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Aria - Perennial Artisan Ales

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268 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | 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:
Belgian Style Ale with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 11-15-2012)
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Reviews by JEdmund:
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3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My expectation for this beer was that it would be a Bretted up saison/pale style beer. What poured out made me think I was having a regular dubbel. Looks like a dubbel with its dark brown hue. And it smells like one too. Sadly, there’s not a strong—if any—presence of Brett funk. Very disappointed. And that carries through to the flavor where again the funk is missing. What I get is mainly a sweet, malty ale with light leafy hop bitterness in the finish. Slight medicinal flavor too (not bad).

I had high hopes for my first Perennial ale and was pretty disappointed. I’ll definitely try more by them though.

JEdmund, Apr 10, 2013
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S0lrac, Oct 24, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Lively, expressive, crisp, and a touch of funk. Ripe exotic fruit ... dragon fruit. Cracker maltiness, nutty yeast. Some musty funk within. Hint of warmth from the alcohol. Great use of brett, like that there is still a hint of sweetness here though I wonder where this brew would be after another 6-12 months of cellaring. Glad I had it now though.

Jason, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Guinnsslvr, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jaminjohnson, Jan 16, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden with a bit of reddish highlights. Minimal carbonation. Effervescent carbonation. The nose seems to be a battle of Brett and coriander. I'll give the Brett a slight advantage. The taste is again a struggle between the Brett and coriander and this is a much tighter race. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth. I just don't know that this blend of flavors really works well together.

Franziskaner, Jul 19, 2013
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stereosforgeeks, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Beezee, Mar 25, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is semi-clear orange. Lacing is stringy with decent stick. Legs are thin and oily. Decent looking beer but head retention and clarity could use some work for the style.

Nose is coriander, peppercorn, Belgian yeast, honey, and cane sugar with a very mild Brett funk in the back. Pretty clean and appetizing. Appropriate for the style too.

Opens sweet and nutty. Coriander, nutmeg, brown sugar, and Belgian yeast in the middle. Some caramel and walnut flavors floating around too. End is clove and more Belgian yeast with a sweet, honey finish. Good complexity but really a bit too sweet for me overall.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Light, fluffy, and a bit prickly in the mouth. Goes down quenching and clean. Messy finish with a long, lingering, filmy finish. I kinda like this.

A nice sessionable beer that tastes nowhere near its ABV. This is dangerously drinkable but overall, the malt body is too much for me here. I'd revisit this one but its by no means one of the better offerings in its style.

SpeedwayJim, Apr 27, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish body. Clear with a nice off white head. Good retention.

Smell - Fruity. Caramel. Yeasty and malty.

Taste - Malty with a apple-y flavor. Very fruity. Deep caramel in the middle. Dries out in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium heavy. High carbonation.

Overall - I don't get the brett at all. Generic maltiness and yeast flavors.

Alieniloquium, Aug 27, 2013
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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
82 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.