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RATINGS: 405   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle; a dark, dull gold. Brett aroma that smelled a bit like dirty diaper (albeit I am new to Brett). Flavor was bretty, tarty and a bit hoppy. Didnt come together to well for me.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (9222) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (5187) - 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 apritif 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5eba88 (232) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 its brewery brethren? 7/4/7/3/16-17 On tap at Birreria Volo, Toronto.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1765) - Gdask, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bardzo przyjemny aromat sfermentowanych owocw. Pachnie jak dziki saison. W smaku spora goryczka, ale przyjemnie zrwnoważona 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.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
shawnmurphy (263) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - APR 15, 2017
First, I detest sour beers. If you like them, thats great, but I dont. And the place I was at tonight had this beer mislabeled on tap as an American Pale Ale with no indication of the Brett yeast. So, thats the context for my review....On tap, pours a hazy gold. Aroma: barnyard, skunky urine. Flavor: cider vinegar. Mouthfeel: light.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Tap @Labeerynt Gdansk

Nicely hoppy and funky on the nose.Lightly bodied though the high soft carbonation hides it well.Round and fruity, tasty but bit interesting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11271) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Grass, barnyard, lemon, and biscuit malt aroma. Cloudy yellow with small head. Mildly sweet lemon, biscuit malt, moderately sour Brett, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Decent but straight forward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1966) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2017
Aroma: very fruity sour. Flavour: Very sour like sour berries. A fruity sweetness and grapelike bitterness. Aftertaste is fruity sour and dry. Colour: amber with a white head. As Crooked Stave Hop Savant 7.0%

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (951) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 10, 2017
Laranja de mdia turbidez, espuma amarelada de otima formaao e persistncia. No aroma brett, laranja, pssego e lpulo em sinergia. Paladar de leve dulor e amargor. Corpo mdio e alta carbonatao. Final consistente da brett mas com sobreposio do lpulo com amargor floral. Uma obra prima misturando estilos to distintos.


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