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Savant Beersel - Perennial Artisan Ales

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 43
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
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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.
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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 19
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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 4/2013.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and quite easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Tim.

An amber-orange color with a tall off-white head. A really nice funk to the nose that picks up as the beer warms. Lemon zest and strong lactic tartness with a lot of wine and grape character. A fair amount of oak/barrel, too. The flavor is lactic and tart with a lot of wine flavor. Moderate funk, mostly grassy with a bit of hay. I enjoyed this one.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.28/5  rDev +7%
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.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, caramel color with a pink tint. It had a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sour tartness with good grape notes.

T - Good sour grape flavor with a touch of spicy yeast and some funky, phenolic flavors.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a touch of pucker-quality. A medium bodied ale with some sneaky ABV.

O - This is a really good sour ale. Love the Bret character that come through.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Thanks to homebrew311 and Bellabananas for sharing this bottle!

Regardless of what follows these words, I'm still trying to figure out what this beer is a savant toward (or whatever the appropriate preposition is for that...)... This stuff pours a hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light brett funk, light white grapes, light tannic grapes, clove, and light berries. The taste holds notes of tart red wine, tart berries, and Welch's grape juice. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly sticky finish. Overall, a tasty little sour, for sure. 'Nuff said.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this both from the bottle as well as on-tap. The draft version was superior, so I'll go mainly from that. Consumed at Foutainhead, out of a tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving thin white foam settles to a collar, a few wisps, and no lace. Murky cidery-like body.

S - A mix of vinous and sweet grapes, oak, sweet malts, tropical brett notes, and some mild lactic and blue cheese flavors. The bottle unfortunately suffers from some sulfurous diapers, but thankfully that flavor isn't present from the keg. Bottle shock perhaps?

T - Lots of grapeskins, sweet white grape juice, light malt, mild sourness, oak, and a slightly salty note? Some stone fruits and candy-like sweetness - mildly evocative of sweet tarts. Fairly consistent from bottle to draft, with more tartness on-tap.

M - Medium-full body, very dry with plenty of tannic grapeskins, no alcohol, moderate acidity and pucker. Carbonation is low in the bottles, but medium on-tap.

D - The bottles remind me a little of Oui Oui, complete with the heavy wine character and sulfurous aroma. I'd consider giving the bottles a few months to see if it carbs up and loses the sulfur. However, it's quite nice on-tap.

It's a low A- on-tap, but more of a low B+ out of the bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Thanks for sharing!

A: Dark orange with a fast fading white head.

S: Grape skin and flesh, lots of oak, dark cherry, and plum. Barnyard blends with leather and earth. The grape becomes much stronger with warming.

T: Tastes like a grape SweeTart. Lots of plum and dark cherry. Firm lactic sourness with dusty grape skins and a firm tartness. The sweet-tart combination is mouth-watering. Oak accompanies leather, salt, and mild barnyard character as well as a sugary sweetness. Mild acetic and citric acidity throughout.

M: Lower medium body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: Quite good. Not rife with harsh acids like most American sours and it has a nice grape flavor with adequate complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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