Perennial Artisan Ales Reviews


vyvvy
Perennial Cranberry & Orange Berliner Weisse 3.8
The beer pours bright purple with a pink head. The aroma has a rich mushiness with cranberries, smooth wheat and some sourness. It has a lighter body with semi sharp carbonation. The taste has tart cranberries, lemon, crisp wheat and a hint of orange. The rich has more orange sweetness balancing off all of the tartness. Enjoyable.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Lime & Mint Berliner Weisse 3.7
The beer pours murky yellow with a white head. The aroma has rich wheat, lush lime and assertive mint. Very inviting. It has a medium body with mild carbonation. The taste starts with lemon, lime, sourness and a bit of mint - not as much as aroma at all. The final is sharp and refreshing.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Grapefruit & Basil Berliner Weisse 3.6
The beer pours murky yellow with a white head. The aroma has pithy grapefruit with some richness, orange and light basil. It has a medium light body with a mild amount of carbonation. The taste starts with sour grapefruit, pith, lemon and sharp wheat. Not basil I can taste. Finish is not of the same. Pretty good, but taste is more one dimensional than others in the group.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Tart Cherries & Cinnamon Berliner Weisse 3.9
The beer pours hazy orange with an off white head. The aroma has a lot of cinnamon, there is some sweet malt, light tartness and canít really find cherries, but still nice. It has a lighter crisp body with mild sharp carbonation. The taste starts with lemon sharpness, light cinnamon, granny Smith apples and mild cherries. The finish has more of the berries and red apples. Really nice.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Cascara & Pear Berliner Weisse 4
The beer pours murky golden with a white head. The aroma has a weird earthy woodiness, spicy peppers, mild pear and not much that makes me think of a Berliner. It has a medium body with light sharp carbonation. The taste starts with woodiness, Serrano pepper, rich pears, ripe apples and pepper. The finish has more fruit. Enjoyable.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Balaton & Montmorency Cherries Berliner Weisse 3.7
The beer pours dark Leanne with an off white head. The aroma has rich candied cherries, raisins and more richness than normal for the style. It has a medium body with some crispness and mild carbonation. The taste has mild cherries, rich wheat and a touch of tartness, but overall mild on about everything. The final has a bit of a citric bite. Pretty nice.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Pomegranate & Lime Berliner Weisse 3.7
The beer pours murky orange with a small of white head. The aroma of a little soapy and had mushy wheat and light pomegranate. It has a fairly smooth velvety body with light sharp carbonation. The taste has rich pomegranate, full wheat, hint of lime and sourness. The finish is sharp with a peppery kick. Nice.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Grapefruit & Mandarin Berliner Weisse 3.8
It pours hazy yellow with boot much head. The aroma has the sweetness of manderine and tartness of grapefruit along with being quite pithy and rich. It has a might body with mild sharp carbonation. The taste starts with lemon and grapefruit tartness, but the lush sweet manderine offsets nicely. The finish has much more candied orange than expected for a Berliner. Very enjoyable.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.7
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - cloudy golden with an orange hint. Nose - dry orange and sweet meadow flowers. Taste - replicated from the nose. Light pepper and mineral at the back. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry elegant finish. Overall - this is generous and tasty.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

bytemesis
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 3.7
Bottle thanks to RaleighRed. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is coffee and more coffee, cocoa, ashes. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, fairly acidic. Medium body. A step down from the regular for me.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

McNeillR
Perennial Saison de Lis 4.1
Cool hazy light golden with a light puffy greyed head and rounded lacing. Nose is bright floral lime. Initial taste is a crisp light citrus lift, very firm carbonation though mouthfeel fades into a coppery bitter. Finishes bright, soft bready floral and lingers clammy lime again. Nicely rounded.

Bottle, Beermoth, CGarvieUK 10th Anniversary Tasting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stuu666
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.6
Bottle at craigís. Pours hazy yellow, nose is toffee, funky, yeasty, citrus, taste is dry, fizzy, yeasty, biscuit.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

allmyvinyl
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.4
Bottle at Craigs. Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head. Aromas of saison yeast, bread, lemon. Taste has faint white pepper, lemon, bread. Bit fizzy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GlasgowTAD
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.8
Pours clear gold with a huge white head. Aroma is black pepper. Taste is cinnamon, mild sweet, moderate sour, perfumey, sweet finish.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

cgarvieuk
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.3
bottle at home golden yellow .. small white head ... soft floral fruit ... zezty salty fruit ...light tomatoe nose .. salt fruit .. very very fizzy .. tart fruit .. over fizzy .. dry fruit .. light herbal fruit ... pinapple herbal fruit
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

oRos
Perennial Sump 4
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours black with a coffee grounds aroma. Taste is roasted malts and coffee. No booze flavor for 10%
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

