Perennial Artisan Ales Reviews




vyvvy
3.9
Perennial Golden Days
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma has stone fruit, funky yeast and light tartness. It has a fairly crisp body with mild carbonation. The taste has a crisp refreshing bite with some tartness, stone fruit, earthiness from yeast and lots of buggy funk. Very enjoyable.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Vestergaard
4
Perennial Owen
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a pale golden with a small white head. Aroma has passion fruit, lots of fruits, brett, sellery. Taste is sour, light sweetness, slight spice, but overall very clean. Average carbonation and a light, oily body for the abv.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

MiP
3.2
Perennial Saison de Lis
Draught, 5% at ōlsnedkeren Ňrhus. Weak fruity aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is yeasty and soapy. Tastes of flower petals or perhaps woodruff. Not too powerful though, but nice enough. Low bitterness. Mildly citric finish.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

mgajdaczewa
3.7
Perennial Jack Rose
W aromacie jest owocowo i nieoczywiście, są jabłka jako dominanta, ale jest też nutka czerwonych, kwaskowych owocůw (tu granat) i cytrusůw (limonka), wszystkie składowe wyraźnie wyczuwalne na tle przyjemnego, lekko biszkoptowego ciała. W smaku jest bardzo rześko, jabłkowo - gorzko, pestkowo, tu też robotę robi granat nadając lekkiej kwaśności, słodowość już niewyczuwalna. Piwu według mnie brakuje do ideału wyraźnej, dominującej nuty, bo na chwilę obecną są to pestki, ale całokształt jest niezwykle pijalny i smakowity. Choć troszkę niewarty swojej ceny.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

rxeight
4
Perennial Barrel Aged Vermilion
750ml. medium brown color. Aroma is boozy, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is bourbon, oak, toffee, caramel. Medium sweetness. Well balanced. This is a really good to style BA barleywine. Nothing new or groundbreaking, just perfect execution.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

joet
3.8
Perennial Suburban Beverage
Bread floral roses in a slightly hazy straw golden, medium effervescence, lightly acidic, refreshing.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

jandd1983
3.5
Perennial Dude De Vonshire
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head, The aroma was of black pepper, ginger spiced Belgian yeast, earthy wheat and grainy malts with light pears. The taste was similar to the aroma with more spicy Belgian yeast notes with black pepper, ginger, earthy wheat and grainy malts with a touch of hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. It had a medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite tasty.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

tmoreau
3.4
Perennial Suburban Beverage
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a hazed, light golden, nearly straw hue, with a modest layer of white head foam that produced a thin, persistent ring, light film, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was tart, lemon & lime, with a hint of cracker/wheat. Light bodied, with a touch of rind-like bitterness, the sour/acidic nature in combination with a light salinity, made the fair carbonation almost inconsequential in the taste, but still would have liked it to linger at that level or better a bit longer. Fairly refreshing, nonetheless.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

after4ever
3.5
Perennial Southside Blonde
Draft at SB. Pours a very slightly hazy dark yellow with a white head that lasts. Mild tangy nose, very faint lemon and citrus, bits of white pepper there, way in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lemon and citrus and white pepper on the mid palate, over some sweetened cereal. Clean and refreshing, but not the most dimensional or powerful thing these guys have done.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

chrisv10
3.8
Perennial Owen
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Slightly hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, brett, orange and funk. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, yeast, brett, orange, little sweet, little dry, funk and medium bitter.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dogbrick
4.3
Perennial Maman
Sample during the Konkey Dong release at Hoof Hearted on 07/17/2016. The beer pours an inky black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually to a dense film. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, malt, fudge and bourbon. The finish is boozy with an oaky rye whiskey and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
Monday, July 25, 2016

dinkle50
3.8
Perennial 17
Jet black pour with a motor oil like consistency. No head, nearly still. Aroma is super minty. Taste is an assault of mint and bitter dark chocolate. Lingering bitterness from the roasted malt. Full bodied, no lace. If you donít like mint, I donít recommend trying this. Well executed beer.
Monday, July 25, 2016

