Perennial Artisan Ales Reviews


KyotoLefty
Perennial Abraxas 3.9
Tap. Pitch black with a nice, brown head. Spicy nose, big cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate. Very spicy flavor, tons of cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa, with a touch of chili. A bit too much cinnamon maybe, but rich and luscious.
Monday, February 08, 2016

drfabulous
Perennial Abraxas 4.1
Bottle pour at Kevin’s. Big sticky chocolate roast with creamy mouthfeel. Some chili. So nice.
Monday, February 08, 2016

egajdzis
Perennial Abraxas 4.2
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, chili pepper, cinnamon, light alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, cacao, cinnamon, vanilla bean, chili, spicy, alcohol finish.
Monday, February 08, 2016

mcberko
Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse 3.4
On tap at Super Deli Mart, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out fresh peaches and citrus zest. Flavour is similar, with lots of tangy citrus zest and moderate peach presence. Fresh, zest and tart. Reasonably refreshing Berliner Weisse, but not in the top tier for the style. Good.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

markducommun
Perennial Abraxas 4.1
Dark black brown, no head. Molasses, light chili spice, some vanilla. Quite bitter, light spice, quite sweet. Heavy body, long finish. Oily. Great.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

FlacoAlto
Perennial Tart Hopfentea 3.3
Sampled July 2015
Pours from the bottle with a pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a light amber color, with a hazed, paler version when held up to the light. Fruity smelling, even spicy like a tea character, as well as a bit of grassy, herbal character. A bit citrusy, tart / sweet berry notes.

Quite tart at first, but my palate adjusts to it fairly quickly. The body is fairly light, and there is a prickly carbonation here that is a fizzy. The finish has a citrusy, spicy, tea like note that is a bit astringent as well. Flavors of apricot perhaps, the fruitiness melds with tartness quite well. This has an interesting aftertaste to it, that tea like note, but I am not sure it is actually from a tear or not

. Interesting, and not totally in a bad way either.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

DuffMan
Perennial Vermilion Barleywine 3.9
Bottle, shared with phantomhennes, TvM, and heavylaevy at game night. Lovely tawny amber, light golden head that retains well. Bready, chewy toffee malts, nice tawny port character, moderately hoppy bitter finish. A very enjoyable barley wine.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dinkle50
Perennial Sump 3.8
Black pour with an espresso head. Aroma of brewed coffee and some chocolate. Medium bodied. Taste is full of chocolate and brewed coffee, a little milk and sugar thing going on here too. Dry finish. Very tasty. No lace present.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dinkle50
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 3.9
Deep black pour with an espresso head. Taste is full of roasted coffee and espresso. Nice sweetness to this and really really tasty. Lots of espresso with a sweet finish. Some toasted nuts & espresso just dominate everything about this beer. No lace present, full bodied. This is a treat. Really enjoyed this one.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dinkle50
Perennial Regalia 3.2
Hazy golden color with a single finger foamy head that looks like steamed milk. Aroma has some hay and horse blanket notes. Some floral notes present as well. Lots of carbonation. Taste is full of orange and is slightly tart. Dry finish. This beer is very bright and yeast forward, a little bubblegum too. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

brokensail
Perennial Jack Rose 3.1
On tap @ The Good Hop. Copper looking beer with a finger of white head. Really like these cocktail inspired beers, so was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, not quite as good as I had hoped. Lots of green apple and maybe a bit of that jarred "Rose’s Lime Juice" sort of stuff to it. Sweet and sour pomegranate, hints of cherry, and some blackberry. A little bit sweet and sugary to me. Oh well.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

emusche
Perennial Abraxas 4.1
On tap at Crafty Cow, pours black with thin tan head; nice lacing. Aromas of vanilla bean, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, and faint notes of pepper. Taste is very similar, cinnamon is most prominent, but the vanilla/cocoa/pepper blend is prevalent in the palate as well. Very good. Glad I had the chance to try this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 05, 2016

DuffMan
Perennial Jack Rose 3.8
Bottle, from b3shine-- thanks Beau!-- and shared with phantomhennes and heavylaevy. Deep orange hue with a lively off white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, some honey too. Similar palate, but with a welcome tartness from the limes. Very estery, but not sour at all. And not funky either. This was great, but it is categorized incorrectly as a sour/wild.
Friday, February 05, 2016

