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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%


Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010)
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Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 83 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by boralyl:
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boralyl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours an inch of off-white creamy head with good legs and leaving plenty of lacing. The beer is clear and medium copper in color.

S - The aroma wasn't as powerful as I expected. Even as it warmed it only became slightly more prominent. Floral and fruity notes and a little bit of spiciness are present.

M - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation.

T - The taste is equal parts floral and fruity with each component competing with the other for dominance. The malt presence is pretty minimal, just a little sweetness, allowing the hops to showcase themselves. There is an earthy bitterness in the finish.

A pretty good beer, as a homebrewer it's great to get to be able to learn about new hop varieties though tasting and smelling.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 05:55:50 | More by boralyl
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DanE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-13-2014 19:46:41 | More by DanE
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-13-2014 14:25:10 | More by petermethot
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Mikexw

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2014 12:57:24 | More by Mikexw
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-04-2014 21:48:16 | More by jodybrutal
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-04-2014 03:04:49 | More by millerbuffoon
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-29-2014 02:36:41 | More by Niceroad77
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2014 15:41:33 | More by RobertJBeer
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2014 17:46:21 | More by Aggro
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-22-2014 19:25:26 | More by Kylemif
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-21-2014 17:03:47 | More by PaBeerLover
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-20-2014 18:45:16 | More by Eighty
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utopiajane

New York

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange color, cloudy and with a dark melon like hue from deep within it. Fat creamy head of khaki foam that left plenty of clinging lace. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Light fresh orange on passion fruit. No pine in the nose until it warmed a bit then it was earthy pine needles. A beautiful scent of brown sugar for malt. Taste is outrageously good. The fruits are juicy and a bit tart too so they fully engage the palate. The earthy pine is light and the the malt becomes a soft light caramel. The body approaches medium but stays light. There's a bit of sticky resin at the back to coat the throat and leaves a bitter that starts soft and then increases in intensity after the swallow. Lingering after tatse of caramel, sweet fruit and pine needles. Brilliant beer.

I loved this beer. This had a sensual caramel that stayed generally light but was like a ribbon underneath this beer. The fruit was bountiful and the bitter started soft and then became a bit stronger as it lingered.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 14:25:41 | More by utopiajane
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-08-2014 03:58:00 | More by MikeRice1969
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2014 00:28:38 | More by IdrinkGas
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Safsel1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-03-2014 03:27:09 | More by Safsel1
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-25-2014 22:26:24 | More by Dhamma73
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Thads324

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely orange color. A tad bit hazy with thin off white head and butt tons of lacing in stripes around the glass.
Heavy aromas of pine and bitter citrus peel. Grapefruit, mandarin and lime zest abound. Some sweetness underlying but not discernible.
Flavor goes right along with aromas. Zesty pine needles, earth leaves, big lime and grapefruit bitterness everywhere. Great sticky dankness in the finish, lovely dank after taste.
Heavier side of medium bodied. Sticky marijuana like finish that sits on the tongue. Very drinkable.

Awesome stuff, enough said

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 22:24:15 | More by Thads324
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

2.25/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I absolutely love Elysian Spacedust but this savant is not doing it for me. Smells of strong banana esters. Its bitter, the hops are not aromatic enough, and its doesn't even seem balanced with the malt. I tried eating to cleanse my palate, didn't help. Not an enjoyable beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:04:54 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-22-2014 18:35:23 | More by Furley80
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Micros32

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-17-2014 08:18:06 | More by Micros32
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2014 21:15:32 | More by ColForbinBC
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-12-2014 22:45:20 | More by mikeburd1128
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WDJersey

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-12-2014 04:30:06 | More by WDJersey
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freeeekyyy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-11-2014 22:46:56 | More by freeeekyyy
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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.