Aria - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
84
good

51 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 352
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 51 | Hads: 352
Reviews by xnicknj:
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4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at bainbridge barrel house

Clouded golden orange pour, topped by a cap of white, frothy head. Retains while sipping, survived by some patchy white lacing.

Funky yeast and brett in the nose with softer notions of hops. Spicier than their regular saison with cracked pepper and a hint of tempering sweetness.

Kiss of hops and Belgian yeast right up front. Citric peel, light bitterness and spicy cracked black pepper. Soft fruited sweetness, slightly malty and bready with a citric hoppy finish.

Medium body, somewhat higher carbonation, dry yet smooth on the tongue. Again, I tried about 5 of their beers in a row this evening and was impressed with every one. (673 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JMD71
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jared14
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of S0lrac
4.76/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

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. (349 characters)

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
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. (381 characters)

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.81/5  rDev +3%
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. (1,156 characters)

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of markcp
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
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. (412 characters)

Photo of Ralphs66
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent orange/amber with a thin sliver of cream colored head. Slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Pears & faint barnyard, sweet grassyness

T: Breadyness, pears, dryness, brown sugar, a faint bit of barnyard up front. A bit of apple jam as this warms, more dryness, green melon as well, dryness & green appleskins as well. Finishes fruity, a little dry, & slightly funky, a little musty

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Drinks okay, was hoping for more, a bit too sweet for my liking (527 characters)

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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.