McNeillR
3.8
Perennial Jack Rose
Hazy brassy golden. Nose is appley, fussy seeded fruit. Initial taste is crisp apple mulch. Carbonation is soft and mouthfeel rich and earthy. Finishes gritty citrus and creamy boozy apple pie.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.3
Perennial Jack Rose
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of spice, apple pie, cherry. Taste is cinnamon, more apple pie. Sweet caramel. Cinnamon linger.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.4
Perennial Jack Rose
Bottle at home.. Dark amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet fruit.. Zesty fruit.. Tart fruit.. Some lime citrus.. Light apple pie... Long spice finish
Sunday, July 24, 2016

zathrus13
4.3
Perennial Abraxas
Bottle. Pours black, with a very small, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, cinnamon, peppers. Flavor is cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit, and some somewhat hot spiciness from the peppers. Fairly heavy body. Nice finish, which moves between sweetness, heat, and bitterness.
Friday, July 22, 2016

hackobock
4.4
Perennial Barrel Aged Sump
July 22, 2016. Bottle, bottled May 2014, received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, caramel, bourbon, hints of green pepper, vanilla, notes of oak and dried fruits. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet malty with toffee, some vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon, bitter dark chocolate with some creamy milk chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Very smooth, more balanced than the base beer.

Friday, July 22, 2016

rlgk
4.3
Perennial Barrel Aged Sump
Bottle at TradeBookCon#4 160722. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, woody, whisky, licorice, raisins, some figs. Roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, licorice, woody, vanilla, raisins, warming alcohol, fig notes, caramel, some milk chocolate. Wonderful complex beer!
Friday, July 22, 2016

linusb
4.3
Perennial Barrel Aged Sump
A: Pitch black with a thin brown lacing. N: Rye bread, soy sauce, bitter chocolate, green paprika T: Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, toffee, creme brulee, tiramisu O: WOW! Extremly nice balanced barrel aging on the taste! NICE!
Friday, July 22, 2016

rlgk
3.8
Perennial Sump
Bottle at TradeBookCon#4 160722. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Heavy coffee aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, slightly bitter, some peat. Heavy coffee flavor, dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa powder, some licorice. Nice bit slightly one dimensional.
Friday, July 22, 2016

linusb
3.6
Perennial Sump
A: Black coloured with a low, thick brown head. N: Tart, bitter coffee, blackberry T: Coffee, dark bitter chocolate, hint of dark berries O: Far too much coffee for my personal taste, still a good beer though.
Friday, July 22, 2016

jtclockwork
3.6
Perennial Cider
Bottle - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of apple, light sugar and oak - med body
Friday, July 22, 2016

jtclockwork
4
Perennial Foeder Saison
Bottle thanks to Keir - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of lemon, funk, tropical fruit - med body
Friday, July 22, 2016

vtafro
3.3
Perennial Cider
Bottle. Light yellow pour with white head. Light fruit, Apple, tart fruit aromas. Light dry apples, fruit, sweet Flavors.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

vtafro
4.1
Perennial Foeder Saison
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Funky, fruit, sweet stone fruit aromas. Flavors are funky, light herbal, oak, wine Flavors.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

ineedbeer
4.1
Perennial Foeder Saison
Poured from a 750 ml bottle dated 04/2016. Aroma has a nice medium light grain character with some bread and cracker notes. Light lemon-lime citrus notes with a hint of acidity. Light pineapple and stone fruit notes with a light phenolic note. Phenolics are white pepper and coriander. Pours a hazy, pale, yellow gold with a small, moderately thick, white head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers. No lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a medium light acidity with a dry finish. Some medium light grain notes with a white bread character. Medium light citrus notes, mostly lemon but also a bit of lime. Some medium light phenolics with pepper, coriander and lemongrass. Some light oak notes. Hints of pineapple and a bit more stone fruit. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a very nice saison. Yeast character reminds me a lot of SARA as this beer is similar to Bernice, though not quite as nice (maybe Iím a homer). Still a very nice, tart saison. Possibly more like on EOF the early cask 200s.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MrBunn
4.3
Perennial Suburban Beverage
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a thin head and aromas of brine, lemon and a bit of barn funk. Flavor is delicious. That odd mix of salt and sour that only comes from a gose and has you hoping the next one you try isnít complete toilet water... Lovely!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

