Perennial Artisan Ales Reviews




DSG
3.4
Perennial Warehouse Eyes
[5/13/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Green session. Deep reddish amber-brown. Malt, caramel, dark fruits, toffee, sweet, medium-bodied.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DSG
3.4
Perennial Cider
[5/13/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Green session. Hazy yellow. Apples, some apple skin, sour, refreshing.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

onceblind
4.2
Perennial Funky Wit
Clear golden hue with no head. Light tart and earthy lemony tones on the nose with a funky bretty undertone. Crisp super interesting flavor that’s dry and lemony and slightly tart and funky earthy, light coriander earthiness, and a wild weird tone running throughout that’s tasty and lightly tart.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DSG
3
Perennial Working Title
[5/13/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Red session. Hazy golden. Fruity, yeast, sweetish. OK, boring.
Monday, May 29, 2017

Ungstrup
3.3
Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon
Draft. A brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of fruits, berries, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, berries, brett, caramel, lemons, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.
Monday, May 29, 2017

seymour
4
Perennial Artisan Ales Frances
Tasted at Perennial for Chris’ release party in a stemmed tumbler, a nice golden colour, light haze, nice white foam, long-lasting with lace. Floral, earthy, black pepper and clove spice, lemon zest. Very tart, sour, yogurty, Champagne bite. Some oaky wine barrel character comes through. Very light body, strong carbonation, lingering complex aftertastes. Excellent. I sure hope they keep this culture going.
Monday, May 29, 2017

DSG
3
Perennial Distant Land
[5/12/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Blue session. Clear golden. Overripe fruits (peaches and more), slightly sweetish.
Monday, May 29, 2017

DSG
3.9
Perennial Barrel Aged Vermilion
[5/12/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Yellow session. Brown. Vanilla, bourbon, cookies, chocolate, caramel, sweet, full-bodied, rounded.
Monday, May 29, 2017

DSG
3
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether
[5/12/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Yellow session. Yellow. Peppery spiciness, flowers, yeast, dry, bitterish finish.
Monday, May 29, 2017

seymour
3.8
Perennial Distant Land
Shared from tall bottle into sampler glasses at the 2/13/2017 Brewers Guild Annual "State of the Brewnion" meeting. It poured a clear golden colour with long-lasting foam and lace. A highly complex farmhouse golden ale plus brett in final conditioning. Grainy, husky, mild black pepper, clove, deep earthiness, perfume, scented candles, bubble-gum. Very light body, strong carbonation, dry finish. Refreshing and delicious.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

seymour
4.5
Perennial Sump (Adola)
Shared from tall bottle into sampler glasses at the 2/13/2017 Brewers Guild Annual "State of the Brewnion" meeting. It poured an opaque black colour, like used motor oil, with everlasting brown foam and lace. Excellent Imperial Stout characteristics: malty, bready, toasty, roasty enhanced by Sump-roasted Ethiopian coffee beans which enhanced the nutty, chocolatey, black cherry and plum-like tartness, and red wine grape tannins. I like the regular Sump Stout aroma a tiny bit better, but I like the flavour of this Adola one a tiny bit better. Big but balanced. Full-bodied with low carbonation, well-rounded chewy mouthfeel, with lingering bittersweet complex aftertastes. Mesmerizingly delicious, every bit as good as everyone claimed, one of those rare times when something truly lives up to its hype. This beer is a sublime combination of all the best aspects of coffee with all the best aspects of beer. I take that back, even if you dislike coffee and beer, I bet you’d enjoy this experience. CRAZY GOOD.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

