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Aria - Perennial Artisan Ales

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84
good

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice Brett presence that is slightly better in the taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: thin head on a hazy dull golden body.

S: lemon, candied sugar, pineapple and Belgian yeast.

T: starts with syrupy candied sugar with orange and lemon notes finishing with Belgian yeast.

M: medium body and light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: not impressed here. It's pretty plain. So far I am. It sure if the prior reviews of this brewery are up to par with what I am expieriencing.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cellared for 6 months in hopes of some Brett development.
Hopes aren't too high considering the varied reviews.

Bright saturated orange color, high clarity with a fluffy head of lasting white foam. Sticky arcs of lacing in the glass, lasting skim on the surface, thin collar around the edges.

Aromas of wet hay, dried pineapple, sweet malts and spicy Belgian yeast.

Dry and effervescent, spicy and yeast forward, but not all that funky. Lightly sweet and spicy, again not really funky at all. Medium bodied, peppery and dry in the finish. Overall okay, not really all that much Brett even after 6 months of cellar time, but drinkable nonetheless.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I hope it's something from "Rigoletto"... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a short finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises dry corn, light Brett funk, mild caramel, and a kiss of booze (you know, like that just straight-up bombed chick you've been eying for a little while, noting the number of shots o' tequila she's been rocking, who then comes up to you in a minor careening stupor and plants her tongue right in your throat...we've all been there...right?...). The taste holds notes of mild orange zest, mild caramel, light grass, and a firm stranglehold of Brett (in a good way). The body is a lithe medium, with a moderate carbonation and a bone dry finish. Overall, a nice enough Brett-infused BPA, but the smell leaves plenty to be desired, and the Brett doesn't mesh entirely well with the rest of the flavors.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a near perfect beer for thanksgiving. a little brett, not too funky or wild, but definitely more complex than your standard holiday swill. hazy light amber color, copper tinted, with an inch or so of thick white almost nitro looking head. the nose is as much Belgian yeast as it is brett, mostly very light malts, pale, and herbal on the hop front with a distinct spice on the back end. the flavor is basically the same as the smell, but the Belgian yeast and brett do some outstanding tandem work in fermentation. its a little bigger in body than I thought it would be, and has very lively carbonation. its fruited and spiced in at first, and the slightly tannic wild side comes out just in the finish with maybe a splash of vinegar, nothing harsh or abrasive. overall another beauty from perennial. maybe not as interesting as some others, but its a good potential gateway wild beer, given its noticeable but approachable brett characteristics. good stuff with the turkey!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloudy, copper/orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very fruity with some sweet notes. Some caramel notes.

T - It tasted fruity with apple and pear notes. Some nice Belgian spices and sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice Belgian-style ale. Glad to find it on tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

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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.

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3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a little less than I was hoping for, after trying several brews from Perennial. The beer is thick with the kind of profile for a Belgian ale that seems to be prevalent in a lot of American interpretations. Thick and somewhat clogged. I think the use of Brett here kind of adds a little complexity and pulls it away from being a one-track brew. I guess it softens things up. An alright Belgian ale. But it could be something so much more.

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3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another rudzud share.

Decent creamy thick head fades fairly quickly then slows, hazy sediment laden honey orange color.

Nose grainy sweet malts, rye spiciness and fruity, light apple fruity and soapy, light watery malt, little Belgian note, rich peppery and decent esters.

Taste starts sweet, candy like, very peppery, esters as well with fruity notes, little stone fruit, faint flash of paint thinner phenols, little Brett funk and fruity notes, rich yeasty. Little rye spicy note. Finish is dry and light bitterness, little rye and fruity flavours lingering, bit more phenols too.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb, little sticky, mild burning phenolic note.

Overall eh.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 02/27/13 notes. Had on tap at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC. 8oz. pour.

a - Pours a hazy burnt orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, burnt malts, honey, floral hops, toasted malts, light fruit. Brett is there but a lot of burnt malts which mixes oddly. Not bad but not great.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, brett, burnt malts, roasted malts, some floal notes, earthy notes, and toasted malts. Less brett and more fruit than the nose; a tiny bit better.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink; nice mouthfeel to it.

o - Overall a decent beer but I was disappointed. It was listed as a wild ale so I was expecting more funk and brett, but the brett that was there in the nose didn't mix great with burnt and roasted malts. If this is as expensice as some of their other 750ml bottles I'd say pass on it, but if you see it on tap it might be worth having once.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
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