Savant Beersel - Perennial Artisan Ales

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87
very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 134
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 46
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: birchstick on 05-04-2012

100% Brettanomyces-fermented ale aged on Missouri wine grapes.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 134
Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Perennial brew and I must state that I am impressed. The appearance was a ruby red color with a slight bubbly head topping off the glass. The aroma was the sour vinegary note that typifies the American wild ale style. It smelled like a sour. In the initial taste, one detects dry grape but little sweetness. It seems as though they used the grape skin but not the grape. I enjoy drier sours, but this may not be for everybody. The drier sour notes evolve to dominance in the aftertaste. The carbonation allows the taste to linger which is a generous aspect of the beer. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer though probably a bit too pricey. (655 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dirty brown. has this bit of clearness with a muddy mess. looks nice. lacks head from pour, otherwise nice.

light grape, comes off as a white grape. fairly fresh. slight vinegar tones with a slightly oaky and funkiness.

light sourness, maybe a hint of tartness up front. as it fades, the grape flavor emerges and brings out the life in this. some light brown ale through the finish with a lingering funk. aftertaste is grape.

mild carbonation, but smooth. dry finish.

overall, this is good. would maybe like a bit more grape. i would not sit on this as once the grape fades, the complexity of this will fade. drink now IMO, would drink this again. drinks easily. (675 characters)

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, there was a thin layer of white foam that faded after a couple minutes, leaving behind a broken surface skim and minimal collar of lacing. Color is a deep saturated russet reddish-orange. A ring of stray bubbles remains in the glass.

Funky and acidic aroma, Brett comes through with some farmy notes, as well as wet wood, acidic fruit. Barrel character lends some complexity, vanilla and woody aromas.

Pleasantly tart and rounded, lingering fruity vinous notes, moderate acidity that is balanced well by a tiny bit of sweetness upfront and dry tannic notes in the finish. Cherry pit and almond, tart and dry. Medium bodied and spritzy, creamy and slightly vinous. Stylistically it resembles a Flanders Oud Bruin. (741 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours ruby red with a small off-white head. Slight retention and lacing.

Grapes assert themselves boldly in the aroma. A lot of brett funky, oak and vinous smells too. A little bit tannic.

Vinous notes come out even more in the flavor and it's not quite as tart as the aromas indicate. In addition to the grapes there is a lot of funky brett, oak and tannins. Finishes dry with good drying sensation from the oak. Enough tartness here to stand out, but more funky than tart.

Medium bodied. Finishes dry on the palate. Alcohol very well hidden. Would have only pegged this one as a 5-6%

Definitely want to seek out another bottle of this to age. This would be another one to switch over wine loving friends. Lots of fresh grapes and tannic vinous qualities along with funky yet restrained brett. Perennial seems to be dialing in their bottle program as this is the first sour of theirs I've had that approaching how much I've liked their stuff on draft. (958 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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