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:
201
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
32
For Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | 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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 4/2013.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and quite easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

just because side project is making such good beer doesnt mean perennial has fallen off, not in the least, and this is one of their most inventive and delicious beers i have had. the color is like a light brown ale, less purple than it might be from the fruit, but relatively clear from the tap. it smells fantastic, sour for just brett which i like, suggests maturity, and adds a layer thats almost needed with the fruit character in here. the malt base is tough to place, i would guess a little wheat, a little toasted barley, and some lighter pale malt too. tangy on the first sip, almost more of a white grape than a red, which surprised me. not sharp, but acidic too. just enough sweetness left from grain and fruit to be balanced. the star of the show however, is the yeast. its funky to the max, musty almost, moist and harvesty, it takes me someplace, reminds me of some allagash stuff, and has given a lot of life to this entirely unique beverage. maybe a touch less carbonated than i would like it to be, but thats being picky at this point. in my top two or three beers using grapes ever, its delicious and i want to find a bottle to compare it to the draft format. they still make this one?

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, there was a thin layer of white foam that faded after a couple minutes, leaving behind a broken surface skim and minimal collar of lacing. Color is a deep saturated russet reddish-orange. A ring of stray bubbles remains in the glass.

Funky and acidic aroma, Brett comes through with some farmy notes, as well as wet wood, acidic fruit. Barrel character lends some complexity, vanilla and woody aromas.

Pleasantly tart and rounded, lingering fruity vinous notes, moderate acidity that is balanced well by a tiny bit of sweetness upfront and dry tannic notes in the finish. Cherry pit and almond, tart and dry. Medium bodied and spritzy, creamy and slightly vinous. Stylistically it resembles a Flanders Oud Bruin.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zeff80
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, caramel color with a pink tint. It had a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sour tartness with good grape notes.

T - Good sour grape flavor with a touch of spicy yeast and some funky, phenolic flavors.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a touch of pucker-quality. A medium bodied ale with some sneaky ABV.

O - This is a really good sour ale. Love the Bret character that come through.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Thanks for sharing, Tim.

An amber-orange color with a tall off-white head. A really nice funk to the nose that picks up as the beer warms. Lemon zest and strong lactic tartness with a lot of wine and grape character. A fair amount of oak/barrel, too. The flavor is lactic and tart with a lot of wine flavor. Moderate funk, mostly grassy with a bit of hay. I enjoyed this one.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Thanks to homebrew311 and Bellabananas for sharing this bottle!

Regardless of what follows these words, I'm still trying to figure out what this beer is a savant toward (or whatever the appropriate preposition is for that...)... This stuff pours a hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light brett funk, light white grapes, light tannic grapes, clove, and light berries. The taste holds notes of tart red wine, tart berries, and Welch's grape juice. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly sticky finish. Overall, a tasty little sour, for sure. 'Nuff said.

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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

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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

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Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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