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Heart Of Gold - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 27
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:
Beer added by: AlCaponeJunior on 11-07-2011

Silver Medal at the 2012 GABF in Category 13 (Other Strong Beer).
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3.59/5  rDev -7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.