Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
3.8 | pDev: 8.42%
Jul 07, 2020
Apr 12, 2014
Very Good
Notes: 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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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a brownish / orange color and an extremely cloudy consistency. There was a massive, fluffy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A pretty nice aroma of citrus fruit, yeast, barnyard funk, spices, and a grassy quality.

T: Tasted of a decent bit of the standard saison barnyard funk (not overdone), some citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), a little bit of the grassy quality (mostly in the finish; not a big factor), a fair amount of pepper (more up front than anywhere), and lot of Belgian-style yeast (present throughout). This is a well-balanced, focused flavor. Pretty tasty.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a fairly sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, a well done, easy to drink beer. Worth a try.
Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Apr 07, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by lanciloti from Illinois

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by tommy5 from Michigan

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by ckollias from Maryland

May 13, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by mush from Illinois

Jan 05, 2017
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very good!!! Pours a clear, bright gold color with a huge creamy and bubbly white head. Head retention is very good and there are scattered, small patches of lacing. Good aroma of lemon zest, Belgian yeast and lots of funk. Taste is more of the same except stronger and better. There is plenty of musty, barnyard funk to go along with the lemon and tart, yeasty taste. There is also some peppery spicing that adds to the rich mouthfeel. I have had a few really good American Saisons. This is one of them
Dec 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Pray_For_Mojo from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cellared 2 years, 4 months.

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: amber colored with orange hues. The head is a very dense and rocky light-tan that lasts indefinitely.

Aroma: Brett funk with sweet malt that is quite noticeable. The aroma contains apples and an earthiness like wet wood. This beer conjures memories of Normandy and Calvados.

Flavor: the Brett dominates the flavor, but the malt plays a close second. The malt is quite sweet, but by no means cloying. The Brett and malt sweetness are well balanced. This is what I envision a farmhouse beer to be - rather than using "farmhouse" synonymously with Saison.

Mouthfeel: light-medium, but seemingly light considering the beer's 8.5% abv. Nothing spectacular, but no flaws either.

Overall: much better than expected. The Brett is the headliner in this beer and provides a rustic funk. I'd like to try this beer alongside a fresh version to see how the Brett has developed. This is a buy-again, and would certainly be a worthwhile entry in a Brett flight.
Dec 03, 2016
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Reviewed by umustdrink from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
In an attempt to coax out some more brett character, I cellared this for 15 months prior to drinking. Of course I had the glass ready when I pried the cap off.

Look - Pale orange color, mountainous foam.

Smell - Lemon, pepper, grass, funk. It hits you right in the back of the nose.

Taste - Mild hit of pepper up front, creamy in the middle, lingering funky aftertaste. Most of the flavor of this beer happens in the aftertaste. More lemon came through as it warmed.

Mouthfeel - Feels a bit on the heavy side at times, borderline slick. Lots of carbonation though, and the finish is very dry.

Overall - As we all (should) know by now, a 100% brett fermentation does not produce a huge funky sour. This is just a nice simple saison.
Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This one was just ok. It had a really nice mouthfeel with perfect carbonation, but the flavor was just a little basic. It didn't have a lot of big tartness, and was very mild.
Jun 09, 2016
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Reviewed by DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Murky orange rust color. One finger of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and a few wisps of lacing are left.

4.0 S: Very pleasant nose on this. Plenty of peppery spiciness right from the start. Earthy funkiness with grassy hay and wildflowers. Peach, apricot, pear, and apple fruitiness.

4.0 T: Again we start with big peppery spicy yeastiness. Fruits per above with more focus on apple and pear. Complex funk covering layers of earthiness, hay, dry wood, wildflowers, and some dank mustiness. Sweet upfront with a drying finish. Herbal, almost lemongrassy, aftertaste.

4.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly spritzy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Very nice beer. The spicy yeastiness mixes super well with the funky brett.
Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Mar 23, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Beernoobie from California

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by 2GOOFY from California

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by frasergrove from California

Jan 25, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jan 07, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Jan 04, 2016
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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4
From 375ml bottle dated 3/2015 into Pilsner glass. Semi cloudy honey color. Nice thick creamy white head like whip cream. Vigorous bubbles, champaign like. Perfect look 5.00. The betts have really left their mark on the nose. Very sour and funky 4.00. You definitely taste the sweet honey like taste of the Belgian style but then the funky slightly sour side kicks in. Has a syrupy thick sweet aftertaste that is not refressing at all. This is more of a sipper. 3.75. Overall a quality beer that puts a twist on the Belgian style. I personally think it's a little to strong and syrupy tasting for my pallet. I wish I could save the rest to try again in a few days but it looks like I'm committed to it now 4.00
Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by Dirtyhands from Maryland

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by JohnCassillo from California

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by suckaj from Florida

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by Wowcoolman from California

Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Eaglefan344 from Missouri

Nov 14, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2015
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Reviewed by aquazr1 from California

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing. The nose to me is mostly yeast. The taste is defiantly Belgian with a slight tartness.
Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 3.13 by user785335 from Florida

Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by LoveStout from New York

Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 3.09 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Oct 16, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 16, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by barleywin from Missouri

Oct 10, 2015
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Perennial Regalia, Belgian-style Ale fermented with brettanomyces. 8.5% ABV. Brewed and bottled by Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO.

Clear, bright golden coloring, slim white head.

Wildness starts off the nose, some tartness, some sharpness, a hint of spice and funk. A little lemony, and a whole lot of weird.

Taste: ah! Bracing, sour, sweet, spicy, and smooth. All that and more. Moderate mouthfeel, lean body, Crisp, funky, and refreshing. Ah, delicious. Ah….mmmm. Yeah. Just delightful. Spicy, spritzy, zesty, hoppy, fresh, and yum.
Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Sep 28, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by Zaphog from Michigan

Sep 18, 2015
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with only the tiniest hint of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours a couple fingers of frothy white foam which leaves a chunky lace on the glass as it slowly dissipates. I like it.

Smell: rather sweet malt base with a strong Brett funk. The funk is nice but it masks any farmhouse quality that might have been there.

Taste: interesting funk and a sourness that was not hinted at all in the aroma. The sour quality brings a brightness and a fruitiness to the party that provide a great counterpoint to the heady sweet funk of the aroma. Again, any farmhouse character that may have been present is overshadowed by the Brett, but even so this is a pretty tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and satisfying, if ephemeral, creaminess. Works for me!

Overall: I like this beer. I was a little hesitant after smelling the aroma, but it has grown on me. Perennial rarely disappoints.
Sep 06, 2015
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