Savant Beersel | Perennial Artisan Ales

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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:
204
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
37
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 31
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3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of AlexFields
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hilgart1
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dheldman
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown going to a dark ruby color when held to the light. Very small tan head and no lacing.

Get the funky, horse blanket funk first. Red grape, dark cherry, and oak. Hint of caramel and dough.

Fruity and wine like on the tongue. Grape, cherry, and raspberry. Funky brett, almost like an overripe cheese. Oak and mild vanilla.

Light and mildly tart on the tongue. Medium carbonation. Lingering fruit and brett.

Nice, light, easy drinking beer. Good wine characteristics. Brett is present but not overpowering.

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 30helens
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Bottle dated 5/2015. Served in a stemmed glass 1/2016.

Pours a dark ruby reddish-purple body, half finger white head with very minimal retention time, no lacing. Looks still, like a lighter red wine would. Smells of a ton of wine grape, leather, a bit of citrus, solid acetic tartness, oak, a bit of biscuity sweetness. Flavour is hefty on the wine grape, mild oak, good bit of funk, fairly acetic that is slightly more restrained than a typical Side Project fruited 375ml release, and well, is decently sour. Leather, a bit of citrus zest seems to round things out. Mild grainy sweetness in the background. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, substantial, good carbonation despite what the lack of head might indicate, and a moderately dry finish. Very tasty wine barrel aged saison with a lot of grape flavour in it. It's delicious and would recommend grabbing one to drink each year, even though it is not a cheap bottle at approximately $20+ a bottle. Not sure how it would do with age, but all I can say is that at 6 months, it's pretty damn tasty if you like red wines.

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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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3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvm4
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled May 2015

A - Pours a rusty amber with hues purple showing up. Little to no head develops.

S - Earthy brett, oak, sweet grapes & a tart berry on the back.

T - Really dominated by red juicy grapes on the front. Midway earthy brett shows up. Finish is a tart berry.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation. Has a dry finish.

O - Awesome wine character in this beer.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dataylor21
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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