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Regalia - Perennial Artisan Ales

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very good

18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 182
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: metter98 on 04-12-2014

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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. (360 characters)

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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. (587 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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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! (1,938 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oddly a touch sweet for a Brett saison. (39 characters)

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3.6/5  rDev -7%
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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. (389 characters)

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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... (529 characters)

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Regalia from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.