hayduke
3.8
Perennial Funky Wit
The was a sample at an esbls gathering at Strykzoneís house. The pour was hazy gold with quickly fading white foam. Nose of lemon and funk. Light to medium body. Flavor is most tart lemon an something spicy. Tart finish,. The bottom line on this beer was it was easy drinking, and tasty. There is a lot to like here.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GenDV138
3.8
Perennial Glitter And Gold
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of black pepper, herbs, spice, stone fruit, earthy honey. Tastes of herbs, spices, light caramel and honey. Medium body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Travlr
3.7
Perennial Glitter And Gold
Draft at Churchkey courtesy if GenDV138, thanks! Hazy to cloudy yellow color, giant white head. Aroma of dusty white pepper. Taste is rotten lemon, funk. Tasty.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

koleminer20
3.4
Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse
From notes. Enjoyed at Dougís house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a tannish-tinted golden color with a thicker white head that literally fizzes down like soda. The aroma is interesting. There is a strong wheat, some lighter peach, and a lacto to it. There isnít really anything tart happening. Itís mostly sweet. The flavor is a little more tart. The malts really come through on the flavor, and it doesnít work well. There is a little more citrus zing than there is tart peachiness, and itís not the best of things. The mouth feel is light and crisp, like a Berliner should be. The aftertaste is sweet peaches and a light malt. There is a decent tartness to it, but this is a raging disappointment.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

koleminer20
4.2
Perennial Sump (Burundi)
From notes. Enjoyed this at a tasting at Andrewís house for my first tasting with the Ann Arbor crew on July 8! 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice thick black oily pour with a small thick ring of darker brown head and no lace as it dissipates. The aroma is full of coffee. Itís great. There is a light chocolate and a hint of roast, but itís all coffee. Really one-dimensional. I was hoping for a little more complexity here. The flavor is much of the same. There is a bit more chocolate and roast here, but the coffee is very prevalent throughout. There is no denying that this is a coffee stout. The mouth feel is heavy with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly bitter coffee and light cocoa aftertaste. This was a damn good stout. Got damn
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

unclemike
3.3
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether
Cloudy yellow pour with a patchy fizz head. Lemon like herbal grassy aroma. Flavor is quite plain for a saison, but not bad. Herbal, soft slice, lemon. Very cool finish. Overall a tasty beer.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Strykzone
3.8
Perennial Funky Wit
Sampled at esbls. Light golden with just a little whiteness. No foam even though the bottle gushed. Funky lemon and papery malts. Citrus flavors. Fairly tart. Lots of subtleties. Good.
Monday, July 18, 2016

radagast83
3.5
Perennial Glitter And Gold
5oz draft pour at Whole Foods Old Town Alexandria. Listed simply as Beer de Miel. Poured a light, hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was light spice notes. Funky barn, fizzy, dusty. Honey sweetness and dry character. Light fruits.
Monday, July 18, 2016

radagast83
3.2
Perennial Suburban Beverage
5oz draft pour at Whole Foods Old Town Alexandria. Poured a hazy, pale yellow color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma was light lemon notes. Not a lot of fizzy, salty character that Iíve come to expect from a gose. Flavor was light bitter lemon, light citrus. Not a lot of tartness in this one.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Zymurgeist2
4
Perennial Sump
Draught at both Harryís Hofbrua in Redwood City and Ale Arsenal. Love this beer both times I had it with massive coffee that blends nicely with the base Imperial Stout. So complex and evolving as it warmed. Black with chocolate head.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BroadestTom
4
Perennial Sump
Aroma coffee, roasty, Appearance black, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, full body, Overall no doubt this is a coffee stout. Full coffee flavor from beginning to end. The alcohol is very well hidden. Definitely a beer that I would suggest to a friend.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

