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Tart Hopfentea - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Tart Hopfentea
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BA SCORE
87
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-29-2013)
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Proletariat, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and eventually only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of papayas are present in the nose.
T: The taste has subtle flavors of papayas and tropical fruits.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Hardly any tartness is perceptible, except in the finish.
O: This beer is light and refreshing. It can also be considered thirst-quenching given its limited amount of tartness.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2013 23:33:32 | More by metter98
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-14-2014 16:03:04 | More by spycow
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam quickly settles to a partial cap and thick collar. Hazed pinkish-orange body.

S - Interesting mix of black tea, wheat, a bit of musky funk, and a touch of sulfur. Not very lactic at this stage, and the tea is more understated than I expected.

T - The taste is a bit more tart, with an emphasis on wheat and yeast. Loses the sulfur thankfully and gains a bit of lactic acidity. Finishes a tad herbal and tea-like, but again it's largely a very classic Berliner.

M - Surprising heft for the listed 4.5%. Grainy texture, with moderate carbonation, and a dry, crisp finish.

D - Easy to drink, but a tad disappointing. Very much a classic German Berliner with a hint of tea and funk to it. Perhaps they rushed this for beer week? It was really easy to drink, but I was annoyed I had to wait 2 hours past the event time for them to tap this.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 19:58:20 | More by MasterSki
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Torst, Brooklyn, NY

White peach color, hazy, with a thin bubbly white head that sank to nearly nothing; not much lacing. Aroma was a bit muted, herbal, notes of tea and slightly funky citric/lacto tartness. Nice twinge of tartness on the tongue, though fairly mild in that regard, toasted wheat, lightly lemoned tea, slight musty grass sensation. Not overly aggressive for the style, but tasty and accessible nonetheless. Light-medium body, prickly carbonation, easily drinkable. A good brew overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 23:47:25 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-18-2013 03:46:20 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-13-2013 13:16:32 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-14-2013 18:02:09 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-29-2013 03:01:36 | More by MarkyMOD
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2013 06:05:32 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-12-2013 23:37:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-23-2013 03:32:08 | More by bsuedekum
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2014 13:23:58 | More by rfgetz
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-01-2013 01:40:00 | More by ColForbinBC
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-09-2014 15:03:27 | More by Whiskeydeez
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-15-2013 21:19:16 | More by IrishColonial
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dull strawberry blond with a loose white head that fades quickly. The nose is tart and sour with notes of bile, wheat, and a slight bitterness that isn't very reminiscent of tea, but possibly the rinds of citrus fruits. The taste is relatively funky with a mild acidity, lemon tartness, and a slight sweetness. The mouthfeel is light bodied, acidic, quite effervescent, with a lingering tropical fruit dryness. This is approachable, drinkable, and has a subtle tart/dryness that allows it to pair well with most meals.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 21:22:48 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-08-2014 12:41:55 | More by Dicers
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-13-2013 02:42:24 | More by jacewg
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-10-2013 19:23:34 | More by jmarsh123
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Perennial Tap Room in St. Louis, MO.

App- slightly hazy straw yellow, minimal white head that disappears as it is served. No lacing.

Smell- smells more like tea. A touch of citrus, pineapple with a tart nose. Not much else.

Flavour- tastes a bit tart, but there isn't much of the tart wheat flavours I get from other Berliners. No lactate or yogurt. Some tropical fruits are in the background but overall the beer feels watered down a bit.

Mouthfeel- watery, thin bodied. Seems the tea has cut the beer a bit. Not difficult to drink. Serves as a nice palate cleanser though!

Overall- I think that if they added tea to the beer in secondary or something like that, that seems to have diluted an already low ABV beer style and made it watery without adding a lot of flavour or complexity. It's alright but I wouldn't recommend it unless you needed a change of pace in between giant Perennial stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 22:33:09 | More by Stevedore
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From: On-tap at Crane Alley, Urbana, IL
Date: N/A
Glass: Tulip

Review from notes

A fairly average to mediocre Berlinerweisse, the tea adding minimal interest. One I wouldn't return to.

Arrives with a 0.5cm head, fades to a thin ring around the glass fairly quickly. Retention is about a minute, lacing is a small amount of dots on the inside of the glass. Body is a pale peach color, somewhat hazy, carbonation fairly modest in size and activity.

Aroma of wheat malt, heavily diluted tea, the start of a lactobacillus infection, slightly fruity. Reminds me a bit of Lambrucha, which isn't a good thing.

Flavor is mildly tart, musty, with slightly fruit-like esters, herbs, and wheat malt. I would have liked this to be more assertive with its tartness, instead it is more based on heavily diluted herbs and tea with a bit of tart and mustiness.

Beer is medium bodied, with fairly aggressive, fizzy carbonation. Somewhat typical for the style, but still doesn't lend itself well to the beer. Closes fairly dry, with little residual stickiness on the palate.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 04:40:41 | More by falloutsnow
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-17-2014 11:45:47 | More by DeutschesBier
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-11-2014 15:24:40 | More by 22Blue
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-07-2013 23:50:37 | More by polishkaz
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-30-2014 22:03:05 | More by jklecko2
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Tart Hopfentea from Perennial Artisan Ales
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