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Perennial Zwanze | Perennial Artisan Ales

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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
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2
Ratings:
6
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
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).

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Perennial Zwanze from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.04 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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