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Regalia | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews by Monkeyknife:
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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine color with one finger of off-white head.

Aroma of tangerine, lemon, earthy yeast, and herbal notes.

The taste led with lemon, yeast, and herbal notes.

Medium bodied and dry with a lighter carbonation.

A delicious Farmhouse Ale from the folks at Perennial.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Guden
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of aquazr1
3.89/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of gibgink
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden in color with little penetration to light. A fingernail of off white with tiny tightly packed bubbles covers the rim and half of the top. The aroma is a combination of sour Brett and loads of sweet light malt. The taste is very much in line with the aroma with an acidic and slightly alcoholic finish. The mouth is dry and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A cloudy gold pour produces a 2” cream colored foam collar that slowly descends to a thin, lacy film after 4 minutes. S: Fruit, lemon, citrus, over ripe fruit, and barnyard aromas rise from the glass. T: Tropical fruit, pineapple, and over ripe fruit are big on the palate joined by subdued malt and a moderate bitter hop accent. Lesser levels of peach and nectarine provide support. F: Has a very creamy, refined Brett texture with a medium light body, and a soft palate with very fine textured carbonation. O: A delightful saison with a fine, rich texture that drinks very easily.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hagbergl
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle of Regalia at the Wine Harvest in Potomac Park, Potomac, MD on the recommendation of one of the clerks there. I've had one of Perennial's saisons before and was very impressed. Let's see how this one is. 750 mL bottle, dated 4/2014, into my Dogfish Head snifter.

Appearance (3.5/5): A brilliant burnt orange with a minimal white head that disappointingly dissipates quickly. Not much in the way of alcohol legs or lacing. The great color makes up for these other, more minor, shortcomings.

Smell (4/5): Yeast gives some grassy, lemongrass, herbal phenolic notes. Lots of tropical fruit and sweet citrus, namely orange and mango-like notes, making this one very unusual for a saison. .Juicy. Brett is also apparent in the nose and does a great job meshing with the other flavors, accenting them and at times accentuating them.

Taste (4.25/5): tart Brett notes in the front--lemon, grass, a general funk. Regalia comes back to its saison roots in the middle with a moderate bitterness, though the hop character leans strongly toward tropical fruit flavors–peach, mango, nectarine, sweet orange.. A very nice dry finish in which the yeast and phenolic, herbal flavors are the stars. Tartness of brett has faded by this point to the background. Complex and very interesting. I disagree with some of the other reviewers that this is a disjointed beer in terms of flavor profile. I quite enjoy the flow of flavors from tart to fruity hops and malt to dry, yeasty and phenolic. It works very well.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Vigorous (nearly too much) carbonation, medium-light body, very drinkable despite its high ABV. Excellent dryness in the finish that provides a nice counterpunch to juicy hops.

Overall: This is a very interesting interpretation of the saison style by Perennial. I particularly like how the Brett complements the herbal yeast and juicy/sweet hops and malt. Complexity from flavor to feel. Good stuff!

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of McMatt7
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of KensWorld
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
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

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Photo of Bugs318
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oddly a touch sweet for a Brett saison.

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Photo of Beernoobie
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of markcp
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Orange body. Head is brief. Eventually gone..

Smell - Fruity aroma. Citrus. Phenolic. Mild acidity.

Taste - Phenolic yeast flavors. Grainy biscuity malt. Doughy sweet malt. Acidity builds into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with low carbonation.

Overall - Weird phenolic flavors that I didn't expect from the description.

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Regalia from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.89 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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