gyllenbock
3.3
Perennial Warehouse Eyes
Sample at MBCC 2017. Hazy dark red with a small head. Aroma of plums, light funk, bread and some hay. Similar taste. Quite soft.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Alengrin
4.8
Perennial Abraxas
Finally, this legendary American stout has reached my tasting table, in a 75 cl bottle with stylish label, from Bierhalle Deconinck. I have been eager to taste this for a long time. Dense, moussy, deep brownish beige head (a dark head often being a visual sign of a really good stout), settling as a feeble creamy rim with some sparse lacing and a beautiful tan veil in the middle but eventually all but disappearing; completely opaque, jet black beer with ochre tinge visible only one millimeter off the edge and under bright light; very thick pour too, looking like motor oil when pouring it into the glass... Very intense, perfumey, complex and hugely mouthwatering bouquet, fresh cinnamon and cinnamon rolls, lots of intense dark chocolate, chocolate cake and Sachertorte, Belgian chocolates even, cocoa powder, juniper berries (even though not literally used), lots and lots of caramel fudge, kahlua, rum, candi sugar, brownies dough, dried chilli peppers piercing elegantly but not too obtrusively through all this thick spicy sweetness, something smoky (cigars, even burnt wood - but this is probably mainly from the peppers), mocha ice cream, espresso, treacle, bourbon, some faint blood-like iron, liquorish, leather, curry powder and something very vaguely earthy. Intensity in the mouth, too, starting off with a very densely concentrated candied sweetness, candied cherry almost, lots of dried fig-like flavours, sweet ripe brambleberry touch, ripe blue plum, but all bundled in one clean and pungent pack of sweetness - which is very quickly balanced out by a very, very dim background sourish touch and a much more developed, though not exaggerated, vaguely soy sauce-like umami aspect, everything in perfect dosage and perfectly matched against each other. Mouthfeel is unsurprisingly very thick, viscous, glueish even, very heavy and oily, but not cloying, very softly carbonated. A really big, fat dark maltiness lines the entire mouth cavity, beautifully caramelly, nutty and mocha-ish with a very deep, very noble bitter chocolateyness to it, further developing towards the end, aided of course by the actual cocoa nibs which make this taste like some really concentrated chocolate sauce; at the root of the tongue, a roasted, coffeeish, very slightly tobacco-ish roasted bitterness lingers, with a pleasant but pungent black pepper-like hop bitterness accentuating it; this entire bittersweet symphony has lots of spicy tones woven through it, now a lot less juniper berry-like than in the nose, but indeed the cinnamon at first, deceptively bitter but again in a perfectly balanced way, matching completely with the bittersweet character of the malts. The chilli heat sits comfortably in last position alongside a lot of whisky-like alcohol, both working together to add a notably peppery, heating effect that goes down into the throat. The chilli heat is eventually more pronounced than I had expected based on the nose alone but I’m addicted to spicy foods so this is heaven to me. Based on what I heard about this beer, it was a safe assumption that it was going to be good, but this is even way better than expected. The alcohol burn is perhaps a bit on the wry side in the end, but otherwise I cannot find anything wrong here; this is a universe of flavor, so intense, but at the same time of a rare level of technical perfection as well, and showing enormous generosity and purity in terms of ingredients. I am beginning to think that within this popular concept of ’Aztec’-themed stouts, spiced with cocoa and peppers, this may well be the most beautiful one I had so far - at least on a par with Westbrook’s Mexican Cake or Cigar City’s evergreen Hunahpu’s, if not even more fascinating, in its creaminess, thickness and lovely, highly refined sweetness. This is nothing less than divine - one of the best stouts I ever had, and I had a lot. It was not very easy to get my hands on a bottle in Belgium of this year’s release but this was well worth the search - and the money... Epic, this kind of beers are one of the reasons for my zythophilia, I am going to enjoy this to the very last drop - and then sniff the remainders of this thick, intense aroma from an empty glass.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ratman197
3.9
Perennial Working Title
750 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, spice and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, yeast, spice and light fruitiness with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

crazy_cat_lady
4.5
Perennial Saison de Lis
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, California. Big frothy white head, . Big aroma of spicy straw and lemon. Tastes of lightly sweet lemon and straw, some mild pepper, a lingering chamomile aftertaste. Nice smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite a lovely saison
Friday, May 26, 2017

gyllenbock
3.3
Perennial Working Title
Sample at MBCC 2017. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of funk, fruit, some herbs and bread. Easy to drink.
Friday, May 26, 2017

