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Woodside - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
83
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%


Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with honey from Woodside Honey in Maplewood, MO.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 06-27-2013)
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Howler89

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to StonedTrippin and all of his recommendations for the love of my life tonight. Your expertise is unmatched and greatly appreciated.

As for this beer, I was looking for a new tripel that might defeat my general distaste for the style. This one almost does the trick but I wouldn't say Im the biggest tripel fan ever now either. Light Bronze with a thin bubbly layer right after the poor. Pretty much what I expect so far. Sniff test? Well it isn't poisonous. Lots of yeast here. 9 % on the label too? Lets taste it... Pretty solid. Lots of smooth honey for sure. Everything else is about standard. Pretty boozy for a belgian brew. I don't know what it is about tripel but its just no my thing. This beer is sassy, but not much more than that. I just don't love tripel okay? Don't be mad at me. Somewhere between good and a little better than good for the style but nothing I would buy more than once unless forced too.

The girl loves it. And that counts for a lot.

B-

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 03:05:49 | More by Howler89
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours cloudy, orange-gold in color, thin eggshell head with little to no lacing/retention.

S - Really just some Belgian yeast and a slight sweetness.

T - Again, just a tripel with some yeast and sweetness to it.

M - Lighter bodied, medium carbonation and has a dry finish.

O - Kind of a let down. Not much more than a tripel to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 00:25:50 | More by cvm4
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Pencible

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like wild honey and some grassy hops and spicy Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like wild honey and spicy Belgian yeast, with some grassy hops and candi sugar. It had a clean and mostly sweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick and oily with subtle carbonation. Very nice slick body.
D: This was a very nice honey ale, more like a saison than a tripel. The scent and taste were very nice, and the body was excellent. The alcohol was well hidden, and the finish was smooth, so it was really easy to drink. Much more impressive than Plan B.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:49:58 | More by Pencible
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Perennial Artisan Ales branded short stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours a hazy deep golden with amber accents capped by a fluffy two finger bright white head. Slightly above average retention, multiple thin strands of lacing apparent on the sides of the glass. Unique nose: fruity, floral notes, Belgian yeast, and wisps of alcohol. Opens with fruity bubblegum, floral accents joined by dense Belgian yeast midpalate. Some strong alcohol notes surface that are quickly mellowed by light honey which carries through to a smooth finish. Light side of medium bodied, fairly high level of carbonation with some effervescence that is balanced with hints of syrup in the mostly silky smoothness. An excellent variation on a traditional Belgian-style tripel. Another great brew from Perennial.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 04:39:11 | More by chanokokoro
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled June 2013.

Interesting color. Very orange bronze and deep, with some shining clarity, but head barely forms half a finger of creamy white. Manages to leave a simple good puck with noticeable carbonation on the sides of the glass. Beer has a real unique color, but looks quite lifeless.

Mild sensing honey, and plenty of candi sucrose. Smells incredibly sweet and sugary. Not much else going on here.

Palate comes with luckily not as much sweetness. Slight fussel notes of heat, but not too boozy on taste. Crisp and light bodied with not much thick malt presence. Slightly wet, but manages to hold up, but also makes for easier drinkability. A little soda like carbonation and slightly medicinal flavor on the finish as well.

Overall it's not bad, but doesn't come off as anything really memorable for a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 19:31:25 | More by smakawhat
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 6/2013.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and honey aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast 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 some solid aromas and flavors for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:43:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Scion in DC.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a heavy thick white head that leaves alot of lacing on the glass.

The smell is a sweet aroma. yeast, candied sugar, fruity, with a hint of spice. Pepper. It smells like a tripel and like its 9%.

Taste is sweet, more yeast and sugar, alot of honey comes through. Still spicy and really boozy.

The mouthfeel is good, dry finish, with alot of booze left hanging in your mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 14:08:50 | More by nmann08
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass form a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice golden color with some orange hues. There is a nice half inch dense white head that is sticky and is retained for a good bit before receding down to a thin film.

Aroma starts off with some typical Tripel notes. Some slight medicinal phenolic notes with midl pear fruit juice sweetness and some slight spice notes. Definitely some chalky yeast in the nose. Notes of some slight peppercorn and definitely some slight sugary fruit juice notes are present. Mild but yummy bready and earthy grain notes are present with some slight sweet undertones.

Flavor is yummy. Starts off with sharp tripel malt notes. Some nice fruit sweetness that has some slight tartness to it is followed by some nice slight spice (clove, pepper) and then some nice phenolic notes creep in. Just enough to balance the rush of fruit juice sweetness. There is some lingering residual sweetness that I imagine is from the honey. The ABV is up there and can be perceived in the sweetness but not in intensity. Flavor is definitely chalky and slightly yeasty in the middle and throughout the end with the sweetness continuing to fight for domination. Mouthfeel is nice and fluffy and carbonated with a good creamy finish. Delicious.

Overall, This brew starts off maybe a bit underwhelming but the flavors are very well crafted. NIce traditional tripel notes mingle with a slightly sweeter backbone to forma very dangerously drinkable and delicious tripel.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 22:37:48 | More by JoEBoBpr
Woodside from Perennial Artisan Ales
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.