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Heart Of Gold - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 26
Gots: 27 | 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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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-19-2013 11:22:59 | More by JellyJacket
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Gretlawn

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-26-2013 22:19:48 | More by Gretlawn
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riemster

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-04-2013 08:21:00 | More by riemster
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-04-2012 01:22:24 | More by Soneast
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light reddish, burgundy with a few finger tan head and a few wisps of lace.

S -Wheat malt, fruity, toffee and caramel, honey, herbal, slightly boozy.

T - Strong alcohol sweetness, slight alcohol burn, herbal bitterness, nutty with light caramel and toffee. Maybe a touch metallic as it warms.

M - Creamy but tough to get past the sting of carbonation and warming alcohol. Once that passes it has decent flavor.

D - Hard to get past the initial alcohol taste/carbonation sting. Decent beer on the finish but the initial notes are below average.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 00:16:06 | More by brewcrew76
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emerge077

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 05:32:18 | More by emerge077
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark amber in color with a one finger tan head. The head doesn't last too long and dissipates into a ring around the glass. Really not much lacing or retention.

S - Sweet caramel, grainy, bready yeast and dark fruits.

T - Honey and light caramel sweetness. Wheat grains throughout and floral hops as well.

M - Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Slightly cloying and a bit boozy.

O - It's a good rendition of the style, but I just think this style is setup to not blow people away.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 00:08:24 | More by cvm4
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Max's Taphouse (3/11/14)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2014 11:31:34 | More by gillagorilla
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in a snifter. Appearance is a slightly hazy with a dark golden hue. Minimal head with some spotty lacing. Nose is full of wheat and bread, rich herbal hops come next with a bit of booziness. Taste is a bit sweet up front with heavy wheat character and burn. Mouthfeel is heavy with light carbonation. Overall, a little one note.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2012 03:14:23 | More by homebrew311
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

odd beer but another tasty one from perennial. on tap at hops and pie, this has a pale golden color, perfectly clear, but not much head or visible carbonation. smells quite sweet, like honey and wheat malt, somehow still light despite its obvious gravity and alcohol strength. I smell some fruity esters too, maybe even berries or honeysuckle or something lush and springy. the flavor is on the sweet side, residual sugars abound, and its subtle malt flavor is less prominent than it probably should be, although I am admittedly not much of a wheat wine connoisseur. the alcohol doesn't come out until the end, and the flavor is actually rather pleasant, just very sweet. a good glass to share. smooth in the feel, gentle vibes, but lacking the carbonation that I need in a beer like this. it gets heavy as a result, and starts to get tough to drink. the booze comes out as it warms and it can really get you smashed if you don't look out. a good beer from perennial. maybe not quite up to the level of some others, but a unique and enjoyable cold weather brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 18:21:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-06-2013 22:30:03 | More by Schlafly33
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-22-2013 21:11:28 | More by weonfire
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2013 02:22:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-24-2013 04:13:41 | More by Moses_Malone
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-13-2013 22:46:09 | More by EgadBananas
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-06-2013 20:23:50 | More by jegross2
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2013 17:05:28 | More by jhillwastaken
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-18-2014 22:25:22 | More by threedaggers
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-19-2013 01:21:50 | More by tobelerone
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evilcatfish

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2012 21:33:43 | More by evilcatfish
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-02-2013 14:41:21 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-01-2013 14:35:30 | More by Gotti311
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snansel

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-12-2014 17:53:58 | More by snansel
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2013 00:25:31 | More by spycow
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-30-2013 08:14:11 | More by belgbeerdrinker
Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.