GenDV138
Perennial / Side Project Good Night, Irene 4
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. Dark brownish with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, roast, chocolate. Tastes of caramel, toffee, roast, chocolate, dark fruit, earthy notes, tangy wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Interesting.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

joet
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 4.2
Yellow hazy fruity lightly tart tropical perfume light medium body, finishes lightly tart
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Leighton
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.6
Bottle shared during RBWG 2016 at JoeT’s mansion. Many thanks to PHale for this beer. Pleasant lemony acidity with nips of melon, tangerine. Light sweet flavor, dry and lightly funky, with some Smarties candies, tart lemons. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Brisk and tart on the finish, more lemon, kiwi, chalky citrus rind, dry wheat. Nice beer.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Homer321
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.7
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks phaleslu. Nose is musty and barny. Modest lemon. Hazy pale yellow. Taste effervescent fruit juice. Lightly funky. A ton of wonderful fruit expression. Great.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

JulienHuxley
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.7
Bottle shared. Hazy pale gold yellow pour with foamy white head. Aroma is nice and fruity very tropical, citrusy. Taste is tart, fruity tartness, tons of juicy pineapple. Palate is light bodied with good carbonation.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Theydon_Bois
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.7
Bottle split at RB HQ, Santa Rosa, 04/02/16. Hazed yellow with a decent off white covering. Nose is pissy citrics, green berry, funk, straw, lemon drizzle. Taste comprises pissy green berry, funk, damp hay, pineapple chunks two weeks in the tin. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tarte finale. Solid ’Linner.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

VsXsV
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.8
Bottle at JoeT’s cat cabana. Thanks phalluslu. Light hazy hay yellow liquid with medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, lemon, mango, light grain, apple skin and lemon peel. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of lemons, lemon peel, pineapple and apple skin. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great!
Thursday, February 04, 2016

brokensail
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.8
Bottle @ Home. Clear golden colored beer with a white head. Pretty ester forward nose. A lot of floral and grassy hops as well. There’s some bready malt and a touch of yeast. Nice sweet banana bread and biscuity malt. Slight white pepper spice quality. Touch of lemon and lime zest. Pretty straight forward and easy drinking. A very light bitterness on the finish.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

JulienHuxley
Perennial Funky Wit 3.9
Bottle shared, thanks phaleslu! Lightly hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is grainy, light lemon, very light oak. Taste is just a tad tart, nice dry wheaty flavors, mild oak. Palate is light bodied with light carbonation. Good stuff.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Homer321
Perennial Funky Wit 3.7
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Peter Phaleslu! Very light yellow color, hazy. Nose is bretty with citrus and light funk. Tate is initially a bit tart. Followed by a bit of creamy mouthfeel. Flavor opens up with some lemon. Very nice.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

VsXsV
Perennial Funky Wit 3.9
Bottle at hotel room fart share @RBWG 2016. Thanks phalluslu. Light hazy light golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, light perfume, barnyard and wood. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of lemons, grain and apple skin. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Theydon_Bois
Perennial Funky Wit 3.8
Bottle split in the Fart Dungeon ... breakfast rake ... 04/02/16. Lightly hazed yellow golden topped with a precarious off white swirl. Nose is funk, grain, lemon whisper, straw, tarte tropicana, sublte brettdom, yeast trace. Taste comprises mellow citric piss, on the turn melon, light vanilla wood strokes, funk, farmy, lemon, light balsa, soured green berry. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, mellow acidic bite and a brett shazzam at the curtain call. Solid approachable Xour.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Leighton
Perennial Funky Wit 4
Bottle shared in the hotel room during RBWG 2016. Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy white head. Nice aroma, with pleasant tangy lemon, dried wheat, a little hay. Light sweet flavor with moderate acidity, lemony tartness, touches of dry wheat, straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, drying and tart, with more lemons, Smarties candies, a little musty hay. Really clean and drinkable.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

jandd1983
Perennial Foeder Saison 3.2
On tap at ITAP Chesterfield. It poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of florals with oranges, lemon, hay and light spices. The taste was similar to the aroma with more hay, tangy wheat, oranges and ends with moderate bitterness, cloves and nutmeg. Nice.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

jandd1983
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.2
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of bananas and some malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more banana, fruits, malts, lemons and some spices. Nice.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Iphonephan
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.7
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Aroma of pineapple. Flavors of pineapple, green apple and tart fruit.
Monday, February 01, 2016

jtclockwork
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 4
Bottle - pours black tan head - nose and taste of coffee, chocolate, oak and dark fruit - med body
Sunday, January 31, 2016

italianjohn
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.6
Cloudy golden orange pour with a thin white head and lots of sticky lacing .... Aroma of grassy hops, saison yeast, floral/honey (chamomile), lemons and apples ..... Taste is herbal/honey (chamomile), grassy with tart lemons and saison yeast .... Tart apples, sweetness to it and a dry bittersweet malt flavor on the backend .... Finish is tart and has dry Apple, sweet and light bitterness .... Sessionable and balanced ... Enjoyable brew
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kinz
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.8
Growler fill. Poured a light yellow, good head. Aroma of crackery malts, peppery phenols. Flavor matches, a very enjoyable yeast note being the most interesting part of this. Clean finish, dry, nicely done. Slight floral note on finish.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ferris
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 4.1
Bottle - Lovely roasty coffee notes. Deep jet black with a small brown head. Nice light bitter coffee notes and long roast with a long finish. Rocks.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

