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Aria - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
84
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 11-15-2012

Belgian Style Ale with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle


A:
Pours a cloudy brownish gold with a puffy two fingers of off-white head that settles to a healthy thin cap. Good retention; arches of sticky lacing. (4)

S:
Bready, dry, and barny. Sweet, doughy, barnyard, lime, pepper, marshmallow. (4.25)

T:
Funky fresh. Really bready with a slightly drying hop flavor, horse blanket, some alcohol, dusty, earthy brett character, lots of 'bready' bitterness as well. (3.75)

M:
Wow, like whipped cream, soft carbonation, mouth-filling creamsplosion, dry finish, quenching, drinkable (could be a touch lighter on the booze, though). (4)

O:
Very good BSPA.
A little richer than some, but still thirst quenching and delicious. This is a pretty drinkable but substantial beer with a nice earthy brett character. Pours nice and showcases brettanomyces in the nose and the flavor. The beer kind of explodes with tiny bubbles in your mouth, too. A pleasure to drink.
After a while I felt like it wore on my palate, but otherwise very good.
Would have again; worth getting ahold of. (3.75)

Photo of Austin32
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber that was ice cold, flavors didn't change much as it warmed. Overall a good but not amazing beer. Rich gold color, typical Belgian flavors, very easy to drink....but also easy to forget.

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of humuloner22
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on a trade. I have a few different beers from Perennial to compare building up to Abraxas.

Appearance: Not to set you up for what is in store, but this is the best part of this beer. It pours a huge head and it stands for a long time as the beer settles. It is aggressively carbonated and be prepared for some overflow when you open it. After the beer settled it maintained a inconsistent layer of head and also stuck to the sides of the glass while drinking it. Color is beautiful copper and hazy, not really transparent but is not a dark beer by any stretch. Unfortunately its all looks and no substance.

Smell: Pretty basic, not a lot going on, some yeast, some peach notes and a little bit of the brett is apparent on the nose.

Taste: Kind of sweet, finishes clean but not as flavorful as you would expect this beer to be. I tasted some of the brett in this beer but it was not nearly what I was expecting considering the reputation of this brewery and what it and Side Project can do with Wild fermentation.

Overall: Its not a very interesting beer, glad I had the opportunity to try it but I would not seek it out again.

Photo of Rutager
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bwagner1122
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBishopco
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThurmondTX
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of jsh420
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish-orange with a snow-white head.

Smells malty and yeasty with plenty of light fruits shining through.

On the palate a hint of grain is quickly wrapped up in a flood of lemon, orange, meringue, spice and distant brett.

Dry with a slightly syrupy middle and a medium body. Somewhat chalky in the aftertaste but nothing bothersome.

Not as flavorful on the brett end as I would like, but a nice brew that seems to hit all the right marks for style.

Photo of bigotecircus
3.6/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Irishace9
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of 30helens
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ananh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of snansel
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.