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Heart Of Gold - Perennial Artisan Ales

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very good

148 Ratings

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 26
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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3/5  rDev -22.5%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%

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
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.98/5  rDev -23%

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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

tobelerone, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Googs, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Zimm, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jhillwastaken, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

riemster, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

scruffwhor, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jklecko2, May 24, 2013
Photo of mecummins
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

A- pours a reddish gold honey color. Lots of ivory foam, 3 fingers at least. Not much lacing for all that head though.

S- caramel, honey, lots of wheat grains and some bready yeast. A bit of herbal, earthy hops

T- slightly sweet from the caramel & honey notes. Wheat grains right upfront too. A bit boozy. Nice light herbal/ earthy hops layered in.

M- ever so slightly syrupy, but leans towards medium mouthfeel than thick

F- medium and slightly boozy

A nice beer that I'll appreciate more come Fall

mecummins, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JellyJacket, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

NateMac13, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

RickDeLucio, May 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Specs, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

JustinMatthew, Apr 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

arniepnminne, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

psdonnelly, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

750mL bottle from HalftimeBeverage.com. Bottled 09/12. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours a deep red hued gold with three fingers of lively off-white head. A good few lacey spots, more than I expected considering the high-ish abv.

Smells of sweet biscuits, wheat, grass, toffee and honey/caramel. Very nice and it gets better as it warms.

A good bit of honey and caramel in the flavor with hay, toffee, bitter floral, earth, grapefruit peel, a hint of vanilla, wet grass and some alcohol heat peaking through towards the end.

Creamy, medium heavy body with relatively mild carbonation. Dry, bitter earthy sweet aftertaste.

A really good wheat wine. One of my favorites that I think will do well in the cellar for a couple years. It does a much better job of hiding it's alcohol than many others that I've tried. I wish that expense and shipping didn't prevent easier access to this but I'm happy to have a couple more. Fans of the style should try it if/when possible.

ThickNStout, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

stljimray, Mar 04, 2013
Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.