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Heart Of Gold - Perennial Artisan Ales

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146 Ratings

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 26
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Silver Medal at the 2012 GABF in Category 13 (Other Strong Beer).

(Beer added by: AlCaponeJunior on 11-07-2011)
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Reviews by Franziskaner:
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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Rich deep brown in color. Minimal head quickly disappears, but I see active carbonation bubbles. The aroma is a lush, inviting dark wheat aroma. The mouthfeel is very surprisingly smooth considering the strength. There's an earthiness that blends with the carbonation and makes its presence known by prickling the tongue. I've had a handful of other wheat wines and they haven't been good experiences, but this is very intriguing and inviting. There's a bit of a dark malt and buttery cracker refreshing aftertaste.

11-09-2013 04:36:13 | More by Franziskaner
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-29-2012 01:59:03 | More by IronCity1822
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2014 02:21:59 | More by Jared14
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

750ml brown bottle with a bottled on date of 10/2011. At 10% abv I am sure this one will be fine to cellar, the labeling even suggests it. Had to crack mine now.

LOOK: Bubbly, slightly hazed, amber, epic lacing

SMELL: Raw honey, faint treacle, bready, mineral, ligonberries, boozy, golden raisins, herbal

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, big bodied, loaf of bread, warming alcohol, nutty, slightly grassy, buckwheat honey, herbal, modest hopping, marsala wine, persimmons, figs, melon rind, drying grassy finish

Massive sleeping giant of a beer. It took a few sips to really fall into this beer and see the complexities open up. Very mellow, the 10% does not fully show until the end. A lovely Wheat Wine, yet another one that may show this style being more malt forward which is fine by me.

05-15-2012 03:36:45 | More by Jason
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-10-2012 01:48:16 | More by jaminjohnson
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4/5  rDev +3.6%


Thanks for opening this one, DarthKostrizer!

Bright, burnished golden color with a moderately sized off-white head that eventually left the glass spotted with stick.

Bright citrus aromas, along with sweet toffee and caramel, and a bit of simple bread to round things out. Very little alcohol presence, though some.

The flavor too is quite citrus-forward, with wheat, simple sweetness, and a moderate level of bitterness making this a very drinkable wheatwine.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

A citrusy, easy-drinking version of a rarely attempted style. I have been more than impressed with this brewery so far and look forward to enjoying more of their offerings--I just wish I could buy them off the shelves in San Diego.

02-06-2012 18:42:21 | More by ehammond1
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2.98/5  rDev -22.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep caramel colored. A few bubbles. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - Caramel and a bit of hops. Sweet and wheaty. Smells like a bit of honey too.

Taste - Sweet with a bit of oxidation. Wheat and caramel. Nothing else but booze.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and kinda sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - This is hella dull.

08-20-2013 01:23:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.41/5  rDev -11.7%

Bottled 9/12

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of beige colored head. Nice viscosity to this, below average head retention & lacing

S: Doughyness, pears & peaches

T: Follows the nose, leafy hops, a touch of wine sap apples & pipe tobacco notes up front. Pears & leafy hops continue to dominate as this warms, a touch of white grape as well. Finishes dry, fruity & warming with more leafy hops & apricot; plus a bit of cardboard/oxidation

MF: Chewy, fairly firm carbonation that softens over time. Becomes fairly warming over time

Alright for the style, not near as quaffable as Harvest Dance, so far this brewery isn't really impressing me, especially a pricey as they were at Brown Derby

08-23-2013 05:58:51 | More by russpowell
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3.61/5  rDev -6.5%

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A: Copper. No lacing. See through.

S: Sweet malts with a lot of raisins.

T: Sweet. Very much Belgian. Caramel.

M: Very smooth.

O: Good stuff. Almost like a dessert version of a quad/tripel/dubbel, or the doppelbocks.

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Served in a tulip glass, thanks to Doug for the assist.

Pours a tawny reddish orange, ascending trails of carbonation rising in the center. Lasting sticky foam that has an offwhite color, leaving residual lacing here and there around the edges.

Smells grainy and sweet, mellow with slight caramel touches.

Flavor has some slight citrus, otherwise a mellow, hearty caramel malt and burly wheat presence and a light herbal bitterness. Not much definitive character here, but it's alright and drinkable. Medium bodied, and fairly smooth considering the 10% abv.

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Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
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