Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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very good

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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:
Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010)
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2/5  rDev -47.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of RollBounce
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had during my Nelson Sauvin tasting at easter dinner paired with goat cheese and spinich with grapefruit vinaigrette.
bronze ambers color with little laceing and very little head. quite tropical and light on the nelson hop taste as the great now feel with malt peanut butter and hint of tropical with a slight dryness. overall not a bad beer considering its only a 6-percent.

Photo of skipxtracer
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured golden orange color. Small head with tiny bubbles. Incredibly intense tropical pineapple passion fruit nose and taste. Can all this tropical nose and taste really just be coming from the Nelson sauvin hops. Bitter finish. Not sweet but very fruity.

Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ADZA
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a blood orange non see through hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is fruit punch,kiwi fruit and sweet malts,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft moderate carbonation and has tastes of fruit punch,sweet caramel,berries and finished with a grassy herbal bitterness and overall yeah it ain't nothing out of this wilts and didn't move me so I won't be back cheers.

Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of utopiajane
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of MikeRice1969
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Safsel1
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Thads324
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
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

Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.