Perennial Artisan Ales Stepping into Tomorrow
What the brewers say
A saison of substantial strength, dry hopped with Loral Cryo and conditioned in package with a blend of Brettanomyces.
What our panel thought
Peppery aroma with woody, earthy, leathery Brett evident in the background; low, spicy hops. Funk-forward flavor, with notes of wood, mushroom, light fruit, white pepper, and cardamom. Lingering tartness. Big but balanced. Well-made but lacking in complexity.
What our editors thought
As close to the Platonic ideal of Brett-saison nose as possible, without wavering into defined fruit or spice. The sip seems overly conservative, with woody Brett notes but little else. A study in simplicity, for better or worse.