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Plan B - Perennial Artisan Ales

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Mash Belgian Dark Ale with Black Currants (Brewed in Collaboration with Half Acre).

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 02-11-2012)
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-04-2013 21:55:18 | More by Jamison85
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Tone

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of coffee, hint of hops, and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, hint of sour, slight roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of syrup, and a hint of juniper. Overall, good appearance, great aroma, good body, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2012 13:57:22 | More by Tone
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shand

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.

Plan B pours out a very deep brown with a small head. The aroma is interesting, it's yeasty, chocolatey, tart, and sour. The taste is tart and fruity at first, with more sour aspects coming through on the finish. Some of the chocolate comes through too, along with some roasted malts. Unique and tasty. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium-bodied, with a dry finish. The drinkability is pretty good. Overall, this is an enjoyable sour Belgian strong ale with a strong fruit component. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 03:41:46 | More by shand
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-23-2014 22:40:03 | More by Oakenator
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-14-2013 23:40:04 | More by JRod1969
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-14-2013 18:25:40 | More by Tucquan
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-21-2014 16:31:21 | More by Kevin_Young
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-21-2013 11:33:19 | More by Sludgeman
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09-04-2013 11:36:06 | More by captainbearcat
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-26-2012 17:32:26 | More by fo1ksguitar
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-31-2013 17:40:55 | More by mobius387
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2014 19:03:01 | More by mikefuski17
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TCMike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Produced a 2.5 finger cream colored head. Lacing was minimal. Beer color is a dark walnut, (non-translucent).

The smell is of dark chocolate, and roasted malts, and a little dark fruits.

The taste was similar, but with the dark fruit producing a slightly tart taste. Dry finish. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.

Good stuff, I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 21:25:22 | More by TCMike
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-21-2013 20:43:11 | More by ncelauro
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psdonnelly

Alabama

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-08-2013 21:44:33 | More by psdonnelly
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-11-2013 11:14:23 | More by JellyJacket
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paxchristi

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-25-2012 16:59:04 | More by paxchristi
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-19-2013 03:37:30 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-26-2014 02:59:40 | More by Axnjxn
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-08-2013 17:52:20 | More by ToddHolder
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2014 17:15:55 | More by oriolesfan4
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice take at a BSDA with black currants

Presentation: 750 ml brown capped bottle. Brown label with the name of the brew made by tape coming from an audio cassette. Notes bottling on 1/2012, and 8.0% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Dark brown pour, fair frothy head, medium to low retention, fair surface memory and small touches of lacing.

S - Good nose with a fruity and yeasty sense insinuating malt.

T - Malty, soft fruity sweetness, black currants come through with some acidity but flowing well as it goes back to some yeasty Belgian touches.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation, and a slightly acidic touch. Rather direct and constant in its flow.

O - Nice flow with a fruity sense, bordering on a tiresome hint but never crossing there.

Notes: Glad to try it, not sure about the nature of the collaboration, and while nice it is not that remarkable. Good quality brew in any case.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 13:17:23 | More by Daniellobo
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a near black with creamy head, retains for a bid. some lacing draped around the glass.

heavy on the belgian yeast. lots of bread, yeast, and banana.

taste is much different, in a good way. nice sweetness, light tartness from the black currants. deep in the back is the belgian back bone.

body is moderate, feels a bit light. carbonation fills this out and brings it to life.

very pleasant. the black currants worked out great. i typically am not into belgian darks but i am a sucker for black currants, glad i checked this out.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 20:04:32 | More by hooliganlife
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Fountainhead. Served in a goblet. Apparently this is named after a Huey Lewis record that was played ad nauseum at Half Acre, and not the popular birth control option.

A - Creamy tan foam settles to a near-complete cap, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Very dark brown with ruby highlights.

S - Smells oddly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? There's a vaguely metallic dry roasted nut sharpness, mixed with jammy sweet malts, and a hint of tangy sourdough bread.

T - Taste is a bit sweeter, with sweet, jammy currants dominating mid-palate before giving way to roasted nuts and dusty cocoa powder.

M - Smooth texture, medium-full body, with present but medium-low carbonation. Some dry roastiness in the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden.

D - A very unique and strangely enjoyable flavor profile. I enjoyed this significantly more than Small Animal Big Machine, and I'd drink it again, but that merely means that it's 'good'.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2012 21:44:16 | More by MasterSki
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It was short-lived and left minimal lacing.

S - The aroma of currants really came through with some sour funkiness.

T - It tasted tart and sour. There was a touch of nuttiness that I didn't expect.

M - It was crisp, sharp and had a slight puckering bite. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is an interesting beer. The use of currants really comes through in aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 01:46:50 | More by zeff80
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