Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.61/5 rDev +13.3%
2013 Batch 2. Opened July 2014.
A - Beautiful golden wheat body. Pure white head towers above the glass with great retention and nice lace.
S - Great nose. Well balanced brett, not overwhelming. Oak, plant stem hop character, pollen, lemon, dandelion, tool shed, and wax.
T - Wow, a lot more sour than I was expecting. Really interesting. Sour orange, pinot grigio, dry grass, banana leaf, oak, and a tangy brett finish.
M - Pretty much perfect. Well carbonated, with a fantastic medium-full body for the style.
O - Not a session brew, but a great example of what well executed brett beer can be.
07-29-2014 22:52:45 | More by vfgccp
4.15/5 rDev +2%
Pour is lightly hazed golden amber with a tight white head and a few larger bubbles. Nose is heavy citrus bret, lots of orange juice aromas an some citrusy hops. Some light notes of leathery dusty bret as well. Taste is similar, not quite as bright. The citrus is all around with dusty leathery bret in back. Light bitterness and some hop citrus with a moderate carbonation and a very light, delicate body.
07-15-2014 15:53:18 | More by cpetrone84
3.63/5 rDev -10.8%
375mL bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). 2013/ Batch 2. Served in a goblet.
Pours an opaque golden straw with four fingers of frothy pale head. The bubbles slowly recede to a cap that leaves large sheets of lace.
Smells funky. Horse blanket, sweaty barn, hay and mild citrus.
The nose wasn't lying. Hay, tart grass, sweat, dirt, lemon, peach fuzz and a hint of salt.
Light body that is highly carbonation. Finishes dry, tart and funky with citrus peel, earth and souring hay.
This is a brett bomb for sure but not offensive. I wouldn't mind trying a fresh one sometime to see if any of the hops mentioned in the name were ever apparent in the flavor.
06-24-2014 22:53:12 | More by ThickNStout
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
375ml bottle in Sam Adams glass
date: 2013/batch 2
A: a pretty beer, crystal clear, golden color, almost perfect white head, great lacing
S: Earth and citrus, a little tartness, no obvious hops
T: A wave of tartness in front followed by the classic brett funk/dirt. The hops are well hidden, there is some citrus notes (I assume from the hops, but it could be acid from the yeast).
M: Very crisp and dry, although not bone dry like some brett beers, lots of carbonation
O: Not what I was expecting, this comes across much more as a "standard" brett beer vs a 100% brett beer. The funk is much more apparent than I expected and the acidity is pretty high. I wonder if this is the brett showing its age (getting more funky) and the hops have faded. Still, this is a very good beer and very unique. I would buy this again with out hesitation, would like to find a fresher bottle to compare. Highly recommended.
06-20-2014 00:15:02 | More by wspscott
Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.