Jun 24, 2015

Perennial Ales Regalia

I’ve been enjoying the products of Perennial Ales over the last couple of years. The brews have been a joy to dive into. Regalia, a 8.5% ABV farmhouse ale is no exception.

Perennial Ales Regalia was crafted to echo the rustic character of its genre. Brewed with barley, wheat and spelt, the beer is then fermented with Brettanomyces. The result is a beer that certainly has a rustic profile, but also one that should develop and change over time.


Regalia pours a hazy, rusty amber in color with a large stack of tawny foam.

Perennial Ales Regalia photo


A good amount of barnyard funk and hay lead wheat, grain, a wild yeast tingle and distant honey notes.


This beer definitely packs a good amount of wild, funky flavors. Honey, wheat, a soft tartness, a touch of sour Brett influence, grain and a good bit of alcohol warmth combine for a layered array of flavors. The beer is medium bodied with a softer than expected level of carbonation — I’d personally like it a bit more crisp on the tongue.


Regalia is a decent brew. It has a rustic backbone with a welcome wildness from the Brettanomyces that should develop further if you allow the bottle to sit in your basement or closet for a while longer. Like I stated above, I’d prefer more activity on the palate with the carbonation, but other than that, I enjoyed this one from Perennial Ales.

Rating: 3.75/5

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