Regalia - Perennial Artisan Ales
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4.16/5 rDev +10.6%
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!
06-10-2014 01:27:47 | More by hagbergl
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
05-09-2014 16:31:52 | More by Alieniloquium
3.63/5 rDev -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.
05-12-2014 07:56:26 | More by gillagorilla
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
05-19-2014 03:54:18 | More by emerge077
Regalia from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.