Regalia
Perennial Artisan Ales

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.36%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
223
From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  28
SCORE
86
Very Good
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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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Reviews by djrn2:
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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

djrn2 from New Jersey, Oct 18, 2015
More User Reviews:
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Handsome clear amber brew with plent of foam in the first couple of pours into the Kasteel chalice. Substantial mouthfeel with plenty of fizz. The overused word "funky" comes to mind, but this does have the classic Farmhouse taste plus a whiff of the barnyard.

The deep and rich flavor jumps right out at you. Grains and pears, with a firm, malty mellowness. The fruit has an acidic edge with a butterscotch finish. Some yeasty bitterness but the Brett flavor is not so aggressive. The fruit is quite intense, fermenting apples with an aroma of fresh straw. This is thoroughly interesting and one of the best Belgian-inspired brews I"ve had this year. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Wash.

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mactrail from Washington, Aug 20, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

djhowell from Wisconsin, Apr 28, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Dreadnaught33 from District of Columbia, May 15, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

maz from Illinois, May 08, 2015
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Daniellobo from District of Columbia, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

krome from Illinois, May 26, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
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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hagbergl from Maryland, Jun 10, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

psdonnelly from Alabama, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

FreshHawk from Illinois, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

AlexFields from Tennessee, Jun 09, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, Jun 18, 2015
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ystazi from Illinois, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

aasher from Indiana, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Gobzilla from California, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

tdmccarthy from Illinois, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

twenty5 from Pennsylvania, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

user785335 from Florida, Oct 21, 2015
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bsuedekum from Missouri, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

ShanePB from Pennsylvania, Sep 02, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1/2 pint @ Chuck's, Seattle. Pours a hazy golden copper, minimal head.

Aroma is light grass, pear/apple, wheat malt.

Taste is spice, clove, floral Belgian yeast, earthy, citrus.

Mouthfeel is soft, a little prickly, crisp, light, medium body.

Overall a good earthy saison.

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draheim from Washington, Jun 20, 2015
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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wowcoolman from California, Nov 22, 2015
Regalia from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 223 ratings