Savant Beersel - Perennial Artisan Ales
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4.11/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured into a New Belgium stemmed snifter: Nice bright amber with orange highlights, big island of thin head with an active collar, lots of little nucleation bubbles rushing to the surface.
Smell is pretty tart, with some cherry, red wine, oak, green apple.
Taste is sweeter than I expected, with the afore-mentioned flavors from the aroma plus a pineapple juice note backing it up & smoothing it out. Still a bracing tartness plus a little sweet tea character. Just when you think it's going to tip into lambic territory, that sweet tropical fruit picks it up & gives it some balance. A little melon in there, too.
Crisp, snappy mouthfeel with some tannins & that sweet flavor/feel giving it just a little lubrication. Now think I think about it, a little booze warmth as well.
Not sure what I expected, but it wasn't quite this. Very good, I like that kind of hidden note of sweetness to give it some legs.
08-03-2013 22:00:08 | More by OneDropSoup
4.28/5 rDev +7%
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.
07-07-2013 00:42:55 | More by emerge077
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
07-05-2013 21:42:06 | More by JohnnyHopps
Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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