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Regalia | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the rustic Farmhouse-style Saisons of Southern Belgium, Regalia is brewed with barley, wheat and spelt and fermented with Brettanomyces. A sturdy malt character supports the complex array of flavors that the yeast provides, and will continue to develop over time.

Added by metter98 on 04-12-2014

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 214
Photo of DavoleBomb
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Murky orange rust color. One finger of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and a few wisps of lacing are left.

4.0 S: Very pleasant nose on this. Plenty of peppery spiciness right from the start. Earthy funkiness with grassy hay and wildflowers. Peach, apricot, pear, and apple fruitiness.

4.0 T: Again we start with big peppery spicy yeastiness. Fruits per above with more focus on apple and pear. Complex funk covering layers of earthiness, hay, dry wood, wildflowers, and some dank mustiness. Sweet upfront with a drying finish. Herbal, almost lemongrassy, aftertaste.

4.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly spritzy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Very nice beer. The spicy yeastiness mixes super well with the funky brett.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

From 375ml bottle dated 3/2015 into Pilsner glass. Semi cloudy honey color. Nice thick creamy white head like whip cream. Vigorous bubbles, champaign like. Perfect look 5.00. The betts have really left their mark on the nose. Very sour and funky 4.00. You definitely taste the sweet honey like taste of the Belgian style but then the funky slightly sour side kicks in. Has a syrupy thick sweet aftertaste that is not refressing at all. This is more of a sipper. 3.75. Overall a quality beer that puts a twist on the Belgian style. I personally think it's a little to strong and syrupy tasting for my pallet. I wish I could save the rest to try again in a few days but it looks like I'm committed to it now 4.00

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Photo of aquazr1
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing. The nose to me is mostly yeast. The taste is defiantly Belgian with a slight tartness.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perennial Regalia, Belgian-style Ale fermented with brettanomyces. 8.5% ABV. Brewed and bottled by Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO.

Clear, bright golden coloring, slim white head.

Wildness starts off the nose, some tartness, some sharpness, a hint of spice and funk. A little lemony, and a whole lot of weird.

Taste: ah! Bracing, sour, sweet, spicy, and smooth. All that and more. Moderate mouthfeel, lean body, Crisp, funky, and refreshing. Ah, delicious. Ah….mmmm. Yeah. Just delightful. Spicy, spritzy, zesty, hoppy, fresh, and yum.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with only the tiniest hint of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours a couple fingers of frothy white foam which leaves a chunky lace on the glass as it slowly dissipates. I like it.

Smell: rather sweet malt base with a strong Brett funk. The funk is nice but it masks any farmhouse quality that might have been there.

Taste: interesting funk and a sourness that was not hinted at all in the aroma. The sour quality brings a brightness and a fruitiness to the party that provide a great counterpoint to the heady sweet funk of the aroma. Again, any farmhouse character that may have been present is overshadowed by the Brett, but even so this is a pretty tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and satisfying, if ephemeral, creaminess. Works for me!

Overall: I like this beer. I was a little hesitant after smelling the aroma, but it has grown on me. Perennial rarely disappoints.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A cloudy gold pour produces a 2” cream colored foam collar that slowly descends to a thin, lacy film after 4 minutes. S: Fruit, lemon, citrus, over ripe fruit, and barnyard aromas rise from the glass. T: Tropical fruit, pineapple, and over ripe fruit are big on the palate joined by subdued malt and a moderate bitter hop accent. Lesser levels of peach and nectarine provide support. F: Has a very creamy, refined Brett texture with a medium light body, and a soft palate with very fine textured carbonation. O: A delightful saison with a fine, rich texture that drinks very easily.

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Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Handsome clear amber brew with plent of foam in the first couple of pours into the Kasteel chalice. Substantial mouthfeel with plenty of fizz. The overused word "funky" comes to mind, but this does have the classic Farmhouse taste plus a whiff of the barnyard.

The deep and rich flavor jumps right out at you. Grains and pears, with a firm, malty mellowness. The fruit has an acidic edge with a butterscotch finish. Some yeasty bitterness but the Brett flavor is not so aggressive. The fruit is quite intense, fermenting apples with an aroma of fresh straw. This is thoroughly interesting and one of the best Belgian-inspired brews I"ve had this year. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Wash.

