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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010

Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/8/14. Bomber served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Savant is a clear golden amber color with thick white head. It has both good retention and lacing.

Aroma is hoppy and a little sweet with a unique citrus character.

Flavor is also unique with what seems to be an unusal blend of hop varieties. There's the familiar citrus and pine but also some more savory flavor as well. Bitterness is balanced with caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with good balance for the style.

Overall an interesting take on the IPA but not my favorite.

Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandJMD
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Salemjeff
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4/4.25/3.75/3.75/4
Bottled 12/8
Pours a deep opaque orange/amber with a good finger and a half of foam with an inconsistent consistency bringing large soapy bubbles in parts and a satiny thin eggwhite veneer at others. All ind of khaki/almond meat off-white. Decent retention, good lacing.

Nose begins with massive tropical fruits: melons and papaya. Some sweet caramel malts supporting, but primarily juicy/fruity.

Flavour starts off in the same vein. Kicks off with tropical fruits and citrus before taking a decidedly pith and pine bitter turn. This is all well and fine, but the third act kind of kills it for me. It becomes kind of yeasty and bread/dough/maybe a bit of biscuit malts that just dominate the last bit before the finish itself is lastingly pithy bitter.
Moderate carbonation and a medium body suit this well enough, and the lasting bitter finish will please the hop heads, but that malty/yeasty character in the back nine cause problems for me. Crisp and clean and quite enjoyable overall, just that one note holds back what in my opinion could be fantastic to just good. YMMV

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantal
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of LouZ
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LoganMc
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Treb0R
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mabermud
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of flyingPharmacist
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Wrex68
3.64/5  rDev -5%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

Orangey amber color with a modest foam in the Kasteel chalice. Pleasantly lively in the mouth. Medium body and rather malty with a sweet background like a DIPA.

Fruity like orange juice with a bitter aftertaste. A toasty, dark flavor along with the bright fruit. Fairly sharp on the tongue. Aromas of honeysuckle and papaya.

This is a clean and perky brew, but quite bitter. The sweet mango and citrus flavors are rich and this seems stronger than it actually is. Not a bad big-hop brew.
3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.25

Photo of Dogleg
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.