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Heart Of Gold - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 27
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
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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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Twal, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

IronCity1822, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

damngoode, Nov 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

drummermattie02, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

kscaldef, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Memories of Hitchhiker's Guide flowing back for some reason... Anyway, this stuff pours a slightly hazy sunset amber topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, wet grass, flowers, light perfume-y orange peel, and lightly-toasted biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some grapefruit peel. The alcohol isn't quite as present as I'd expected from other encounters with this brewery, which is a nice bit of surprise. The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a sorta/kinda fluid feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a kinda limp wheatwine, one with little character and a subsequently bland flavor.

TMoney2591, Dec 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

arniepnminne, Apr 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Sarge3130, Jan 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

00chris, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

BDeibs, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Lare453, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

sbricker, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Sludgeman
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Rustico/Alexandria. More wine than beer. I need more experience with this style, but it came off as too sweet and reminded me of some German wines like Liebfraumilch or a cheap sweet Riesling. - 3.25

A - Beautiful dark amber with a one-finger head and good lacing, low carbonation. Certainly resembles a barley wine. - 4.25

S – Sweet, fruity, cherry, maybe peach. - 3.5

T - Too sweet without balancing bitterness. The wheat malt does not provide enough of a backbone. Some alcohol. - 3

MF - Medium bodied, a little slick, smooth creaminess. Warming - 4

Sludgeman, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1057th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750ml c/c

2011 Vintage

Thanks to???? for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- This was very bright in the glass. Similar to an electric yellow. Not sure why, maybe bottle variation but was a bit more alive than most wheatwines I have seen. Small head, and very little cling.

Smell- It wasn't like the other two wheatwines I have had, this was a touch lactic, a little malty and a bit citrusy. Overall, kinda nice on the nose but didn’t wow.

Taste- So I was excited to try a new wheatwine, seeing as they are hard to find. This one was a bit more powerful with the citrus and the backing malts. Didn’t overpower really but didn’t wow me either similar to the nose. A bit of grain, a little bit of citrus and a little bit of that wheatwine punch was there from some bitter hops.

Mouth- A little bit more thick on the feel leaning towards a thicker medium with a paired thicker medium carbonation level. A little bit of residual bitter hop bite.

Drink- This was a unique wheatwine and I didn't really think it was all that special. I think it was getting a bit fatigued at the tasting at this point as well.

FosterJM, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

russpowell, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

GRG1313, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

pperez38, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JSchock7, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

2dogbrew, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Gobzilla, Mar 23, 2014
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Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.