La Boheme - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Perennial snifter from a 750ml bottle.
An agressive pour yields a very nice traditional brownish color with some nice dark ruby red hues. Nice earth and mahogany chocolate tones are present. There is a nice yet fleeting half inch head that quickly recedes down to some thin film and ring around the glass.
Aroma is amazing and quite traditional. Musty notes of wood and barrel, notes of farmhouse and slight hay notes. These are then enveloped in a milder balsamic vinaigrette blanket. This aroma is then followed by superb notes of cherries. Cherry tartness rules but is underlain by some nice cherry jam sweetness that is faint. Mild grainy and earthy notes of pie crust that bring the notes of cherry pie to mind. Nice vinous notes with some good tannins and some amazing dry oaky notes as well as some soured grape notes. Quite complex.
The flavor is incredible. Such a well crafted brew. Starts off with tight and noticeable notes of balsamic vinegar tartness; this tartness is quickly followed by some tartness imparted by the cherries. Oh, the cherries, what and amazing facet of this brew.They are tart and puckering but at the same time have a sugary jam quality to them that balances out the tartness that could potentially overwhelm this brew. There are some nice buttery pie crust notes that are perceived as well. Potentially from the yeast notes and the grains. Soo delicious. There are some nice dry vinous notes that work so well with the tartness and lend the beer some more MILD dark fruit sweetness as well as some dryness. The body is perfectly light and dry with lower levels of carbonation that let the flavors shine through. Solid brew in my book.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 21:53:51 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
If this beer had an inspiration/spirit animal, I'd guess Rodenbach Alexander.
Dark burnished reddish amber, glistens in the light. Nice clarity, compact layer of tan tan foam that recedes to a ring after a couple minutes.
Distinct cherry aroma, saddle leather, oak, nice depth to it, definitely spent some time in a barrel.
Very tart and cherry forward, verging on sour. Drying oak in the finish, sour cherries linger long in the aftertaste. Easy to drink with a very light acetic presence that's perfectly acceptable for the style. Sour cherry for days. If you like La Folie, this is even more interesting.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 03:36:31 | More by emerge077
4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a very elegant beer, not quite what i would call an oud bruin, but much to appreciate in this brew as far as style fusions are concerned. it has a faded dark red look to it, auburn maybe, without much head at all, just some light khaki fizz around the edges of my wine glass. not overly appealing, it looks like one of those fruited lambics, almost still and cloudy. the nose is great though, tons of tartness, and its sour before it is cherry, although the fruit in this is right up front too. sweet and then tart are the cherries, like pie cherries, they are carries on by a really funky yeast which is a cool combination, a little familiar, but also unique to this beer alone. perennial does a lot of that, and its always appreciated. the base beer itself is a bit confusing, not quite dark or sour enough to be an oud bruin, maybe closer to a flanders red ale, but again, that lactic sourness is too subtle in this beer. it almost tastes like a blend, but i dont think its that either. very enjoyable whatever it is, with the cherries drying up in the finish. hard to tell if its sour from a bacterial sort of fermentation or if its just from cherry juice alone, it could almost be either. the red wine barrel aging likely also muddles just exactly gives it its tartness and moderate acidity. puzzling but wonderfully crafted. a little expensive at over 20 bucks on the shelf, but a very cool beer to try. thanks to drlovemd87 for bringing this one over. it was my girlfriends favorite beer in a night that featured many greats.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 17:36:49 | More by StonedTrippin
La Boheme from Perennial Artisan Ales
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