MrDick
3.5
Perennial Regalia
Aroma of lemon and dandelion. Flavor is effervescent and floral. Brett is present but it doesn't overwhelm. A bit sugary, likely from the big abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, July 16, 2016

gregwilsonstl
3.5
Perennial Glitter And Gold
Dark gold. Smells like citrus. Lots of spices like all spice and nutmeg. Light. Some citrus. Honey. Tasted at bridge.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Desverger
3.4
Perennial Savant Blanc
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - pours golden yellow with white head. Sour fruity aroma and taste, acidic, grapes, bretty notes, straw, hay, funky, light floral, tart on the palate, dry tart finish.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Desverger
4
Perennial Abraxas
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - black pour with a tan head. Dark roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste with chocolate, caramel, lots of spices coming in, some chili heat, big warming boozy bear hug in the finish.
Friday, July 15, 2016

TH28
3.9
Perennial Suburban Beverage
On draught at Cafe Benelux, Milwaukee. Appearance: Golden like apple juice, with a moderate white head and nice lacing. Head hangs in quite long for the acidity. Aroma: Key lime pie! A touch of acidity and lemon as well. Taste: Salted lime, like the aftermath of a tequila shot, with a light orange citrus flavor and a low but pleasant acidity that is moderately tart for the style. Mouthfeel: Light body with a low to moderate carbonation. Could be a little undercarbonated. Finish: Very dry and sticky on the tongue, with some lingering salted lime and moderate tartness. Overall: The salt/lime combo is a nice juxtaposition and play off a tequila shot. Aroma smells like a key lime pie, and the moderately high acidity delivers a refreshing tartness. Well done
Thursday, July 14, 2016

markextrae
3.5
Perennial Saison de Lis
sample from bottle, poured a deeper yellow to golden colour with a white head on top. nose has spices upfront, slightly herbal notes prob. from the flower they have used. funky yeast, spiced brett, barnyard, citrus, crackers. dry medium bodied finish
Thursday, July 14, 2016

anders37
4.1
Perennial Blue Label Maman - Evan Williams 23
Draft @ CBC 2016. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and licorice finish.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

anders37
3.5
Perennial Saison de Lis
Draft @ CBC 2016. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma weak floral hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

gregwilsonstl
2.9
Perennial Suburban Beverage
Really tart. Puckering almost. Salty. Nearly clear. Not my kind of thing but decent.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

phaleslu
3.8
Perennial Dubbel Block
Draft at The Block in St. Louis. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and wispy island of film, leaving sloppy ropes of lace in the glass. Notes of dates, candi sugar, peanuts, caramel, toast, earth, chocolate, and leaves. Medium-bodied, with moderate carboantion and a toasty, malty, semi-sweet, balanced mouthfeel. I appreciate this take on the style; itís not just a bunch of sugary sweetness.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

phaleslu
4.3
Perennial Funky Wit Raspberry
375 ml bottle via Societe du Chene. Pours a cloudy rose color with no head. The color is apt, too, as this has abundant rose-like florals with raspberry, lemon, oak, and a tangy rhubarb-like undercurrent, although this is just the raspberry variant. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, floral, fruity mouthfeel. Not terribly complicated but absolutely lovely.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

phaleslu
3.9
Perennial Kiwi Berliner Weisse
750 ml bottle via trade. Pours a hazy white wine color with a white head that fizzles out immediately. Notes of kiwi, sourdough, lemon, minerals, funk, sawdust, and pears. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Tasty and straightforward fruited Berliner.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016