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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

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3.5
ArtificialCyst (1140) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle from Browarium. Aroma: Mostly brett barnyard aroma, some citrus. Appearance: Low head, golden body. Taste: Phenolic, barnyard, fruit, slightly alcoholic. Palate: Low body, low carbonation, alcoholic tart finish.

3.4
dambor (645) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2017
Pours light yellow with no head. Aroma: very interesting funky aroma coupled with a grass-like aroma. Taste: nice citrus coupled with funky aromas and a pretty hoppy palate.

4
PhillyBeer2112 (2814) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Holy balls what am I smelling? This thing is all over the map and I can barely get a foothold. I get: acetone, poop, moldy straw, perfume, candy, floor polish. None of those are really the right descriptor. It’s basically a lot of bretty weirdness and hops coming together to create a gestalt of funk. Pale hazy yellow. Huge massive billowing protein rich meringue head. Flavor is much like the aroma, funk and weird. Floral and citrus rind bitter, bretty funk. I barely even know what to think. Rarely have I been so dumbfounded by a beer. I think I like it?

2.6
dorain (177) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2017
Vom Fass im Muted Horn Berlin 2017-05 getrunken. Hier treffen typische Pale Ale Aromen auf eine sehr sanften Säure durch die Brett (Brettanomyces), die doch dann zu sehr im Hintergrund bleibt. Nett und fast schon etwas langweilig!

4.1
Bill Becker (1003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Hazy straw gold, good head of foam. Smells of lemon and grapefruit, touch of Brett. Taste kinda herbal with lemon and grapefruit and Brett mid palate and through the finish. So good to my tastes it’s scary @

4.1
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
[9152-20170420] 375mL bottle. Hoppy fresh navel orange peel aroma. Hazy, pale yellow body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter orange peel hops flavour has a slice of lemon. Medium body is bitter with a ’Bretth’ of sour. Tasty. (8/5/8/4/16) 4.1+
(Crooked Stave Tap Takeover @ Birreria Volo, Toronto, ON)

4
Alengrin (5235) - BELGIUM - APR 28, 2017
’Brett IPA’ from Crooked Stave, the renowned producer of primarily sour and wild ales that has been active since 2010 but has been operating its own brewhouse only for a couple of years now; bottle from Beergium. Opens with a whole lot of pressure and I could only manage to avoid gushing by pulling of the crown cap extremely gently and slowly. Loose but moussy, snow white head, old gold robe with peachy tinge, clear initially but equally misty with sediment. Interesting aroma combining Brett with ’dank’ hoppiness: urine is the first thing that springs to mind in this combination, but in a ’good’ way if that makes any sense, adorned with impressions of fermenting apples, gooseberries, green banana, moldy old lemons, buttermilk, wry grape peel, Picon, wet leather, herb cheese, cedar oil. Estery onset, very low plum-like sweetishness surrounded by an unripe gooseberry-like tartness, soft and drying, bone dry from the start with medium carbonation (less strong than expected based on the pressure - I guess a lot of the carbon dioxide already escaped during opening) and pleasantly mellow mouthfeel. Bready malt core underneath ongoing drying tartness, unripe stonefruit, hay and leathery hints of very clear Brett further unfolding in the finish, with that urine-like factor retronasally, but mixed with earthy, herbal and refreshingly zesty hoppiness, establishing a long, peppery bitterness in the end. Throughout, the whole beer remains bone and bone dry, but that is what makes it very appetizing - an ideal apéritif beer I guess. Both the Brettanomyces effects and the New World hops provide complexity and an array of interesting aromas, but the Brett clearly dominates. My kind of beer.

3.9
5eba88 (262) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2017
Wygląd: troche mętne, jasny bursztyn, drobnopecherzykowa piana - pozostaje po niej pierścień, lacing ładnie zdobi szkło Aromat: dziko, stajnia, cytrusy, biale owoce Smak: cytrusy, dzikusy, nafta, goryczka niska, nasycenie średnie

3.8
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
2017-04-20. Lightly hazy pale orange body with a modest creamy beige head. 3+ Aroma has good amount of Brett funk over moderate fruity hops. Flavour is similar, nice fruity hops, citrus briefly, lime and mineral notes in the finish, moderate bitterness and Brett funk. Smooth average bodied palate, soft effervescent carbonation. 3+ tasty, less fruity hops than hoped. Might shine more enjoyed on its own rather than mixed in with it’s brewery brethren? 7/4/7/3/16-17 On tap at Birreria Volo, Toronto.

4
koshack (1771) - Gdańsk, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bardzo przyjemny aromat sfermentowanych owoców. Pachnie jak dziki saison. W smaku spora goryczka, ale przyjemnie zrównoważona słodowym posmakiem. Owocowe cierpkie. Białe owoce, coś jak sfermentowany biały grejpfrut. Nuty kojarzące się z wytrawnym cydrem. Pełne w odczuciu. Zostawia lekko ściągający, cierpki posmak. Przyjemny, delikatny, chmielowy aromat. Troszkę naftowe w smaku. Są lekki nuty beczkowe, trochę drewna i dzikości. Zdradliwie pijalne.


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