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Heart Of Gold - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

142 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 25
Gots: 28 | 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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Twal

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

10-05-2012 03:32:47 | More by Twal
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 01:23:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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IronCity1822

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-29-2012 01:59:03 | More by IronCity1822
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damngoode

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-01-2013 16:28:18 | More by damngoode
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-12-2013 19:12:59 | More by CityofBals
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-06-2013 21:36:08 | More by drummermattie02
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-10-2014 19:43:37 | More by kscaldef
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 14:37:47 | More by TMoney2591
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-03-2013 17:15:26 | More by arniepnminne
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-04-2014 22:15:32 | More by Sarge3130
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00chris

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-29-2013 02:31:18 | More by 00chris
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-14-2013 03:39:15 | More by BDeibs
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-11-2014 12:05:38 | More by Lare453
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sbricker

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-02-2012 21:35:48 | More by sbricker
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2013 01:45:38 | More by Sludgeman
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FosterJM

California

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 00:12:27 | More by FosterJM
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 05:58:51 | More by russpowell
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-14-2013 03:37:47 | More by GRG1313
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-31-2013 03:36:27 | More by jaydoc
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-12-2014 15:00:34 | More by mendvicdog
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-25-2013 23:27:01 | More by jmccullough108
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-28-2012 18:13:03 | More by pperez38
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-19-2013 05:24:38 | More by JSchock7
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-26-2013 23:45:44 | More by 2dogbrew
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-23-2014 19:10:16 | More by Gobzilla
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Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.