Savant Beersel | Perennial Artisan Ales

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201 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:
201
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
33
For Trade:
4
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Photo of BeerOps
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of kvgomps
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 moarmare
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Soneast
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 Rimbimhoot
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark ruby red with some violet. No head
S: Vinous, sweet grape, red berries, very light earthy Brett, oak
T: Red wine, sweet grape, oak, light acidity, sweet raspberry, dark cherry, hint of earthy Brett
M: Medium light body with soft carbonation
O: A very nice sour that has some good wine character

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Photo of yeaprolly
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of barleywin
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mozif
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely way better than batch one. Had both side by side. This is a great refreshing beer for the saison, sour, or wine drinker. It can easily be enjoyed in the summer as a refreshing treat but also as a late note sipper it the winter. So much flavor from the grapes and oak. Much more balanced than the 2013 version. Need more.

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

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

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 Zaximus
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Northdown in Chitown

L- Like thick, apple cider

S- Of tart grapes. Sour peaches. Apples.

T- Really nice. Very wine. Tart. But not extremely sour.

F- Great. Easy drinker. Not so sour that it goes down in spurts. Dry wine-like finish.

O- I like this one a lot. Definitely would seek out again.

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

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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