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Aria - Perennial Artisan Ales

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302 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | 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.
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
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