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Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Stays effervescent, good head retention & lacing

S: Pears, slight mustiness

T: Follows the nose, white grapes & honey & dryness up front. Dryness, a little white grape & honey. Finishes dry, with a little muscadine & pear

MF: Firm carbonation & light/medium body, some warming

Drinks alright & fairly interesting, but I'm starting to get a lot of sameness from these guys. I need something different, starting to feel a little boredom coming on...

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Photo of Budlum
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden body with a bright white head that disappered a bit too fast. Nose is a lovely blend of cinnamon spice that translates directly to the flavors which are spicy and complex. The feel I lively which matches the spice. This will get much more interesting with time in the bottle.

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Photo of Moose90
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a hazy and quite foamy pale yellow color. Head does settle and there is some clarity to it. Slowly rising bubbles and some spotty lacing from the head.

S — Smells of big brett and barnyard funk, nice lemon and citrus bitterness to it as well.

T — Light notes of hay and barnyard, little bit of a tartness to it, nice enough brett representation but not real complex.

M — Light-Medium bodied, perhaps a bit thin.

O — Okay overall, unfortunately a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of brentk56
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A gusher that pours a cloudy apricot; nice head and plenty of lace

Smell: Leathery, funky and earthy, but indistinct, overall

Taste: A very unusual opening, with indistinct fruit and funk tones; in the middle, the beer gets increasingly estery, with rotting fruit and funky yeast tones; tartness and leathery tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not very pleasant to drink, the flavors are all over the place and indistinct

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Photo of draheim
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1/2 pint @ Chuck's, Seattle. Pours a hazy golden copper, minimal head.

Aroma is light grass, pear/apple, wheat malt.

Taste is spice, clove, floral Belgian yeast, earthy, citrus.

Mouthfeel is soft, a little prickly, crisp, light, medium body.

Overall a good earthy saison.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden in color with little penetration to light. A fingernail of off white with tiny tightly packed bubbles covers the rim and half of the top. The aroma is a combination of sour Brett and loads of sweet light malt. The taste is very much in line with the aroma with an acidic and slightly alcoholic finish. The mouth is dry and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of cvm4
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours an orange, somewhat amber body with a two finger eggshell head. Lacing and retention are great.

S - Abundant yeast with lemongrass and tropical fruits. Funky brett plays as part as well.

T - Funky yeast and tart brett notes dominate the taste. The flavor profile is unripe fruit. Very raw and in your face, not so much ripe. I like it.

F - Medium to light bodied with high carbonation. Has a wet finish.

O - The brett does wonders to the fruity/yeasty aspect of this beer. I'm a fan.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +3.4%

I was a little leery on this bottle since I knew Perennial had traveled along the more traditional Saison route. A nice burst of spice from the yeast that doesnt hang on the palate. Some citrus notes wipe them away a bit along with the brett notes, which again arent dominate. I wouldnt call this beer subtle, but everything pulls together really nicely

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not super impressed with this one, although i think its drinking a bit young, especially in terms of the under developed brett character, and much like some other perennial beers, this will likey improve radically with a little age. a spelt based brett saison type, murky and muted dull dried leaf color, with an extremely short lived inch of off white head. the beer settles to look almost flat, and has a lot of cloudiness. it smells and tastes about the same, more saison than brett to this thing, and the spelt gives it just a bit more body and prominent grain flavor, but its in low enough proportion to not yet be spicy in the finish or intensely bitter and earthy. its just all balanced out pretty well. my onl real critique is lack of brett character, which i hope will develop in time. there is some saison yeast type esters going on, and a clean finish for such a grain heavy brew. it could really use more carbonation, which may come along with the brett maturity, it usually does. good beer, especially for 10 bucks, probably worth picking up another and laying it down awhile.

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Photo of hagbergl
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle of Regalia at the Wine Harvest in Potomac Park, Potomac, MD on the recommendation of one of the clerks there. I've had one of Perennial's saisons before and was very impressed. Let's see how this one is. 750 mL bottle, dated 4/2014, into my Dogfish Head snifter.

Appearance (3.5/5): A brilliant burnt orange with a minimal white head that disappointingly dissipates quickly. Not much in the way of alcohol legs or lacing. The great color makes up for these other, more minor, shortcomings.

Smell (4/5): Yeast gives some grassy, lemongrass, herbal phenolic notes. Lots of tropical fruit and sweet citrus, namely orange and mango-like notes, making this one very unusual for a saison. .Juicy. Brett is also apparent in the nose and does a great job meshing with the other flavors, accenting them and at times accentuating them.

