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Plan B - Perennial Artisan Ales

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, toasted nuts, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste the same with a somewhat tart dark fruit presence. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the tartness is a bit weird.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of zeff80
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.

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of MasterSki
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'.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/09/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Pony Bar HK in NYC.

a - Pours a murky, reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, roasted malts, some chocolate, toasted malts, currants, and sour red wine. Interesting mix of stout and sour dark fruits.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely, with maybe a little bit more stout quality to it. Tastes of roasted malts, sour dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, toasted malts, and burnt malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink, a slightly sour twinge to it.

o - Overall an interesting sour-stout type of beer, though not my favorite. Not a ton going on other than roasted notes and sour dark fruits. Decent, but wouldn't seek it out again...would probably just go for Bruery ToD.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 1/2012.

A: Pours a dark brown with crimson highlights under a quarter inch thick fine tan head which slowly fades leaving spotty lace.

N: Yikes! Earthy mushrooms, dark fruit, bready yeast. Somewhat unpleasant.

T: Whew, dark currants, yeast, slight chocolate and coffee, some nutty notes and a slight metallic quality.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Slightly sweet and yeasty finish.

O: Well, gave this a second try and still not thrilled.

Photo of Tone
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.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Pencible
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy roasted barley and copper, with a little currants and grassy yeast.
T: It tasted like fresh currants and roasted earthy barley, with bitter copper and sour grassy yeast. It had a dirty earthy aftertaste.
M: It was thick with subtle carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This wasn't a very compelling brew. The scent and taste were less than enjoyable. The body was very nice and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Just not worth it at all.

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Plan B from Perennial Artisan Ales
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