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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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2.9
stchloe (1017) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Not my favorite, neat concept but the hoppyness and wild yeasty sourness comes off as this weird flavor combo of lavender and grapefruit, so not great.

3.6
rokof (14) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle from mikkeller BS aarhus. golden yellow with a hefty head, probably tho due to poor/glass combination. Notes of straw and bread, and very faint notes of brett. Falavour was crips and dry again with brett being only faintly recognizable. Neither the hops, nor the brett makes a big impression in this beer, maybe that is what they were trying to do and make it more subtle/balanced. I was expecting way more to be honest. I’ve had remarkable brett IPAs in the past and was really looking forward to taste this but left me a bit dissapointed

3.9
nickd717 (4642) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Draft at Bailey’s in Portland. Pale hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is Brett funk, citrus hops, and cat urine - the awesome kind! The flavor is dry, slightly bitter, somewhat tart, lemony funk. Feel is great, slightly astringent but dry and crisp, well carbed. Good!

4.2
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Draft. Cloudy gold with a pillowy white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is lemons, yeast, Brett funk, and citrus. Taste is citrus, lemon, grains, and big Brett funk. Dry and lingering.

3.8
willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle from Gambrinus. Pours a clear, light copper with a full 2 fingers of foam. Big aromas of horseblanket, green, wet hay and manure with a touch of overripe orange juice. Very crisp on the palate and dry with a wooded character. More musty cobwebs, orange and light melon. Dry, bretty finish that lingers.

3.8
ciocanelu (2455) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 27, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has lots of brett character with some musty cellar notes. Taste is slightly tart and very yeast forward. Musty, slightly bitter and earthy on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s a nice brett ale, not too cloying, quite hoppy.

4
borre_m (1635) - NORWAY - NOV 5, 2016
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, slight barnyard, balanced. Taste is complex, lots of hops and brett. Barnyard, grass. Very nice balance.

4
thornecb (5874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pours hazy gold into a snifter. Frothy white head with excellent retention recedes leaving gloppy lacing. Band aid and lemon aromas. Crisp with bandaid and aspirin front to back. Lots of Brett here.

4
AirForceHops (7129) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2016
375 ml bottle purchased at Redstone Liquors, Andover for $5.35. Snifter shows a turbid bright golden color with large lasting foamy head. Aroma has bold citrus, herbs, and substantial oak influence.

The flavor profile is deep. The brettanomyces is found throughout the sip with a mild citrus hint in the middle. Rotten tropical fruit notes. The finish has a lasting oak character. The body is medium with a earthy funky yeast. The beer is tart but not sour at all. The texture is bone dry and gives me cottonmouth. The hops and freshness make this very palateable for me. Nice brew!

3.9
neongolden (1605) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
(375ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop) Pours a rather hazy dark gold with a huge pile of dense white foam that lingers well and leaves loads of lace. Aroma is tart, fruity and funky with citrus, pale stone fruit and under-ripe mango, straw, heavy barnyard, bready yeast. Flavour is slightly tart and bitter with low pale malt sweetness. White grape, citrus peels, honeydew melon, grass, Brett, light earthy funk, metallic tang in the finish. Medium bodied, smooth, moderate carbonation. Another nice Brett IPA from Crooked Stave, funkier than I recall the single hop versions being but not as distinctive a hop profile either.


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