Fresh Hop Red Saison | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hooliganlife on 10-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Madjr
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jmvecchio1
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery into tulip.

A - Pours an orange/red color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Solid dose of hops, very crisp, touch of malts, perhaps the slightest notes of the Perennial yeast, but only since I was told it's in there.

T - Crisp hoppy profile, slight sweet bready malts, some citrus in there as well. I can't quite pick out the house yeast, but I don't mind at all, seeing as how excellent the hops are.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation, clean finish.

O - A nice take on a fresh hop red with the mix of the Perennial yeast in there. Cool idea. I think the hops pretty much dominate the beer, which isn't a problem to me. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of earitt
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goblet at Fountainhead, during the "It Might Get Wet" fresh hop draft event. A new brewery is always nice to try. In this case, it's from a former Half Acre brewer, Phil Wymore (of Magnus, Ginger Twin, Big Hugs, and Double Daisy fame).

Small 10 oz. goblet or orangey saison, slightly hazy, though it could still be seen through in the light. Visible carbonation, thin layer of white foam on the surface that left drippy arcs of Belgian lacing in the glass.

Aroma was very herb/botanical driven, with eucalyptus and sage standing out. Definitely a distinct, slightly fruity Belgian yeast present, it was described as Brett, though I wouldn't have pinpointed it in the nose (not funky or farmy at all, more of a fruity strain).

Taste was similarly fruity and herbal, woody lemon tea notes from the Sorachi Ace, more eucalyptus, some mild fruity tartness a la Fantome. Clean and effervescent, somewhat light bodied with a nice complexity from the herbs, fresh hops, and yeast. A great start from Perennial, can't wait to try more of their beers.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light amber with a slightly off white fizzy head

lots of fresh citrus hops with a slight malty and herbal zest

this is where this shines, the flavor has that american amber with dominating fresh citrus flavor (think sweet red grapefruit). however unlike many american ambers, its not overly malty and sweet. this is very dry with a subtle spice and yeast that really balances well.

light and easy, moderate carbonation, fairly dry.

this is easy as hell to drink, very refreshing, and never boring. i will be sad to see this disappear. i love the saison/amber complexity which just makes for one easy drinker.

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Fresh Hop Red Saison from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 6 ratings
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