Hereafter | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian style ale brew with white sage and pears.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 10-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Perennial snifter from a 750ml bottle.
Bottled: 9/2013

Pours a nice hazy pal golden straw color. There is a nice half inch white head that rises up and has some medium dense bubbles. The head recedes pretty quickly.

Aroma is quite delicious. Sweet notes of pear juice start things off. Then there is some nice pear skin tartness in the nose. Mild lemony notes are also perceived in the nose. There is also some slight clove sweetness that is very nice. Some mild yeasty esters are perceived. The back end of the brew has some grassy and earthy tones that are very faint on the back end.

The flavor is pretty delicious. Starts off with notes of sweet ripened pear followed quickly by a nice clean and tart pear skin note. The pear notes really are exquisite. Great fruit juice sweetness with some nice yeasty sweetness and esters. Notes of mild clove blended in very well with the tartness. Slight lemony notes. Nice earthy and grainy Belgian notes after the pear sweetness and tart notes. Nice notes of spice typical of most Belgian Golden ales. The sharp tartness comes back up into the mix near the back end of the brew. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp. Medium carbonation for a Belgian but still enough to clean the palette.

Overall, great job by Perennial. Good use of pear and the earthiness and dry spice of the sage. There are some nice cider notes to the brew as well because of the Belgian yeast.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden hue with plenty of haziness. There's a fingernail thin layer of off white head on top. Just a faint bit of sweet pear and light malt in the aroma. A nice sharp,crisp flavor of light Belgian candy sugar and sweet pear is prominent. The mouth is fairly crisp and bone dry.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not sure if this is a different recipe than the Penrose listing (pilot batch), although this is the bottled commercial batch released at Perennial. There are some differences...

Pours a murky orange into a tulip glass, with a finger of dense creamy foam on the surface. Retention is good and long lasting, there's ever present coverage but little in the way of lacing. A tiny bit of clinging spots after each sip.

Aroma of fresh cut pears, not sweet or overripe, but very distinct. Traces of yeast.

Natural tartness of underripe pear, initial rush of carbonation was a little harsh, but it settled down after swirling out the excess CO2 a couple times. As it warms the yeast comes to the forefront, adding some estery depth, trace bitterness and some funky graininess as well. Not sure if that's Brett yeast or not. Smoothes out towards the end of the glass.

In contrast to the Penrose pilot batch, it's way more carbonated with a more pronounced pear aroma. Better, I don't know but it bodes well for Penrose.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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On-tap at Proletariat, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a thin bright white head that died down, leaving just a collar on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sage are present in the nose along with hints of peaches.
T: The taste starts out with some flavors of peaches but quickly transitions to sage, the latter of which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels just shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like an imperial version of a saison that has flavors of sage instead of spices. It's not too difficult to drink because no alcohol is detectable in the taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Hereafter from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 81.7% out of 100 with 82 ratings
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