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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: 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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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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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-18-2014 22:25:22 | More by threedaggers
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-12-2014 03:28:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-09-2014 14:30:11 | More by DantheMan75
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2014 04:40:10 | More by Biff_Tannen
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-20-2014 04:39:18 | More by iL0VEbeer
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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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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-04-2014 22:15:32 | More by Sarge3130
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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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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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northstar23

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-18-2013 23:44:53 | More by northstar23
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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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jlee185

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-07-2013 13:53:46 | More by jlee185
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy light mahogany with thick light tan head.
S: It smelled like faint copper hops and fresh wheat, with some wildflower honey.
T: It tasted like copper hops and fresh wheat, with some nutty toffee and wildflower honey. It had a clean mostly bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick and chewy with a little carbonation. Great huge body.
D: This was a nice brew with nice scent and taste and fantastic body. The finish was smooth and the alcohol was really well hidden, so it was surprisingly easy to drink. I wish it had more boldness, either hoppy or sweet. Instead this ended up being nice but a little boring. Age may help.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 16:37:15 | More by Pencible
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-01-2013 03:47:59 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-26-2013 15:19:09 | More by Benesi88
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Elprico

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-26-2013 01:46:02 | More by Elprico
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-24-2013 17:45:51 | More by stephensinner
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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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Hopbully

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2013 06:45:43 | More by Hopbully
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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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jeff96gt

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-16-2013 00:52:28 | More by jeff96gt
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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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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
Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.