luttonm
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.3
Draft at The Collective Tap, Woodinville. Hazy bright yellow, lemony with tall white head. Cool spicy lemon. Mild, a little eggy. not great, not bad.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Maarten1993
Perennial Sump 4.1
Drank during the american beer tasting at Marks place 23-4-2016. Good stout, lots of coffee in the smell but taste is quite soft and complex. Good.
Monday, April 25, 2016

andrewje41
Perennial Sump (Burundi) 4.4
Draft 11 oz pour at Malt and Vine. Jet black pour with a star shaped fizz head. Softer than expected aroma with a bold coffee roast. High carb, super smooth chocolate and coffee flavor. Chocolate and coffee with no bitterness to it, so Iím instantly impressed. Nothing is overpowering. Well balanced, smooth easy drinking.. big beer. Definitely a stand out.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

unclemike
Perennial Tart Hopfentea 3.6
ours a cloudy medium orange with a loose and fizzy whitish head that goes away. Mild mango and apricot nose. Creamy medium body with bright lively carbonation. Mango and apricots on the mid palate. Refreshing and light, but very subdued in the flavors and aromatics.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

ajnepple
Perennial Savant Beersel 3.7
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Clear reddish amber appearance with a small head. Vinous, light funky aroma with notes of grape, caramel, oak and maybe a hint of vanilla. Similar flavor, mildly tart with a soft feel, pretty tasty overall.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

OldMrCrow
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.8
750 ml bottle shared with Jevin.

Light saison, very easy to drink, much as you might expect from the two house yeasts. Not sour, not at all estery, not even that dusty or minerally, more like a really accessible table beer. Iíd certainly repeat even at the price point.

Friday, April 22, 2016

bhensonb
Perennial Jack Rose 3.6
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours copper gold (or vice versa) with a creamy/fizzy off-white head. Aroma is lime, floral, maybe some caramel. Near med body. For some reason it starts rather chocolate for me, then moves on to citrus/berry followed by darkish malt. Mildly tart. Maybe that chocolate was coconut. Iím all over the landscape with this. Thereís a consistent mild lime/citrus, and I think the pomegranate is there as well. Still having that choco/coconut issue to an extent. It is interesting, but Iím not sure itís a tasty thing. Getting a tart lime/coconut finish. Ah well.
Friday, April 22, 2016

markwise
Perennial Savant Blanc 3.9
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is white wine, light malt, earthy Brett, some grapes, and light musty funk. Flavor is similar with funk, grape must, Brett, earth, and oak. Medium in body, lingering grapey Brett and very nice overall.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

MarcoDL
Perennial Sump 4
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of strong espresso, earthy coffee bean and creamy roast. Rich taste of espresso, roasted malt, creamy cacao and a long more bitter finish. Great.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

wchesser
Perennial Sump 4.2
Freshish bottle. Deep black, slightly oily looking but not super viscous. Nose is rich, dark coffee. Taste is sweet middle with lightly bitter dark roast malt finish. Flavors of quality dark roast coffee, sweet chocolate malts, dark roast malts. Great creamy mouthfeel.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NikkTwist
Perennial 17 3.7
Draft at Bru Craft. Opaque black pour topped with pretty much the darkest brown head I have come across. Lace. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate with a hint of mint. Tastes of very dark chocolate and burnt espresso. German liquorice. Nice full silky body. Was expecting maybe a "thin mints" type of experience but this turned out bigger and much roastier than expected. The mint comes out in the middle and finish and (especially when cold) well disguises the high ABV. By accident or on purpose, it all seems to work. Big and grand but remarkably very drinkable.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NikkTwist
Perennial Southside Blonde 3.4
Draft at Bru Craft. Hazy yellow gold pour with soft off-white foam. Medium caramel malts. American yeast. Floral and herbal. Slightly bitter orange marmalade on toast. Celery stalks. Parsley. Clove. Coriander. Buttered biscuits. Spring onions. Fuller body than expected. Solid, but the flavors are not particularly complex or inspired.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nickls
Perennial Sump 4
Tap. Jet black, dark tan head. Coffee, toast, vanilla bean notes in the aroma. Flavor is bitter coffee and bittersweet coffee, with roast. Medium to thicker viscous body with good carbonation.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OldMrCrow
Perennial Regalia 3.8
750 ml bottle from who-knows-where.

Gold pour, looking comparatively still but plenty of micro-bubbles giving a full mouthfeel. Nose of honeysuckle and bread. Surprisingly sweet flavors -- might be very interesting to try a two-year-old bottle -- but they donít detract. Instead, you get a nice honey-like saison with brett quite backgrounded, elements of a tripel. Spicy yeasts. Worth a revisit.