gyllenbock
3.4
Perennial 17
Sample at MBCC 2017. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of dark malt, chocolate, mint and some dark fruit. Sweet with some warming alcohol.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Desverger
3.5
Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon
[email protected], Copenhagen - dark brown to black pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sour dark dried fruit, some malty and rye notes, light balsamic, some barnyard notes, herbal hoppy, tart into the close.
Friday, May 26, 2017

yespr
3.6
Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black. Small brown head. Aroma is mild bretty, funky and slight estery. Wooden, esrthy. Mild sourish. Lingering fruity, sourish. Mild citric snd mellow fruity. Lingering sourish fruity finish.
Friday, May 26, 2017

joergen
3.4
Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon
Draught at Himmeriget. Dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hay and barnyard with acidic notes. Light acidic flavor of hay, barnyard, dried fruits and oak. Tart finish.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.4
Perennial Cider
Mbcc green. Pale white winey light hazy. Bit oaky apples on nose. Meddish bodied, quite nice, slight steep tannins, acidity. Longish finish, bruised apples.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
2.9
Perennial Warehouse Eyes
Mbcc green. Browny. Bit grainy huskey malty, old hay strawy nose. Med lightish, bit thin flavoured. Bready grainy malty flavour. Short. Uninteresting.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.7
Perennial 17
Mbcc red. Black. Woody roasty dark nose. Some dark berries, currants. Full bodied, heavy sweet licorice, purple fruits fruity. Interesting. A pretty fruity purple berries, plummy impy.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.1
Perennial Working Title
Mbcc red. Golden amber hazy. Nice funky, farmy old strawwy malty nose. Bit light though. Lightish bodied, ligth tartness. Dryish straw hay finish. Ok, feels authetic but, bit bland still.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.9
Perennial Abraxas
Mbcc blue. Black. Spicy nose roasty, some cardamom, cinnamon. Med bodied. Or full. Smooth, likable, easy. Roasty intense. Get the feeling its packing a lot, even tho im not feeling it. Apparently had it another time (3.5): Mbcc blue. Black. Roasty woody nose. Full bodied, woody, roasty dark malty. Ok.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.4
Perennial Distant Land
Mbcc blue. Golden clearish. Really floral cirrussy nose, fruity, sweetish kinda nice. Med light bodied, bit thin floury. Nice overall tho.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.8
Perennial Barrel Aged Vermilion
Mbcc yellow. Brown clearish. Nice old malty, woodyness on nose. Med full bodied, intense malty, old malty, bit leathery woody flavour. Real intense, easy finish tho. Real nice.
Friday, May 26, 2017

jookos
3.3
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether
Mbcc yellow. Clear golden. Bit weak nose. Wheaty malty. Slight syrupy. Light citrus. Dough. Lightish bodied, easy, refreshing drinkable. Citrussy, bit bland malty. Ok, tad thin.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Dogbrick
3.8
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether
This brew is a slightly murky yellow-gold color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of funky yeast, citrus and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of Belgian yeast, funky lemon, malt and a bit of hops. The finish is funky yeast and citrus. Pretty good overall.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

gyllenbock
3.5
Perennial Distant Land
Sample at MBCC 2017. Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of bread, yeast, light herbs and citrus. Also some funk. Quite soft and easy to drink.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

gyllenbock
3.7
Perennial Abraxas
Sample at MBCC 2017. Black with a small tan head. Quite a lot of cinnamon both in the aroma and taste. Also roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. The body was full and the finish sweet.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Strykzone
3.5
Perennial Warehouse Eyes
On draft at Global Brew Edw. Served in a 12 oz. tulip. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is complex fruit that includes dark varieties. The flavor brings that same fruit plus grain. It is dry and some alcohol is tasted. Toast and ripe apples with just a hint of cinnamon. Plum is light. A decent beer.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.8
Perennial Saison de Lis
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Picked up in Whole Foods, San jose. A hazed yellow / straw with a frothy white head. Aroma is Wheaty grains, saison yeast, little banana phenol. Flavour is composed of tangy wheat, saison yeast, citrus lemon, bready grains. Palate is frothy, massaging carbonation, lively. Very good saison.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.1
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether
Keg at cbc17 yellow.. Golden.. Thin white lacing.. Msoft herbal fruit nose.. Dry bitter fruits
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

