Style: Brett & Mixed Fermentation Saison
Perennial Artisan Ales Regalia
What the brewers say
“Inspired by the rustic farmhouse saisons of southern Belgium, Regalia is brewed with barley, wheat, and spelt and fermented with Brettanomyces. A sturdy malt character supports the array of flavors that the yeast provides.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Raisin and honey oxidation. A bit of orange and pineapple behind that. Fruit notes of lemon, apple, and peach. A nice blend of all the traditional saison flavors, with heavy peppery character with some nice apple and pear esters.”
Flavor: “Fairly oxidized. Raisin and honey up front. Orange, apple, and a bit of almost cinnamon. A wheat-like sweetness with some lemon and slight acidity. Fruity esters add complexity. Low carbonation and finishes with a slight silky sweetness. Odd sweetness that lingers a bit too long, but it does dry out and the hops and carbonation keep it from feeling heavy.”
Overall: “A nice orange, apple, cinnamon thing, but it’s fairly oxidized and very low carb so it comes across somewhat sweet. A pretty ’between the lines’ saison that is punching in a higher weight class than most. Needs more carbonation.”
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