Savant Blanc
Perennial Artisan Ales

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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.48%
Ratings:
179
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 08, 2019
Added:
Jul 31, 2014
Wants:
  52
Gots:
  33
SCORE
95
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Notes: Savant Blanc is a 100% Brettanomyces fermented Belgian Blonde Ale aged for 5 months in Chardonnay barrels with Chardonel grapes. Bottle conditioned.
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4.38 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Dec 08, 2019
 
3.97 by mltobin from Connecticut on Dec 02, 2017
 
4.29 by mig100 from Texas on Sep 24, 2017
 
4.29 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jun 10, 2017
 
4 by fthegiants from California on May 01, 2017
 
4.53 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Apr 10, 2017
 
3.77 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Apr 01, 2017
 
4.21 by CSO from Illinois on Mar 22, 2017
 
4.23 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Feb 20, 2017
 
4.5 by dddddddd from Washington on Dec 28, 2016
 
4.09 by 22Blue from Kansas on Nov 19, 2016
 
4.44 by loganburgh from Michigan on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.35 by SkiBum22 from New York on Oct 26, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

perennial is on to some really net level stuff. the ones with the wine grapes always excite me, and this is one of the best going right now. there are two really impressive elements to this one, the first is the barrels. you really get the acidity and tannins of the chardonnay specifically, tons of flavor from the wood, but just as much from the wine. it cuts through the somewhat more substantial wheaty malt base perfectly, and really brings out the grape flavor in the beer too. the other amazing feature here is the brett, and while it might not seem all the way fermented down here, it has a really impressive complexity to it, notes of melon and lime, both go perfectly with the wine elements, and very drying. the beer is more turbid than blonde though, and it seems like there is still a bit of residual sugar from the fruit in this, like it might be better in a year or something, a notoriously slow worker, maybe there wasnt enough patience to let the brett complete the job. its close though, and the flavor is amazing, its just not all dropped out and cleaned up yet. i love the wood profile in the finish, smooth and sweet, a hint of honey with the fruit, and a bit of sourness as well for an all brett beer. i loved this overall, got a very earthy natural springtime vibe from it, and frankly it was gone way too quickly. i hope they keep making this one, its one of their best!

Oct 18, 2016
 
4 by Beerdudenumberone from Indiana on Oct 16, 2016
 
4.74 by beefbucket from Missouri on Sep 15, 2016
 
4 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on Sep 05, 2016
 
4.34 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on Aug 21, 2016
 
4 by Masters from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2016
 
4 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Aug 09, 2016
 
4.25 by Raziel313 from California on Jul 27, 2016
 
3.96 by Rutager from Canada (BC) on Jul 19, 2016
 
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jul 17, 2016
 
4.31 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 13, 2016
 
4.7 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2016
 
4.6 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2016
 
4.31 by nickfl from Florida on Jun 27, 2016
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jun 17, 2016
 
4.46 by uturn from Florida on Jun 16, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Slightly hazy, pale straw in color. Soft and pillowy bright white head. White wine, lemon, minerally and some funk and lacto. Tart and sour. Dry. Nicely balanced and drinkable. It's really good.

Jun 13, 2016
 
4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jun 13, 2016
 
4.43 by goblue3509 from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2016
 
4.65 by Tertullian007 from Missouri on Jun 07, 2016
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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by vfgccp from New York

Savor 2016

Jun 06, 2016
 
4.11 by billab914 from Virginia on Jun 05, 2016
 
4.26 by jaydoc from Kansas on May 26, 2016
 
4.43 by Intlpostman from California on May 24, 2016
 
4.35 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 20, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Jason from Massachusetts

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mildly hazed golden hue, thin lacing on top. Slightly vinous nose, mild tartness, wood, hint of funk, esters, floral, and peppery. Light smoothness, a little slick on the palate. Kiss of medicinal phenols, rose water, peppery alcohol, honey maltiness, wood, grape skin, and exotic fruit. Lots of layers, each sip opens up a new flavor. Simply amazing.

May 13, 2016
 
4 by BMMillsy from Florida on May 05, 2016
Savant Blanc from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 179 ratings