cgarvieuk
2.7
Perennial Barrel Aged Vermilion
Keg at cbc17 yellow... Deep red.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft toffee malts nose.. Odd herbal toffee... Sweet grassy caramel
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

mcberko
4.2
Perennial Sump (Adola)
On tap at McMenamins - 23rd Bottle Shop, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma brings out dry coffee and roasted malt. Flavour is rich, with lots of coffee, medium sweetness and light roast. Decadent and wonderfully balanced. Fantastic.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ciocanelu
4
Perennial Barrel Aged Vermilion
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Sweet and sticky with brown sugar notes, dried fruits, especially dates. A bit boozy overall.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NikkTwist
3.3
Perennial Cave Torch
Draft at Bru Craft. Cloudy yellow gold pour with some white foam. Reconstituted dried lemons. Mandarins. Limes. Wet straw. Some unwanted acetic notes in the nose. Juicy but finishes mostly dry. Easy drinking enough but not as exceptional as other Perennial IPAs.
Monday, May 22, 2017

theisti
3.8
Perennial Abraxas
750 ml bottle given to me by family for Christmas. The pour is opaque, inky black with a solid ˝ inch khaki head. Nice lace left behind as the beer falls. The aroma is strong, featuring sweet cocoa and cinnamon right away, along with roast malt and additional sweet vanilla and milk beyond that. The taste is a really well integrated blend of the roast malt, the sweet cocoa, and the cinnamon. The alcohol is very well integrated, and barely noticeable, which is quite a feat. The palate is heavy to medium bodied with low carbonation and the mouth coating lingering sweet and roast finish. Very well executed Imperial Stout. Fans of the style must go bonkers for this beer.
Monday, May 22, 2017

luttonm
3.4
Perennial Cave Torch
Chuck’s CD, Seattle. Small foam, light hazy lemon juice body. Orange peel aroma, which with the appearance, makes me think of radlers. Fair bitterness, dark citrus juice matches well with green hops. Crisp and relatively dry. Good warm weather beer, but it’s lacking something for my palate. A little heavy.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

gyllenbock
3.4
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether
Sample at MBCC 2017. Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of malt, yeast, some fruit and grass. The body was on the light side.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

coachd
3.4
Perennial Cave Torch
Great tropical aroma. Looks and tastes underwhelming, palate is above average. I expected better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 21, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.3
Perennial Distant Land
Keg at cbc17 Blue... Golden.. Thin white lacing... Dry herbal lemon fruits nose.. Soft dry herbal lemon fruits
Sunday, May 21, 2017

cgarvieuk
2.9
Perennial Working Title
Keg at cbc17 Red... Hazy Amber thin white lacing.. Soft funk fruit nose.. Tart herbal fruit
Sunday, May 21, 2017

mariuspoenari
4.3
Perennial 17
Sampled at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, spearmint. Very thick and chocolatey.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

cgarvieuk
4.2
Perennial 17
Keg at cbc17 Red.. Dark black... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet peppermint chocolate roast malts nose... Chocolate roast malts. Heavy chocolate roast... dark roast... Massive chocolate. .. Massive peppermint roast
Sunday, May 21, 2017

mariuspoenari
3.9
Perennial Barrel Aged Vermilion
Sampled at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Hazy muddy burgundy pour with a tan head. Notes of dried fruit, cognac, booze, candi sugar, vanilla, toffee. A bit too sweet.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ratman197
3.3
Perennial Cave Torch
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, lemon zest, grapefruit and light orange zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, yeast, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.5
Perennial Cider
2017 Keg at cbc17 Green... Hazy yellow... No head.. Msift dry spicrd apple fruit nose.. Soft caramel apple.. Ling dry tanin finish
Sunday, May 21, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.3
Perennial Warehouse Eyes
Keg at cbc17 Green.. M deep brown... Soft toffee fruit malt nose.. Dark toffee chocolate roast malts
Sunday, May 21, 2017