Savant Beersel | Perennial Artisan Ales

Savant BeerselSavant Beersel
BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 206 Ratings
Savant BeerselSavant Beersel
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
Ranking:
#3,719
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
206
Liked:
186
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.65%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
37
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Zaximus
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +4.2%
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 +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c-rum
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adrianholt
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/2015, drank 9/2015.
Awesome beer (sorry malt bev as the label reads). Almost like a Flanders Red.

Looks somewhere between amber/ruby/copper/red wine. Very little head, medium carbonation.

Smells tart / funky

Taste, a well balanced Brett with a hint of sour, hint of funk, and a hint of grape. None over power the other.

Overall. Well done. Would done again. Share this one with a lady friend who is skeptical about craft beer but loves wine.

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Photo of masterofsparks
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tafyob41
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tertullian007
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gibgink
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
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 joshstl
4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another solid beer from perennial!!Will definitely will be buying more to cellar and enjoy later!!!!!!!

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamie4beer
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I see this beer as Savant Blanc but with red grapes. Delicious beer. The 2015 batch is a notch or two above the last (2013) batch. Definitely an underrated beer with the current score (87) and assume that's largely due to scores of the older batch.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cbustard
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadsincebirth
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 05/15. Looks like Perennial has this about perfect now. Nice ruby orange color. Smells of grape and barn with a tart finish. Taste follows and confirms the tart, farm funk of acidic grapes. Mouthfeel is great with a lingering grape tart tingle finish. Overall very nice offering and will let my next bottle sit and see what the brett will do.

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Photo of desireonrepeat
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tastes like wild grape aged love. A solid take on the style, well done yet again Perennial

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Savant Beersel from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 206 ratings
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