Taste (4.25/5): tart Brett notes in the front--lemon, grass, a general funk. Regalia comes back to its saison roots in the middle with a moderate bitterness, though the hop character leans strongly toward tropical fruit flavors–peach, mango, nectarine, sweet orange.. A very nice dry finish in which the yeast and phenolic, herbal flavors are the stars. Tartness of brett has faded by this point to the background. Complex and very interesting. I disagree with some of the other reviewers that this is a disjointed beer in terms of flavor profile. I quite enjoy the flow of flavors from tart to fruity hops and malt to dry, yeasty and phenolic. It works very well.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Vigorous (nearly too much) carbonation, medium-light body, very drinkable despite its high ABV. Excellent dryness in the finish that provides a nice counterpunch to juicy hops.

Overall: This is a very interesting interpretation of the saison style by Perennial. I particularly like how the Brett complements the herbal yeast and juicy/sweet hops and malt. Complexity from flavor to feel. Good stuff!

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Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Aaron for sharing this one!

Murky opaque orange, brownish around the edges. Thin layer of foam on the surface, settling to a ring around the edges of the glass.

Dried fruit aroma, indistinct apricot and currants, estery yeast.

Taste is a little messy, vague tartness, large saison yeast presence and a lingering sweetness that stops just short of being cloying. Slightly fruity and earthy, malt sweetness again. Seems like a too high temp fermentation. Brett isn't really noticeable at all yet. Seems to have potential if aged long term, but not one I'd attempt.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at Max's on 4/28/14 (from notes)

A: Light copper. Slightly cloudy. No lacing or head.

S: Slightly tart and funky.

T: Slight farmhouse funk to it that is a bit yeasty and earthy.

M: Prickly, with tiny carbonation bubbles that attack the tongue.

O: Good beer, but again not worth the high cost for a 750.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Orange body. Head is brief. Eventually gone..

Smell - Fruity aroma. Citrus. Phenolic. Mild acidity.

Taste - Phenolic yeast flavors. Grainy biscuity malt. Doughy sweet malt. Acidity builds into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with low carbonation.

Overall - Weird phenolic flavors that I didn't expect from the description.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with a certain ceremony. It's lemon or banana yellow with a pelasant haze. A creany head of white foam to op it that lasts and leaves lace. Nose is earthy and fruity. There is a whole lemon in this nose. It's not separate it's the juice, the bit of tartness and the bright zest but it's together in a way that is splendid. There is some sweet earth from yeast instead of a big bad funk and a lovely and floral that is like a touch of perfume on the air. The malt is on the nose with a bit of sweetness too and bit of bread.

Taste is elegant and refined yet friendly and drinkable. The funk brett is laid into the beer so well as to be a sweet earthiness. The lemon is profound but not too tart. It's juicy and lemony. The earth and the sweetness of the malt and the lemon peel create a musky scent as it warms. The malt keeps it on the sweeter side and there is a mild vinegar backnote. The mouthfeel is brilliant. Soft, smooth and creamy but plenty of tiny bubbles that lift it up on the palate. leaves with a lingering sweetness and a bit of funkiness and tartness combined.

This was an impeccable beer. A saison in the truest sense of the style. Without sacrificing the deep fruitiness to the brett character this one travels the palate like a wonderful but modest celebration. I loved it!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine color with one finger of off-white head.

Aroma of tangerine, lemon, earthy yeast, and herbal notes.

The taste led with lemon, yeast, and herbal notes.

Medium bodied and dry with a lighter carbonation.

A delicious Farmhouse Ale from the folks at Perennial.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perennial snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy orangey golden yellow color with a nice white quarter inch head. HEad recedes pretty quickly to a frothy film and down to a ring around the glass.

Aroma starts with yeasty esters up first. Notes of sweetness particularly fruit juice notes of apple juice and pear. There is some slight tartness in the aroma and very very mild funk. Im surprised its not more funky since its brewed with Brett. Sweetness and malt dominates the nose with some slight notes of honey as well.

Flavor is quite faithful to the nose. Notes of fruit juice sweetness dominate. Pear especially. Notes of yeasty esters and sugary sweetness. Even some hints of clove. Somewhat similar to a Tripel in my mind. There are then some more earthy yeast notes that appear to be a bit funkier but are still dominated by the sweetness of the malts. More notes of ripe pear and sweet delicious apple are present. Nice crisp and carbonated with some mild heat from the 8% ABV.

Perennial is on top of their game. Their new brewers are stepping up quickly and deliciously. I wish this brew had more funk but regardless it is a delicious brew.

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