Monday, April 18, 2016

bhensonb
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.8
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is hard to describe. Some hop, but what? Med body. Nice carbonation. Flavor is mildly earthy, somewhat grassy, a hint bready. Clean Not over the top on flavor, but it sure fits the style.
Monday, April 18, 2016

marcus
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether 3.7
Bottle from Capitol Beer& Tap Room. Pours clear golden with a modest white head and a floral grassy aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a lttle light fruit a d a huge yeast presence. Moderately bitter finish.
Monday, April 18, 2016

jake65
Perennial 17 3.8
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Very dark brown color with a little tan head. Nose is strong in the aroma, some bits of chocolateÖ think Yorkís peppermint patty. Taste is more mint; minty mint mint, here it goes down, down into my belly. Dark chocolate and mint. Thatís all I get here. Itís a warmer for sure and the mint accentuates it.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

katrinaez
Perennial 17 4
Nice mint aroma and flavor that is light. Chocolate is also nice and light and more bitter. Malty, super thick and rich in flavor and palate. Roasted taste. Dark black with dark tan head. Bottle.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
Perennial 17 4
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is wow minty mouth wash some roast and a touch of chocolate. Taste is more of the mouth wash mint dark chocolate almost peppermint patty.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

The_Osprey
Perennial Saison de Lis 3.8
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as Perennial Saison de Lis. Many thanks to Fergus. Hazy yellow, lightly sparkling, foamy white head. Aroma is biscuity, estery fruits, banana, lightly floral. Body is light, tingly carbonation. Taste is celery, wheat, leaves, citrus, spicy. Very enjoyable. (3.8)
Saturday, April 16, 2016

marcus
Perennial Jack Rose 3.5
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours light amber with a thick beige head and a strange fruity aroma. There is a sweet and sour citrusy caramel malt flavor that does sort of taste like a foo foo cocktail. Interesting.
Friday, April 15, 2016

beechner224
Perennial Coffee Abraxas 3.8
Bottleshare thanks to DrewFace. Pours black. Smells of hitter coffee. Taste is bitter, coffee, lite bodied. Get some ginamon as it warms up. Good beer.
Friday, April 15, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial The Break Room 3.9
The beer pours tawny brown with a beige head. The aroma has dense rich malt with heavy caramel, curious and earthiness on the hops. It has a medium/full body with lots of mellow carbonation. The taste has heavy earthiness with dry roasted malt and hops. The is also grapefruit zest and nuttiness. The finish has a bit of sweetness, but roughness still wins out. Nice. Very different beer from perennial.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

vyvvy
Perennial Glitter And Gold 3.7
The beer pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma has lots of stone fruit, mushy malt, biere de garde must and rich honey. It has a medium body with some crispness and mild sharp carbonation. The taste starts with the aroma notes, spice and much crisper. The finish has a nice bite. Nice.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

markducommun
Perennial Funky Wit 3.5
Light golden cloudy, some citrus, light fresh hay. Some funky sourness, some sweetness. Light medium body. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

markducommun
Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon 3.7
Clear, deep red brown, minimal head. Light funkiness, some earthiness, molasses. Pleasant bitterness, some nice sweetness, a touch of tartness. Alcohol is reasonably upfront, quite oily, Medium body. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

oldrtybastrd
Perennial Woodside 3.7
Pours a bright golden yellow color. Aromas of hops, fruit, and a little yeast. Has a light lemony taste, with some yeasty notes, and a good hop flavor.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

oldrtybastrd
Perennial Aria 3.7
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

steeleliver
Perennial 17 3.5
On tap at Jake Melnicks. Overall pretty average for a stout, with the unique mint flavor that doesnít make it significantly better than your average stout. Mint was clean, but late arriving to the tastebuds. Minimal head when poured.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

nuplastikk
Perennial Aria 3.7
Tap at Sidedoor. Filtered orange-tan with a creamy off-white head, steady. Funky banana, fruity Belgian yeast aroma, flavor. Definitely get some honey tones. Nice mouthfeel, sort of a Quebec/Belgo feel. Creamy yeast notes, smooth malt. The brett is rather mild, more woody earth tones than sour. Solid offering. Creamy honey banana.
Monday, April 11, 2016

oldrtybastrd
Perennial / Prairie Dual Artisanship 3.8
Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice brett woody funk.
Monday, April 11, 2016

toxichop
Perennial Sump 4
Pours black, with almost no head. Stumptown is in the smell, nice lingering roast, cream, and a bit of cardboard. Taste is of creamy sweet coffee, and a bit of roast. The mouthfeel is light, almost no carbonation, feels a bit of watery. Good beer and easy to drink but needs more of a kick.
Monday, April 11, 2016

hopdog
Perennial / Prairie Dual Artisanship 4.1
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a large sized head. This was not a gusher but a creeper as the head kept coming out of the bottle like a black snake fire work. Brett, spices, citrus, fruity and some earthiness. A bit of a funky finish.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MadIndian
Perennial Sump 4.1
Back Log. On draft at The Beer store. Vanilla and roast are the main ingredients that pop out. The finish is chocolate, toffee oats and coffee. Nice.
Monday, April 11, 2016