djd07
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 4.1
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, cold brew, dark chocolate. Thick mouth, chewy, strong coffee roast, dark chocolate, very bitter finish, really nice.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 3.9
750ml bottle rbwg. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is all total coffee roast malts sweet milk chocolate. Taste is more of the heavy roast coffee and some smoke. Very nice.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Homer321
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 4.1
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Will. A deep and intense dark coffee aroma. Dark bitter chocolate minimal brown head. No harsh acidity. Taste is smooth chocolate and a hint of tobacco. Finish is a smooth chocolate coffee bean and leaves your kith wanting more
Sunday, January 31, 2016

JulienHuxley
Perennial Savant Beersel 3.1
Bottle shared. Muddy red pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, grape. Taste is sour, milky. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Very acidic.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

maxwelldeux
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.9
Draught. Pours a dark golden color with a moderate white head on there. Very floral and slightly sweet nose, and just a hint of funk. Slightly sour and funky, but easy to drink. Nice.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

GothGargoyle
Perennial Savant Beersel 3.7
Hazy rust colored with a small pale head. Aroma is sour cherries, dark fruit, red wine vinegar, quince. Medium bodied, well balanced palate, dry finish. Taste is red wine, sour cherry, dark fruit, red fruits.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

jtclockwork
Perennial Anniversaria 2014 3.6
Bottle thanks to Keir - Pours gold white head - nose/taste of sour funk, wine, lemon, oak and belgian yeast - medium body.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

vtafro
Perennial Anniversaria 2014 3.8
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light Brett, fresh fruit, tropical aromas. Brett, yeast, light wild notes, tropical fruit Flavors.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

brokensail
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse 3.8
Bottle @ Home. Hazed straw colored beer with a massive white head. Doesn’t have that much of either the kumquat or the pineapple. Pretty lemony and grassy, though. Very champagne like. High carbonation, dry, and acidic. Light mineral note to the finish. Perhaps some iron. Some lime, too. Just a touch of pineapple lifesaver. Nice citrus rind on the back end. Nice enough.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Concealer
Perennial Abraxas 3.9
Bomber. Clear dark reddish brown with thick brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, roasted malt, chili peppers, dark chocolate, light vanilla and caramel. Flavor is cinnamon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, chili peppers, vanilla, and light caramel. Medium plus bodied, smooth with spice filled finish.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

edgallow
Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse 3.6
750 ml bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and grain. Taste is tart, peaches and yeast.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Zakoon
Perennial Abraxas 4.2
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Tom! Pours pitch black with a small but semi-long lasting brown head. Aroma is delicious! Roasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, raisins and some peppery chili. Flavour is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Full bodied, thick and oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is cinnamon, chocolate and christmas cake-like. Very pleasant.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dfonorow
Perennial Blue Label 4.2
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Pour is black with a minimal dark tan head. Aroma and flavor of vanilla beans, toffee, caramel, chocolate syrup, smoke, and oak chips. Finish is smooth whiskey, chocolate, and marshmallow. Great stuff.
Monday, January 25, 2016

tightslice
Perennial Regalia 4
Aroma is spicy Belgian yeasts, apricots, peaches, some mild mineral funky rotten bits. Taste is the same with some buttery thickness...a tad sweet. Reminded me of a Belgian-style Prairie. Beautifully designed label as well.
Monday, January 25, 2016

mR_fr0g
Perennial Abraxas 4.2
Tap at mikkeller bar sf. Attractive jet black coloured pour with a creamy dark tam head. Aroma is Jamaica cake, spicy, raisin and coffee roasted grains. Flavour is composed of spicy chili and choc, cocoa, veg pepper, vanilla, and a little toasted coconut. Rich dark choc. Palate is full and creamy, smooth on the tongue. Moderate carbonation. Very creamy. I like it. Good chilli choc combo.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

charule
Perennial Jack Rose 3.5
On tap at Au Cheval. Poured amber with white head. Aroma fruity cinnamon malt. Light carb med bod. Taste acidic apple cinnamon yeast.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

koleminer20
Perennial Jack Rose 2.9
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for Gus's birthday share. The pour is a dark orangey-brown with a thicker cap of dense white head that falls to a collar. The aroma is very heavy on the farmhouse. There is a strong saison quality to it. The apples are almost invisible and there is no pomegranate or key lime at all. The flavor is just as questionable. There is an apple vinegar thing happening and it's just not good. It's weird. Thicker and not well carbonated. The mouth feel is lingeringly malty and just not good. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, January 23, 2016