Perennial Zwanze | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
-
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 6 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Same as Barrel Fermented Quad

Added by Dreadnaught33 on 09-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
Liked:
5
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
7.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of BKBassist
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pretty much "black body" with one finger head and lace patches. Booze first hits me in the nose, then some oaky woodiness and then dark fruits but also a bit vinous. In the taste I get that sense of booze as well, and this is a hearty, full-bodied beer, but also some dark fruit splashes and hints of vanilla/sugary sweetness, as well as touches of light fruit sweetness and grape. This beer is all over the place and not the greatest but a balanced and good beer to try (wouldn't call this a quad but really don't know how to classify some of these hybrid styles that are coming out).

 594 characters

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at churchkey at Zwanze day 2013.

Pours a still looking dark brown color with no head or lacing. Like a still liquor.

The smell is huge, a big mix of thick sweet malts (like a strong ale), some Belgian yeast, a big dose of the oak and barrel with the wine shining through like a big cab, overall it really reminds me of a strong ale in many ways like an older viscosity. The taste follows suit like a strong ale with a strong slightly bitter malt presence and a bit of grapes in the back palate. I like the taste a lot, but I knock it a bit for not really being a quad in the flavor profile.

The feel is nice, not much burn for 14%! Thick silky mouthfeel.

Overall very nice, one if my favorites from the brewery.

 733 characters

Perennial Zwanze from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 6 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.