Savant Beersel | Perennial Artisan Ales

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206 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% Brettanomyces-fermented ale aged on Missouri wine grapes.

Added by birchstick on 05-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
206
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
37
For Trade:
7
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Perennial brew and I must state that I am impressed. The appearance was a ruby red color with a slight bubbly head topping off the glass. The aroma was the sour vinegary note that typifies the American wild ale style. It smelled like a sour. In the initial taste, one detects dry grape but little sweetness. It seems as though they used the grape skin but not the grape. I enjoy drier sours, but this may not be for everybody. The drier sour notes evolve to dominance in the aftertaste. The carbonation allows the taste to linger which is a generous aspect of the beer. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer though probably a bit too pricey.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of fo1ksguitar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Wacobear18
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of gibgink
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy, reddish brown with small/minimal head. For the nose, you can really pickup on the grapes, which was a pleasant departure from a lot of sour/wild ales. There was a tartness/funk from the Brett, but it was not overpowering. The taste was initially very smooth. The grape notes were there, followed by a sour-like finish(not a strong punch of a sour, but it was there).

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Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Franziskaner
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brown to amber colored with no head. The initial pour was much clearer and then you get very heavy cloudiness from the yeast as you finish the bottle. I smell tart Brett, sweet wine grapes, and a light scent of oak. The initial impression upon tasting it is that initial tart and acidic Brett. It is quickly followed by sweetness from the wine grapes and then you can pick out notes of oak and cabernet in the fade. There's a lot going on here and somehow it works well. The mouth is very dry and highly carbonated.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schlafly33
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLevi4000
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dirty brown. has this bit of clearness with a muddy mess. looks nice. lacks head from pour, otherwise nice.

light grape, comes off as a white grape. fairly fresh. slight vinegar tones with a slightly oaky and funkiness.

light sourness, maybe a hint of tartness up front. as it fades, the grape flavor emerges and brings out the life in this. some light brown ale through the finish with a lingering funk. aftertaste is grape.

mild carbonation, but smooth. dry finish.

overall, this is good. would maybe like a bit more grape. i would not sit on this as once the grape fades, the complexity of this will fade. drink now IMO, would drink this again. drinks easily.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mobius387
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dvmin98
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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