Dual Artisanship - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mendvicdog on 04-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Red saison fermented with a blend of ale yeast and Brett and dry-hopped with Centennial and Simcoe.
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Photo of Franziskaner
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light copper color with a fair amount of haziness. There's a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering nearly all of the top. Brussels lacing. The aroma is Brett with some earthy hops intermingling. The flavor is a very nice balance of tart Brett and tropical hops with notes of passion fruit and pineapple. The mouth is crisp, dry, and moderately carbonated.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. A little hazy with a medium white head.

Smell - Grapefruit hop aromas. A lot of brett. Toasty malt and some caramel sugars.

Taste - Light tang from the brett. Grapefruit hop. Bready and toasty malts. Caramel sweetness before a tart bretty finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a light tartness.

Overall - Very tasty. Brett lends a nice dynamic.

Photo of emerge077
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost my review... sigh.
Thanks to Aaron for sharing!

Murky brownish pond water appearance with a thin film on the surface. Not the best looking beer.

Aroma was earthy and Brett yeast driven, smelled like topsoil and tulips. Where are the hops?

Taste was bitter and tangy with a certain level of yeast complexity. Felt sort of odd, like drinking potpourri. Overall this isn't something i'd seek out again , though I love Prairie and Perennial.

Photo of fourstringer
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Bottled 10/2014.

A: Hazy, golden yellow-brown body. 1 finger of dense off-white head. Good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Musty brett, grass, hay. Lemon, lighter grapefruit. Touches of pine, peach, mango. Juicy and funky.

T: Earth and spice up front with parallel development of pale malt notes and American-style hops. Finishes rather dry. Alcohol presence is light. Lingering pine, grapefruit pulp bitterness and a bit of brett in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate, smooth carbonation with a light to medium body. Easy on the palate, if not a touch thinner feel than I think it merits.

O: Well balanced and good drinkability. The fruity hops and brett-fueled funk blend surprisingly well. Nice outing.


Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast. There are also some hints of funk in the back end.
T: The taste seems to be more balanced and has bright flavors of tropical fruits along with notes of Belgian yeast and spices.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison is very interesting as it combines flavors of tropical fruits from the hops along with spices and Belgian notes form the yeast.

Serving type: on-tap

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice subtle brett character with a whole lot of hops. Not so much the tropical or piney hops, but a great balanced hop profile not dissimilar from a refined pils. Underrated beer IMHO

Photo of rand
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, earthy and leathery, but it's got a strangely watery mouthfeel. Short, slightly citrusy finish.

On tap at Bottlecraft, poured into tulip glass

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is odd, but flavor is really nice. Strong hop presence to accompany the funk.

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Brett bomb. Some fruity alcohol esters. Dry finish. As it starts to warms up, it really becomes enjoyable.

Photo of sjccmd
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy light amber/orange with a creamy white head. Good lacing, medium carbonation.

Smells is quite nice. Citrus, tropical fruits with earthy funky brett. Like an amped up Orval. Grapefruit and pineapple along with honey. Nice mingling of hops and brett.

Taste follows the nose with some pithy hop bitterness. Mango and citrus. Grapefruit peel. Solid amount of funk, but not overwhelming. Hop bitterness builds throughout.

Medium carbonation with a slick body. Somewhat tannic. Some sweetness remains in the finish.

Nice complexity, but bitterness and some residual sweetness affects drinkability.

Photo of Tone
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of wheat, pale malt, slight sweet malt, biscuit, caramel malt, hint of black pepper, slight yeast, hint of alcohol, and a hint of citrus. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Tastes of floral hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, slight clove, slight yeast, hint of citrus hops, and slight lavender. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

Photo of cvm4
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a hazy amber/orange body with an off-white one finger head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

S - Citrus fruits (grapefruit), orange peel, grassy and an earthy funk.

T - Bitter, nice tropical citrus hops and a good amount of funk. A sour lingers all over, but not overpowering. There's a sweetness on the end I can't quite pin down.

F - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Slick body and easy to drink with a wet finish.

O - Nice collaboration here. Nothing earth shattering, but I dig it.

Photo of draheim
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear coppery straw color w/ a thin white head, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is is fruity and light: apple, pear, some fresh-cut grass, a hint of spice.

Taste is earthy and a touch funky. More apple and pear, a bit of minerally coarse grain. Touch of citrus.

Mouthfeel is reasonably light, almost spritzy. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall a nice Brett saison, but falls a bit short compared to a few others.

Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich amber color with an abundance of foam and lacing in the Ciney snifter. Pleasant mouthful of carbonation. This even smells like Brett, an inviting fresh yeasty aroma with a hoppy note.

