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Hopfentea - Perennial Artisan Ales

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very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-02-2014

Berliner Weisse steeped on a tropical tea blend.
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 12
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From notes on July 16, 2014 at Hopleaf, Chicago, IL. Draft poured into snifter.

A: moderately hazy amber with a pinkish hue. Bone white head that settles down. No visible carbonation.

S: Wheat. Grainy. Sour citrus. Tea.

T: the taste follows exactly from the nose.

M: thin and carbonated.

D : definitely not true to style, but delicious with the addition of tea, which adds just a mild amount of sweeter floral notes to the nose and palate. Extremely drikable and refreshing.

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Aromas is mostly hibiscus, some wheat and minerally yeast, lacto tartness.

Flavor is much he same despite the papaya front and center on the label it just doesn't come across. Still, as a hibiscus Berliner, it's pretty enjoyable for what it is. Light bodied, crisp and tart. Finishes dry with a slight pucker. It's not bad, just was hoping for more tropical fruit and complexity.

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Alcohol Paul brought this over for a NYE celebration. This was the second in our series of beers we wanted to drink. And yes, we took notes so we could review the beers later on. Poured from the bomber into two tulip glasses, because I am not sure if I have ever drank a Berliner Weiss. I had to consult BA as to glassware. I digress....

Appearance - Pours a very clear, golden color with a super soapy, bubbly head of two fingers that vanishes muy rapido. The packaging is alluring, and Perennial is always pushing the envelope, so I am interested. Leaves little lacing.

Smell - Sour, tart, grains, all of the tropical fruits mentioned on the label. Some wheat, kinda smells like walking past a candle store or a store that sprays too many samples of their newest fruity body spray.

Taste - Shockingly tart and sour, these two attributes really override any other aspect of the taste. There is a bit of syrupy flavor in there, but the tart sourness is very strong indeed. I am unsure if all Berliner Weissbiers are like this or Perennial has just made theirs like this. Almost like a wild ale or a sour beer, but not as rude or funky.

Mouthfeel - As carbonated as champagne, very light and bubbly on the palate. Finishes a bit soapy and acidic, but clean for the most part.

Overall - This just is not my style. I may have to try a more traditional Berliner Wiessbier to ensure it just wasn't this particular flavor, but this was too sour and funky for me. I rated it like I did because, according to the description, this is how these beers are supposed to be. Well, if that's the case, I don't like them, but I didn't want my personal view to cloud my reviewing judgement. Drink at your own risk.

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Hopfentea from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.