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Aria - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
84
good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

vinny21bal, Dec 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

JSchock7, Nov 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

yourefragile, Mar 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Dbot, Jan 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

psdonnelly, May 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

atpca, Sep 29, 2014
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2.79/5  rDev -24.8%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

caustin90, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

510a, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

mklisz, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

FullObs, Apr 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

BARFLYB, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

nzerbe, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

GreenMind, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

beerist, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

pwoody11, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

cjgiant, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
3.01/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a hazy yellow-light orange. Short white head with light lace. Minimal bubbles.

S - spicy Belgian primary yeast, soft caramel malt, nothing from hops, mild Brett Brux character. The overall aroma is faint when still, but wakes up with a swirl and reveals some funk from both yeasts.

T - light flavor for the style. Mild caramel, faint butter and maybe some orange peel. Not interesting, but certainly not offensive. A touch of sweetness. The Brett B provides a mild tangy quality in the finish.

M - light-medium body with a watery texture and low carbonation. Low bitterness. Some warmth from the booze. Slightly tangy.

O - not something I'd purchase again at $12/750ml, but it was decent to try once. Too mild for me and it lacks complexity. If it was a $6 bomber, it would be a good value.

GuzzLah, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Welcome to DC, Perennial!

Served in a Port City glass.

A: Poured a dark, cloudy orange color, with a whopping sudsy white head to boot.

S: More brown sugar and white pepper than citrus. Malty for sure….grainy even.

T: Sorta blah, and somewhat sugar heavy. It definitely want to make me go back for more. Actually, the initial flavor was good, but the aftertaste wasn't. Not much citrus here.

M: I actually like the feel. Spritzy and champagne-like, with lots and lots and lots of lacing.

O: For $13.99, I expected much better.

Chaney, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Haven't had too much from Perennial and I'd heard great things about them. This beer, while not bad, certainly was a let down. No flaws, just blahs

Looks great. Nice big white rocky foam atop a bright golden body. Awesome sight to see

Aroma is weak. Barely any spice from either Belgian yeast or hops. Semi sweet, semi grainy. Weak. Nothing bad

Flavor is a flash in the pan of pale malts and subdued sugar. Very light on the taste buds, almost invisible. Would probably go well with cheese if it had carbonation feel to it.
Maybe that's the magic part of this beer that I'm just not getting; carbonation. The head suggests it has some bubbles, but it feels filmy and slick. A BPA? I don't get Belgian or pale out of this beer.
Does hide the booze really well, though.

Mebuzzard, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clear honey hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light blanket with light lacing.

S - Aromas of a Belgian beer with light brett, funk. Nice esters, pleasant, rye?

T - Taste is Belgian esters, light brett, funk, super light. Maybe some rye, phenolic, Relatively unpleasant. Too malty.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall the taste and nose were rather mediocre. I think it was the wrong base beer for the approach, unfortunate.

rudzud, May 24, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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
Photo of Franziskaner
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.