A light, dry fruity flavor, like pear cider but the Saison taste is unmistakable. The Brett adds that delightful funk without any sourness. A textbook example of a decent Saison. A little murky after some sips. The bitter yeasty finish edges up as well.

Highly drinkable stuff. This should be in cans for ten bucks a sixer instead of the pretentious packaging. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of Zach136
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/2014 - Enjoyed 6/12/15

Appearance: Muddy deep brown. Rocky white head, fine lacing.

Aroma: Medium citrus-tropical hop aroma up funk with a touch of acetone.

Flavor: Hops have faded a bit. Nutty malt character with a hint of dark fruit. More traditional horsey brett funk. Still a touch of that acetone, but seems to faded as I taste more.

Mouthfeel: Nice and dry.

Photo of TubaManJack
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Hopleaf-

Semistill orange-red body with a pillow head. A split headed aroma with a strong dry hop head and a barnyard dirt base. It is quite interesting but there isn't any malt in the nose. The taste was again split headed between bitter and tangy against farmhouse yeast strains. It seems to be fighting against itself with various levels of success.

Not quite my favorite collaboration brew. You might be wise to pass on this, but support each brewery individual.

Photo of Andrew041180
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler - I get the feeling that it had lost a bit of its carbonation. Poured an amber red with very little head. Aroma was good. Flavor improved as the beer warmed. The sweet spot for me was the second 10 ounce glass. After that the carbonation faded further. I liked how clean and mildly tart this beer was. It was very refreshing after shoveling all day.

Photo of rain_dog
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The brettanomyces where present right away, the hops were a bit too subtle for me. But, overall, a great beer.

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated from 07/2014 served in a pint glass at a bit above cellar temps.

Appearance: turbid dark gold with tons of head. Kinda ugly.

Nose: farmhouse Belgian funk, Brett character, apples, pears, spicy hops character

Taste: tropical, heavy on the funky Brett notes, almost too funky for me, wet hay, mild sweetness, classic Belgian yeast character under the Brett punch to the palate, initially good carbonation but it fades quickly, the dry hoping has faded to a saint wiff and taste of hops for balance but I think it would have been more hops- less Brett when fresh.

Overall: for those out there looking to see what Brett is all about, look no further. Great beer for those who are looking for something outside of the normal West coast IPA scene. I hate the look, love the taste. Any longer in the cellar and this get would be overrun with Brett character and leave nothing left of the beautiful farmhouse ale underneath.

Photo of Stevedore
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass 12/28/14.

A- Medium golden-orange body. Two finger white head, nice lacing, good longevity and retention.

S- Grapefruits, caramel, straw, leathery Brettanomyces funk, toasted malts.

F- Lemon zest, grapefruit, a bit of resin, bread, toasted malt, caramel, leather, mild funk.

M- Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation. Plenty of flavour, mild leathery flavour on the backend.

O- Pretty solid saison with nice dry-hopped grapefruit notes.

Final score: 3.70

Photo of craft_shannie
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tasty, but extremely yeasty & carbonated. uncomfortably so, for me.

Photo of mothman
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Lots of brett and malt. So much brett funk. Earthy and spicy. Dry.tannins.

Photo of argock
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Bottled 10/2014 on side of label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dusky gold-amber, not really red, with healthy 1-finger of off-white head settling on top to leave a lot of craggy lacing

S: Heavy Brett aroma which unfortunately covers up some of the dry-hopping aromas. Bit of fruitiness an mild phenolic yeast esters.

T: Brett is less dominating but still strong throughout a flavor profile littered with phenolic vs citrus hops and fruitiness. The phenolics win which make this little bit less interesting. As the beer warms, more tannins come through and really emphasizes the earthy flavors.

M: Fairly dry finish with medium body and spritzy carbonation.

O: Kind of fits in mid pack -- it strikes me as a beer that needs a different balance of Brett to hoppiness -- I would vote for less Brett, more hoppiness -- to really hit the mark and distinguish itself from the best I've had from the American saison style (Saison Brett, Tank 7, Off Color Apex Predator).

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perennial wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice rusty orange hue. Hazy with a nice half inch off-white head that recedes quickly.

Aroma starts off with tropical and citrusy hop notes followed by some nice Brett funk. Malty, grain sweetness can be perceived in the nose as well. The hops are juicy and blend well with the funk.

Flavor starts off with the juicy hop notes. A nice bretty funk and mild tartness that is finished with a nice caramel grain note. Finish is dry and has that nice hoppy kick with a slight funky sharpness.

Photo of kkleu357
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw body with a small white head. Funky hoppy earthy aroma. Funky fruity taste. Some earthy tones. Interesting.

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