor, tangy, extremely funky, citrus Plate: very dry, tangy aftertaste, light mouthfeel Overall: a very unique beer, reminds me of a sprite, very funky, so tangy and acidic that you have to drink it slow, recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle in Gunnison.

Definitely a brett beer rather than a hop-driven pale ale, this is nonetheless hoppier than your average 100% brett ale, and the citra/mosaic combo works quite well with the sourness from the brett. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2348) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Pours a hazy light yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, yeast, pine, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with citrus and grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2016
The Brett gives this a hoppy saison character. Less sour than spicy. Sharp appeal in both aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
cloudy yellow, small white head. aroma is quite nice milky and citrussy sour, faint dough, mild and rounded, but some distance from the best aromas i’ve had from crooked stave beers. flavor is close to aroma, sour and milky. also some bitterness from hops, and some yeasty dough like notes. i think the flavor i dislike is a bit like glue or rubber. it is not a lot, but it distracts a little. ignoring that distraction the beer is a very well tasting, well rounded sour, with a good bitter herbal hoppy balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (510) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Pours very hazy tanned gold with a finger width white head. Fine wet lacing. Aroma is strong yeast and citrus. Taste is very juicy and tangy. Brett baby. Sour predominates with grapefruit citrus and some backing bitter tang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2816) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
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.

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